Sandler to Join Cauley

Hawley and Cauley Communications is expected to announce this week the addition of several senior executives and significant new business, according to sources close to the startup agency.
Well-traveled Rick Sandler, president of Boston-based Pagano Schenck & Kay since November, will join Hawley and Cauley as an equity partner and have his name added to the door, sources said.
Sandler could not be reached for comment by press time. Bob Cauley, the former Houston Herstek Favat treasurer who formed Hawley and Cauley this summer with designer Shervin Hawley, did not return calls.
Cauley and Sandler became acquainted in the early 1990s, when Sandler served as director of research and new business at Houston Herstek. The two have been in negotiations for several weeks about Sandler–as well as another top Pagano staffer and at least one undisclosed client–joining Hawley and Cauley, sources said.
Another executive who may join or consult to Hawley and Cauley is Barbara Manzione. She resigned last week as senior vice president and director of broadcast buying at Houston Herstek. Manzione said she is moving to New York for personal reasons and does not know what her next job will be.
Asked whether Sandler was leaving Pagano, agency official Woody Kay responded, “Not that
I’m aware of.”
Prior to joining Pagano, Sandler had short stints at Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos and North Castle Partners, both in Boston. Prior to that, he was a partner at Houston Herstek.
Cauley alleged that he was fired last June from Houston Herstek because he is gay and accused the shop of improper billing practices on its Commonwealth of Massachusetts ad accounts. He withdrew a complaint lodged against the shop with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination as part of an out-of-court settlement.