For more than a decade I have worked with companies such as Microsoft, AccessData and Astro Studios, as well as organizations including PBS, the United Way and the Stanford Persuasive Technology Laboratory, to create and coordinate communications and development strategies.
My experience includes work as a management and communications consultant working across sectors from law, telecommunications and technology to entertainment, travel, and fine foods.
In addition, I have worked with a range of non-profit entities to promote fundraising and development work and enjoyed a parallel career writing about travel, beer, wine and spirits and literature for publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, Napa/Sonoma Magazine and Time Out guidebooks.
As my background suggests, I specialize in quickly absorbing highly technical and/or complex materials and concepts and translating them into comprehensible, engaging communications strategies for any audience, in any medium.
Content Editor (online)
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Time Out Guidebooks (10+), San Francisco Bay Guardian (10+), San Francisco Chronicle (6-10), Frommer's Budget Travel (1-2), Military.com (1-2), Napa/Sonoma Magazine (1-2), Design For Living Magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
FarmsReach (3-5), Leadership Landing (1-2), Microsoft (1-2), AccessData Group (10+), United Way of the Bay Area (10+), FirstGiving.com (6-10), Home Preferred (6-10), Astro Gaming (3-5), Astro Studios (3-5), SNP Communications (1-2), Kapow Technologies (1-2)
Other Work History
-Created and edited marketing collateral, executive communications, technical documentation and user demo guides for leading litigation software leader AccessData. Reframed corporate web presence; drafted web copy and blog posts. Authored several white papers (see writing samples).
-Worked directly with CEO of Home Preferred to articulate company vision. 2008 Grand Prize Winner from a field of 60 entries, Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Business Plan Competition.
- Senior contributor to the last four editions of the Time Out: San Francisco guidebook. Authored all sections of guide and multiple 3000+ word chapters.
- Developed corporate giving campaigns for United Way of the Bay Area with senior executive teams and volunteer coordinators. Presented and moderated over 100 public speaking engagements.
See my LinkedIn profile (http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattmarkovich) for further details.
Digital photographer with editing skills (Adobe, Photoshop)
-Expert in Internet-based research and Internet communities, search engine technology and search marketing
-Highly proficient with all MS Office applications including Word, Powerpoint and Excel
-High degree of software systems knowledge
Several laptops, desktop, wireless DSL, fax, mobile phone, digital cameras, video camera
Olive Branch Associates
Founder & CEO of three start-ups, Lana Holmes has also held COO and VP assignments with expertise in the areas of organizational development, operations, sales and business development in corporate and private businesses, consulting firms, and non-profit sector. Ms. Holmes has supervised my work on two projects.
Director of Communications, Mac Division
Mentor. Helped guide WebEx Communications through its $3.2 billion acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc. and recently joined Apple Computing to head public relations efforts for its Mac computing division
Grand Prize Winner, Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Business Plan Competition