As CEO and Founder of Global Results Communications (GRC), Val is responsible for client strategy, growth and profitability of GRC and international operations in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Over her 20-year career in the mobile and technology industries, she has provided strategic counsel and campaign management to a wide range of successful public relations and social media programs on behalf of major trade associations, Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. Prior to founding GRC in 2005, Valerie worked with mobile, telecom and technology clients while at Porter Novelli Convergence Group. In addition, Valerie spent time in-house at QUALCOMM as well as worked for niche agencies centered on global clients. Valerie holds a B.A. in communications with an emphasis on public relations as well as a B.A. in English from California State University, Fullerton. She also completed a certificate program in Social and Digital Media from the University of Irvine.
As Managing Director, Lora leads management of the agency, clients and account teams. With 17 years of experience in technology and consumer public relations, Lora works with clients to develop strategy and plans, and she oversees all aspects of program implementation including strategic counsel, media and analyst relations, thought leadership and executive visibility programs, digital and social media, speaker’s bureau activities, industry conferences, and media training. Prior to joining GRC, Lora served in management roles with Ketchum Public Relations and GolinHarris. Lora earned bachelor’s degrees in English and Communications/Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Mike Kilroy has over 20 years of public relations experience in telecommunications, consumer electronics and B2B technology, providing strategic direction and program management for top-tier and emerging technology companies at GRC. Previously, Mike led the public relations program for Toshiba consumer notebooks and projectors as well as the first environmental communications program for all six divisions of Toshiba America. His list of other client work includes Epson, Ingram Micro, (ISC)2, Westinghouse Digital, Maxwell Technologies, eMachines, bein Sports and Smarthome. In addition to receiving many local awards for his work over the years, Kilroy has been honored with three Silver Anvils, the prestigious national award for excellence from the Public Relations Society of America. Earning a journalism degree from California State University, Long Beach, he wrote for newspapers and magazines for several years and authored a popular book on Orange County history.
With over 15 years of experience in journalism, marketing, PR, public affairs, advertising, branding, strategy, photojournalism, design and international negotiation, Gaby provides global capabilities that translate into substantial revenue for new and existing businesses. Her global reach is further accentuated through fluency in Spanish, as well as elementary skills in Italian and Portuguese, and has traveled and liaised with individuals, companies, and organizations in more than 40 nations. Gaby holds extensive and diverse experience in tech, government/global affairs, cybersecurity, Intelligence, data collection/analysis, international relations, healthcare, sports, auto racing and entertainment. She also has wide expertise in software and web development. Gaby has a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a Journalism track, as well as a Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs with an International Relations & Global Affairs Track.