Yvonne had her proudest moment this year when the agency received the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for outstanding achievement in Export, which is the highest accolade a British company can receive. Yvonne and Neil were both invited to Buckingham Palace to receive their award.
When Yvonne’s not being a “PR professional” she’s usually renovating a house, designing the interiors, making pottery very badly and most importantly eating and drinking with her family and friends or travelling to far flung places. And of course she’s been known to have “no carbs before Marbs”, so she can hang out and behave very badly with her girlfriends.
In the PR Week Most Rated Agencies by the journalists Neil was described as “Always fast off the mark and helpful”, “A man with a real drive for excellence in PR”, “No shrinking violet and his determination in ensuring his clients are at the top of the agenda is excellent.”
Prior to becoming a director with Eskenzi PR, Neil who is also an ACMA, was the European Financial Director and MD of the French subsidiary of software development company Datawatch Inc. As a result, he brings a unique first-hand view of working in the IT market. He has also worked on corporate strategy, reporting directly to board level at NASDAQ (Datawatch) and London Stock Exchange quoted companies (Tate & Lyle plc and WPP plc, where he also held divisional Financial Director roles).
When Neil isn’t working overtime for his clients, checking the books and overseeing the computer systems he is an advanced practitioner in NLP so able to calm the office during times of stress!
From a background in fashion to a new-found expert on ransomware and phishing, Alicia has a new found passion for cybersecurity! Saying that, Alicia’s one true love will always be food, more specifically Percy Pigs!
International Team Members
West Coast US Account Lead
For more than 20 years Paula has developed and implemented successful public relations initiatives for technology startups, emerging growth companies and established global corporations. For the past 10+ years, she’s focused exclusively on cybersecurity and has never been happier, delivering successful, meaningful results for clients including breaking news, trade, business, broadcast and feature story media coverage. She’s also happy relaxing at home near beautiful Laguna Beach with her very spoiled cats, enjoying a well-earned cocktail and anticipating what opportunities tomorrow will bring. Paula’s roots are in the Midwest where she graduated with a degree in public affairs from Indiana University.
West Coast US Account Lead
Driven by her passion for media relations, Tila Pacheco has built a solid reputation for helping companies secure the media coverage they require to achieve their public relations’ goals. She’s worked with a variety of companies in industries that include cybersecurity, retail technology, entertainment, customer engagement management, real estate development and financial services. When she’s not pitching media or writing, Tila can be found working out at the gym or scouring local grocery stores for unique ingredients to develop gourmet dishes for her husband, son and three Exotic Shorthair cats.
Global Content Strategist
Stacy has over 10+ years of experience in publishing and marketing, and holds a BA in professional writing. She has worked with several notable news outlets in both the US and UK including the Chicago Sun-Times, BizBash Media, and Dennis Publishing, to name a few. She has a strong background in content marketing and digital media, with a focus on creating high-quality pieces that help drive brand awareness and sales for clients. Stacy has developed marketing materials and copy for organizations across various industries including cybersecurity, edtech, corporate event planning, automotive, and automated solutions vendors, among others. Currently, Stacy serves as Eskenzi PR’s global content strategist, which allows her to flex her creative muscle in her passion for writing while also helping companies share their stories across the planet.
East Coast US Account Lead
Jan has cherished the opportunity to work with some of the most cutting edge technologists in Silicon Valley and across the US for more than 15 years. She has had the ability to take their stories to some of the top security and business publications as well as key analysts covering a variety of IT and cybersecurity issues. Through rapid responses and contributed articles, Jan has been able to increase clients share of voice in the market. On her off hours, she dashes off to the great outdoors with her husband and golden doodle to swim, hike, kayak and travel.
East Coast US Account Lead
A communications strategist and launch specialist focusing on PR/branding and issues leadership for technology companies and associations, Maureen has launched and helped drive market leadership for several highly-successful, broadly-deployed B2B tech-based brands. She is deeply experienced helping clients and multivendor organizations to emerge, evolve and share their larger change-potential story. Maureen excels at achieving national and sector coverage, credibility and cross-channel impact that reverberate across markets and target sectors. She also enriches PR programs with initiatives such as social media/constituent communications, prospect education and demand creation initiatives (webinars, events, tutorials, etc.), speaking/thought leadership, case studies and content development and marketing. In addition to a broad base of current data security and network security clients, Maureen has successfully launched an array of technology clients such as Softricity (now Microsoft), Sandburst (now Broadcom), Sonus (NASDAQ:SONS), Edge Velocity, Internet Photonics (now Ciena), and Avalias, establishing them as respected sources and sector leaders.
She has written for IT and regional news media, and holds a B.S. in Communications and Finance from Boston University and Salem State University.
German Account Lead
Dagmar has been in the world of PR for over 20 years and worked with Eskenzi for over 5 years. Dagmar has focused on IT Security right from the beginning which happened by chance and has since became a life-long obession. In her work Dagmar is a master at balancing the needs of a client with what the media need for a good story. Dagmar has worked on both the vendor-side and now on the agency side for a host of Eskenzi clients like GlobalSign, Cylance, One Identity and Thales eSecurity as well as for regional brands in renewable energies, distribution, consultancy etc. In the last couple of years Dagmar has included filming in her pitches and work.
German Account Lead
A specialist in cybersecurity PR, Florian works tirelessly at a high level working on Eskenzi’s strategy in Germany, blending his PR skills together with writing he manages to get excellent coverage for our Eskenzi clients in Germany. Working as an account Manager since 2010 Florian prides himself on regularly getting into the nationals with rapid response opportunities, pitching clients into the trades as well as managing to secure broadcast press for clients with local spokespeople.
German Account Lead
A seasoned PR professional Stefan looks after Eskenzi clients in Germany to make sure they are frequently quoted not only in the nationals but trade and verticals. Stefan also has a passion for creative writing and can manage to turn the dullest of press releases into shining interesting information that impresses the entire team.
French PR Account Lead
Bruno has been in the world of PR for over 20 years and has worked with Eskenzi for over 5 years. He knows the IT security and tech media inside and out getting many articles published not only in the trade and vertical press but receiving great coverage in the nationals. Bruno has worked for a range of international companies – Dell SonicWall, Baltimore Technologies, GlobalSign, Unisys, Toys ‘R’ Us, Amazon and other local organisations such as Gaz de France, Lyonnaise des Eaux – and specialized SMEs like Brain Lab.
Bruno is also on the board of the SYNAP (PR Agent professional organization) and gives lectures on the Masters degree for Strategic Communication at SUP’de Com Lyon.
French Account Lead
Has been in PR for over 20 years and drives the communications strategy for Eskenzi clients in France. Based in Paris Laëtitia is known for her specialism in cyber- security and has made that her trade mark.
Sophie has also been in PR for 20 years with a deep knowledge of the cybersecurity and IT industry with a special focus on B2B corporate and product-related marketing methods, tools and tactics. Her media relations expertise has served everything from international groups to SMEs specializing in niche markets and to institutions.
He has been working in PR for over 15 years and focusing primarily on storage, Cybersecurity and cloud computing . Aurelien likes nothing more than getting his clients into the national press and onto Radio and TV.