leadership

Jeannette Bitz
chief executive officer

Jeannette BitzJeannette has directed hundreds of successful PR campaigns and corporate initiatives through significant shifts in the economy, the technology sector, and the media. Her knack for connecting clients with the right influencers, combined with her extensive knowledge of PR strategy, drives companies to reach their highest potential.

Jeannette has been instrumental in launching and raising the visibility of Silicon Valley companies that have changed the technology landscape. By partnering with clients, she helps them realize their vision and achieve new levels of market, product, or financial success. Jeannette builds long-term relationships and establishes mindshare with the media, analysts, and other influencers, enabling clients to garner coverage and build thought leadership.

Tel: +1 (510) 748-8200 ext 207
Email: jbitz@engagepr.com

Chris Nicoll
vice president, strategy

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Chris has conducted strategy sessions for vendor and operator clients across the US, EMEA and Asia addressing competitive, market and positioning issues during his time on both the vendor and analyst side. His ability to understand and communicate technical issues to a wide variety of audiences has helped him become a versatile asset to his clients.

Chris has researched and spoken on a wide variety of telecom issues including 5G, LTE, Small Cells, Cloud RAN and Connected Cars. Chris brings to Engage PR direct industry experience to help clients with their competitive positioning and messaging for positive effect in the press, to customers and partners.

Leslie Johnson
vice president, accounts

Leslie JohnsonLeslie has extensive experience developing and managing PR programs for leading technology brands as well as for innovators. Dell, SAP, InnoPath and Venturi Wireless have been among her clients. Leslie’s background encompasses both agency and in-house experience in the mobile infrastructure, telecom and enterprise markets. She has managed business and consumer product launches, created and managed strategic communications programs, and delivered high-impact results in the media, including The New York Times, Forbes, Mashable and more. With her ability to develop campaigns that integrate social media and traditional media, her flair for positioning and message creation, and her ability to manage successful events, Leslie helps clients rise above the noise and stake out their market positions.

Tel: +1 (510) 748-8200 ext 225
Email: ljohnson@engagepr.com

Michael O. Cooper
agency advisor and strategist

Michael CoopCoop has worked with some of the largest PR, marketing, and advertising agencies to help them navigate through the changing communications landscape. While running his own company, Innovators and Influencers, Coop also acts as a strategic advisor to Engage, helping the agency expand its business practice.

In this advisory role, Coop partners with entrepreneurs to help them succeed in business, enabling them to perceive challenges as opportunities and translate insights into action. By quickly diagnosing core problems, Coop has helped hundreds of executives resolve significant, complex business challenges, enabling them to complement their vision with tangible business skills that enable them to succeed. For more than 20 years, he has served global businesses as a management consultant and strategist. Coop also was the founding president of the International Association of Coaches, and he coaches TED Fellows.

Tel: +1 (415) 702-9123
Email: coop@InnovatorsandInfluencers.com