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  1. 1. Doug Poretz – Co-Founder & ChairmanDoug Poretz is a recognized leader in the art of enterprise communications. For more than 40 yearshe has executed successful fully-integrated communications campaigns for numerous organizationsincluding publicly-traded enterprises, large not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, andemerging growth technology companies. In 2010, Washington Life Magazine named him one ofeight “Titans of PR” in the Nation’s Capital.Poretz understands how to translate complex business models for the investor community – evenwhen companies are in a negative state of flux – to achieve the greatest value to the shareholder.He has worked with the leadership teams of organizations ranging in size from venture-backed start-ups to multinational conglomerates in truly diverse industries such as biotechnology, IT, research,engineering, defense, hospitality and real estate. In addition to the investor community, he hascreated and executed campaigns aimed at customers, employees, political leaders, and all thevarious and diverse segments of an organization’s community. A serial entrepreneur, Poretz hasfounded several companies, and in 2000 co-founded Washington, DC-based QorvisCommunications, which employed Poretz’ innovative model for operating a communications firm,and became one of the nations largest and fastest growing independently-owned communicationsagencies.His first communications assignment came when he was 23 and asked by the Superintendent of theAlexandria (VA) City Public Schools to design and implement the public relations campaign duringthe racial integration of the city’s schools (memorialized in the movie “Remember the Titans”). Sincethen, during his tenure in senior corporate communications positions at Flow General, PRC, andNVR, and as a retained consultant, he has been involved in amicable and hostile acquisitions, initialand follow-on equity and debt offerings, Chapter 11 filings, and virtually all other corporate events.His overall communications experience is very broad, and includes well-known and highly regardedpublic relations, advertising and interactive/digital campaigns.Specialties: corporate communications, business development, investor relations, venture andinstitutional capital raise, mergers and acquisitionsExperience:Qorvis CommunicationsFlow GeneralPRCEducation:B.A. The George Washington UniversityHighlights:Board Member The Jefferson Awards []
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