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 a reference and 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: Saying inappropriate things at inappropriate times
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.
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 Radius, an enterprise marketing software suite, and Commission Junction, the world’s largest affiliate platform.
At Bateman Group, she leads the media and marketing practices with a unique ability to inspire her account teams and clients, including AdRoll, Invoca, Segment and Urban Airship. 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 dedicates her talents to 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.
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.
For nearly 20 years, Syreeta has offered strategic public relations guidance to technology companies in industries ranging from enterprise hardware, software, and storage, to social networking, mobile apps, video games and consumer electronics.Read More...
Talent at work: Evolving tech innovation into business impact
Secret weapon: Schramsberg sparkling wine
Thing you’d never know: Honed presentation skills doing singing telegrams
For nearly 20 years, Syreeta has offered strategic public relations guidance to technology companies in industries ranging from enterprise hardware, software, and storage, to social networking, mobile apps, video games and consumer electronics. She has advised both major global corporations and startups on the use of communications to meet critical business objectives.
At Bateman Group, Syreeta manages a diverse mix of startup and fast-growth clients including App Annie, Code42, Google Cloud Platform, LinkedIn and ZenPayroll.
She comes to Bateman Group from Lewis PR, where she was vice president and GM of the San Francisco office overseeing the Splunk account, among others. Prior to that, she was a managing director for the Connected Technologies Practice at SparkPR, with clients including Rdio, Skype and Sony PlayStation.
Syreeta is also a local performer, and can be spotted singing in bars, cafes, local theaters and at private functions with her a cappella group, TonicEffect.
Syreeta is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego.
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.
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.
Hugh is all about communications that speak to the mind, culture and goals of his clients. As Money and Markets lead, he spends his life immersed in the world of fintech, from robo-advisors to payment APIs.Read More...
Talent at work: Finding the story in the strategy
Secret weapon: Pitches pithy enough to make your eyes water
Thing you’d never know: Currently owns two tortilla presses
Hugh is all about communications that speak to the mind, culture and goals of his clients.
As Money and Markets lead, he spends his life immersed in the world of fintech, from robo-advisors to payment APIs.
Before entering communications, Hugh whistle-stopped through the global media with Bloomberg News, AOL and Euromoney Institutional Investor.
When he’s not at work, Hugh spends his life making tacos and getting pushed around by his infant daughter.
Hugh holds an MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BA from the University of Cambridge.
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.
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.
An enthusiast for the written word who prides herself on aggressive project management, Jen brings both marketing and communications experience to her role at Bateman Group.Read More...
Talent at work: Embracing challenge
Secret weapon: Oversized Post-its and peanut butter oatmeal
Thing you’d never know: Classic cinema buff
An enthusiast for the written word who prides herself on aggressive project management, Jen brings both marketing and communications experience to her role at Bateman Group. She manages account work for clients in the Trust and Media and Marketing practices including App Annie, Code42 and LinkedIn.
Prior to joining Bateman Group, Jen managed robust customer marketing and PR programs for SAP-owned cloud-based HCM company SuccessFactors and video collaboration company Polycom. Jen got her start as a middle and high school English teacher as a Teach for America fellow, which she credits for equipping her with the gift to handle almost any situation with grace.
When not furiously writing and strategizing, Jen is usually at a yoga class, reading veggie food blogs (although rarely cooking) and dreaming up creative ways to stay warm in SF.
Jen graduated with a B.A. in English from University of Pennsylvania.
With a knack for strategy and eye for details, Amy helps companies shape and share their stories with whatever tool is most appropriate for the job, whether that’s an artful guest post, thoughtful data campaign or methodically placed article.Read More...
Talent at work: Connecting the dots between clients and tech culture
Secret weapon: Observation and empathy—for clients and coworkers
Thing you’d never know: Obsessed with true crime
With a knack for strategy and eye for details, Amy helps companies shape and share their stories with whatever tool is most appropriate for the job, whether that’s an artful guest post, thoughtful data campaign or methodically placed article.
In addition to her account leadership at Bateman Group, Amy also serves as managing director for the company’s growing Media Practice. Her industry focus areas include developer tools and corporate innovation (workplace software, diversity, recruiting etc.).
Prior to Bateman Group, Amy ran marketing for a handful of startups in the Bay Area including mobile testing company Appurify (acquired by Google) and also worked at theMIX agency (Code School was a client). She also worked at Bateman Group before she left to pursue startups for a few years. She couldn’t be happier to be back in Bateman Group’s fold.
Off the clock, you’ll find her doing yoga and wandering around the streets of Brooklyn.
Amy graduated magna cum laude from University of Oregon with a degree in Public Relations.
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 AdRoll, Optimziely and HackerOne.
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!
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 and trade crypto
Marc brings 10+ years of experience in tech startups, public relations and content strategy to the Content Studio at Bateman Group, where he specializes in building content programs that connect stories that matter with the audiences that care most.
Over the years, Marc has worked with some of the smartest and most driven leaders and technologists of our time, including those with Atlassian, HackerOne, Virtustream and others. At Bateman Group, he works closely with founders and executives across our New Stack, Trust, and Growth practices to create content that shapes industry conversations and engages key audiences, influencers, and decision makers.
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.
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.
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, growth tech and fintech practices including Google Cloud, Adroll, Invoca and Clover.
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.
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.
Hanna is a straight shooter with a knack for synthesizing complex ideas into simple concepts and building strong, authentic relationships with clients and media.Read More...
Talent at work: Office therapist
Secret weapon: Podcast arsenal
Thing you’d never know: Has lived and worked in Turkey, Belize and Guatemala
Hanna is a straight shooter with a knack for synthesizing complex ideas into simple concepts and building strong, authentic relationships with clients and media. Voraciously curious, Hanna works on accounts across practice areas — including CODE2040, Google, Gusto and Taulia — adding value by drawing connections between them and relevant trends. Hanna brings strong writing skills to all of her client work, and she also manages Bateman Group’s social media strategy and execution.
Previously a Senior Marketing Manager at a Bateman Group client, Get Satisfaction, Hanna has an intimate understanding of client needs and the bigger role PR plays within the marketing ecosystem. She earned a BS in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and briefly worked at an English-language newspaper in Istanbul, Turkey before returning to the US to kick-start a career in tech marketing. When she’s not in the office, she prefers to be traveling or on her bike, chasing sunshine or (as is the case on most San Francisco days) fog.
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.
Chrissy has a knack for distilling complex concepts into great stories.Read More...
Talent at work: Running through brick walls
Secret weapon: Curiously strong biceps
Thing you’d never know: Math nerd
Chrissy has a knack for distilling complex concepts into great stories. She has worked with technology companies of every stage, from pre-Y Combinator startups to vital platforms powering the world’s largest brands.
Previously, at LaunchSquad, Chrissy led communications programs for fast-growth enterprise software companies including Magento, Okta and Jasper (acquired by Cisco for $1.4 billion).
A proud Oakland native, Chrissy spends off-hours training for her next marathon, taking photos, and coaching K-12 youth with Running for a Better Oakland.
She graduated cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.S. in communications and economics.
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.
Alexis is a member of the Bateman Group’s media practice where she is best known for building creative news hooks for reporters at the likes of New Yorker, Buzzfeed, The Verge and Slate.Read More...
Talent at work: Building creative news hooks for reporters
Secret weapon: Coming up with out-of-the-box ideas on the fly
Thing you’d never know: Obsessed with classic movie history
Alexis is a member of the Bateman Group’s media practice where she is best known for building creative news hooks for reporters at the likes of New Yorker, Buzzfeed, The Verge and Slate.
When she’s not pitching media, she’s drawing on her diverse network to invite unique keynote speakers and reporters to engage new audiences at client conferences, such as Ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame and Catch Me if You Can author Frank Abagnale and the Wall Street Journal’s Irving Wladsinksy-Berger. She also designs an annual experience for hackers and reporters during the RSA Security Conference which features code-breaking puzzles.
Alexis’s worldview draws from immersive entertainment; she’s produced events with Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. She is a graduate of of Connecticut College where she studied English and Art. She keeps her finger on the pulse by attending live-experiences on a weekly basis: from history lectures, to activist bootcamps to murder mystery parties.
Adam is at his best when bouncing ideas off colleagues, collaborating with clients and maximizing his individual strengths and the strengths of others leading a team.Read More...
Talent at work: “Never let them see you sweat” mentality
Secret weapon: Southern charm with a universal sense of humor
Thing you’d never know: Fluent in three instruments: piano, guitar, ukulele
Adam is at his best when bouncing ideas off colleagues, collaborating with clients and maximizing his individual strengths and the strengths of others leading a team. A seasoned PR professional, he seeks the thrill of a bold media opportunity and thrives when transforming complex information into something simple yet meaningful.
Adam applies his robust experience developing organized communications across accounts in Bateman Group’s Future Stack and Growth practices, including Fastly, Segment, Tegile, and Urban Airship.
Before joining Bateman Group, Adam served in both agency and in-house roles supporting B2B and B2C technology and healthcare brands, giving him a holistic understanding of client needs and how PR supports broader business goals.
In his free time, you can catch Adam making a new playlist, researching his next travel destination, or bouncing around San Francisco seeing (or stealing) a show.
Adam earned a B.A. in Public Relations from Louisiana State University, where he attended on a full academic scholarship and graduated with honors.
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.
Katie becomes fluent in anything she puts her mind to. Across her teams, she is known for her ability to think strategically while keeping an eye on the details.Read More...
Talent at work: Design thinking
Secret weapon: Her ice cream recipe
Thing you’d never know: She speaks Haitian Creole, Nepali, Swahili, French, and Spanish
Katie becomes fluent in anything she puts her mind to. Across her teams, she is known for her ability to think strategically while keeping an eye on the details. She is just as comfortable telling stories about microsegmentation as she is about the future of payments or how AI will reshape recruiting.
Prior to Bateman Group, Katie worked at Edelman, where she focused on enterprise technology. Before diving into the PR world, she worked in public health, designing and running programs in Haiti, Nepal, and Tanzania.
Katie graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Human Development with minors in Nutrition and Global Health. On weekends, you can find her backpacking in the Eastern Sierras or spinning up homemade ice cream.
With a passion for all things tech, Scott has deep roots in enterprise communications with a focus on cybersecurity, big data and storage.Read More...
Talent at work: Seeing where the media conversation is headed
Secret weapon: Beer-fueled brainstorming
Thing you’d never know: Mildly addicted to board games
With a passion for all things tech, Scott has deep roots in enterprise communications with a focus on cybersecurity, big data and storage. At Bateman Group, Scott splits his time between The New Stack and Trust practices, working with clients including Cylance, Illumio, Tegile Systems and Manifold.
Scott joined Bateman Group from LEWIS Global Communications, where he worked with startups, public companies and everything in between. His work with companies like AlienVault, Qualys, Splunk and Nimble Storage shaped his passion for connecting the dots between complicated technology and its real-world impact.
In his spare time, Scott is an avid consumer of media of all forms. On the weekends, you can find him frequenting the local cinema, burying his nose in a book, or simply bingeing the latest series to hit Netflix.
Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he focused on logic and the philosophy of language.
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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