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A friend once told me that when it comes to PR, there's only bad and worse. Amber proved that wrong. Amber is nothing short of a stellar public relations professional. She's high-energy, has meaningful relationships with the most influential editors and is super fun to work with. We worked closely on hundreds of projects, ranging from precision placement of company news, through interviews with top technology journalists, to positioning my company for major industry awards - several of which we won including The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award.
Founding CEO of Unity Technologies
Amber is a top-performer in the business of buzz. From laying out a strategy for outbound communications to getting your story to the right opinion shapers at the right time to whipping an exec team into press-worthy shape, she is capable of helping any technology startup or enterprise software company looking to improve their PR or AR results. The best part? She is no wimp to pressure, demonstrating sound judgment, capable of quickly turning on a dime when life happens and executing flawlessly against unrealistic timelines. She gets the job done with constant grace and aplomb.
VP of Business Development at CHEF
I'm in awe of Amber's abilities. Just talking to her about how to communicate effectively has changed my life and the path of multiple startups for the better. I was impressed with how she helped me craft and tailor my company's story for each audience, with her ability to drive high impact results and with her collaborative, consistent approach to success. Amber is an overachieving craftswoman.
Twitter Co-Founder and Heavybit Investor
Amber delivered outrageous results, drawing the press, analysts and community to us in a compelling manner -- which led to Best of Show awards at VMworld. We could not have had a better step forward into the market. She works incredibly hard, with equal parts of integrity and insight into the nuances of effective communications. First rate, first class, she is.
Founding CEO of CloudPhysics
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Amber for several years and in many capacities. Whether at events, press interviews or brainstorming positioning and messaging, Amber brings the right balance of persistence, creativity, technical skills and marketing experience to the table. I personally rely on her for my own goals and would heartily recommend her to any young companies looking to make meaningful progress in their public perception.
Former VMware CTO and now Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners
Amber is a PR wizard and delivered phenomenal results, including a wide reach to media, analysts and influencers in the enterprise technology field. Amber is the best at what she does, works extremely hard and her passion for her work is contagious. Our launch would not be nearly as successful without her. I look forward to working closely with her for upcoming years.
Co-Founder and Head of Product at Platform9
Amber is truly remarkable at what she does and is the epitome of what it means to be a Silicon Valley PR professional. She did a remarkable job of getting us coverage in TechCrunch, the New York Times, the San Jose Mercury News, BusinessWeek, the Boston Globe and a whole host of other outlets.
Former CTO of Elastica and now CTO of RSA
For our GA launch, I relied heavily on Amber as a sounding board on broader marketing, messaging and positioning. As a trusted advisor, she is very direct and has very high ethical standards. I highly recommend Amber to all startups who are genuinely interested in bringing fresh ideas to the market. She got results which made every other startup launching at the same time jealous.
Co-Founder and CTO of CloudPhysics
No one other than Amber could pull together such an amazing set of PR activities to meet the needs of a start up in a fairly crowded space. She 'gets' technology, understands the solutions and constantly drives results. She is super professional, thoughtful, insightful, responsive, and has great communication skills. Loved working with her and hope our paths cross again soon.
Manager at Nimbula (acquired by Oracle)
Amber laid the foundation for HashiCorp’s PR success. She has a complete grasp of our space, understands complex technology, and is excellent in communicating with diverse audiences. We are very grateful for her focus, guidance, and responsiveness. Her professionalism and willingness to give candid feedback makes Amber a pleasure to work with.
Director of Sales & Marketing at HashiCorp
"I can attest to Amber’s talent, work ethic and tenacity first hand: she's an incredibly productive person, always on the ball and someone I rely on extensively. In a highly compressed launch of just 5 weeks, she helped deliver a spectacular launch. She helped refine our messaging while working with first time entrepreneurs, got us 70+ briefings with press and analysts and helped Platform9 win a Best of Show award at VMworld. Coverage of our launch and the ensuing customer + hiring traction has been way beyond our expectations, thanks to Amber."
Founding CEO of Platform9