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. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, 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
Chief Executive Officer
Donna Burke
Co-Founder
Tim Turpin
Executive Vice President
Heather Gore
Executive Vice President
Thomas Morelli
Senior Vice President
Rob Shapiro
Senior Vice President
Greg Chiemingo
Senior Vice President
Yvette Lorenz
Senior Vice President
Angela Nibbs
Senior Vice President
Cameron McPherson
Vice President, Finance
Ellen Edelman
Vice President
Laura Roman
Vice President
Jeff Koo
Vice President
Steven Wright-Mark
Vice President
Travis DeLingua
Director
Angela Pontarolo
Vice President
Sara Long
Director
Christa Fogleman Proano
Director
Stefan Held
Director, Marketing
Cristina Dunning
Director

Award-Winning History

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GRAND PRIZE
2017 Best Media Relations Campaign of the Year

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Public Relations Agency of the Year PR World

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BEST & Brightest Companies to Work

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Top Places to Work in PR
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Our Story

Launched almost 20 years ago, Spark has proudly built a reputation through deep technical expertise, an extensive network of relationships, and customized engagements designed to meet and exceed our clients’ business needs and goals.

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 become a legendary tech agency. We’ve been a part of every major technology trend since the browser wars, and we’ve worked with everyone from pre-funded startups with a dream to Fortune 1 companies striving to reinvent themselves through a story of new innovation and internal disruption.

We build and grow brands. We turn technical stories into tangible visions, and we seek to simplify messages for diverse audiences with a focus on business outcomes. 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 four offices and 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 bring our decades of experience to help you focus on what you do best. We’ll take care of making sure the world knows who you are.