Partner and Co-founder of IGNITE Consulting
Director – Public Relations practice
With more than 20 years of public relations experience, Kathleen’s creative communications programs in technology, broadcast and insurance have attracted attention from industry analysts, trade press and top-tier business press throughout the world.
Her success in building and growing strategic corporate communications and public relations efforts extends beyond North America to Europe and Asia. As an internal corporate executive, she has strategically led worldwide public relations initiatives of public and private companies as they have executed business initiatives such as mergers, acquisitions and partnerships and managed PR agencies in the U.K., Germany, France, Korea, China, Japan, Singapore, Australia and the United States.
As an agency expert in getting results Kathleen has worked with companies such as Fujifilm Data Storage, Fusion-io, NexGen Storage, Spectra Logic, LeftHand Networks, Intransa, Tarmin, and American Lighting to name a few. She’s planned large-scale product launches, including press tours and product reviews and has created and implemented corporate image and brand building campaigns with media placements in the Financial Times, CNN: U.S and Asia, Investor’s Business Daily, eWEEK, ComputerWorld, Bloomberg and BusinessWeek, among others.
As her children’s biggest sports fan, Kathleen keeps busy cheering at their extensive and varied activities. To keep her own rhythm, she rides long distances on her road bike and plays tennis.
Kathleen attended the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism and a master’s degree in technical communications from Colorado State University.