Our Team

Michael Catalano – Founder & CEO
With an extensive background in public relations, media placement, product marketing and distribution as well as talent management, Michael brings a variety of resources to CPI’s client roster.
As the longtime manager for Richard Simmons, Michael has vast experience in the areas of product development, national media, infomercial and television production and live event marketing. In 1988 Michael founded Celebrities Plus, Inc., an entertainment media and marketing company. He and his wife Jenifer, a writer, live in Los Angeles with their two children Nicolas and Mia.

Tom Cestaro – President
Tom Cestaro began his career creating promotions for WBLI-FM radio in New York. From there he began working at the Sally Jessy Raphael Show where he spent four years. He left Sally to produce at The Montel Williams Show where he earned a Genesis Award.
Tom moved to Los Angeles from New York in 1999 to produce for Richard Simmons DreamMaker where he met Michael Catalano. He has worked with talent at the American Comedy Awards, The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and the People’s Choice Awards.
Tom joined Celebrities Plus, Inc in 2001 and is responsible for bringing the media department in-house and has been overseeing all aspects of the company since. Tom relies on his TV producing experience to create some of the most inspired and original campaigns in the industry.

Amy Pikula – Vice President
Amy Pikula has been with Celebrities Plus, Inc. since 2001 and she’s worked her way up from being Michael’s assistant and office manager.
Amy’s learned the business from the experts and after working closely with the team, she began to manage her own accounts where she handles talent and contract negotiations, special event planning, and product placement. Amy is known for her firm but gentle way of getting the job done!  Amy and her husband Derick live in Los Angeles with their children Kurtis and Sarah.

Chad Hall – Administrative Assistant
Chad Hall has been with the company since 2006. He runs the office of Celebrities Plus and is the Administrative Assistant to Michael, Tom, Amy, and Louis.