Cathy Cook has been a freelance marketing and strategic communications consultant in the high tech industry for more than twenty years. Her work most often has been with start-ups and re-starts, helping them think about their positioning in the marketplace, crafting strategic messages, formulating their overall communications plans, and working with the analyst community and the business media.
In addition to start-ups, Cathy also has had a number of larger and high-profile clients that include: press relations for Steve Jobs at NeXT and for Pixar; the Newton Group at Apple; Sony Electronics and General Magic; Pacific Bell's Consumer Affair Division; the venture capital firm NEA; The Wall Street Journal; the Lab for Computer Science at MIT.
For many years she was the west coast PR representative for FORTUNE and her most recent clients include:
FORTUNE (west coast PR representative)
Roku (set top box for streaming media)
The Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies
Citigroup (the Global Innovation and Corporate Venturing group)
The Techonomy Conference
MIT – 150th anniversary symposia
Her work in public policy includes launching the Electronic Frontier Foundation and consulting to the Software Freedom Law Center (represents Linux-based/Open Source software clients).
Cathy holds a BA in history from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.