I am an independent communications strategist that works with startups, consumer brands and venture capital firms. I'm based in Brooklyn but work with clients around the country.

Previously, I was the Director of Communications at Spark Capital, an early stage venture capital firm that has backed companies like Twitter, Oculus VR, Slack, Warby Parker and Cruise Automation. As the firm’s first in-house communications hire I helped startup founders and the firm's investment team to develop and share their points of view. I also led community initiatives with the firm's community of entrepreneurs: building infrastructure, resources and programming to empower and connect over 100 portfolio companies.

Before that, I was the Managing Director at ASTRSK PR, where I played an integral role in the growth of the agency and led media relations campaigns for over 100 disruptive entrepreneurs and startups, including ClassPass, HowAboutWe, HelloFresh, Squarespace, Zola and Academy award-winning sci-fi film Ex Machina. Prior to ASTRSK, I worked on B2B and B2C campaigns at agencies such as international tech firm Hotwire PR, The Morris + King Company and R. Couri Hay Public Relations.

In 2015,  Adweek named me on their 30 Under 30 in the PR Industry list. I'm a graduate of Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business (NYC). I was born in Hialeah (Miami), Florida.

Credit: Mark Thompson

Credit: Mark Thompson