KEY TEAM MEMBERS

Dominic Johnson

Co-Founder

10+ years of executive experience at leading media companies-News Corporation, Channel Four and ITV. Created positioning and launched Autonomy. (LSE: AU) Branded and launched video search engine Blinkx. (LSE: BLNX) Led public transactions on Nasdaq, Nasdaq Europe, LSE, and AIM. Trendscout and advisor to leading VCs, investment banks and hedge funds.

Kathy Johnson

Co-Founder

Technology pioneer: Firefly, Netscape, Intel, HP, Netcentives, co-founded Blinkx. Featured in media including CNN, NBC, BBC, CBS, Fast Company, BusinessWeek, SF Chronicle, Boston Globe, NY Times, Die Welt, The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, etc. Voted “2004 Agenda Setter” by silicon.com alongside Steve Jobs, Meg Whitman, and Chinese Premier Hu Jintao. Advisor to Japan’s Prime Minister Koizumi (2002-2004) for Foreign Direct Investment & Tourism. 2008 Stevie Award for Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mark de la Vina

Partner

Former arts, entertainment and style reporter, podcaster, videocaster and blogger at the San Jose Mercury News. Previously reporter at: The Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Orange County Register, Arizona Republic, Fresno Bee. Member of National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Tim Hay


A former technology and venture reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureWire. Tim has fifteen years reporting on technology, politics, social issues and crime in Northern California and the Caribbean. He is also an enthusiastic speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

April Mayrath


Worked at: Fleishman Hillard, Nunez PR Group, Susan Davis International. Prior client experience: AT&T, USA Network, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Smart USA, Zoës Kitchen, Cascade Ice Water, Central Desktop, Living Lands & Waters, MyPix2Canvas, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation, Texans for Stem Cell Research.

Brittany Norman


An award-winning consumer PR pro, Brittany has managed accounts including Visionworks, First Choice Power, Naya Shoes, Jackson Shaw, DFW Airport and Habitat for Humanity. Expertise in communications strategy, media relations and social media.

Chris Matyszczyk


Cannes Award winner with over 20 years’ global experience; former EVP Executive Creative Director of Publicis Dialog in New York, SVP of Bcom3’s Highway One in San Francisco. Writes for CBS and CNET; recently appeared on NPR and ABC.

Jill Rountree

Jill managed corporate communications for AT&T U-verse and AT&T Wi-Fi services including planning and execution of integrated PR efforts for AT&T U-verse’ multi-billion dollar consumer division and programming team, encompassing national and regional announcements, media messaging, executive media training, media briefings, reputation management and social media efforts.  Previously, she managed corporate communications for AT&T’s sponsorships team and consumer product offerings, including TV, broadband, home phone and Wi-Fi. Jill has served as member of an AT&T grassroots campaign team, traveling to rural areas to deliver technology demonstrations and Internet Safety presentations to educate consumers about AT&T products.

Brittany Edwards


Brings a passion for delivering high-impact communications programs to clients with both PR agency (Porter Novelli) and in-house (Spredfast) marketing background. Client experience spans startups to Fortune 500 brands such as Sojern, Livemocha (now Rosetta Stone), HomeAway, Yahoo!, PwC, and Capital One.

Jack Anderson


Writer, producer, director, creative director whose clients include ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, Gannett, USA Today, Lifetime Television, Nickelodeon, the Robin Hood Foundation, NASDAQ/OMX, Kenneth Cole, the New York Yankees, MSG, and The New York Knicks. He also writes articles for a variety of national publications, including The New York Times,The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone and Livinghealthy.com and is a nationally recognized speaker on health and wellness issues for the Washington Speakers Bureau.

Jim Squires

Jim has over seven years as a games journalist and editor specializing in the mobile marketplace. Jim has written for Gamezebo, TouchArcade, and The Toronto Star and has specialized in covering mobile games, video games, mobile apps and geek culture.

Andrea Heuer

Andrea is a senior media communications specialist with more than fifteen years of public relations experience, predominantly serving technology and consumer businesses. Most recently, she was the media strategy director with Lewis PR and has held account management positions with Bite Communications, Write Image and Golin Harris. Clients have included: Second Life, Sun Microsystems, YadaYada, BEA Systems, JAMDAT, Westka, Linden Lab, Kamoon, Ubicom, Forsurance, IronPort and Western Multiplex.

Pepper Freedman

Pepper joined Consort in 2014. An avid Japanese speaker who studied at both the University of Washington and Kyoto University, Pepper runs events, social media and media relations for many of Consort’s international clients. Pepper recently served as Miss Emmy at the Northern California local news awards ceremony, following in the footsteps of her father, a multi-Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning TV reporter. Having been surrounded by broadcast news throughout her life, Pepper was destined to work in the media industry.

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