Wynne Ahern is a communications strategist with twenty years of corporate, brand and product communications experience in the technology industry. Wynne is the founder and CEO of CommStrat, a boutique public relations firm primarily servicing consumer and enterprise technology startup companies. Over the course of her career, she has positioned, launched and marketed hundreds of products and companies in a wide variety of market segments including consumer, FinTech, mobile, media and education technology, among others.
Prior to founding CommStrat in 2002, Wynne held senior positions at leading public relations agencies Edelman and UpStart Communications (a Fleishman-Hillard Company). A former litigator, she practiced business law in San Francisco for five years before entering the technology communications arena. Wynne’s law background has given her deep skills crafting compelling, bullet-proof stories that resonate with specific audiences, which she artfully applies to her marketing communications clients.
Wynne specializes in communications strategy, media and analyst relations, digital strategy, social media, speaking programs, writing and media training. She also mentors rising tech entrepreneurs, working with incubator and accelerator companies serving as a mentor and preferred provider for Alchemist Accelerator and Evestnet|Yodlee Incubator.
With a proven talent for making companies and their products stand out from the competition, Wynne has played a central role in helping startups build mindshare and market share, and many of her clients have had highly successful exits through acquisition and IPO.
Wynne holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Denison University. Additionally she studied in Spain with Middlebury College where she focused on Spanish and Iberian studies.