About SparkPR

A PR and Integrated Marketing Leader

Since 1999, Spark has emerged as one of the most respected public relations and integrated marketing agencies in the world. We’re driven by our entrepreneurial spirit, a love of technology and an agile approach to developing our clients’ narratives.

Leadership team

We are proud to have a world-class team with deep subject matter expertise, diverse skill sets, and the hands-on experience required to deliver the results you need, when you need them the most.

Alan Soucy | SparkPR
Alan Soucy
Chief Executive Officer
Donne Burke | SparkPR
Donna Burke
Chris Hempel | SparkPR
Chris Hempel
Cameron McPherson | SparkPR
Cameron McPherson
Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations
Tim Turpin | SparkPR
Tim Turpin
Executive Vice President
Ellen Edelman | SparkPR
Ellen Edelman
Executive Vice President
Amy Packard Berry | SparkPR
Amy Packard Berry
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Sara Long | SparkPR
Sara Long
Vice President
Steven Wright-Mark | SparkPR
Steven Wright-Mark
Vice President
Angela Pontarolo | SparkPR
Angela Pontarolo
Vice President
Christina Pena | SparkPR
Cristina Pena
Vice President

Our Story

In 1999, when headlines roared about the internet craze and browsers were the cutting edge, Donna Burke and Chris Hempel left their careers at Netscape to build one of the first communications firms focused on new technology companies in Silicon Valley.

They loved engineers and dreamers, and they hustled their way through the first bubble bursting to bring to market many of the firms that dominate our online lives today.

Over the past 20 years, we’ve helped define every major technology trend, from the birth of Web 2.0 to emerging quantum computers, partnering with everyone from pre-funded startups with a dream to Fortune 1000 companies striving to reinvent themselves.

We build and grow brands. We turn technical stories into tangible visions. We love to work at the edge of what society thinks is possible, convincing the world that it can change more rapidly than most people imagine.

Under the current leadership of CEO Alan Soucy, Spark has grown into an international technology firm with a global staff of communicators and advisors who scale growth. We work across blockchain, financial, consumer, enterprise, and emerging tech.

By working with us, you’re engaging a team and our firm as a whole – and we commit to bringing our decades of experience to help you focus on what you do best. We’ll take care of making sure the world sees the result.

Award-Winning History

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Power Partners Award - Advertising & Marketing

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CEO Boardroom Media - 101 Top CEOs in PR

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America’s Best PR Agencies 2021

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2017 Best Media Relations Campaign of the Year

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Public Relations Agency of the Year PR World

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Top Places to Work in PR
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Bulldog Awards

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America’s Best PR Agencies 2021

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Best Media Relations Campaign of the Year

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Public Relations Agency of the Year

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Best & Brightest Companies to Work for

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