Experienced founder of Kayye Consulting, a technology consulting company, and rAVe [Publications], a publishing and digital communications company with more than 23 years of experience in technology sales and marketing.
I am often the keynote speaker at business and industry conferences because of my marketing and branding expertise. I’ve built brand campaigns for more than a dozen companies in the technology industry and have served as an expert witness for a branding case.
I teach classes and lead workshops throughout the year on marketing, corporate and personal branding and advertising. I write and blog about technology and the future of marketing and advertising regularly. I was named the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year and received the NSCA Instructor of the Year award in 2007.
Recognized as a social media and new media technology expert, I developed a website, the rAVe Social Media Blueprint, that thousands of technology professionals and integrators utilize to define their social media marketing strategy. In addition, I have consulted with hundreds of companies on their new media and social media strategies over the past ten years. And, in 2014, I was named to the list of the Top 100 People in the Triangle You Should Connect With.
I’m a lively and engaging speaker and certainly do not stand behind a podium. I love being interrupted with questions and challenged by the audience; the engagement by the attendee is what I thrive on.
A graduate of the UNC School of Media and Journalism, I’m an adjunct faculty member at my alma mater where I teach a class about new media and its effect on the future of advertising, marketing and PR and as well as a class on personal and professional branding. However, the most rewarding title I hold is co-founder of the Swim for Smiles Foundation – a non-profit that raises money for N.C. Children’s Hospital through youth events like an annual kids triathlon.