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Executive Communications & Strategic Writing

About Me



7-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, New York Times business best-selling (ghost)writer, and award-winning former SVP in Fleishman-Hillard's global corporate practice. Specializing in executive thought leadership, weaving data points across a narrative frame to create compelling visionary stories for senior executives in technology, financial services, health care, and the law. Developed and executed thought-leadership platforms for leaders of the world’s most admired organizations, including CEOs/founders of AT&T, Environmental Defense Fund, SAP, ABB Digital, Lenovo, FICO, Paul Hastings law firm, and Infosys.

Specialties: -- Story-based executive thought-leadership platform development & execution that delivers "gifts of knowledge"
-- C-Level speechwriting/ghostwriting/strategic comms counsel
-- Writing excellence across multiple strategic projects in wide variety of media
-- High-impact triangulation of company/executive messages with news & trends in the industry & the larger society
-- Corporate positioning & messaging
-- International experience (China & India)

Worked directly for the founders, CEOs, and/or C-Suite executives of: Betterworks, Tenet Health, HP, UBS Investment Bank, LionTree Advisors, Sybase, T-Mobile, AMD, SwissRe, Autodesk, Visa, BEA Systems/Oracle, Aprimo/Teradata, Cendant, Fleishman-Hillard, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Network Appliance (NetApp), Nuance, Borland, TIBCO, Hitachi PC, Serena Software, SeeBeyond/Sun/Oracle, and Another Planet Entertainment.

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My Writing Samples

Move Bits, Not Atoms

Essay on LinkedIn by ABB Chief Digital Officer Guido Jouret on running the world without consuming the earth


IT-to-OT Solutions That Can Bolster Security in the IIoT

essay in DARKReading by CTO of ABB Digital on cybersecurity techniques developed in the IT world that can also be applied to the Operational Technology industrial world


Worldsource or Perish

Essay in Forbes.com by Lenovo CEO William Amelio on the computer maker's global strategy


The Future Got Here Fast

Forbes.com essay by Betterworks executive Andrea Lagan on the pandemic empowering operationally-minded HR executives to move to top management positions


To the IIoT World: Cloud Customers Need a Data Bill of Rights

Manifesto in Forbes.com by ABB's Chief Digital Officer calling on peers in the Industrial Internet of Things to create a shared Bill of Rights for customer data in the cloud


The Right & Wrong Ways to Engage, Unify & Motivate a Remote Workforce: Big Brother Need Not Apply

Blog by founder/CEO of Betterworks, Doug Dennerline



Thought leadership/ghostwriter/speechwriter

Supported Chief Digital Officer steering global industrial conglomerate (140,000 employees) into & through digital transformation, for itself and customers.

Company: ABB Digital

I worked there from 2/2017 until now


executive communications, thought leadership, OpEds, POVs, market papers/white papers, strategic writing

Company: Bill Mandel Strategic Communications

I worked there from 2/2008 until now

Senior Vice President

Developed thought leadership for AT&T, Lenovo & other clients

Company: Fleishman-Hillard Global Corporate Practice (SF)

I worked there from 1/2007 until 2/2008

Content I Write