Our Team

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Neil Myers

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

 

Neil has been involved with the high-tech industry for more than 30 years. After founding, building and selling Pacific Software in 1989, Neil founded Connect Marketing.

In 1996, Connect Marketing became the first PR firm ever to be listed on the prestigious Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately held companies. It has appeared on the Inc 500/5000 list several times since then. Today Neil focuses on strategy, messaging, research and content creation for our clients. Neil is a member of the Forbes Agency Council.

Neil received a degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Sherri Walkenhorst

SENIOR PARTNER

 

As a senior partner of Connect, Sherri directs public relations processes within the organization and provides strategic counsel to clients. With more than 27 years of communications experience, Sherri has been helping market leading high-tech companies and emerging start-ups engage with prominent influencers in both B2B and B2C markets. She has developed programs designed to build credibility, demonstrate expertise, and increase client's share of voice.

Prior to joining Connect in 1991, Sherri served as managing editor and marketing manager for LAN Times and as the marketing manager for a telecommunications company.

With an insider's knowledge of the industry, Sherri's successes include thought leadership programs, crisis communications, strategic planning, M&A communications, and results-based media and analyst relations.

Sherri earned BA and MA degrees from Brigham Young University. When she's not in the office, her favorite pastimes include spending time with family, running, cooking, reading and traveling.

Holly Hagerman

SENIOR PARTNER

 

Holly has worked in public relations and marketing for more than 25 years and has led strategic communications programs for network infrastructure, healthcare IT, PC peripheral and telecommunications companies, including Lexmark International, Internet Security Systems, Riverbed, CoreMedia, Nokia Networks, Primary Data, and Siemens Enterprise Communications, Inc.

Holly specializes in establishing thought and market leadership, building new categories, launching companies and products and building positive influencer relationships. She has vast experience building multi-faced PR programs that include executive visibility, message development, media and analyst relations, social media, corporate profiles, IPOs, and acquisitions.

Holly earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining Connect Marketing, she served as PR assistant for ABC's Good Morning America and PR manager for the U.S. Ski Team. One of her favorite pastimes is marathon running. She was one of the elite athletes who qualified for and competed in the US Woman's Olympic Trials for the Sydney Olympics.

Mike Bradshaw

PARTNER

 

With more than 20 years of high-tech communications experience, Mike has counseled a wide variety of high-tech companies to address communications challenges in both traditional and social media with market leaders like Sun Microsystems and Symantec as well as emerging technology start-ups.

Areas of focus include strategic planning, integrated communications, crisis management, new product launches, media and analyst relations, IPOs and acquisitions. Mike's vast network of media contacts results in more than 500 one-on-one media interviews per year in a wide variety of traditional and social media including business, trade, consumer, broadcast, vertical and financial publications.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and marketing from Brigham Young University. When he's not in the office, his pastimes include skiing, snowmobiling, or other extreme type activities such as early morning piano practicing with his children.

Chris Walker

PARTNER

 

Chris leads the company's inbound marketing and social media efforts. he specializes in integrated marketing campaigns, B2B social media and word of mouth programs. He has nearly two decades of experience in high tech public relations and marketing, working on both the corporate and agency side. Chris provides a strategic, creative and holistic view of how B2B organization can use social communications, marketing and public relations to help organizations impact their bottom line and achieve measurable goals.

Prior to Connect Marketing, Chris worked at global high tech agency Brodeur, where he worked on clients from the storage, software, microelectronics and consumer technology sectors. Prior to Brodeur, Chris worked at Novell and taught Internet marketing. He graduated from Brigham Young University and currently resides in Arizona.

Janeen Bullock

MANAGING PARTNER

 

Janeen directs the day to day business side of Connect. She has more than 20 years' managerial and operations experience. Her responsibilities include project management, event coordination, human resources, administrative staff management, and corporate financial accountability.

Prior to joining Connect Marketing, Janeen served as marketing manager at Franklin Covey and managed the book publishing and direct mail operations for the company's public programs.

Janeen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in information management from Brigham Young University.

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