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With nearly 20 years of experience in the B2B technology PR and marketing space, Rich has worked with some of the world’s largest tech companies and most interesting challenger brands.
After cutting his teeth in mobile, where he claims to have influenced Iraq’s choice of communications technology, Rich has also worked extensively across the enterprise tech and fintech industries. He’s a member of the PRCA’s PR and Communications Council and loves judging PR and marketing awards.
Outside of work, Rich laments his failed wakeboarding career and has developed an almost unhealthy obsession with running.
Paul is COO and Head of Mobile & Telecoms at CCgroup. He has worked in mobile & telecoms PR and integrated communications for more than fifteen years. He is responsible for the daily operation of CCgroup and the management and development of CCgroup’s mobile & telecoms client portfolio.
Outside of work, Paul spends most of his free time helping to raise a young family, trying to stay fit and justifying the ongoing failure of his favourite football and rugby teams.
Aisling is CCgroup’s Finance Director. She has worked in the media industry for more than 10 years, previously having supported numerous agencies within Publicis Groupe. She originally trained as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte in Dublin. Aisling has a wealth of commercial, financial, strategic and operational experience and is passionate about helping businesses grow and achieve their ambitions.
Outside of work, Aisling is kept busy by her two young daughters who make her smile every day.
Diane is a B2B technology communications expert whose work has encompassed strategic client counsel, message development, public relations strategy and media relations, thought leadership strategy, marketing communications planning and creation, brand building, investor and M&A communications, and executive communications.
Her deep understanding of the telecommunications ecosystem is the result of having served as director of global public relations for Syniverse Technologies, as well as by working with a myriad of other telecom-focused companies, including Globecomm Systems, RacoWireless (acquired by KORE Wireless), Windstream (Business), Ipoque, ZipWhip, BlueBox Software (acquired by Lookout), and Stratix. Diane also is a former associate professor who taught public relations, journalism, and business writing for Central Texas College and for the University of Maryland University College-Europe. She has earned a master’s degree in journalism with a public relations emphasis from Marshall University and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida.
Katie has more than seventeen years experience in B2B tech PR, with a mix of in-house and agency experience. Since starting her career in the IBM press office, she’s worked for a number of companies across the tech sector, from large multinationals to start-ups. She’s led UK, EMEA and global communications programmes for the likes of Cisco, Fujitsu, Unisys, VMWare, Applix, Remedy, Onyx and Arbor Networks. Katie joined CCgroup in December 2017 and brings a passion for helping her clients deliver effective messages to the right audiences, in a compelling way. Outside of work, Katie likes hiking up mountains, binge watching TV series and discovering new craft gins.
Daniel has more than ten years’ experience in B2B technology PR and heads up CCgroup’s FinTech division. He is responsible for the strategic direction of client marketing communications programmes and ensuring that they meet business objectives.
Daniel’s passion is commercially-driven marketing communications that make a tangible impact on awareness, sales and overall company value. Daniel has worked with a range of FinTech organisations ranging from nimble start-ups to major industry brands including AllClear ID, Mitek, SafeCharge, Signicat, VeriFone and Visa.
Daniel has an unhealthy obsession with the impact of the blockchain on financial services, topped only by his relentless pursuit of the most sour confectionery in the world.
Duncan joined CCgroup in October 2009. He began his career in B2B communications in 1998 at AxiCom, and has worked at other agencies such as Ketchum (then Pleon) and Porter Novelli.
Duncan specialises in the MediaTech and Telecoms sectors, and also has experience in the enterprise tech and electronics sectors having worked with companies such as Nortel, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and ARM.
Outside work, Duncan can be found volunteering as a Lifeboat crewman, adding to his vast music collection, supporting Arsenal football club, and enjoying his Campaign for Real Ale membership.
Over the last 20 years, hundreds of technology and solution providers have worked with Duncan Chapple to develop insight and advocacy from industry analysts. After working as an analyst and consultant at Ovum, Europe’s largest analyst firm, he held senior analyst relations roles in Omnicom, Deloitte, Octopus Group and Kea Company. He has co-authored two books on analyst relations.
In his spare time, Duncan is an active alumnus of the University of California at Los Angeles, King’s College London and London Business School. He also volunteers with the Analyst Observatory at the University of Edinburgh Business School, advising on the annual Analyst Value Survey and Analyst Firm Awards.
Florie is Account Director and Deputy Head of Enterprise Tech at CCgroup and brings more than seven years of PR and Marketing experience, predominantly in enterprise technology and security. A native of France, she studied PR, Marketing and Events both in Paris and London and has since then worked with all size of businesses within the B2B technology sector, for which she has developed and managed media relations and content marketing campaigns and led EMEA hubs.
Florie spends her days at CCgroup providing structure to any project she is working on, pitching stories, creating marketing content or media relations strategies while expanding the agency’s portfolio and managing a team. As the Deputy Head of Enterprise Technology, she is also the strategic lead and international coordination manager for all the stream’s clients.
She is also a keen runner and has for objective to complete all Abbott World Marathon Majors in the next couple of years.
Elvina has four years’ experience in B2B tech PR through which she has quickly risen through the ranks from intern to Account Director and Deputy Head of Fintech.
Starting out her career in enterprise technology, Elvina has since become a fintech specialist, bringing her knowledge of cloud, AI, big data technologies to the ambitious fintech businesses she represents. These range from household names to ambitious challenger brands and include the likes of Travelex, Signicat, Juvo, Tribe Payments and Mistertango. This year, she was listed in PR Week’s 30 under 30 and named PRMoment’s “Young Professional of the Year”.
Outside of work, Elvina will either be booking a holiday she can’t justify, watching reruns of Ru Paul’s Drag Race or hanging out at rooftop bars with friends, pretending she’s there for the view and not the cocktails.
Chloe has been working in B2B technology PR since 2011, with a specific focus on MediaTech. During her career she has worked with a variety of players across the film and broadcast landscape – from companies focused on asset management, encoding and transcoding, through to companies that support the new age of digital TV with personalisation, second screen apps and data analytics.
Chloe has developed and delivered successful PR campaigns for the likes of ADB, Arqiva, Arts Alliance Media, Grass Valley and GfK, helping to drive brand awareness, generate sales leads and meet each individual business’ key objectives.
Chloe is a lover of trash TV, red wine and all kinds of dessert – and as a result, spends a lot of her time in the gym paying for these sins.