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We’re a virtual team of senior-level professionals, every one of us highly experienced technology PR and marketing veterans. Collectively, we bring 300+ years of experience to the table and we’ve seen it all. We can pave the way as you set out to disrupt your industry and blaze a new trail for your customers. When you work with Waters Agency, you won’t have to “walk us through it” or “explain the industry”. We know the score. We take the lead at a price that works.

 
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Based: Austin, TX, USA (HQ) / London, UK

Declan is the founder and CEO of Waters Agency and has been running media campaigns for US and European companies for over 20 years. His experience in media relations comes from representing companies such VMware and Nutanix and working with the likes of Condoleezza "Condi" Rice, former Secretary of State and John Thompson, Chairman of the Board at Microsoft.

Declan Waters
FOUNDER AND CEO

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Based: London, England, UK

Ryan has 11+ years experience in technology PR and leads the Waters Agency EMEA team. Over his career Ryan has worked for fast paced, high growth tech companies such as Forcepoint, Rackspace and QuickPlay Media, as well as executing big campaigns for leading technology brands such as Google Cloud, Toshiba and EE. He specialises in enterprise, marketing, cloud, telecoms, and broadcast technology.

Ryan Waters
SVP, EMEA

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Based: San Antonio, TX, USA

 

Tracey has 28 years’ experience in agency-side PR, having worked at, run, and founded her own agency. She has managed small teams and very large teams, and worked with dozens of clients on B2B, B2C, G2C and non-profit campaigns. Her clients at Waters span container, cloud and cyber security markets.

Tracey-Ann Mee
COO AND SVP, CLIENT EXPERIENCE

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Based: Austin, TX, USA (HQ)

Following 20 years experience as a publisher, Hollie works on the important work that helps run the agency. As part of the Leadership team, she works closely in the day to day areas as well as recruitment, client contracts, benefits, invoicing, back-end infrastructure and much more.

Hollie Kenney
 

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SR. DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCE

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Based: New York, USA

 

Michael is a senior PR/marketing communications strategist with over 20 years of experience working with C-Suite executives around the world. His focus on start-ups and fast-growing companies through to IPOs, as well as Fortune 100 organizations, is helping Waters clients such take comms to the next level.

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SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
& MEDIA STRATEGIST

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Based: Austin, TX, USA (HQ)

Jessica is a seasoned PR and content marketing professional. Through her in-house and agency experience, she built a strong history of bringing a brand’s voice to life through strategic storytelling and promotion. She is skilled in strategic counsel, program management and media relations specializing in data storage, cybersecurity, cloud computing and enterprise software.

Jessica Luhrman
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

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Based: New York, USA

 

Sara Karlen Lacombe is our leadership/ career coach, and organizational consultant. In her journey to Waters, she has lived in faraway lands from Berlin to Siberia, cultivated talent and culture at organizations from Wall Street through startups, and worked with people and organizations across four continents. 

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PERFORMANCE AND CULTURE CONSULTANT

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Based: San Francisco, CA, USA

Peter is an experienced PR and marketing communications professional in B2B technology. He has worked in high-tech PR with companies from seed startups to public companies in AI, networking, data analytics, user experience, and security.

Peter Zibinski
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

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Based: Manchester, England, UK

 

Beth is an experienced PR and content marketer in B2B technology. In her previous in-house role, she spearheaded successful multichannel PR and marketing campaigns for leading enterprise vendor, TOPdesk. Having secured a 1st class honours degree in Multimedia Journalism from Salford University, Beth is an accomplished storyteller and utilizes her creativity to tell and share compelling client stories.

Beth Collinson
ACCOUNT MANAGER

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Based: Austin, TX,  USA (HQ)

 

Dean comes from a communications background in politics ranging from government to working with political consultants. Prior to Waters, Dean was a partnership development manager at a wellness tech company. Dean lives for building meaningful long-lasting relationships with people and crafting stories that leave an impression.

Dean Jones
ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

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Based: Lincolnshire, England, UK

Beth is an experienced PR account executive. In her previous agency role, she worked on B2C and B2B accounts covering  a wide range of industries,  such as technology, hospitality and manufacturing. Her Degree in English Literature from the University of Chester has given her a passion for the impact and meaning a well-told story can provide.

Beth Ellis
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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Based: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

 

Kai has experience writing PR materials for different types of organizations including technology companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Having received her Master of Science degree in Communication with a specialization in PR, Kai enjoys creatively bringing a client's voice to life when telling their story.

Kai Heslop
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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Based: London, England, UK

Andrew is a highly experienced technology and corporate communications professional with over 20 years’ experience in both consultancy and in-house roles. During his career, Andrew has focused on B2B, enterprise and consumer technology sectors. His previous clients include HP, Microsoft, Samsung, SAP, Ericsson, ICANN, Avanade, Worldpay, Siemens, Texas Instruments, Red Hat, Fortinet, .CO Internet as well as start-ups and fast growth technology companies.

Andrew Robertson
SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

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Based: Dallas, TX, USA

Elizabeth is a seasoned communications professional with over 20 years of experience. She is skilled in leading global teams, supporting executive level priorities and is passionate about creating brands through creative storytelling, media relations and innovative public relations awareness campaigns

Elizabeth Caminiti
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

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Based: London, England, UK

Maria is a Senior Director with the UK team, bringing with her 9 years of experience in B2B tech and corporate comms. Maria has a passion for launching disruptive technologies to new markets, and directing successful teams and leading award-winning client campaigns. She has worked with blue-chip companies and start-ups, from Red Hat to HP and Nokia to Starship Technologies, Stack Overflow, Ogury and Open-Xchange, Knotel and ClassPass, among others.

Maria Loupa
SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

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Based:  Orlando, FL, USA

Sylvie is an honors graduate of the University of Central Florida where she majored in Communications with a focus on international studies. Preceding her role at Waters Agency, she was the founder and C-suite of her eCommerce business. Sylvie consistently implements creative thought behind all her endeavors.

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ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

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Senior PR Consultants

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Based: Whistable, England, UK

Caroline has 20+ years’ experience working for some of the world’s biggest brands and is passionate about disruptive innovation. In recent years, Caroline has helped Canonical (Ubuntu) cement its reputation within the enterprise. She also led communications at Rancher Labs where she built a global communications strategy (executed with Waters Agency) which increased Rancher's market share. In her last role at SUSE, Caroline built a thriving Customer Marketing team from scratch.

Caroline Tarbett
SENIOR PR CONSULTANT

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Based: Austin, TX, USA (HQ)

 

Liem brings a CMO’s mindset and more than 22 years of industry experience in data management, cybersecurity, storage and cloud computing. A technologist at heart, he has created product evangelist programs for fast-growth and F500 companies. Previously, he founded Touchdown PR’s U.S. office and led award-winning B2B communications programs for Commvault, Compellent, Dell and Forcepoint.

Liem Nguyen
SENIOR PR STRATEGIST

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Based: Savannah, GA, USA

Andrew C. Oliver is a technical product marketing expert with over 20 years of industry experience from startups like JBoss to Couchbase. He is a prolific writer published in everything from Computer Weekly to his regular column in InfoWorld. Andrew's main talent is taking highly technical stories and making them approachable across the enterprise.

Andrew Oliver
SENIOR PR CONSULTANT

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Based: London, England, UK

Gina brings over 20 years of strategic communications experience to the Waters team in the UK. Throughout her career, she has focused on thought leadership  campaigns with the likes of Cisco, Adobe and Sony.  Gina is very hands-on with media and analysts and has second-to-none relationships in the region.

Gina Hough
SENIOR PR CONSULTANT

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Based: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Pim is a seasoned PR leader with 20 years experience in the Netherlands.  He previously ran PR for RAI in Amsterdam as is frequently recommended as the go to person to talk with my dutch media.

Pim Van Houten
SENIOR PR CONSULTANT

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Based: Stockholm, Sweden

Mikael has 25 years experience of working as a consultant, corporate spokesperson and journalist.  In his previous role he worked at Ericsson handling strategic communication, crisis management and the media. I was also Ericsson’s global spokesperson on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for several years.

Mikael Westmark
SENIOR PR CONSULTANT

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Based: London, England, UK

 

Matt has over 15 years’ experience working in B2B technology communications and PR, spanning the enterprise, cloud, and telecoms. Previously the MD of a Tech-PR agency, Matt has led PR and content marketing programmes for start-ups, disruptors, and global brands, including BT, Epson, Amdocs and Ciena. Matt draws on his knowledge of technology and business trends to craft storylines, drive campaigns and achieve results. 

Matt Humphries
SENIOR PR CONSULTANT

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Based: Bay Area, USA

Samantha has over 25 years of public relations experience in networking, cybersecurity, big data/analytics, and application performance management. She thinks strategically and executes precisely, and has written hundreds of customer case studies and thought  leadership bylines. Samantha lives in the Bay Area with her family and volunteers regularly with animal rescue organizations.

Samantha Leggat
SENIOR PR CONSULTANT

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Based: Bay Area, USA

 

Phillip has more than 20 years of tech PR experience from Asia to the U.S. with clients ranging from Series A startups to tech giants like Microsoft, HP, Qualcomm. LG and Samsung, in B2B and B2C arenas. He specializes in communications strategy and content with C-suite executives and regional CEOs on their messaging and media/online personas. He loves digging into new technologies and developments to help make implications understandable to wider audiences.

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SENIOR PR CONSULTANT

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Specialists

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Based: Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Charlene has been educating the market on complex technology areas through content for over 20 years. A former editor, Charlene works closely with Waters account teams to develop a wide range of assets including press releases, case studies, bylines and white papers.

Charlene Carroll
SENIOR CONTENT CONSULTANT

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Based: Bay Area, USA

 

Lori is a senior marketing communications writer and content strategist with more than 20 years of experience writing for technology companies in the software, networking and consumer industries. Lori runs the Waters blog and wide ranging content needs for our client that engages target audiences throughout the buying journey.

Lori Maupas
SENIOR CONTENT CONSULTANT

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Based: Chicago, USA

 

With more than a decade's experience building social campaigns, Chris is constantly navigating the ever-changing digital landscape. His account and program management skills are a solid complement to the Waters team, as he runs the social accounts and plays a senior advisory role to clients.

Chris Lovejoy
SENIOR SOCIAL LEAD

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