HyperGrid Director / Senior Director Communications & PR in Mountain View, California
Director / Senior Director Communications and PR HyperGrid™ is the leader in Hyper Converged All-Flash Infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center. HyperGrid™ is in hyper growth mode, recognized by Forrester and industry analysts as the company executing a transformative vision in delivering the most optimized infrastructure platform for enterprise IT lines of business.
The leader of our Communications and PR will drive the organization's overall communications strategy, messaging and PR. Reporting to the Chief Customer Officer, the Director of Communications and PR will work collaboratively with senior leadership to develop world class messaging and storytelling of HyperGrid’s Hyper Converged Infrastructure as a Service offerings.
Responsibilities • Develop comprehensive “story” and public messaging (and messages) for the company; craft compelling messaging collateral for conferences, key interviews, speaking opportunities, etc. • Drive a global PR strategy that captures the attention of our external audiences (press, analysts, influencers, etc) • Empower internal team members to execute creative and effective PR programs (i.e. industry awards, speaking opportunities, bylined articles, social media campaigns) • Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within business and industry media. • Drive & Identify Analyst Relations • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key analysts
• Ensure on-going interactions through briefings, inquiries, and newsletters • Manage internal resources to ensure timely input on industry reports
• Work effectively and collaboratively across internal teams • Clearly define objectives, deliverables, and deadlines to maximize results. Quickly adapt to changing priorities and be resourceful in challenging situations.
• Draft/edit press releases, story angles, proactive pitches, talking points and more. • Measurement – Define and track success. • Monitor, analyze and communicate PR/AR results on a quarterly basis. Leverage findings to inform strategy for the next quarter. • Extreme energy necessary!
Required • 7-10 years of professional experience in communications, public relations, and/or analyst relations (agency and in-house) • Experience working with or for a high growth, B2B company (in a competitive market) • Amazing story-telling abilities with experience refining and adapting corporate messaging and positioning • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Persuasive negotiator who wins over any audience • Experience managing internal and external communications professionals • Excellent relationships with business, tech, vertical and broadcast reporters • Demonstrated ability to run a successful analyst relations program
Benefits of working with HyperGrid™! Top Notch Health Benefits – Medical Dental Vision Life & Accident Insurance
Weekly “win” celebration
Free parking and commuter benefits
Kitchen stocked with tasty snacks, drinks & latte’s
Pre-IPO Equity Option