President, Marx Communications
Wendy is an award-winning public relations and marketing communications executive who helps B2B companies and executives become well-known brands. Her ability to take SMBs from "Anonymity to the New York Times"™ has driven the growth of Marx Communications.
For the last 20+ years, she has served as president of Marx Communications, which has helped numerous companies become industry icons. Her firms’ PR efforts have directly led to companies inking major partnership deals with Dow Jones, The NASDAQ and other major organizations, and spurred their being acquired.
Among her achievements, Wendy planned and executed the original public relations strategy that helped fuel the spectacular growth of Peppers and Rogers Group, the world's preeminent customer relationship firm.
Her technology and business articles have appeared in the New York Times, Information Week, and Computerworld and she has written advertorials for Fortune and Forbes on technology subjects. She blogs on public relations and marketing leadership issues for Fast Company. She is a cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Laura Abbott draws on more than 25 years in public relations and journalism. Her PR experience spans companies (startups to AT&T), agencies (including Ketchum and Padilla Speer Beardsley), nonprofits, and consulting.
She led media relations at worldwide headquarters for an evolving AT&T and put the AT&T Foundation on the philanthropic map.
She was instrumental in launching several B2B startups and repositioning established companies. Among accomplishments, she secured disproportionate media placements and recognition that fueled the rapid growth of pre-IPO telecommunications and Internet competitor Broadview Networks from 30 to 850 employees, 2 to 10 markets and resale to network-based services as it raised more than $200 million in private-equity.
Laura reported for The Associated Press, USA Today and local daily newspapers before moving into public relations.
She is a Northwestern University journalism graduate and daughter of journalists-turned-public relations professionals.
Senior Content Producer
Les Luchter has spent more than 25 years doing business-to-business writing, editing and content creation as both a PR executive and journalist.
He's produced website copy, white papers, presentations, editorial columns, news stories, press releases and other material for such companies and publishers as Studio One Networks, Remark Media, Professional Travel Guide, MediaPost, Clickable, Crowd Science and Legolas Media.
Les was a vice president at New York PR agency Trylon SMR, where his clients included global planning/buying ad agency Mediaedge:cia, its online division MEC Interaction and sister search agency Outrider. He also represented many companies in the cable TV business, after beginning his career covering ad sales and technology for such publications as Multichannel News and Broadcast Week.
A graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, Les resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Senior PR Consultant
Cathy Clarke is an expert in helping B2B companies especially technology, financial services, telecommunications and retail services firms, grow their businesses and leads and create partnership and investment opportunities. She has provided PR services to such clients as Computer Associates, Telestra Corp., IDC and AT&T.
Previously, Cathy served as a senior analyst at Yankee Group, advising some of the world's largest wireless carriers and equipment and software vendors on market positioning and other strategic issues. Cathy also provided research support to the Columbia University Business School in telecommunications and technology issues.
She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MS from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Social Media Coordinator
Nathan provides social media support to Marx Communications' clients and ad hoc administrative support.
He has five years of in-house and agency marketing/PR experience along with expertise in new business development and marketing.
He is a business graduate from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Pamela is an experienced blogger and web content writer who provides writing support to companies like Berkshire Hathaway in addition to Marx Communications. She also provides administrative and graphic support on an ad hoc basis. A jack of many trades, Pamela combines a can-do attitude with a results-oriented approach.
Inbound Marketing Partner
Brenda Stoltz has over 20 years of experience driving strategy and increasing revenue in companies of all sizes from Fortune 100 to start-ups. Brenda works with growth-oriented companies to increase sales and accelerate value by providing creative, practical, sales-driven integrated inbound marketing and strategic planning services.
Brenda has worked with leading Fortune 100 companies, start-ups and mid-size firms including Oracle, TD Bank, Scientific Learning, PeopleSoft, Frontier Technologies, Deltek, Commerce Bank, PNC Bank, SwiftStack, and many others.
Her sales and marketing articles have appeared on top blogs for business such as Fox Business News, B2Community, AllBusiness.com, Yahoo Small Business Advisor, HubSpot and Eloqua.
Brenda earned her BA with Honors in Humanities and Business from The Pennsylvania State University.