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VP of Corporate Communications @
Gender:
Female
Location:
San Francisco
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Kiersten’s golden rule of communications is: always be honest. It’s how she builds trusting relationships with the reporters, editors and publishers who will help her spread the Hightail story around the world.

Having spent her entire professional life in the Bay Area, Kiersten has naturally developed a strong tech industry network. It helped her when she was one of the first few dozen employees at PR startup OutCast Communications and when she took on the task of promoting Yahoo!’s tech credibility in a world dominated by Google. Kiersten’s strategies at Yahoo! were so successful, she was made Communications Director for all of Yahoo!’s communications products. Her love for the challenge of working for the underdog continued during a stint at AOL.

Most recently, Kiersten was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, overseeing marketing for the venture capital firm’s portfolio companies.

Kiersten holds a BA in communications from St. Mary’s College of California.

If Kiersten had her way she wouldn’t have a profile on this page. She hates to break her silver rule of communications: the publicist is never the story.

Jobs (7)

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Aug, 2012
Unknown
VP of Corporate Communications
2011
2012
Partner
2009
2012
VP, Marketing & Communications
Oct, 2008
Nov, 2009
Director of Communications
2005
Oct 1, 2008
Director Communications
2003
2005
Account Supervisor
2000
2003
PR Specialist

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