We’re an independent PR firm with offices in San Francisco and New York. We help technology brands turn their innovation into stories that build a solid foundation for growth and market leadership.
Our content-forward approach to PR combines storytelling and innovative thinking, backed by data. Here are the tenets we build our strategies upon.
To deliver exceptional client service and award-winning work we first invest in our people.
Our words have an impact on businesses, on markets, and on each other. Use them thoughtfully.
Your reputation can’t be bought, only earned. Say what you mean and do what you promise.
You won’t get exceptional results with ordinary tactics. Take calculated risks. Experiment and adapt to the changing media landscape.
We seek out companies that appreciate a firm that strives to be better and deliver more. Our goal is to turn every client into an advocate.
We share a commitment to building a socially conscious culture and business.
We’re a collaborative team that knows how to come together, have fun, and get things done. We know that the talent we attract will always be our best asset.
Fred Bateman has been in technology-focused public relations for 25 years, and has guided Bateman Group through 10+ years of steady growth by staying true to his vision “to make a bigger market impact for a more select group of companies.”Read More...
Talent at work: Encyclopedic knowledge of the technology industry from roughly 1978 to the present
Secret weapon: My savage wit, especially when turned on myself
Thing you’d never know: I can’t swim
Fred Bateman has been in technology-focused public relations for 27 years and has guided Bateman Group through 15 years of steady growth by staying true to his vision of helping a more select group of companies make a bigger impact on business and society. A proven PR strategist and writer, he formed Bateman Group in 2003 with a goal of building the agency of choice for disruptive startups and established market leaders alike — a PR industry innovator where content development was a core competency instead of a liability.
In 2007, PR Week named Fred to its inaugural “40 Under 40” list of PR professionals “who have achieved tremendous feats” before the age of 40. He is the principal architect behind Bateman Group’s people-first company culture and progressive workplace policies. By assembling and retaining a stellar team of the top communications strategists in the industry, Fred has seen Bateman Group grow into one of the most award-winning, fastest-growing agencies in the U.S.
Prior to founding Bateman Group, Fred spent eight years with FitzGerald Communications (acquired by Omnicom in 2002), ending his tenure there as a senior vice president in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. A Boston native, he was tapped to open FitzGerald’s San Francisco office in 1998 at age 27, growing it to more than 55 professionals and $5 million in revenue in just three years.
Before joining FitzGerald, Fred was with Boston-based technology specialist Rourke & Company (acquired by MS&L in 1996). He began his career at The Weber Group of Cambridge, Mass. (now Weber Shandwick Worldwide) in 1991.
Fred is a proud graduate of both Boston College and Boston College High School.
Known for seeing the big picture and the small details, Bill has 20 years of experience partnering with technology brands at every stage — from stealth to Fortune 50.Read More...
Talent at work: Distinguished engineer, coffee + content
Secret weapon: Seeing around corners
Thing you’d never know: You’ll never know
Known for seeing the big picture and the small details, Bill has 20+ years of experience partnering with technology brands at every stage — from stealth to Fortune 50. He runs Bateman Group’s west coast operations and serves as chief counsel to clients in our Future of Work, Marketing Technology and Trust practices, including AdRoll, Campaign Monitor, Google, HackerOne, LinkedIn, Netskope and Ping Identity. Bill created Bateman Group’s Content Studio and was the lead architect behind our content-led, data-driven PR system.
Prior to joining Bateman Group, Bill was vice president of marketing for a media startup, where he led all marketing, licensing and distribution strategy around the company’s filmed entertainment properties. Before that, he managed product PR and corporate communications for some of the Internet’s pioneering brands, including AOL and Netscape, while working at A Good Seed Production, Blanc and Otus and Niehaus Ryan Wong.
Bill began his career in public health, directing a federally funded nonprofit grant for several years before being appointed to serve as a Special Assistant to San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Education Fund.
Bill lives in San Francisco with his wife Kate and their sons Ben and Sebastian.
He graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in political science and writing.
Tyler has nearly 20 years of experience providing strategic counsel to startups and larger brands, and still gets excited telling stories about the companies that are changing how we live, work and play.Read More...
Talent at work: Big ideas that make a bigger impact
Secret weapon: My hilarious doppelganger
Thing you’d never know: I was in a dog fashion show on Martha Stewart’s TV show
Tyler has nearly 20 years of experience providing strategic counsel to startups and larger brands, and still gets excited telling stories about the companies that are changing how we live, work and play. Starting as Bateman Employee #1, she leads the New York office and oversees the company’s Consumer and Innovation and FinTech and Commerce practices, counseling clients such as L’Oreal, Addepar, Ginkgo Bioworks, HyperScience and Relay Network. Previous clients include Prosper, Ticketfly, Recyclebank, Lightspeed, Wire, Schoology and Lookout. Tyler also strategically directs the agency’s Media Practice to instill our media first approach to all clients.
Tyler is best known for her creative, energetic approach to media and content campaigns that drive measurable business impact. She was a mentor for the portfolio companies of cleantech investor Greenstart, and spearheaded Bateman Group’s workplace mentorship relationship with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Tyler previously worked with myriad lifestyle, fashion and retail brands, and understands how to engage and activate through consumer media. Prior to joining the Bateman Group, she was a hedge fund analyst covering retail and technology. She started her career at FitzGerald Communications during the dotcom heyday, and enjoyed every ridiculous minute of it.
Tyler is the ringleader of the Williams College mafia at Bateman Group. Her pug Hudson is a permanent fixture in the New York office, as are the trials and tribulations of her two very spirited little boys growing up in NYC.
Known for landing fast results and her outstanding client service ethic, Shannon leads the agency’s organizational development initiatives.Read More...
Talent at work: Building teams that match client needs and personalities
Secret weapon: Seeing things from multiple perspectives
Thing you’d never know: Left-footed soccer player
Known for landing fast results and her outstanding client service ethic, Shannon leads the agency’s organizational development initiatives. Aligning her clients’ business goals with creative, aggressive campaigns is a strength and passion of hers, and she brings this enthusiasm to all her client and agency work.
Shannon co-leads Bateman Group’s Trust Practice and has worked on all of Bateman Group’s security clients since joining Bateman Group in 2007. Trust clients including Area 1, CloudPassage, Google, HackerOne, Ping Identity and Recorded Future, give her ample opportunity to maintain relationships with influential reporters, analysts and event producers. While her primary focus is on the security space, Shannon enjoys the challenge of digging into new industries to offer a fresh perspective, and also supports Future of Work and Marketing Tech clients including Animoto, Campaign Monitor and Google.
When she’s not working, you’ll find her outside enjoying Mount Tamalpais, snowboarding in Tahoe, or boogying down at a concert. She lives in San Rafael with her husband and two sons.
Shannon graduated from Williams College and built character warming the very cold benches for the women’s soccer team.
A big thinker and strategist, Paula has more than 20 years of experience growing early-stage and enterprise technology brands.Read More...
Talent at work: Passion for people and their potential
Secret weapon: Professional gypsy…has done it or knows someone
Thing you’d never know: Supporter of independent thinkers and creators
A big thinker and strategist, Paula has more than 20 years of experience growing early-stage and enterprise technology brands. Previously, she held senior positions at marketing and advertising technology companies, including Impact, an enterprise marketing software suite, and Commission Junction, the world’s largest affiliate platform.
At Bateman Group, she leads the Growth practice with a unique ability to inspire her account teams and clients. An admirer of words and images, she appreciates how together they are able to communicate and transform how we think about culture, people, products and our world. With this focus, she serves as the managing director of the agency’s in-house content studio.
In the past, Paula led PR campaigns for clients as the director at Antenna Group, including JamBase, Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce) and Lending Club. Paula also supports a variety of organization including WeOwnTV.org, a Sierra Leone non-profit that gives young filmmakers and media entrepreneurs a digital platform to share their stories.
As a proud Gaucho, she graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Nicole is a New Yorker through and through, which means she has grit and determination that fuel her love for executing strategic communications for high-growth startups and corporations.Read More...
Talent at work: Finding a solution, there’s always a better way.
Secret weapon: The motto I stole from college: Learn by doing.
Thing you’d never know: I secretly wish to be a chef one day.
Nicole is a New Yorker through and through, which means she has grit and determination that fuel her love for executing strategic communications for high-growth startups and corporations.
Nearly two decades of experience has afforded Nicole a diverse career, leading global communications for HelloFresh, the eBay e-commerce spinoff Radial, and the proptech platform Owners.com.
She has a real passion for working with leadership teams that make communications a principle to their success.
Her experience also helps clients effectively navigate change management, crisis communications, corporate development initiatives and integrations following M&A.
At Bateman Group, Nicole manages a range of accounts throughout many of our specialty portfolios including brands like Betterment, Digital Ocean, Breather to name a few.
Nicole held agencies positions from Silicon Valley to New York representing brands Looppay, Integrate, Falcon Social, Talend, Adobe, Pantone, Citrix, Apprenda, the Rubicon Project, RSA Conference, the AdTech Conference, and Mendix.
Nicole is a proud graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and her happy place is hitting the slopes with her kids and hubby.
Elinor’s career path was laid out early. After she wrote a short biographical essay (which not surprisingly, focused on the family dog), her sixth-grade teacher told her she would be a writer.Read More...
Talent at work: Tapping the inner writer in everyone
Secret weapon: Self-effacing enthusiasm
Thing you’d never know: Lover of Hacker culture and long-time Burner
Elinor’s career path was laid out early. After she wrote a short biographical essay (which not surprisingly, focused on the family dog), her sixth-grade teacher told her she would be a writer. And so it came to be; Elinor got a master’s degree in journalism and worked as a professional reporter and editor for 22 years for the Associated Press, Reuters, IDG, The Industry Standard and CNET/CBS Interactive.
In 2012, she joined the Bateman Group to lead the budding content practice and help with media relations strategy. She has overseen the expansion of the Bateman Group Content Studio to include a team of full-time writers and content wizards, leads media training for clients, and serves as in-house journalistic filter for all types of communications. Elinor keeps tabs on all things security related as part of her work in the company’s burgeoning Trust practice group. She also continues to write about the tech industry and helps produce panels, parties and other influencer events on behalf of Bateman Group.
In her spare time, Elinor focuses on communications related to animal protection and rights issues and spends time with dogs.
She graduated from the University of Arizona and was one of the few students who actually made it to the early morning classes.
Caleb likes big ideas but loves making those ideas happen. For the past decade he has worked at startups and consultancies, providing strategic guidance to move organizations toward emerging opportunities and stronger market positions.Read More...
Talent at work: Loosely holding strong opinions
Secret weapon: Brainstorming while bike riding
Thing you’d never know: Snobby about coffee, indifferent about whiskey
Caleb likes big ideas but loves making those ideas happen. For the past decade he has worked at startups and consultancies, providing strategic guidance to move organizations toward emerging opportunities and stronger market positions.
Caleb leads the digital and social team, helping clients effectively incorporate social, digital, and influencer efforts into their overall strategy. The team brings an audience-first philosophy that helps clients understand how to connect marketing efforts with engaged audiences across channels and tactics.
Caleb was previously the Chief Strategy Officer of Free Range, working with clients ranging from Hewlett-Packard to the United Nations Foundation. Prior to that he worked as VP of Marketing for an early-stage marketing technology startup, the Director of Social.Content for Digitas, and a Strategist at Adobe.
In his spare time he is a competitive cyclist and has managed to forget how to speak Chinese and Spanish–but still loves the food.
Caleb has an MBA from Pinchot University and a BA in political science and philosophy from Linfield College.
With both consumer and enterprise chops, Victoria’s passion is bridging the gap between complex technologies and the stories that resonate with media.Read More...
Talent at work: Helping teams get it ALL done
Secret weapon: Office bartender
Thing you’d never know: Has a film credit as a stunt double
Victoria brings nearly a decade of strategic communications experience to her work at Bateman Group. With both a consumer and enterprise focus, Victoria’s passion is bridging the gap between complex technologies and the stories that resonate with media. As a trusted leader, she guides and mentors her teams to think big and learn every day.
Working with with seed-stage startups and public companies alike, Victoria brings an eye for developing the right strategy for the right campaign to garner impactful results. Her experience in building thought leadership programs has secured big wins for her clients, including placements in Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list, Inc.’s 30 Under 30, regular broadcast appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg, and bylines in top-tier outlets and pivotal industry trades. Clients include Dialpad, Invoca, Optimziely, Tradeshift and ThoughtSpot.
Victoria joined Bateman Group from SutherlandGold Group, where she spent nearly five years working with startups like Jaunt Virtual Reality, Xamarin (acquired by Microsoft), Chegg, Level Money and Sunrun.
A Bay Area local, Victoria graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in English Literature. You can usually find her out building up her backpacking resume, sampling new wines or curled up with a good book…or all three at once!
A seasoned communications strategist with 14 years of experience in media and public relations, Rachael forged her early career in broadcast journalism in Sydney, Australia.Read More...
Talent at work: Straight-shooting
Secret weapon: Australian accent
Thing you’d never know: Can perform handstand push-ups on demand
A seasoned communications strategist with 14 years of experience in media and public relations, Rachael forged her early career in broadcast journalism in Sydney, Australia. In 2006, after several years as an Australian political reporter she became the Macquarie Radio Network’s youngest and first female news director before pursuing senior public relations roles in Government, sport and non-profit sectors.
Prior to joining Bateman Group, Rachael was an associate director at Media and Capital Partners, managing PR strategy, media relations, training and crisis communications for a portfolio of Australian startups across consumer technology, fintech and digital health.
Her global perspective and passion for unearthing great stories is now helping clients like Area 1 Security, Campaign Monitor and Taulia reach new heights.
Rachael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Western Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Radio Broadcasting from the Australian Television and Radio School.
Ben brings a commitment and thoughtfulness to his accounts that has been recognized by his clients, peers and leadership alike.Read More...
Talent at work: Cracking jokes while putting out (figurative) fires
Secret weapon: The Hold Steady
Thing you’d never know: Obsessed with Arsenal
Ben brings a commitment and thoughtfulness to his accounts that has been recognized by his clients, peers and leadership alike. Across his teams, he is said to be a team player that can be counted on, and his humor is an attribute that all are quick to mention. He quickly gains client trust and has delivered with his pen and pitch. He has immediately brought innovation to the agency with specific feedback on collaboration, technology and organization improvements.
Ben brings a wealth of experience to our marketing, developer, mobile, consumer and growing financial practices. He joins Bateman Group from App.net, where he was the head of marketing.
Ben is a new dad and will show pictures of his son to anyone who shows even the slightest interest. He graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University.
Lauren delivers media savvy attention to thought leadership content and story development.Read More...
Talent at work: Connecting the dots between big ideas
Secret weapon: An eclectic reading list
Thing you’d never know: Co-hosted a radio show
Lauren is a writer and strategist who encourages our clients to tell bigger stories with bolder perspectives. As chief architect of Bateman Group’s thought leadership program, she partners with client executives and VCs to develop platforms that can change industries and lead markets. Her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Forbes, TechCrunch and other top industry publications.
She is the content lead for clients including Anthemis, Invoca, LinkedIn, Optimove and Betterment. She previously oversaw Bateman Group’s editorial engagement with Google Cloud, where she directed hundreds of pieces of content over two years.
Lauren started her communications career at Electronic Arts, where she worked on The Sims franchise. Before Bateman Group she was at LaunchSquad, where she counseled consumer and B2B tech clients including Slice (acquired by Rakuten) and Jasper (acquired by Cisco).
Lauren graduated from Georgetown University, where she studied English. Outside of work, she enjoys writing creative nonfiction. Check out her latest on Medium.
An enthusiast for the written word, Jen prides herself on holding high standards for client service and motivating teams to do their best work.Read More...
Talent at work: Strategic thinking and counsel
Secret weapon: Peanut butter oatmeal
Thing you’d never know: Classic cinema buff
An enthusiast for the written word, Jen prides herself on holding high standards for client service and motivating teams to do their best work.
Jen is a generalist with clients spanning Bateman Group’s practice areas, and leads the Venture Capital practice, overseeing programs for Scale Venture Partners, BIG Labs and Unusual Ventures. She’s also heavily concentrated in Trust, with clients like Illumio, Netskope and Google under her wing.
With marketing experience from her time at SAP and Polycom, Jen brings a well-rounded perspective to strategically guiding her clients through communications challenges. Before going corporate, Jen got her start teaching English as a Teach for America corps member, which she credits for equipping her with the ability to keep her cool in almost any scenario.
When not doing PR, Jen is usually at a yoga class, reading veggie food blogs (although less often cooking) and dreaming up creative ways to stay warm in SF.
Jen graduated with a B.A. in English from University of Pennsylvania.
Sarah brings a dedication to client service, creative media strategy and undying persistence to each account she works on.Read More...
Talent at work: Using data to tell compelling stories
Secret weapon: Playing office DJ
Thing you’d never know: Was once a competitive figure skater
Sarah loves distilling complex ideas into stories that help people better understand the products, people and world around them. At Bateman Group, she manages account work for clients in the Growth and Life Sciences practices, driving media and content strategy and rallying teams to truffle-hunt for great stories. She is also the founder of our data practice, working with clients to tell their stories through thoughtfully architected data campaigns.
Sarah came to Bateman Group from MSL Group, where she conducted PR and internal communications for brands including Citibank, Heineken and QlikTech. She cut her teeth at Weber Shandwick doing media relations for Microsoft and Honeywell.
When she’s not working, you can probably find Sarah at the front row of a concert or running the streets of Brooklyn.
Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin and will always be a Texan at heart.
Jennifer has lived and worked out of both Bateman Group locations, leaving her heart in San Francisco, and getting no sleep ’til Brooklyn.Read More...
Talent at work: Extreme multi-tasker with a flair for fun
Secret weapon: Ability to rock the color purple
Thing you’d never know: Cupcake connoisseur
Jennifer has lived and worked out of both Bateman Group locations, leaving her heart in San Francisco, and getting no sleep ’til Brooklyn. She combines a diverse skill set of recruiting, event management, and strong business acumen, with a fondness for growing small businesses into fun, thriving places to work.
She wears many hats at Bateman Group and is in charge of hiring talent, making sure the office vibe is flowing, stocking the refrigerator, and managing agency finances.
Prior to Bateman Group, she worked at a leading boutique staffing firm recruiting for direct hire placements; she also unleashed her creativity as an event planner and developed her financial skills working in senior management for the financial services sector for 15 years.
She currently lives in San Francisco but likes to think she is bi-coastal, wishing she had an apartment still in NYC and a private plane to take her back and forth. Thankfully her family keeps her grounded.
She graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Kerry is known for her eternally optimistic outlook, strong work ethic and love for street food.Read More...
Talent at work: Turning complex technology into compelling stories
Secret weapon: Ability to run fast in four-inch heels
Thing you’d never know: Has a wicked backhand and considered going pro
Kerry’s passion is telling meaningful stories about inspiring people. She has spent the past 10 years helping clients connect their voice and style with the right platform to build awareness and grow mindshare. Her media relations campaigns have generated features in national business and special interest publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and Popular Science as well as vertical publications in the defense, energy, IT and security sectors.
Kerry has an encyclopedic knowledge of the corporate conference industry; her soup-to-nuts involvement in placing sessions at Web Summit, NRF and RSA (and beyond) informs her counsel on sponsorships, preparation and media exposure. She is known for patenting Batman Group’s speaker-bureau process, whose infrastructure supports the placement of hundreds of executives at events all over the world.
Kerry graduated from University of Oregon with a degree in both Communications and Journalism. She enjoys running, traveling, and a really good cup of coffee.
With a passion for helping clients tell their stories to the masses, Elise brings a decade of PR experience to Bateman Group with wide expertise across B2B and consumer clients.Read More...
Talent at work: Anticipating what you’re thinking before you say it
Secret weapon: A zen workspace with fresh flare for inspiration
Thing you’d never know: Can whip up a mean charcuterie plate in minutes
With a passion for helping clients tell their stories to the masses, Elise brings a decade of PR experience to Bateman Group with wide expertise across B2B and consumer clients. She manages accounts within the future of work and growth tech including Google, Invoca, SkyRyse and Tradeshift.
Previously, Elise worked at Method Communications, where she helped the Salt Lake City-based agency get its start in San Francisco, and at DKC in New York City where she worked on a range of consumer and entertainment accounts.
With an early knack for producing events, Elise jumped into event PR after college but quickly shifted her focus to media and strategic communications as she fell in love with the news cycle and the behind-the-scenes of a good story.
On the weekends, you’ll find her paying homage to her mountain roots spending time outdoors and crossing off her never ending list of Bay-Area bars and restaurants to explore.
Elise has a B.S. in Mass Communications from University of Utah.
An idealist at heart, Courtney wants to make the world a better place by helping ambitious startups, visionary leaders and mission-driven organizations share their stories and elevate their workRead More...
Talent at work: Keeping clients and teams focused on the ‘why’
Secret weapon: PowerPoint design geek
Thing you’d never know: Master of the dad joke
An idealist at heart, Courtney wants to make the world a better place by helping ambitious startups, visionary leaders and mission-driven organizations share their stories and elevate their work. She channels this passion for the big picture into high-impact communications programs for clients in Bateman Group’s Fintech and Future of Work practices, including Anthemis and D2L.
Courtney has spent most of her career supporting brands big and small in the global financial services ecosystem, including Bloomberg, Investopedia and Oakam. Prior to Bateman Group, Courtney was at Vested, a specialist financial services agency, and global strategic communications firm, FTI Consulting.
Courtney was born, raised and educated in South Africa, but moved to New York in 2013, fulfilling a lifelong dream. She holds a Bachelor of Business Science from the University of Cape Town.
Grace brings her lifelong love of planning to Bateman Group’s fintech, digital commerce and healthcare practices.Read More...
Talent at work: Mobilizing the dream team
Secret weapon: Obscure grammar knowledge
Thing you’d never know: Mediocre cellist and beer brewer
Grace brings her lifelong love of planning to Bateman Group’s Money & Markets, Frontier and Future Stack practices, driving strategic media campaigns that map back to the goals that matter most for clients. Her current clients include Anthemis, Betterment, Ginkgo Bioworks, Netskope and Ultimate Software.
Grace got her start in healthcare and hospitality PR, and honed her technology skills at Highwire PR’s San Francisco office where she worked on a variety of B2B and digital health accounts.
When she’s not delighting her teams and clients at work, Grace is checking new restaurants off a lengthy excel tracker and embracing all the Brooklyn stereotypes she can, vinyl records and homebrew included.
Grace has a B.A. in Political Science from Whitman College.
Chris brings an institutional knowledge to Bateman Group on the subjects of marketing technology, interactive advertising, digital branding, social media and e-commerce.Read More...
Talent at work: Assembling story ingredients
Secret weapon: Instinct
Thing you’d never know: Great-great-great grandson of pioneer newspaper family
Chris brings an institutional knowledge to Bateman Group on the subjects of marketing technology, interactive advertising, digital branding, social media and e-commerce. As a news reporter, he began covering internet businesses right out of college in 1999, breaking into the field at Direct Marketing News while having a front-row seat to the digital’s first boom and bust.
Over the years, he broke several big news stories, including Facebook’s introduction of the “Like” button in 2010 and Snapchat’s Ads API in 2016. Leaving Adweek’s post of Technology Editor to join Bateman Group’s Growth Practice in ’17, Chris delivers high-level strategy and granular tactics for our Content Studio and media teams. He pinpoints newsworthy angles to pitch reporters and creates a breadth of editorial content including thought leadership articles and blog posts.
Hailing from the Great Plains, Chris graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a *Bachelor of Journalism degree. During his free time, he enjoys various Brooklyn activities with his family, general sports fandom, movies, concerts and card games.
*Not a “Bachelor of Arts journalism degree” as was stated in my introduction to the team after I first started. Nebraska has a dedicated College of Journalism & Mass Communications that’s totally separate from Arts & Sciences…. and I must represent!
In her decade plus of strategic communications experience, Mina has led public relations for some of the world’s largest enterprises as well as mid-size companies and stealth startups.Read More...
Talent at work: Landing the big fish
Secret weapon: Killing ‘em with kindness (and coffee)
Thing you’d never know: She’s writing a novel
In her decade plus of strategic communications experience, Mina has led public relations for some of the world’s largest enterprises as well as mid-size companies and stealth startups.
Mina excels at driving game-changing results, and has a particular knack for building feature stories in the business press. She has expertise securing broadcast appearances and leading the charge for company launches, data-driven campaigns and writing and placing compelling thought leadership. She also has experience with IPO communications and corporate messaging refinement.
During her tenure at Bateman Group she has represented clients including App Annie, MapR, MemSQL, Netskope, Pure Storage, Xamarin and Zenprise (acquired by Citrix in 2013).
Mina lives in Los Angeles with her husband and young daughter and has a B.A. with honors from Pitzer College in English World Literature and Studio Art.
With a passion for writing, storytelling and technology, Candice brings her experience in communication and project management to Bateman Group.Read More...
Talent at work: Keeping teams and projects highly organized
Secret weapon: Color-coordinated email labels and iced coffee
Thing you’d never know: Studied nutrition and runs a healthy food blog
With a passion for writing, storytelling and technology, Candice brings her experience in communication and project management to Bateman Group.
During her first stint with Bateman Group from 2013 to 2016, Candice honed her skills in media relations, analyst relations and managing data campaigns with clients such as LinkedIn, Sitecore and Netskope.
After taking time off to pursue an education in nutrition, Candice re-joined Bateman Group in January 2017 from her home in Portland, Oregon. She currently manages teams for Future Stack and Growth clients, including Narvar, Optimizely, Rainforest, ThoughtSpot and Virtustream. She has a particular interest in telling stories through data, and can often be found digging into research reports and analyzing share of voice stats for her clients.
Prior to Bateman Group, Candice managed internal communications programs for the Federal Reserve System.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising from Chapman University. In her spare time, she enjoys running, rock climbing, cooking up new recipes for her blog and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
With deep knowledge of data center infrastructure, cloud and other enterprise technologies, James helps Bateman Group clients identify and craft compelling stories that matter to their businesses.Read More...
Talent at work: Crafting stories that people want to read
Secret weapon: Concision
Thing you’d never know: Cycles up mountains for fun
With deep knowledge of data center infrastructure, cloud and other enterprise technologies, James helps Bateman Group clients identify and craft compelling stories that matter to their businesses.
James cut his teeth as a journalist at the Quincy Patriot Ledger newspaper south of Boston, where he bemused locals with his strange English accent while reporting on fires, traffic accidents and local politics. He then spent 20 years as a technology reporter and editor for IDG News Service in San Francisco and Paris.
James joined Bateman Group in 2016 to help evolve enterprise strategy for the content studio and media teams.With rich experience as a journalist, he identifies newsworthy angles to pitch reporters and produces a range of editorial content including thought leadership articles and blog posts.
Born in London, James graduated from Boston’s Northeastern University with a degree in history and journalism. When he’s not at work, you can often find him on his bicycle riding through the hills around Marin and Oakland.
Marc brings 10+ years of experience in tech startups, public relations and content strategy to the Content Studio at Bateman Group.Read More...
Talent at work: Asking thoughtful questions
Secret weapon: Long-term thinking
Thing you’d never know: In my spare time, I train bonsai
Marc brings 10+ years of experience in tech startups, public relations and content strategy to the Content Studio at Bateman Group, where he helps clients tell great stories and build a community around their brand.
Over the years, Marc has worked with some of the smartest and most driven technologists and business leaders of our time, including the teams behind HackerOne, Snowflake, Stripe and others. At Bateman Group, he works closely with clients across our Future Stack, Trust, and Venture Capital practices to create content that shapes industry conversations and engages key audiences, influencers and decision makers.
Marc specializes in advanced technology and emerging categories, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain and crypto, and cloud-native software and infrastructure, among others.
Marc graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Business and Marketing. He is a proud member of the Long Now Foundation.
A lover of strategic planning and creative storytelling, Puneet brings six years of high-impact PR and marketing expertise that helps clients achieve their communication and business goals.Read More...
Talent at work: Staying calm in stressful situations
Secret weapon: Inserting 90s boy band trivia into unrelated conversations
Thing you’d never know: Sang in an a cappella group in college
A lover of strategic planning and creative storytelling, Puneet brings six years of high-impact PR and marketing expertise that helps clients achieve their communication and business goals. At Bateman Group, she has applied those talents to clients in the Media and Marketing and Future of Work practices.
Prior to Bateman Group, Puneet worked with a variety of technology and consumer brands at Hill + Knowlton and SHIFT Communications, representing enterprises like Salesforce, Deloitte and CA Technologies as well as smaller martech and consumer startups.
When not in the office, Puneet can be found browsing bookstores, writing short stories and watching Bollywood videos online.
Puneet has a Master’s in Public Relations from Boston University. She also has a Bachelor’s in English literature from University of Delhi, India.
Dave Struzzi is an authority on marketing and public relations strategy and tactics. For more than 14 years, he has provided the counsel and execution that brands need to achieve their communications goals.Read More...
Talent at work: Maintaining balance and calm in the face of uncertainty
Secret weapon: Understanding the demands of in-house marketers
Thing you’d never know: Former bassist for a punk rock band
Dave Struzzi is an authority on marketing and public relations strategy and tactics. For more than 14 years, he has provided the counsel and execution that brands need to achieve their communications goals. He is a published author and his book, App Store Fame and Fortune, was among the first to explore best practices for mobile app marketing.
Located in New York City, Dave helps lead Bateman Group’s Growth practice, working with marketing, sales and product development innovators, such as Airship, LinkedIn and Pendo.
Throughout his career, Dave has worked with a diverse mix of high profile and emerging brands in the technology, lifestyle and entertainment industries, including Amazon, NEC, PunchTab, Check Point Software and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has also served as a trusted consultant and mentor to start-ups and nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S.
Prior to joining Bateman Group, Dave lead marketing and communications for location data company PlaceIQ, where he focused on industry education, growing the company’s global footprint via thought leadership, content development, social media, events, media relations, and more.
Kelsey has worked in communications for six years, crossing the varied worlds of pharmaceuticals, book publishing and technology.Read More...
Talent at work: Providing excellent TV recommendations
Secret weapon: Self-deprecating humor (worst kept secret)
Thing you’d never know: I have a tattoo
Kelsey has worked in communications for six years, crossing the varied worlds of pharmaceuticals, book publishing and technology. As an account manager at Bateman Group, she works with a number of clients in our Future of Work, Growth and Life Sciences practices. An enduring love of good storytelling combined with a thoughtful and detail-oriented approach to problem-solving allows her to provide strategic value to her clients.
In previous roles, Kelsey has been integral to everything from the launch of a groundbreaking biologic for a pharmaceutical company to organizing cross-country book tours for authors including Shonda Rhimes and Mary Higgins Clark for Simon & Schuster.
She holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in English Literature and Writing from Johns Hopkins University.
A big idea-generator, Katie appreciates great storytelling and brings a strategic lens to building and telling narratives that help clients achieve their communications goals.Read More...
Talent at work: Spotting the next big story
Secret weapon: Observer who’s not afraid to color outside of the lines
Thing you’d never know: Insatiable appetite for standup comedy
A big idea-generator, Katie appreciates great storytelling and brings a strategic lens to building and telling narratives that help clients achieve their communications goals. A core member of Bateman Group’s Media Practice, Katie digs deep into client technology and has a knack for quickly understanding how to make stories matter for readers, journalists and her clients.
A five-year Bateman Group veteran, Katie sharpened her media chops across a range of trust, media and marketing, and future of work teams and today specializes in security and data-driven campaigns. She has worked with Area 1 Security, Bromium, Ping Identity, enSilo, Netskope, Qualys, EyeVerify and CloudPassage among others. Katie brings a strategic approach to media relations in her work with clients and the press, from idea creation to execution.
Katie is constantly seeking new things to learn, embarking on adventures or giving foodies a reason to cook. A Bay Area native, she loves the city life in San Francisco and the nature in its backyard. Katie has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Gonzaga University.
At Bateman Group, Elena combines her love of meaningful storytelling and innovative technologies.Read More...
Talent at work: Finding creative workarounds for any problem
Secret weapon: My background in consumer PR
Thing you’d never know: Most mornings I’m rowing or swimming in SF bay
At Bateman Group, Elena combines her love of meaningful storytelling and innovative technologies. Her favorite part of the job is discovering what makes people tick – from teammates to clients – and unearthing the stories behind the people who’ve created today’s most forward-looking technology.
She flexes her strategic communications chops by managing accounts within Bateman Group’s Trust and Future of Work practices, including Tenable, Recorded Future, and Code2040.
Elena joined Bateman Group from SutherlandGold Group, where she generated buzz and ran impactful PR programs for startups like Jaunt VR, Shuddle, Automatic, and HealthTap. Prior to that, Elena supported PR for household consumer brands like Toyota, Kiehl’s, and Best Western, in addition to game-changing environmental groups like the Goldman Environmental Prize.
A San Diego native, Elena spends her free time exploring the Bay Area’s many backpacking trails and as an active member of the South End Rowing Club, where she can be found rowing to Alcatraz and swimming chilly laps in San Francisco Bay.
Elena holds a B.A. in English and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College.
As an operational guru and steward of Bateman Group’s culture in our New York office, Stephanie ensures our Brooklyn team has a productive, inclusive and fun place to work.Read More...
Talent at work: Spreading positivity while problem-solving
Secret weapon: Anticipating situations that require chocolate
Thing you’d never know: Pop culture criticism enthusiast
As an operational guru and steward of Bateman Group’s culture in our New York office, Stephanie ensures our Brooklyn team has a productive, inclusive and fun place to work.
She contributes to company-wide human resource initiatives including on-boarding, orientation, benefits trainings and ongoing employee advocacy. Her biggest motivator is Bateman Group’s values-driven mission, and she loves being a champion for the invest-in-team culture.
Prior to Bateman Group, Stephanie worked as an executive assistant in a real estate investment firm, supporting the General Counsel and legal team.
Stephanie is a born-and-raised Brooklynite and is thrilled to flex her operational muscles for a business in her hometown. She spends her free time moonlighting as a singer-songwriter and spreading her love of Coney Island.
She holds a B.A in Culture and Communication from Ithaca College.
Jordyn brings a sharp eye for media, a sense of humor and a get-it-done attitude to Bateman Group.Read More...
Talent at work: Keeping it real
Secret weapon: A well-organized spreadsheet never hurts
Thing you’d never know: Handstand enthusiast and aspiring “Tasty” chef
Jordyn brings a sharp eye for media, a sense of humor and a get-it-done attitude to Bateman Group. Her current clients include Ginkgo Bioworks and Cyence, where she drives proactive media campaigns connecting client’s goals with tomorrow’s trends, and Virtustream, where she manages the social media component of a larger communications strategy.
Prior to joining Bateman Group (and moving to NYC), Jordyn worked at LEWIS in foggy San Francisco where she sharpened her tech knowledge by helping B2B startups in the big data and security space get their stories heard.
When she’s not in the office, you can find her soaking up any sun she can find or comparing east coast versus west coast french fries – the verdict is still out on which coast is winning.
Jordyn earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication and a minor in Fine Arts (because, who doesn’t want to learn how to use a welding torch?) from the University of Delaware. And yes, Blue Hens are real.
Margaret loves that no two days are the same in PR. She especially enjoys the challenge of diving into new technologies combined with fast-paced project management.Read More...
Talent at work: Project management and activating teams
Secret weapon: Really strong coffee
Thing you’d never know: Has worn glasses since she was a baby
Margaret loves that no two days are the same in PR. She especially enjoys the challenge of diving into new technologies combined with fast-paced project management. From managing news announcements to running speakers’ bureaus and customer case study programs, Margaret has experience across multiple Bateman Group practice areas, including work with AdRoll, Factual, Google, LinkedIn, Optimizely and Semmle.
Prior to Bateman Group, Margaret started her career in tech PR at Breakaway Communications in San Francisco.
Outside of work, Margaret can be found running in Golden Gate Park or trying a new Bay Area restaurant. Margaret has a degree in journalism from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Everyone and everything has a story worth telling. Michael’s mission in life is to uncover those threads and weave them into the infinite hallway runner of business and life, so story is always underfoot, supporting our arches, and guiding us forward.Read More...
Talent at work: Finding the weirdest idea that just might work
Secret weapon: Poeticization of the prosaic
Thing you’d never know: National Collegiate Judo Champion
Everyone and everything has a story worth telling. Michael’s mission in life is to uncover those threads and weave them into the infinite hallway runner of business and life, so story is always underfoot, supporting our arches, and guiding us forward.
At Bateman Group, Michael works with UltimateSoftware, ServiceChannel, UTC and UTDigital, and Anthemis.
In a previous incarnation, Michael developed creative content and thought leadership programs for Oath, Boxed, HowStuffWorks, Thales, Persado, Corvil, and more.
Michael writes a haiku every day, and thinks you should, too. He graduated from Harvard University without realizing it would have been much cooler to drop out, which he totally would have.
Shannon serves Bateman Group as the heart of its operations, ensuring the lights are on and our people are well taken care of each and every day.Read More...
Talent at work: Taking care of everyone
Secret weapon: Kill ’em with kindness
Thing you’d never know: Passion for interior design and entertaining
Shannon serves Bateman Group as the heart of its operations, ensuring the lights are on and our people are well taken care of each and every day. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency, including employee benefits, professional development, and agency marketing and provides support to the senior management team.
Shannon gained her agency management experience at Evans Partners, initially on the client service side and ultimately running operations, where she was instrumental in growing the agency from two employees to 20 and increasing annual billings ten-fold.
Shannon further honed her organizational, negotiation and management skills at Bridgeview Properties, where she managed complex multi-home real estate development projects in addition to raising twin sons and serving in a variety of board positions for the public schools and local charities.
Shannon has a passion for entertaining and is known among her friends for her parties.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. Go Ducks.
Kwabena is a media-driven thinker who is always looking for creative and unique ways to secure coverage and reach client goals.Read More...
Talent at work: Stress slayer
Secret weapon: A media list to die for
Thing you’d never know: Almost in a Russell Crowe movie
Kwabena is a media-driven thinker who is always looking for creative and unique ways to secure coverage and reach client goals. As a core member of Bateman Group’s Media Practice, Kwabena finds ways to empower the entire agency in media relations, and his knack for fitting client angles into broader industry trends has led to coverage in Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, etc.
During his four-plus years at Bateman Group, Kwabena has worked across a variety of industries, including fintech, enterprise, life sciences and security, with clients including Betterment, Google, Ginkgo Bioworks and Ping Identity.
Kwabena is always searching for another great burger spot, and random facts on just about everything. A D.C. area native, he has taken his sports fandom up and down the east coast. Kwabena has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University.
Danielle is a media maven with an eye for results. She is known for synthesizing complex stories, landing results and applying a journalist-first filter to every initiative.Read More...
Talent at work: Positive energy that makes everyone smile
Secret weapon: Her Vans, rock t-shirts, and being the office DJ
Thing you’d never know: Was a NCAA Division-I athlete and swam for 16 years
Danielle is a media maven with an eye for results. She is known for synthesizing complex stories, landing results and applying a journalist-first filter to every initiative. Her ability to connect the dots between major trends, anticipate the next big story, and map her ideas back to client goals has led to coverage in Bloomberg, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and others.
At Bateman Group, Danielle is a core member of the media practice team. She brings her media chops to all practice groups but specializes in Growth stories and creative campaigns. She is also known for teamwork and willingness to help others hone their media craft.
Danielle attended Saint Louis University where she received her degree in communications with a focus on public relations and a minor in sports business. Outside the office, you can find Danielle spending time with her family or climbing hills in SoulCycle.
Laura brings a wide range of skills to Bateman Group, from finance and accounting, to recruiting and operations. She has a roll-up-the-sleeves mentality and a knack for streamlining processes to grow a business.Read More...
Talent at work: Streamlining processes and systems
Secret weapon: Pivot tables and fizz sticks
Thing you’d never know: She owns every variation of a picnic basket
Laura brings a wide range of skills to Bateman Group, from finance and accounting, to recruiting and operations. She has a roll-up-the-sleeves mentality and a knack for streamlining processes to grow a business.
Prior to Bateman Group, Laura worked in finance and operations at a software engineering school for women. There she had the unique experience of managing finance and operations for the entire company, from the early stages as a bootstrapped startup all the way through the acquisition by a major public company.
Laura has worked in the finance field for more than six years and loves the challenge of juggling multiple projects, analyzing data to understand the fundamental workings of a business, and collaborating across teams. Her passion for data-driven strategy is what drew her to Bateman Group’s content-forward approach to PR.
In her spare time, you can find her road-tripping to Tahoe, working in her garden, or hiking in Marin.
Laura holds a B.A in Marketing from San Francisco State University.
Megan brings 10 years of broadcast experience to Bateman Group. She has a deep understanding of how to spot and sell a story for television.Read More...
Talent at work: Simplifying complicated stories
Secret weapon: Remaining calm under pressure
Thing you’d never know: Went to college with Prince William and Kate Middleton
Megan brings 10 years of broadcast experience to Bateman Group. She has a deep understanding of how to spot and sell a story for television.
Prior to joining Bateman Group, Megan was a morning anchor and reporter for NBC News in her hometown of San Diego. She covered the life sciences and cyber security industries, enrolling in a master’s cybersecurity program to learn more about cyberthreats.
Before NBC, she worked as an entertainment reporter in Los Angeles and started her career producing segments for the Fox News Channel in New York.
As a recent transplant to Brooklyn, Megan is still getting used to New York’s changing seasons. She’s on a quest to find a burrito that lives up to her Southern California standards, and is attempting to learn French.
Megan studied management at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Brooke is the Jill of all trades. She keeps the office running like a well oiled machine — from creating company-wide best practices to ensuring we have the latest technology.Read More...
Talent at work: Office MacGyver
Secret weapon: Conference Room Tetris
Thing you’d never know: She’s in a Scooter Gang
Brooke is the Jill of all trades. She keeps the office running like a well oiled machine — from creating company-wide best practices to ensuring we have the latest technology. The master of fun, she co-leads the agency’s Vibe squad and organizes offsites, happy hours and media dinners, as well as client and industry events.
She brings years of experience managing start-up and agency offices where she has honed the ability to create processes for all parts of operations and facilities, and has a DIY entrepreneurial spirit. She’s worked in operations, technology, culture and project management for a host of companies, ranging from AT&T to a startup where she was the sixth employee and one she started herself.
When she’s not at work you’ll find this beach bum turned mountain maven at her retreat in the Sierras with her husband and her faithful pooch Riley. Brooke loves adventure; she also rides motorcycles, kayaks and tandem paraglides.
A perfectionist at heart, Jessie leaves no ‘t’ uncrossed as a project manager and no stone unturned when it comes to chasing media.Read More...
Talent at work: Managing projects and organizing teams
Secret weapon: Instant acronym generator
Thing you’d never know: Enthusiastic Fleetwood Mac fan
A perfectionist at heart, Jessie leaves no ‘t’ uncrossed as a project manager and no stone unturned when it comes to chasing media. She thrives in a fast-paced environment; if she encounters chaos, she won’t be satisfied until every challenge is overcome and every party is happy. At Bateman Group, she currently leads teams for Trust and Future Stack clients, including Google, Ping Identity, Shape Security and ThoughtSpot.
Prior to joining the world of enterprise tech, Jessie represented consumer products in food, transportation, architecture and design industries. Earlier in her career, she honed her project and client management skills as a website project manager at Santa Barbara-based software company AppFolio.
Jessie graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she managed to earn a B.A. in Global and International Studies while she wasn’t at the beach. Outside of work, you can find her reading novels collected at her bi-monthly, White Elephant-style book swap; indulging in San Francisco’s thriving restaurant scene; or adventuring around the Bay Area.
Quincy is a creative spirit who brings strategic thinking and a love for challenges — the weirder the better — to Bateman Group.Read More...
Talent at work: Staying calm under pressure
Secret weapon: My sweet dance moves
Thing you’d never know: Won my middle school spelling bee
Quincy is a creative spirit who brings strategic thinking and a love for challenges — the weirder the better — to Bateman Group. From crafting the perfect story angle to creating thought leadership campaigns and driving media programs, she relentlessly pursues opportunities that drive business impact for clients. Her current clients include Anthemis, Betterment and Currencycloud.
Prior to Bateman Group, Quincy worked in the corporate communications practice at MWWPR, where she partnered with a variety of clients including Deloitte, AppNexus, U.S. Bank and Elavon with a focus on media relations, brand positioning and executive eminence.
She started her career at Edelman’s Technology practice — in both the Beijing and New York offices — working on clients such as Canon USA, Exelis, and Oracle.
Quincy holds a B.A. in Political Science from Penn State University.
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