About Us

We Make Professionals Better Communicators

Founded by communication expert and coach Michael Piperno, MS, The Comvia Group is a team of hand picked consultants who are senior executives, communication experts, educators, and entrepreneurs — all with deep communication expertise and a passion for helping others.

A Senior Team

Everyone you work with at The Comvia Group is a senior leader with a proven track record of helping professionals be better communicators. We are also fortunate to have top experts in the fields of communications, leadership, and life sciences in our network.

Collectively, our team has helped hundreds of business leaders get their messages heard, convince stakeholders, become better presenters, improve interpersonal relationships, and inspire high-performing teams.

What does Comvia mean?

Comvia is a combination of the Latin preposition com, meaning with or together and the noun via, meaning road or path. At Comvia, we’re proud to be by your side along your career and leadership journeys.

Communication, Leadership and Workplace Relationship Coaching
Michael Piperno, MS of The Comvia Group and Comvia Life Sciences

Michael Piperno, MS

Principal, Lead Coach & Facilitator
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There’s nothing we enjoy more than helping people improve their professional selves so they can communicate more clearly and effectively, build and maintain positive and healthy business relationships, present their ideas and concepts well, and lead with confidence.

Our coaching sessions and workshops are effective for individuals or teams in a variety of industries. Many of our clients are in the marketinglife sciences, and healthcare industries since these areas have been where we have spent the majority of our professional lives.

We also have specific experience helping drug development teams create compelling messages and present them with clarity and confidence during high-stakes presentations and Q&A sessions like FDA Advisory Committee meetings and EMA Oral Explanations. In addition, we have helped founders and CEOs pitch their businesses to investors and strategic partners with confidence and brilliance. 

Finally, we are skilled advisors and coaches to teams with communication problems that impact internal dynamics and corporate culture.

You can get to know me a bit more here. And I look forward to learning more about you.


In their own words…

“I can’t tell you how much of an impact your leadership communication coaching has had on my team. The difference from where we were to where we are now is significant.”


Global Biopharmaceutical Company

“I’ve never felt more prepared to give a presentation, and to answer tough questions, than I do now. Thank you.”

Chief Medical Officer

Clinical-stage Biopharmaceutical Company

“Your input and coaching helped us make our pitch presentation much more engaging, clear, and compelling. We’ve never been more confident in telling the Basin Genomics story to investors and partners.”

Jenna Baker, PhD
 Founder & CEO

Basin Genomics, Inc.

“Since the workshop, we’ve had fewer communication breakdowns and I can see that my people are supporting each other more. Learning how to communicate with each other has been a game changer.”

VP, Operations

Software Development Company

“Your work with our team and on our pitch presentation made us more confident and much better at clearly telling our story. We will use the skills we learned from you again and again in the future.”


Medical Diagnostics Company

Your workshop really helped me. I presented last week and cannot thank you enough. Even though my presentation was virtual, I felt very relaxed, prepared, and confident. 


Event Planning Company