Steve Kerns is a 20+ year Silicon Valley marketing and communications veteran and executive with expertise in strategic integrated communications, technology storytelling, and agency business development and operations.
He has extensive knowledge of the enterprise, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets and has represented clients ranging from venture-backed startups to global corporations. Steve has managed and executed multidisciplinary work for global companies including Avaya, AT&T, Cisco, Dell Technologies, Huawei, JLL, Malwarebytes, RSA, Samsung, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, and VMWare. Across these efforts, Steve employed proactive corporate storytelling, product launch/media relations, executive thought leadership, change management, issues and crisis counsel, integrated approaches and people/team development to achieve client objectives and developed subject matter expertise across topics including 5G consumer services, 5G infrastructure, Big Data, cybersecurity, cloud computing, datacenter infrastructure, IoT, innovation centers, non-relational databases, PropTech, software-as-a-service, software-defined networking, smartphones/devices, and venture/startup communications.
In his current role as an executive leader at Big Valley, Steve’s responsibilities include leading the firm’s sales and marketing operations while also serving as a senior consultant to key clients. He will also evangelize Big Valley’s point of view on important technology and marketing trends.
Steve’s prior agency experience includes senior positions at Next Fifteen-, Omnicom- and WPP-held agencies and independently owned firms Edelman and WE Communications, as well as earlier positions in Silicon Valley-focused boutique firms.
Steve has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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