Jon Goldberg is the founder and Chief Reputation Architect of Reputation Architects Inc., a strategic communications and management advisory firm focused on building, protecting and restoring reputations in a world of diminished trust and unprecedented stakeholder power.
Jon founded Reputation Architects in 2009 after more than 25 years as an advisor to corporate executives and boards, a senior leader at some of the world’s most prominent communications firms and a front-line spokesman for major corporations and non-profit organizations.
Before founding Reputation Architects, Jon was partner and director of the Corporate Affairs practice of Porter Novelli, the international communications consultancy. Earlier, he was executive vice president, general manager and national director of crisis and litigation communications at Edelman, served in senior client management roles at J. Walter Thompson, and was a principal media spokesman for The Prudential Insurance Company.
Jon is a frequent speaker, author and commentator on reputation risk management, crisis communications and corporate leadership. Trained as a journalist, he holds a BA degree in journalism as well as an MBA in finance, both from New York University.
A global marketing & communications specialists with 30 + years experience, Andres has worked for some of the world’s most innovative companies in the technology, consumer, gaming, luxury, and CPG industries.
He has held senior in-house marketing roles at Forbes 500’s – Microsoft, Sony, Unilever. Headed up and drove profitable transformation & client growth at international marketing consultancies – Edelman and Interpublic Group’s DeVries Global; provided advisory counsel to global C-Suite at Tencent, Starbucks, P&G, & IHG; and lead brand & social media campaigns for J&J, IKEA, Rosewood Hotels, New Balance, Audi, and Tesla
With this breadth of brand experience and a zeal to create culturally savvy, original and impactful marketing he launched his independent marketing consultancy – Cali17 – to connect brands to consumers and communities
Based in Hong Kong, his international markets consulting specialises in APAC – China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia
Oleg Ilyin is a seasoned public relations professional with over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, crisis management, and media training. His background includes projects for over 100 Russian and international brands, state institutions, and NGOs since 2000 in the roles of both consultant and project leader. Holding degrees in political science and business psychology, Oleg has also extensive track record as a media coach, helping business owners, leaders, and comms teams take the most out of every public and/or media appearance. Oleg is an award-winning author and experienced facilitator, able to combine profound expertise and effective teamwork frames.
Cornelia has been a brand strategist, communicator, and senior agency executive for over 30 years, working across Europe, Asia, and the US. Among the companies she worked for are Mars, Unilever, Shell, Microsoft, P&G, Beiersdorf, Inbev, Wrigley, Hilton, Bosch, Adidas, Gore, Siemens Home Appliances, TÜV SÜD, Grohe/Lixil and Tata.
She started her career in-house in corporate affairs and moved to the agency side after eight years. In her almost 20 years at Edelman, she has led operations as well as award-winning communications and marketing work for multi-national accounts headquartered across the globe. Cornelia set up global teams and structures and led numerous agency pitches by bringing together specialist talents to produce more strategic and creative outputs in a faster time. As the head of global account management, she worked with forty key-account leaders and senior clients to shape the best possible client-agency-relationship.
As the founder and co-owner of i-sekai, headquartered in Germany, she and her business partner Moritz Kaffsack advise regional and global clients in making communications more effective.
Cornelia is a speaker about brand, purpose, and collaboration topics and a university lecturer on international communication management. Cornelia has studied marketing and business administration in Germany and France, lived in Germany, France and India, and worked in most markets in Europe and Asia. She believes that strategic communication is a key value-driver for leaders, companies, and brands today.
Catherine has 35 years’ experience in global marketing and communications working with blue-chip businesses around the world and has lived in both Europe and the US. Positions have included senior international management roles with Harrods, Motorola, Napster, Edelman, Almond Board of California, and Dolby. Most recently she held leadership positions within higher education at the University of Leicester. Her experience in building and mentoring teams, developing corporate/brand narrative and effective marketing strategy across a range of industry sectors from start-ups to multinationals, provides invaluable support to business leaders and entrepreneurs alike.
She understands the challenges of a global business working in multinational, diverse teams and the importance of maintaining brand integrity whilst acknowledging local culture and market conditions. Catherine has also worked on many major team reviews and reorganizations developing models for efficient work streams and personnel development within global marketing teams.
Currently a member of Authentic Vision’s European Advisory Board, she also works with C-suite executives on crisis, marketing and communications strategy and leads highly effective, results orientated “Brand Bootcamps” which help businesses develop brand frameworks and tools to align their position and messaging.
Catherine grew up in the UK and has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications and an MA in strategic marketing. She speaks fluent German and good French and lives near Bordeaux in France.