jennifer graham clary, founder and ceo
As an advisor to business leaders, investors and rising entrepreneurs, Jennifer Graham Clary helps grow, differentiate and protect some of the world’s most valuable brands. Graham Clary is founder and CEO of North of Nine, a communications firm created to serve the individuals and companies using technology to foster innovations, large and small. She drives corporate reputation, thought leadership and brand management efforts for companies that shape their industries, such as Intel, HP, Snapchat, KPCB, Marriott and Ericsson. She further guides executive communications for notable CEOs in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Before founding North of Nine, a WPP company, Graham Clary served as chair of the Global Technology Practice and a member of the executive board at Burson-Marsteller. Prior to that, she was vice president of worldwide marketing at Liberate Technologies, a software platform for interactive television, where she worked both in London and California. She spent several years in New York at Brouillard, providing integrated advertising and public relations campaigns to corporate and consumer brands.
Originally from Washington, D.C., Graham Clary’s career includes communications activities for nonprofits, campaigns and the White House, serving on the Presidential Inaugural Committee and as a Clinton administration appointee to the U.S. Agency for International Development. She worked for the Clinton-Gore campaign in 1992, traveling across the country on the press advance team and consulting to the Hollywood Women’s Political Caucus.
Stacy Katz, Managing DIrector – Los angeles
Having worked with startups and iconic global brands for more than 17 years, Stacy has crafted her career at the forefront of “what’s next,” specializing in consumer technology. She has reinvented communications approaches for large global organizations such as HP, Hill & Knowlton and Verizon, and built them for startups such as M-GO steaming service, bot commerce start-up Operator, PeoplePC/Earthlink and more.
Stacy’s career includes strategic planning, media relations, influencer programs, event activation, branded content creation and thought leadership platforms. She leverages her expertise from work with clients such as Demand Media, Groupon, Marriott, MSNBC, Roku, Samsung, Tivo, Variety and Vogue to tailor an approach for emerging young brands. Stacy was selected as one of 20 global brand ambassadors for C2-MTL, an immersive business innovation conference founded by Fast Company and Cirque du Soleil.
Josh Lefkowitz, Senior Director – New York
With a deep background in many areas of technology and innovation, most notably analytics, cloud, mobile and the intersection of sports and technology, Josh is known as an outstanding strategist who can translate complicated concepts into compelling narratives.
Josh has worked with Intel, Orange Business Services and Sony Mobile Communications, among others, and has driven communications strategy and outreach for successful product launches, events and campaigns that have received significant media coverage and industry attention for his clients. Along the way, he has also cultivated solid relationships with a range of business, technology and trade media.
Marty O’Loughlin, Senior Director – San Francisco
Marty develops creative ways to help clients build strong brands and reputations. In 20 years in technology communications, he has been on hand during emerging trends like mobile payments from mobeam and digital interactive TV from Liberate Technologies. He has worked across enterprise and consumer technologies, digital entertainment, civic tech, and vertical markets.
Marty partners with clients to create corporate and executive platforms, branding and messaging, and outreach plans. He has helped launch and position hardware, software and services; highlight education and civic technology efforts; and unveil scientific discoveries.