Chris Allieri, founder & principal 


With twenty years of diverse marketing, communications & public affairs experience across multiple sectors, Chris ventured out to launch the agency he always wanted to work for.  

What's Mulberry & Astor?   It was the cross streets of where his dad Carl grew up in Newark, New Jersey.  Mulberry Street and Astor Street was where Chris's grandparents landed from Milan, Italy, and it was the epicenter of captivating stories, strong family bonds, spirited debate and above all, passion.  

With his father’s inspiration and the threat of having a boss again as the wind in his sails, Chris serves as founder, principal and lead client strategist for Mulberry & Astor.

Chris is a frequent media commentator, weighing in recently on how brands can chart their course in this new heavily politicized and divided time. Chris has extensive experience in sustainability, business ethics, social purpose, CSR and diversity communications.  

Additionally, he is a media and spokesperson trainer for CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs and other leaders to perfect messaging and delivery.  Chris has deep industry expertise in technology, professional services, digital, creative, non profits, gaming and esports.  

Chris was the chief marketing and communications executive at Edelman, the global PR firm, where he led all external and internal communications for the firm.  Prior to that, Chris worked for Univision, where he created and executed new technology product and network launches, social and digital media programs and cross-industry partnerships with Netflix, Hulu, Twitter, T-Mobile and the Clinton Foundation.   Prior to Univision, Chris led communications for Accenture's management consulting, sustainability, digital strategy and risk management business lines globally.  He was also director at Grayling, where his clients included the truth Campaign, Coca-Cola and Toyota. Prior to that, Chris was director of communications for MOUSE, a national non-profit organization integrating technology in public schools. Additionally, Chris led community affairs for StarMedia Network, the Spanish and Portuguese-language internet company.  

Chris serves on several non profit boards, including Farm Sanctuary (board chair), The University of Colorado Alumni Association, The Wild Bird Fund and The Trevor Project. Chris received his BA with honors in environmental studies and Latin American studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his MA in international affairs, with a concentration in economic and political development, from Columbia University.  Chris is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.