What Promotions Mean to Spark

We’re thrilled to announce that August promotions are happening here at Spark! Promotions mean different things to different companies – most often, however, it’s focused on growth. Here, at Spark, we believe in promoting from within because we want to help everyone on our team grow: Our people come first. Therefore, anytime a promotion happens, it opens up a new role on our team (which is one of the many reasons why we’re growing!)

We don’t want to toot our own horn but – toot, toot! Our team has tremendous talent that’s based on ability (not just seniority), which is why internal promotions are happening!

Here are examples of two amazing human beings who have recently been promoted:

Angela Pontarolo, Vice President

Fascinated by the complex world of technology, the entrepreneurs creating tools to affect change and those individuals who make it all possible on a global scale, Angela prides herself in finding the right channel to tell the story – be it through a podcast, event, global conference or top-tier publication.

From general technology and fund-focused publications like TechCrunch, PE Hub and Crunchbase, to the top-tier media like WSJ, Forbes and beyond, her goal is to work with the right reporters and individuals to surface their unique voice among their peer set, all while telling a global story that affects the right technology vertical. She pairs this desire with ongoing thought leadership platforms to create meaningful conversations through other mediums.

Angela’s clients include IVP, Verizon Ventures, World Innovation Lab, Space Tango, Intertrust and more.

Angela says, “It’s been a delight serving our clients to surface stories about what’s next. Incredibly humbled to be working alongside our crew. Rock and roll.” 🎸 

Kathyrn White, Senior Account Manager


Kathryn is a detailed-oriented marketing and communications professional with a passion for consumer technology and lifestyle brands. With over seven years of experience effectively communicating marketing messages, industry data and business information to diverse audiences, Kathryn loves helping companies deliver the right message to the right target audience.

Kathryn has developed creative story angles and secured top-tier media placements for a range of B2B and B2C clients in outlets such as The NY Times, Forbes, Inc Magazine, Refinery29, Self Magazine and CNBC.

Some of the consumer tech and retail companies Kathryn has worked with include Torrid, Bluesmart, MealPal, MyKronoz, AVA Retail and Hearst Digital Media.

Congrats, Angela and Kathryn!