At Treble, we believe in an immersive and integrated partnership with our clients, delivering the right blend of strategy and execution. Great ideas are just as important to us as great relationships. We drive PR strategies that align with our clients’ business goals. Our company values and culture are paramount to our success, so we seek out the best talent and retain them by supporting them with an environment rooted in wellness. Led by an experienced collection of former agency rainmakers, entrepreneurs & journalists, we act as a newsroom, creating impressive and consistent wins as a team firing on all cylinders.
Handpicked to win. Our team of former executives, journalists and strategists stretches from Silicon Valley to Austin and beyond.Meet the Team
|Ethan ParkerFounder & CEO||Bio|
With over 20 years of Silicon Valley experience in media relations, Ethan has successfully secured press coverage for technology startups in nearly every high-profile business and technology outlet. Ethan has secured tremendous brand awareness and thought leadership for his clients on a regular basis in publications including Fortune, Forbes, TechCrunch, Crunchbase News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, and many more. Ethan stepped outside of the technology realm in 2011 to earn his MBA in International Business from the University of Huddersfield in northern England. This global experience armed Ethan with a unique perspective on technology, business, and a global mindset that has been an integral component in 21 companies in the Treble portfolio achieving a successful exit. After spending his entire career in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, Ethan currently resides in Austin, Texas.
|Michael KellnerSenior Vice President||Bio|
Michael is a Senior Vice President at Treble leading media relations efforts for venture capital firms and technology companies spanning enterprise B2B segments including security, cloud computing, IoT, big data, collaboration, artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning and cloud storage. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Rutgers University. Outside the office, you’ll find him tinkering with his collection of classic cars or exploring the coast of California.
|Olivia GardnerDirector of Operations||Bio|
Born in the epicenter of today’s technology, Palo Alto, CA, Olivia was raised by semiconductor technologists that worked for and founded some of Silicon Valley’s pioneering companies. She has deep entrepreneurial roots that evolved into her passion for scaling companies. She relocated to Austin in 2012 and has enjoyed participating in the rapidly growing tech landscape. Earlier in her career, Olivia worked with the likes of Oracle, Wells Fargo, Wildlife Conservation Network, Band of Angels, Compass Group and countless others in a traditional marketing, tradeshow and experiential events capacity. From there she ran conferences and public events for NASA where she honed her operational edge and maximized her problem solving skills while supporting the expansion of The International Space University and Singularity University. At Treble, Olivia wears many hats, with her core focus on talent acquisition, operational efficiencies and maximizing client spend. She is passionate about team building and relays on her experience as a rower and rowing coach. Olivia has been with Treble since its inception.
|Matt GrantSenior Vice President||Bio|
Matt is a Senior Vice President with Treble and prides himself on being an integrated partner to his clients. Over the past 15+ years, Matt has specialized in helping B2B emerging growth companies develop marketing and communications strategies that have a direct impact on companies reaching their next stage of growth, with many leading to successful acquisitions and IPOs. Matt is a data-driven communications professional, building programs that require the right blend of strategy and execution to drive brand awareness, media coverage, differentiated messaging, demand generation and sales enablement that directly drive revenue growth. With his background working with technology startups, Matt specializes in bringing awareness to companies that are market disruptors, moving them to leading brands in their space. Leading PR efforts both in-house and within agencies, Matt has secured coverage across Tier 1 business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Times, Reuters, AP and others. He also understands the importance of strategic media placements and has a history of success in helping clients build sales opportunities and drive revenue through vertical trade publications. Matt has received several accolades for his work in marketing and PR, including the prestigious Bulldog Award for Excellence in Media Relations and Publicity. Matt graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Communication Studies. Outside of the office, you can find Matt enjoying time with his family camping or spending time on the water.
|Katie LeChaseSenior Director||Bio|
Katie is a Senior Director with Treble. She is a seasoned communications and marketing strategist with 13+ years of experience collaborating with B2B technology organizations to develop overarching communications strategies that engage audiences and move people to action. She has a specialized focus in health tech and biotech and has secured coverage in numerous top-tier business publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, and USA Today. Katie is also an experienced writer (and a former English teacher), with a Master’s Degree in English from Carnegie Mellon University. Katie has overseen the management and execution of fast-paced, intense content development programs on topics ranging from digital twin implementation planning for the aerospace and defense industries to ways artificial intelligence will inform the future of pharmacovigilance for the life sciences industry. Katie lives in San Diego, lived in New York City for a time, and is originally from Rochester, New York. Outside of PR, she enjoys yoga, meditation, friend time, and enjoying beaches and parks with her adopted dog Milo (Meelo).
|Jeff BeckhamSenior Content & Media Strategist||Bio|
As a writer and strategist for top publications, startups, and large corporations, Jeff has honed a knack for identifying great stories and telling them in a way that connects with the target audience. At Treble, he combines deep research and analysis with big-picture planning to develop and execute content and media strategies that support client goals. Jeff launched a branded content program at one of Austin’s top startups (The Zebra) and served as the communications manager for AT&T’s first Chief Digital Officer. His writing has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, Sports Illustrated, Slate, and Texas Monthly. Jeff stays plugged in to the startup scene as a member of SXSW’s advisory board, where he provides trusted insight and advice on programming and events.
|Mike CroninSenior Content & Media Strategist||Bio|
Before joining Treble, Mike was a journalist for 24 years. He worked for Bill Moyers and news organizations such as Austin Business Journal, Associated Press, Minnesota Public Radio, The Arizona Republic, MinnPost, The Salt Lake Tribune and Texas Watchdog. During his more than two decades as a reporter, Mike’s beats included technology, startups, finance, consumer packaged goods, growth and economy, cybersecurity, science, space, politics and government, education, the military and religion. His awards include a Peabody, two duPonts and a Murrow. He possesses proficiency in Spanish, which he learned as a freelance journalist in Peru in 1999 and teaching English in Barcelona, Spain, in 1992.
Mike also has taught college-level business communication at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas; middle-school students journalism at the University of North Carolina at Asheville; and, marine biology to middle-school students at the New England Aquarium in Boston. He earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University in New York City, and a bachelor’s degree in politics from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Mike lives in Austin, where he helps take care of pups at the city’s no-kill shelter, Austin Pets Alive!
|Sarah ArmstrongSenior Account Executive||Bio|
Sarah serves as a Senior Account Executive on the Treble team, with a focus on cybersecurity and cleantech clients. She comes to Treble by way of the Texas Tech Parents Association where she excelled as the Public Relations Coordinator. During her time with TTPA, she was instrumental in building a connected community around the students and the university. She also maintained relationships with local media and led campaigns to maximize awareness for the association. She holds a Bachelor’s in Public Relations and a minor in Communication Studies. Outside of the office, you can find Sarah spending time with her dog, Zeppelin, or enjoying the ultimate food scene in Austin.
|Monique BealsSenior Account Executive||Bio|
Monique Beals is a Senior Account Executive and comes to Treble after working as a breaking news reporter for The Hill, where she covered a variety of topics ranging from U.S. politics, foreign affairs, technology policy and more.
Her reporting has also been published on the front page of The Washington Post as well as in Chicago’s South Side Weekly and other publications. She has also held internships in media, including at CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, The Orange County Register and THV11 News.
Originally from Memphis, Monique graduated cum laude from UCLA, where she studied Communications and Global Studies and later earned her Master of Science from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Outside of the office, Monique enjoys running, yoga and any day spent outside.
|Maddie DailySenior Account Executive||Bio|
|Lindsly PennyAccount Executive||Bio|
Lindsly is an Austin-based Account Executive by way of Nashville, Tennessee. Her passion for writing led her to The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media, where she earned her B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications, with an emphasis in PR. Right out of college she was selected and thrust into the startup realm, where she worked for Eyeris leading press, social media and events as the Marketing Manager. Her nature of resourcefulness, flexibility and sheer drive make her an empathetic partner to her startup clients. Lindsly looks forward to post-COVID live music and travel and in the meantime continues to paint and enjoy the outdoors and plethora of queso Austin has to offer.
|McKenzie CovellAccount Executive||Bio|
McKenzie is an Account Executive based in Austin, by way of upstate New York. With a knack for relationship building, McKenzie went to James Madison University in Virginia to earn her B.S. in Communication Studies with a focus on Public Relations and Healthcare Communication. She plunged into the agency world as a Marketing Coordinator, where she cultivated strong client relationships, led content production, and acquired national partnerships. Outside of the office, you can find her listening to live music, cheering for the Buffalo Bills, or running outside.
|Caroline TrammellAssistant Account Executive||Bio|
Caroline is an Assistant Account Executive located in Austin, Texas. She is a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Virginia and majored in Strategic Communication and Politics. She has successfully supported strategic communications, content and social media programs for clients in hospitality, real estate, telecommunications and lobbyist groups. Caroline loves live music, Thai food, and hiking.
|Fletcher YoungAssistant Account Executive||Bio|
Fletcher is a recent transplant to Austin, Texas, from Dallas. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he earned his B.A. in Journalism, with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Economics. While in school, Fletcher honed his content creation, social media and event planning skill sets in the real estate industry. Right out of college, he was drawn to the tech world, initially as a recruiter. Fletcher enjoys hiking, live music and discovering new sushi spots.
|Avery BeattyAssistant Account Executive||Bio|
Avery is an Assistant Account Executive located in Austin, Texas. She is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder and majored in Strategic Communications with a focus in Public Relations and a minor in Business. She has experience supporting strategic communications, deepening media relations and social media for clients in the financial services and the lifestyle industries and has secured placements in the likes of CultureMap Dallas and Lake Highlands Advocate on behalf of her clients. Avery loves cooking for her friends and family, live music, and all things Bravo.
|Avery GoundAssistant Account Executive||Bio|
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Customized programs help brands punch above their weight and go from market challenger to market leader
At each step, we build on our collective success to leverage the power of PR to drive investor awareness, strategic partnerships, lead generation and successful exits.
Whether you are a venture fund seeking visibility with LPs, or a tech company looking to fuel the revenue funnel, our team adapts to your specific goals.
Benefit from heightened brand recognition. Our clients see increased inbound volumes following successful press releases, funding announcements, and press campaigns.
Make more meaningful connections with an elevated reputation. Our clients garner critical relationships following successful announcements and features.
Finding your people is easier when your message is recognized. The attention earned by our media campaigns draws interest from investors and potential partners alike.
Treble is structured and has the discipline of a newsroom: comprised of a cohesive team of former journalists, B2B, and B2C PR authorities. We scale together in conjunction with venture capital rounds. We are agile enough to customize our scope of work for every startup stage, from seed to publicly traded enterprises.
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Today marks a special day. Treble has unveiled our new website. The first website represented $3000.00 and a vision of a founder that was looking to do something different in the PR game. When you’re bootstrapping, you have to be judicious with your free cash flow.
Today, I am pleased to announce a new program at Treble. We've had tremendous success with funding launches since the agency was founded in 2013, and we recognized there had to be a way to add immediate value and hit the ground running with both startups and venture capital firms.Industry News
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For more than half a century, businesses have run on the mantra that “what gets measured gets managed.”Uncategorized
Today marks a special day. Treble has unveiled our new website. The first website represented $3000.00 and a vision of a founder that was looking to do something different in the PR game. When you’re bootstrapping, you have to be judicious with your free cash flow.Company News
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