I am an award-winning (Silver Anvil) public relations and industry analyst relations specialist with deep experience in the IT industry -- data centers, IaaS, enterprise software, and cloud computing in particular. I have built a business that combines strategic and tactical support on a contract basis. I am expert in proactive press coverage, content development, blogs, building corporate announcement queues leveraging customers, managing industry analyst relationships i.e. Gartner and MQ processes, integrating digital strategies with marketing goals, and crisis management. I am a complementary fit for IT companies seeking the flexibility and efficiency of their PR and analyst relations being managed on a focused, contract basis rather than by an agency or a fully-loaded full time resource. My core clients have been with me since I launched my services nearly five years ago and are a testament to my capabilities. For QTS, I oversee all industry analyst relations, including multiple Gartner MQ initiatives and also support the corp PR team. Latisys, acquired by Zayo for $675 million, is a great example that benefited from significantly increased industry awareness (along with their first ever appearance on Gartner’s MQ for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting). I also led Savvis’ PR and analyst relations (full-time) their during their growth years (2002-2010) including their ascension to the top of the MQ during that period. My clients are happy to speak and provide details about their experience with me as an embedded and trusted communications resource for them.