Donna co-founded Spark in 1999 and has grown the company from a small startup into one of the leading technology communications agencies. With Donna’s guidance, Spark has received a number of prestigious awards including a succession of Best Places to Work and Inc. 5000 accolades, the TechCrunch Crunchie award for Best US Technology PR Firm, Bulldog Reporter Agency of the Year and #1 Mid-size Agency as ranked by the IT journalism community.
Donna has personally been recognized in PRWeek’s 40 Under 40, highlighting PR professionals who have made significant contributions to their agencies and clients, and who demonstrate innovative thinking in the PR industry. Over the past two decades, Donna has worked in both corporate and agency communications positions with major companies, including Bloomberg, Verizon, Walmart, News Corp, IBM, and Netscape.
With deeply rooted connections in the influencer community, Donna is a trusted peer and counselor to some of the most powerful executives, venture capitalists, and journalists in the country. She has directed hundreds of company and product launches and led major branding campaigns for a variety of large and small companies worldwide. She creates innovative new service offerings, directs new business development, and provides strategic counsel and strategic media relations to our clients. Donna has also been a mentor at Seedcamp and is an angel investor in young startups.