Brendon Craigie, group chief executive officer
Brendon Craigie, group chief executive officer
Brendon Craigie is chief executive officer and responsible for the company’s work, offices, sister agencies and affiliates.  Brendon joined Hotwire in 2001 after a career at Shandwick.  Brendon’s client experience includes Microsoft, Research In Motion, THUS, Ciao and Tiscali.  Brendon won an IPRA award for his campaign for THUS.

Telephone: +44 207 608 4624
Email: brendon.craigie@hotwirepr.com
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Christophe Goudy, SVP, client development, San Francisco
Christophe Goudy, SVP, client development, San Francisco
Christophe Goudy is SVP, client development, San Francisco and previously held the title of CEO Continental Europe.  Christophe has scooped a number of awards for the agency including two Top Com d’Or awards for our client campaigns.  Christophe has previously been responsible for Hotwire’s consumer technology and marketing & media clients in the region and his past client experience includes companies such as Garmin, Western Digital and Research In Motion.

Telephone: +33 1 43 12 55 45
Email: christophe.goudy@hotwirepr.com
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Alex MacLaverty, group managing director, UK
Alex MacLaverty, group managing director, UK

Alex MacLaverty is the group managing director, UK and is responsible for overseeing the operations of Hotwire and 33 Digital. Alex joined Hotwire in 2004, and previously held the role of managing director, UK for Hotwire, where she was responsible for Hotwire’s UK technology, corporate, and media & marketing teams.

Alex has a wide range of specialist experience within technology PR, having worked with more than 100 clients including MessageLabs, Cisco, Sage, Sierra Wireless, Airwave, Newport Networks, Zeus Technology, Sapient, SecureWorks and ATG, as well as within the financial services sector for clients such as Barclays, Esure, and the FSA.

Alex is a two-times industry award winner including SABRE Pan European Campaign of the Year and PR Week Technology Campaign of the Year, and is also an expert in running international campaigns, having previously been responsible for Hotwire’s offices in Spain and Italy.

 



Telephone: 0207 608 2500
Email: alexmaclaverty@hotwirepr.com
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Emma Hazan, deputy managing director, UK
Emma Hazan, deputy managing director, UK
Emma is deputy managing director UK and is responsible for Hotwire’s consumer practice.  She has over ten years experience in PR strategy and management across the consumer space and has a flair for creative thinking, media relations and event organisation. Her clients have included O2, Vodafone, BlackBerry, Asus and Google as well as emerging brands like Shazam and Touchnote. 


Telephone: +44 (0) 207 608 4659
Email: emma.hazan@hotwirepr.com
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Matt Cross, deputy MD
Matt Cross, deputy MD
Matt Cross is deputy MD at Hotwire, specialising in strategic B2B campaigns for a wide variety of technology companies. He joined Hotwire in 2012 from Axicom, where he gained eight years experience in tech PR. Matt’s client experience includes working with vendors such as Nokia, Ericsson, Nortel, Dell and Qualcomm.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7608 4631
Email: matt.cross@hotwirepr.com
Connect with Matt Cross on LinkedIn
Sole Chirco, director
Sole Chirco, director
Sole Chirco is a director at Hotwire, overseeing the agency’s financial services and technology practice, and also holds the position of group marketing director. Sole has a solid background in international PR, marketing and strategic communications, and has worked across various sectors including B2B, tech, FinTech, and B2C. Sole’s past client experience includes Intuit, Temenos, Dell, Sun Microsystems and Oxfam.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7608 4664
Email: sole.chirco@hotwirepr.com
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Kate Hamilton, associate director
Kate Hamilton, associate director
Kate Hamilton joined Hotwire in 2007 and is an associate director specialising in the IT and services, and cleantech sectors. Kate has nearly a decade of B2B enterprise software and services technology PR experience for major players including BT, Sage, ATG and SAS. Kate holds a marketing communications post-graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7608 4671
Email: kate.hamilton@hotwirepr.com
Connect with Kate Hamilton on LinkedIn
Annette Leach, associate director
Annette Leach, associate director

Annette Leach is an associate director at Hotwire and specialises in the telecoms practice. Providing strategic planning and counsel for UK and International campaigns, ensuring delivery against the PR objectives. Experience includes a range of B2B and B2C clients including, Acision, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, mBlox, RIM, InMobi, Cloudmark, Infoblox, Auto Trader and McAfee. MWC veteran.



Telephone: +1 415 858 1501
Email: annette.leach@hotwirepr.com
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Simone Reid, associate director
Simone Reid, associate director
Simone Reid is an associate director at Hotwire, where she works in the financial services and technology practice. Prior to joining the agency in 2013, Simone gained over 10 years of experience with broad technology, financial services, and fintech clients. She has worked with commercialisation and investment in early stage technology, investor and external relations at venture capital fund Imperial Innovations plc, and she set up the London office of boutique financial technology and services agency Spotlight Financial Marketing. Simone’s client experience includes Cortexica Vision Systems, Tarmin Systems, Alphakinetic, and at Hotwire, CashFlows, Rule Financial, Octopus Ventures, and InterTrader. Simone has an Executive MBA from the Imperial College London Business School.

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 608 4629
Email: simone.reid@hotwirepr.com
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Laura MacDonald, associate director
Laura MacDonald, associate director
Laura MacDonald is an associate director at Hotwire, specialising in the consumer space. Laura has a wealth of experience in both UK and Australian markets, having worked at both Ogilvy and Weber Shandwick prior to joining Hotwire in 2008. Her client experience includes O2, Nokia, Microsoft, Samsung, Braun, Proctor & Gamble, GoPro and Shazam.


Telephone: +44 (0) 207 608 2500
Email: hotwirelondon@hotwirepr.com
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Andy West, group chief development officer
Andy West, group chief development officer
Andy West is group chief development officer at Hotwire and is responsible for new business across our offices worldwide, as well as a number of our large international clients. Andy joined Hotwire in 2008 after a stint as an entrepreneur in the dot com world, having co-founded the video debating website, Friction.tv. Prior to this, he had a long career with Text 100 where he left as managing director, EMEA. Andy's past client experience includes: IBM, ARM, Xerox, Avaya, Research In Motion, Cable & Wireless, Novell and Bang&Olufsen.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7608 8352
Email: andy.west@hotwirepr.com
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Tony Morreale, chief operating officer
Tony Morreale, chief operating officer
Tony Morreale is chief operating officer at Hotwire. A Chartered Accountant, Tony qualified with BDO and prior to joining Hotwire was based at KPMG. He has experience in the media and PR space having held the position of financial director for the Gorkana group, and was also the first financial director at Thomsons Online Benefits. Tony is based at our London office and is responsible for finance, HR, IT and operations.

Telephone: +44 207 608 4630
Email: tony.morreale@hotwirepr.com
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Loveday Langton, group HR director
Loveday Langton, group HR director
Loveday Langton is our HR director. Loveday started her career in technology PR in 2000, when she joined Hotwire on the client service side, working for clients including Research In Motion and THUS. She took on the HR role in 2007, and is now responsible for the people strategy across our offices.

Telephone: +44 20 7608 4662
Email: Loveday.langton@hotwirepr.com
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Emily Rule, group financial director
Emily Rule, group financial director
Emily is financial director at Hotwire, and is responsible for group consolidation reporting and financial management of the UK business. Emily joined Hotwire in 2006 and became a fully qualified accountant in 2009.

Telephone: +44 207 608 4676
Email: emily.rule@hotwirepr.com
Connect with Emily Rule on LinkedIn
Leslie Campisi, managing director, US
Leslie Campisi, managing director, US

Leslie joined Hotwire's US management team in 2012 responsible for operations in New York and San Francisco. Leslie is a specialist in public relations with a strong background in media relations, crisis communications, the coordination of speaking and awards programmes, thought leadership and social and digital strategy.

Prior to joining Hotwire Leslie was vice-president of Affect, an award-winning public relations, marketing and social media agency that served technology and business-to-business clients.



Telephone: +44 (0) 7703 477 818
Email: leslie.campisi@hotwirepr.com
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Rebecca Honeyman, deputy MD, US
Rebecca Honeyman, deputy MD, US
Rebecca Honeyman is the deputy MD in the US . Specialising in the telecoms sector, her previous client experience includes a broad range of trade and consumer brands such as Cable&Wireless, RIM and THUS.  Rebecca joined Hotwire in 2005 and has strong experience in implementing broadcast campaigns.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7608 4637
Email: Rebecca.honeyman@hotwirepr.com
Connect with Rebecca Honeyman on LinkedIn
Suzanne Hewitt, MD, Australia
Suzanne Hewitt, MD, Australia
Suzanne is managing director of Hotwire Australia, which she joined in 2012, having been with Hotwire globally since 2007. Suzanne is responsible for all practices throughout the Australia. She has experience working for ACI Worldwide, VocaLink, Quartet FS, EntroPay, Chordiant, Callatay & Wouters, Oracle, Multos and KWI.

Telephone: +61 2 8985 7293
Email: Suzanne.hewitt@hotwirepr.com.au
Connect with Suzanne Hewitt on LinkedIn
Hamish Anderson, general manager, NZ
Hamish Anderson, general manager, NZ
Prior to getting into PR in 2005 Hamish had nine years’ marketing experience in financial services in both Australia and New Zealand, working for Macquarie Bank and Axa Asia Pacific. He works across a range of reputation management disciplines including corporate communications, crisis management, media relations, thought leadership as well as marketing communications. Hamish has a particular interest in research-led PR and manages Hotwire's research offering, which measures brand perceptions and identifies communications issues and opportunities. More recently he has embarked on a self-taught education in social media, and enjoys sharing his learnings with clients.

Telephone: +64 9 355 9270
Email: hamish.anderson@hotwirepr.com
Connect with Hamish Anderson on LinkedIn
Virginie Puchaux, managing director, France
Virginie Puchaux, managing director, France
With 15 years experience in communications, Virginie develops contemporary and ambitious programs for businesses and organizations. Virginie leads dynamic teams in tailored communications strategies, ensuring that our clients see a return on investment that is in line with their business objectives, be they public or professional, technological or institutional. Her past client experience includes global and local brands including Novell, Steria, Juniper Networks, AMD and Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA) France.

Telephone: +33 143 12 5548
Email: Virginie.puchaux@hotwirepr.com
Connect with Virginie Puchaux on LinkedIn
Markus Hermsen, managing director, Europe
Markus Hermsen, managing director, Europe
Markus Hermsen is managing director of our German operation with offices in Frankfurt and Munich. Prior to joining Hotwire, he held the position of managing director at both Hiller, Wüst & Partner GmbH (a Hill & Knowlton company) and Fleishman-Hillard. There he also was senior vice president and co-chair of the European and the Global technology practices. Markus’ past client experience includes brands from various technology areas such as Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, TomTom, Tata Consultancy Services and Fujitsu Technology Solutions.

Telephone: +49 172 28 12 915
Email: markus.hermsen@hotwirepr.com
Connect with Markus Hermsen on LinkedIn
Florian Hohenauer, director, Germany
Florian Hohenauer, director, Germany
Florian is a director at Hotwire in Germany, and comes from a strong background in IT security and telecommunications. Florian joined Hotwire from talkabout Communications and his past client experience includes Samsung SE, Duracell, Flextronics, Arcor, Cisco, Blackberry and Ciena. Florian’s strengths lie in integrated social media campaigns and the co-ordination of international partner agencies.

Telephone: + 49 69 25 66 93-0
Email: florian.hohenauer@hotwirepr.com
Connect with Florian Hohenauer on LinkedIn
Saskia Stolper, associate director
Saskia Stolper, associate director


Saskia is based in Hotwire’s office in Frankfurt in Germany and is responsible for client service, account lead and management in the telecoms and IT & services practices. She has a proven track record of delivering amazing campaigns for her clients and has very good contacts with the German and European media. Saskia has worked for clients including Acision, Actuate, Novell, Duracell, Ciena, Sierra Wireless, Cable & Wireless and SAP.

Prior to joining Hotwire Saskia worked as an international account manager in London.  She started her career in Burson-Marsteller's tech practice in Frankfurt, Germany.



Telephone: +49 (0) 69 25 66 93 50
Email: saskia.stolper@hotwirepr.com
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Yashim Zavaleta, managing director, Spain
Yashim Zavaleta, managing director, Spain
Yashim Zavaleta leads the strategic direction and campaign management of Hotwire’s clients in Spain, focusing on clients in the consumer and marketing & media practices. Prior to joining Hotwire, Yashim worked for Pleon and Burson Marsteller.  Previous client experience includes Ciao, Olivetti, Oracle, Infospace, Party Gaming, BlackBerry, Pixmania.com, SanDisk, Six Apart and Logic3. 

Telephone: +34 91 744 12 98
Email: yashim.zavaleta@hotwirepr.com
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Alessia Bulani, country manager, Italy
Alessia Bulani, country manager, Italy
Alessia Bulani is country manager at Hotwire in Milan and joined in 2006 when we launched in Italy.  Alessia is responsible for strategic direction and management across Hotwire's clients in Italy.  Alessia's previous client experience includes Novell, Belkin, Ciao.it, Research In Motion, Nielsen//NetRatings and Subito.it.

Telephone: +39 02 7729 968
Email: alessia.bulani@hotwirepr.com
Connect with Alessia Bulani on LinkedIn
Peter Sigrist, managing director, 33 Digital
Peter Sigrist, managing director, 33 Digital
Peter Sigrist is managing director at 33 Digital, one of Europe's leading digital and social media PR agencies helping clients reach audiences in innovative new ways. Prior to joining 33 Digital Peter was an associate director at Fishburn Hedges and is an expert in social media and digital, issues management and crisis PR

Telephone: +44 207 608 4678
Email: peter.sigrist@33-digital.com
Connect with Peter Sigrist on LinkedIn
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