About Us

Melwood Global is a strategic communications firm founded and owned by former journalists, staffed by digital and traditional media specialists. We believe a working background in media is essential to successful communications strategy and execution.

In the 1990s, the three partner owners of Melwood Global — John Boit, Jon Tapper and David Guarino met as competing newspaper reporters covering the hotbed of Massachusetts government and politics at the State House Press Gallery. They later went their separate ways to pursue their own goal Boit as a correspondent in the former Soviet Union, Tapper in Geneva to the United Nations press office and Guarino covering two presidential campaigns and later serving as a government and political spokesman.

In 2005, Boit and Tapper collaborated in Afghanistan on behalf of the United States Department of Defense helping the wartorn country build a cohesive communications operation for its counter narcotics efforts. Soon after returning to the United States, they founded Melwood Global.

The past came full circle and the team of rivals united in 2011 when Guarino, then leading the Boston Public Affairs division of a multi-national public relations firm, joined Melwood Global as a partner.

With offices in Boston and the Washington D.C. metro area and representing clients across a myriad of industries and interests, Melwood Global remains a firm driven by a passion for highly personalized service to our clients and a deep, personal understanding of what it takes to successfully communicate in the ever-changing media landscape.