Two former executives from now-shuttered public relations firm The Catevo Group have opened a new firm of their own.
Forge Communications is a partnership between former Catevo president Ray Hornak and senior vice president for client service Roger Friedensen.
The Catevo Group closed down in November when its parent company, the Laudes Corp., made restructuring moves. Prior to that, the Catevo Group had a four-decade history in North Carolina, working with some of the state's biggest companies including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and BB&T.
Forge, which is based in Raleigh, has already signed five clients: BB&T, the N.C. Institute of Medicine, the N.C. Foundation for Advanced Health Programs, S.T. Wooten Corp. and Toffler Associates. Friedensen is the president and CEO, and Hornak is the company chairman.