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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.
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 and fintech. She is a strategic lead for clients in the digital payments, cryptocurrency, financial services, cybersecurity, and transportation sectors. She oversees the execution of clients’ PR campaigns and helps develop the company’s voice and messaging in the press through content, press releases, and campaign strategy.She also oversees the team’s media pitching and helps foster creative ideas forexecutive 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. Trish is based in San Diego and resides with her dog and unofficial KCD PR mascot, Cody.
Jess Emery Troise is a Senior Account Manager at KCD PR with a specialty in financial services and fintech communications. As a strategic client lead at KCD PR, she oversees the management of clients’ PR campaigns and helps develop PR strategies, key messages, press releases, and thought leadership.
Prior to joining KCD PR, Jess served as a PR representative at Vanguard where she focused on developing PR strategies, messaging, and content for internal and external business and press partners. She previously served as an account supervisor at a financial PR agency where she worked with RIAs, ETF issuers, and retirement services companies. She has a strong track record of pitching and placing clients in top tier publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, and CNBC.
Jess graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Communications with a focus on public relations. She’s based outside of Philadelphia where she lives with her husband and Dalmador Foles.
Cassie is a Senior Associate at KCD PR and media expert responsible for tracking industry trends, building media relationships and securing coverage. Since joining the team at KCD PR, she has had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of fintech brands like Noble Gold Investments, Bitwave, My Digital Money, CleanSpark, and Comdata, operating in industries such as commodities investing, decentralized finance, cryptocurrency, and contactless payments. In addition to building buzz around client initiatives, Cassie plays a supporting role in PR strategy and planning, executes content marketing initiatives, produces client podcasts, and is also accountable for day-to-day project management and client relations.
Prior to joining KCD PR Cassie served as a Senior Account Executive at Trust Relations where she lent her media expertise to a wide variety of clients in the technology, transportation, consumer goods and fintech space and led the launch of the agency’s podcast, “The PR Winedown.”
Cassie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with an emphasis in marketing from Colorado State University. Cassie is a San Diego native and resides with her two dogs, Macy and Finley.
Alex is an Account Manager at KCD PR holding a diverse background working in public relations with brands in finance, fintech, sports, health and fitness, B2B tech revolving around semiconductors, and consumer products. Alex is involved with driving strategy and planning for a wide array of clients in the cryptocurrency, blockchain, Esports, contactless payments, and wealth management industries.
Prior to joining KCD PR, Alex served as a Communications Manager for Personal Capital, a digital wealth management company that holds over $19 billion in AUM and gives free financial tools for people to have financial confidence.
Alex earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and ended up getting his Master’s in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco. Alex recently relocated to San Diego and is enjoying taking advantage of the SoCal weather.
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.