Brilliant strategists. Great people.
KCD PR President Kevin Dinino is regarded as a leader in financial public relations and strategic communications. He works closely with his team to ensure all clients receive sound counsel, effective solutions, and impactful results.
Before launching KCD PR in 2009, Kevin served as Vice President of Public Relations for LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent brokerage firm, where he managed the public relations department and provided strategic communications direction to the executive team. He is an industry and Wall Street veteran and a sought-after source for public relations and marketing insights relating to finance, high tech, cybersecurity, and other related topics. Through his years in public relations, Kevin has developed influential relationships and secured coverage in major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, and CNBC.
Kevin is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Buffalo, where he earned a B.A. in Public Communication, and is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). He resides in beautiful San Diego with his wife.
Janette is a key member of KCD PR’s specialized M&A deal and strategy team. She helps KCD PR’s clients expand into new markets and launch new businesses. She has an extensive background in M&A deal communications, post M&A strategy and implementation, and leading go-to-market plans for financial services companies.
Prior to joining KCD PR, she developed and executed marketing strategies in the broker-dealer and RIA spaces, and has led post-M&A integration of marketing and communications efforts in the financial industry. Janette’s launch experience includes advisory, asset allocation, and practice management programs. While living in Australia, Janette was the investor relations manager for GPT, a publicly listed REIT.
Janette is a charterholder of the International Mergers & Acquisitions Professional designation with the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances. She earned her MBA in Entrepreneurship from Concordia University in Irvine, California. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, major in Marketing, from Charles Sturt University in Australia. She lives in California and Arizona with her husband and their children.
Ryan Walker is a Director with KCD PR, based in New York, NY. He is responsible for driving media relations and thought leadership activities for several of the agency’s technology and financial services clients. He also is a key member of the agency’s crisis communications team, building on over a decade of corporate communications experience covering the financial, technology and professional services sectors.
Prior to joining KCD, Ryan served in Edelman New York’s Financial Communications practice where he advised clients on announcements, regulations, content creation and media relations. Before joining Edelman, Ryan worked for M Booth & Associates’ corporate communications practice, where he specialized in research, thought leadership and executive visibility projects for the agency’s largest client, American Express. Additionally, he also led media relations activities for Amex’s advocacy efforts around exporting for small businesses.
Aside from his work in the corporate practice, Ryan also developed and led the Reputation Management offering for M Booth, where he helped counsel clients on privacy and security violations, protests, and product malfunctions, among others.
In addition to his experience at M Booth, Ryan earned his MBA from Babson College in 2015. Prior to attending Babson, Ryan worked in Edelman New York’s tech practice for clients such as Juniper Networks and Canon. During his time at Babson, Ryan also worked in Edelman New York’s management consulting practice.
Trish is a Director at KCD PR and a communications strategist with specialties in B2B and B2C technology. She oversees the execution of client integrated communications campaigns and helps develop the company’s voice and messaging in the press through content development, press relations, and digital campaign strategy.
She also oversees the team’s media pitching and helps foster creative ideas for executive thought leadership. Prior to joining KCD PR, Trish worked at LEWIS PR where she managed a broad range of national and international technology clients including iBoss, Seclore, Lytx, ViewSonic, SmithMicro Software, ScienceLogic, Yik Yak and DataScience (now a part of Oracle).
Trish attended Manhattan College where she graduated with distinction in International Studies and minors in Spanish and Communications.
Stéphane Deuvaert is Lead Developer at KCD PR. He is responsible for managing Web Design & Development, SEO and KCD PR’s technology needs.
Stéphane has 18+ years of full stack web development including the latest and greatest front-end and serverless technologies. In addition to technical competence, Stéphane takes a strategic view of a company’s online assets, helping them clarify and succeed at various marketing and business development goals.
Stéphane holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz where he majored in psychology. In his free time he enjoys playing and designing board games. You can also catch him performing at the local improv theater.
Cami is an Operations Coordinator at KCD PR and is responsible for all agency operations. In her role, Cami provides direction and support to ensure KCD PR operates efficiently and effectively. She is a key contact to internal team members for administrative operations, including account charging, purchasing and vendor management, accounts receivable, IT, and human resources.
For much of her career, Cami was a Human Resources Director for large aerospace companies. Most recently, she owned a consulting business providing a full range of human resources services to small, entrepreneur-run organizations in San Diego. She brings over 20 years of experience in a wide range of industries including government, banking, aerospace, manufacturing, and retail. She has strong expertise in advising small business owners on people management processes.
Cami graduated from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota with a BS degree in Speech Communications. She then obtained a Master of Business Administration with a Finance Emphasis from Westminster College in Utah. She resides in San Diego, CA with her husband.