Ted Stephens III
co-Founder & Principal
Ted brings nearly 20 years of experience leading communication and marketing programs for and with nonprofit organizations. His work has been as varied as helping organizations with story placement in internationally recognized news outlets like The New York Times, ABC News’ 20/20 with Diane Sawyer and Associated Press to graphic design for theater productions on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally. He is a feature writer for national publications, and leads large-scale websites for nonprofits, small businesses, and colleges and universities.
Ted began his career at St. Ambrose University, where he was named the institution’s first director of web communication in 2001. He left in 2005 to dedicate three years of his life to continuing education as the Grinter Fellow in the master of fine arts in acting program at the University of Florida, where he not only honed the craft of acting but perhaps more so explored the human condition—how people from all backgrounds communicate through voice, body, technology and the written word. He was named the Graduate Student of the Year upon graduation for his scholarship.
Ted has committed his career to furthering the missions of nonprofits. He has been part of a leadership team who raised more than $70 million in five years for a nonprofit, during the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. After co-founding The Numad Group, he has lead communication programs that elevated the awareness of organizations, and in turn, have raised millions of dollars across the country, helping organizations to hone in on how they talk about themselves, and their impact.
Today, you'll find his creative work featured all over the country. For Numad, he has launched numerous websites, content management systems and online giving platforms over the past year. His writing, media relations and graphic design work has garnered our clients placements in newspapers, on national websites, and in electronic media regionally and nationally, from NBC’s The Today Show to The New York Times, TimeOut Magazine and New York Magazine, among others. For the theater, he has worked on more than 70 productions throughout his career, including critically-acclaimed productions of Hand to God, Reasons to Be Happy, Punk Rock, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Informed Consent, and more.
In addition to his work as a principal of The Numad Group, he is a co-founder of The Garage - Rapid City coworking space and Morning Fill Up conversation series. He is based in the Historic Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, when he's not on a plane or train traveling for work. He finds great joy in his nieces and nephews, pretending to be a chef in the kitchen, and walking through life with his partner Dmitry.
New York, New York
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communication and Public Relations, St. Ambrose University
Master of Fine Arts in Acting, University of Florida