More than 10 years of experience in strategic client counsel, media and analyst relations, executive visibility programs and product placement.
Career objective is to earn the trust of telecom/wireless clients by providing them with public relations support that helps meet their business goals – from account management and strategic planning, to driving tactical programs such as media/analyst relations activities, and speaking and awards programs.
Prior to Calysto, served as Senior Account Executive of MRB Public Relations and Worldwide Product Reviews Manager for Maxtor Corporation.
Worked with established companies, such as Sprint PCS, PCTEL and Maxtor Corp. (in-house), and emerging companies, including Metrico Wireless, Momac, NextPoint, snom technology, and TAT The Astonishing Tribe (recently acquired by RIM). Many of these companies involved international PR components; Momac, snom and TAT are headquartered in Europe.
Referred to as a “PR pit bull” by colleagues, media relations efforts have resulted in coverage in national and trade outlets such as Associated Press, Businessweek, CNET, Connected Planet,eWeek, Financial Times, Internet Telephony, LA Times, Network World, PARADE, RCR Wireless, Wall Street Journal, Wireless Week and xchange.
With comprehensive experience in agency and in-house corporate PR environments, provides an invaluable understanding of client C-level goals and expectations, and necessary actions required from all parties to obtain successful results.
Developed several winning awards submissions for clients, including Metrico Wireless’ winning submission for the RCR Wireless Ecosystem Award.
Served as account manager for TAT The Astonishing Tribe for two years leading up to their acquisition by RIM.
Graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s in communications and minor in biology. Received MBA from Indiana University.