Andrea started her career in PR working for some of the largest global PR firms in the world (Fleishman Hillard, Access Communications and The Horn Group) in San Francisco and New York, with clients including Intuit, PayPal and Visa.
Over the last 13 years, she’s had the good fortune of managing PR teams for some for some of the biggest brands in consumer technology and learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry.
She’s placed companies everywhere from The New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and TechCrunch, and put executives on the stages at CES and SXSW. But, after more than decade in the corporate world, she decided that her personal key to happiness was not going to be climbing the corporate ladder. Her experience with initiatives for PayPal, Intuit and Visa allowed her the opportunity to start her own consultancy focused on early stage startups. In 2014, she left San Francisco to support the emerging tech startup scene in Santa Barbara. As a result of demand and passion, was able to grow her team from one to four within two years.
That same year, she whimsically applied to an entrepreneurship program in Southeast Asia for 20 entrepreneurs from all over the world. She was the only American PR professional chosen. For several months she traveled and consulted, connecting with international startups and business owners along the way. Simultaneously, building her own venture, with a whole new lens of the world and of herself.
DialedPR was created with a certain design in mind — to be able to serve clients anywhere in the world, *from* anywhere in the world. The contractor model covers every time zone, with clients in the U.S., Europe, South America and Southeast Asia, ranging from apps in the consumer tech, fashion space, to hardware and venture capital. Lots of successes, many failures and tons of learning led to a successful venture, but and also an opportunity with LinkedIn.
In 2016, She was contacted by LinkedIn to create online PR courses for their newly acquired education division, LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com). It’s been an amazing experience to work with the LinkedIn production, content and video teams to create content for universities, employers and other PR professionals worldwide.
Andrea is the Founder/CEO of DialedPR, the only tech PR agency headquartered in Santa Barbara with clients all over the globe. She’s an international speaker and author with LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) where she creates PR courses for employers and universities worldwide, and she runs the #1 Jobs list for PR Contractors, ContractPRJobs.com. Her natural ability to tell a good story, cultivate meaningful relationships with media and consistently find the right message, is exactly what gets her results.
Outside of entrepreneurship and PR, Andrea is the advisor for the Delta Psi chapter of Gamma Phi Beta, part of an all-women’s cappella group in Santa Barbara called the “Soundwaves,” and avid international traveler.