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Kathryn Shantz

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Advisor, Marketing and PR Consultant, Nokia (client) Bright Strategic and Founding Partner, Bright Strategic.

Advisor, Marketing and PR Consultant, Nokia (client) Bright Strategic and Founding Partner, Bright Strategic.

3 vouches

Involved In


Geek Fashion Week
The WunderHood Project
Geek Fashion Week


Demographics Pro
Kosmix (acquired by Walmart)
Samsung Mobile
BOKU, Inc.
Gracenote GmbH, Sony Corporation
Current TV


Cofounder The WunderHood Project June 2015 - present
Consultant Bright Strategic April 2007 - present
Senior Director, PR for Samsung Media Solutions Center Samsung Electronics November 2012 - November 2013
Founder Geek Fashion Week February 2007 - September 2013
PR Consultant Current TV 2007 - 2008
Vice President Krause Taylor Associates March 2006 - May 2007
Consultant IgnitePR November 2005 - April 2006
Co-founder ArtSugar June 2005 - April 2006
Marketing and Public Relations Gracenote August 2002 - September 2005
Director, Corporate Communications LookSmart May 2000 - November 2001
Account Executive Mindshare (now IgnitePR) November 1997 - May 2000


Sonoma State University Fine/Studio Arts, General
University of California, Berkeley

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Social Impact
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Youth Leadership

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

JavaScript • Blogging • Online advertising • Media relations • Social Media • mobile devices

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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David Tobiano
We worked together  •  Co-founder, BernalHood. Previously CTO / VP Engineering, SoFi Inc..
Janette Fong
They're my advisor  •  Founder, [unnamed Startup]. Previously Lead Product Manager, Zynga. Carnegie Mellon grad. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
She's experienced in getting the word out about a product and company, and how to work with the press. As a founder, she's been in the entre ... preneur's shoes, which means she knows how to be resourceful, how to keep the team excited and pushing forward, and how to be resilient in the face of setbacks.
Brook Eaton
We worked together  •  Director, Head of Product Innovation & Engineering, Nokia Technologies. Previously Director, Head of Z Launcher, Nokia. Stanford grad.
From a marketing and press perspective, Kathryn has the ability to accomplish the impossible.