We Are

A Toronto-based team of innovative digital communications professionals dedicated to giving back.

Nesh Press Pillay

Nesh Pillay

Press Pillay is founded and led by journalist-turned-marketing-pro Nesh, the "Robin Hood" of PR. 

A former journalist who covered international advertising and marketing as a founding reporter of The Drum’s New York team, she later joined Toronto-based EQ Works as their VP of Marketing, where she honed the art of “marketing for the marketer.”

Nesh has previously appeared in Canadian Association for Marketing Professionals and Direct Marketing Magazine. Her secret weapon is having learned the in's and out's of marketing, PR and branding from "the other side." 

She believes that empathy can fix the world. 


Executive Team

Jessie Ho

Armed with experience in marketing as well as editorial, Jessie manages accounts across lifestyle and tech companies, developing and executing PR and social media strategies. 

Prior to joining Press Pillay, Jessie worked abroad in Hong Kong as Director of Marketing at AIESEC, and then as Digital Editorial Assistant at Hong Kong Tatler. She is passionate about the modern intersection of traditional, digital and social media. 



Shaun Ferguson

Shaun Ferguson is in charge of business development and corporate outreach at Press Pillay, where he takes pride in finding solutions for our clients.

Shaun holds a B.A. with honours in Media, Information, and Technoculture from The University of Western Ontario. In his free time he is an avid sports fan and spends his time surfing, mountain biking, arguing about fantasy football, or on the ice.


Merishka Pillay

Merishka is an up-and-coming star in the world of communications. She is in charge of Press Pillay's Caleb Project and other philanthropic initiatives.

She is attending Rotman in the fall.