Biographies

George Petrushin

CEO

George Petrushin is the chief executive officer of ZeppCom and leads company growth while advising clients on major initiatives. He first established the Zeppelin brand in 1997, and founded the renowned Zeppelin nightclub in 1999, building it into one of the first premium nightclubs in Moscow.

Zeppelin Production Agency was established in 2004 and focused on management of special events, music festivals and concerts through promotional, advertising, below-the-line, and public relations campaigns. His clients include Alfa-Bank, Jaguar, BMW, Ralph Lauren, Range Rover, Bacardi, Mercedes Benz, Motorola, and many more leading global brands.

Today, George is widely known as an innovator of music culture and produced Europe's largest electronic music festivals. George also is a major art collector and in April 2012, he and his wife Julia opened Zeppelin Gallery, a modern art space presenting photo exhibitions of leading Russian photographers. He resides in Moscow and Miami Beach.

Michael Caputo

Managing Director

Michael Caputo is the Managing Director of ZeppCom and provides strategic counsel to ZeppCom clients. Michael has 30 years of global communications experience with government, political campaigns, trade associations, and Fortune 500 corporations. Lauded by New York Times for his "high octane brain", he is also the only executive in history who has worked for both the White House and the Kremlin.

Michael's work has been commended by reporters across the spectrum for spirited, creative and unrelenting advocacy of his clients. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Pravda, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and many other global media outlets.

Michael worked with field grade Army officers as a young public affairs specialist for the 25th Infantry Division and has counseled senior leaders ever since. After majoring in journalism and foreign affairs at SUNY Buffalo, he worked with presidential candidate Jack Kemp, Hollywood director David Lynch, MTV's Rock the Vote, US President George HW Bush, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and the US, Russian and Ukrainian national legislatures. He has advised leading corporations like Mercedes Benz, Koch Industries, Merrill Lynch, Amway, Best Buy, Las Vegas Sands, and more. He resides in Buffalo, NY and Miami Beach.

Kendall Coffey

Legal and Government Relations Counsel

Kendall Coffey drives legal and government relations strategy for ZeppCom clients, bringing a lifetime of high-profile litigation experience and decades of working with elected officials from both the Republican and Democratic parties. His unique insight helps clients blend their legal and government relations strategies to achieve public affairs goals.

A founding partner of Miami's Coffey Burlington, Kendall is a leading U.S. lawyer practicing in Florida and nationally, representing global businesses and prominent clients in high-profile cases. He is focused on dispute resolution and complex litigation at trial and appellate levels, in state and federal court as well as government and business issues for international clients. As the U.S. Attorney for South Florida from 1993-1996, he led vital federal criminal investigations during President Bill Clinton's administration.

Kendall has appeared on television hundreds of times over the years to provide legal commentary as a guest analyst for global media outlets like CNN, CNN International, FOX, CNBC, NBC, MSNBC, SiriusXM Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Telemundo, Univision, and more.

Kendall has also taught Florida Constitutional Law as an adjunct faculty member for University of Miami School of Law since 2008 and served as an adjunct faculty member at Florida International University teaching Administrative Law and Negotiation. He has been a guest lecturer in trial skills and substantive law for The Florida Bar, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, University of Miami School of Law, and more. He has also written several books on legal topics and authored more than three dozen articles ranging from the Yale Law and Policy Review to the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. He has served on the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission has since 2009, and as the Chair of the Southern District Conference from 2009 to 2017.

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