Ever since I came to Silicon Valley in 1983 to help Regis McKenna and Apple launch the Macintosh, I have developed branding and launch strategies for game-changing technologies and companies, including desktop publishing with Adobe, Aldus and Apple; video games with Atari and Electronic Arts; digital imaging with Kodak; RISC microprocessors with IBM and Motorola; software as a service with HP; very light jets with Eclipse Aviation; and clean tech investing with VantagePoint Venture Partners.
Today, I am the proud co-founder and president of Cunningham Collective, an innovation to market firm that helps entrepreneurs at small and large companies tackle issues of traction, transformation and turnaround.
Previously, I founded and led two consultancies. The first was Citigate Cunningham (formerly Cunningham Communication, Inc.), a public relations agency founded in 1985. During my time as CEO there, the agency represented many of the world’s leading high technology corporations including AMD, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Motorola, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Xerox. The second was CXO Communication, a bi-coastal, privately held brand strategy and communications consultancy founded in 2003 and still going strong from its headquarters in Boston, MA. While running CXO, I counseled the boards of directors, CEOs and venture capitalists shaping today’s technology and consumer industries.
I also serve on the boards of The Aspen Institute; Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST); and ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network, an organization I founded in 2000 with the mission to shape the future at the intersection of art and technology. I am an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and I hold memberships in WPO and CEO. I am also a long-time TEDster. I'm a graduate of Northwestern University, and I live in Palo Alto with a remarkable husband and two great kids.