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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.
Tony Vignieri is VP, Director of Media Relations at KCD PR. He is responsible for handling media strategy and public relations activities for clients in the finance, high tech, and transportation spaces.
Prior to joining our team, Tony held the role of Vice President of Media and Public Relations at LPL Financial. His background includes serving as Chief of Corporate Communications at Vistage International, and he started his career as a broadcast journalist for ABC and CBS News affiliates in New York, Minneapolis, and Houston. He has received three Telly Video Awards, four Associated Press awards, two Page One awards, and a national public relations award.
A father of four and an avid tennis player, Tony resides in Carlsbad, CA with his wife Elizabeth.
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.
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.
Joe is a strategic communications executive with more than two decades of experience advising corporations and C-suite executives on their PR and marketing strategies. Based in New York, Joe provides counsel to KCD PR clients on corporate communications and executive visibility campaigns to drive brand awareness and support business goals. He has expertise in financial communications for IPOs, M&A and corporate restructuring.
Joe has led hundreds of media training and coaching sessions for senior level executives, and has supported clients across a range of industries, including Broadridge Financial Solutions, Iconic Group, Intelsat, JP Morgan Chase, NYSE, New York Times, PwC, and ViaSat, among others.
Prior to founding LoBello Communications, Joe was a Managing Director at Brainerd Communicators leading more than a dozen client relationships over his 15-year tenure at the firm. Before joining Brainerd, Joe worked for Stanton Crenshaw Communications, Thompson Financial and New York State Senator Norman J. Levy.
Joe graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and received his Master of Arts in Government and Politics from St. John’s University.