Why CommsCollectiv2023-11-12T23:25:46+00:00

Why CommsCollectiv

CommsCollectiv was founded by four former Chief Communications Officers at large public companies and an industry-leading executive recruiter who have collectively worked in communications for more than a century. Together we have an unparalleled breadth of experience and an extensive network of proven executives in our talent pool. We know firsthand what it takes to lead the communications function, develop and implement impactful programs that garner significant results, and find the best person for the job. That is the CommsCollectiv difference.

The CommsCollectiv Management Team

Charlene Wheeless, Coach and CEO of Charlene Wheeless LLC, is a multi-faceted powerhouse in the business world, empowering executives and teams to inspire breakthrough performance and transform workplace culture and helping C-suite leaders and companies turn DE&I intentions into impact. Previously, Charlene served as the principal VP of Corporate Affairs at Bechtel Corporation, responsible for internal and external communications, reputation management, and sustainability.

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Eric Kraus, Principal of Kimball Road Strategies, has handled every facet of public affairs, public relations, and communications over his 30-year career. Prior to establishing his own practice, Eric was the chief communications officer for The Gillette Company, Covidien, Bacardi, and Clean Harbors where he was at the helm of global corporate communications, corporate marketing, government affairs, stakeholder management, corporate social responsibility and crisis communications. He has a proven track record of significant accomplishments and business impact. Eric continues to provide counsel and support to CEOs and members of executive management teams across multiple industries.

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Jane Randel, Co-Founder of Karp Randel is a highly-respected communications professional and social impact advisor, known for her expertise in driving positive change through strategic partnerships and initiatives. Jane’s impact in the communications field includes co-founding The CONVERSATION, a vibrant community of senior comms executives that facilitates dialogues on critical issues such as racial justice, global health, education, and more. Previously, Jane was SVP Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at Kate Spade & Company (formerly Liz Claiborne Inc.).

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Lisa Ryan is an executive recruiter in the communications industry and was most recently a Client Partner at Heyman Associates. Over her three decades at the firm, she led hundreds of successful executive searches in corporate communications, public relations, marketing communications, branding, and public affairs for blue-chip clients, including Fortune 500 corporations and nonprofit organizations across all industries, including academic institutions. Lisa is particularly skilled at finding the right chemistry between the candidate and the organization.

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Mónica Talán, Founder of CryptoConexion, is a dynamic entrepreneur and award-winning Chief Communications Officer with an unwavering commitment to innovation. She has successfully lead communications teams at prominent organizations such as Vrio Corp, a leading digital entertainment provider in Latin America, ADT, a renowned security provider, solidified her reputation as a visionary in the industry. Earlier in her career, she built the communications team at Univision Communications.

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