Together we are limitless

Our philosophy

We’re fanatical about technology, with over twenty years’ experience in igniting positive actions for our clients. Our tech understanding, experience and network helps spark audience curiosity across all aspects of communications, branding and digital marketing. At Hotwire, we aim to be the best consultancy our clients and our people will ever work with. At the heart of this ambition is our belief that when working with Hotwire, you can achieve limitless success.

Hotwire Ignite Possibility Program (HIPP)

This program is part of Hotwire’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy meant to amplify the people and organizations creating meaningful and sustainable change in the world through technology.

How we are different

We seek to inspire by delivering bold yet pragmatic comms advice.
Forget vanity metrics. We exist to make the right people sit up and take action.

Award Winning

Success on behalf of clients has triggered success of our own. We’re thrilled to be recognized as Global Technology Agency of the Year, among other awards.

With our partners, we're better together

Hotwire is very proud of our network of our Global Partners who have been handpicked to ensure their culture and ethics mesh with ours. As a result, working together globally we provide the same values, quality standards and general approach to clients offering the best in breed across regions.

Map of Hotwire partners in North America
Map of Hotwire partners in Latin America
Map of Hotwire partners in APAC
Map of Hotwire partners in Australia

Experienced Leadership

Hotwire is led by experienced comms and business consultants with decades of expertize,
skilled at unlocking clients’ unrealized possibilities.

I'm the Global CEO for Hotwire. I've spent my entire career immersed in technology, and moved over to Hotwire from Eastwick Communications after its acquisition in 2016. As well as agency experience I've a wide range of in-house knowledge. At Autodesk, I focused on integrated brand communications and led the development of the company’s first sustainability report and I played an integral role in Enphase’s successful IPO and aggressive expansion into Europe.

Heather Kernahan

Global Chief Executive Officer

Stephanie Pastorelli

I’m the Global Head of People & Culture for Hotwire. Over the last 20+ years I’ve led people functions within diverse customer and employee focused environments in a variety of industries such as retail, e-commerce tech, supply chain and healthcare. Seeing people grow and succeed while knowing they can be themselves, have fun and feel supported is what I love most about my role. At Hotwire, we aim to be the best consultancy our people will ever work with. At the heart of this ambition is our belief that when working at Hotwire, you can achieve limitless success. This is what inspires me, and our people and culture team.

Stephanie Pastorelli

Global Head of People & Culture

I’m Global Head of Technology and Innovation for Hotwire. I have spent my entire life in technology and building solutions that move companies forward. My 20+ years of experience includes aerospace, gaming, and education. I love bridging the gap between technology and the magic of client experience through data, insights, and automation.

Kevin Dulaney

Head of Technology and Innovation

Beatrice Agostinacchio

I’m Hotwire’s MD for Spain and Italy. I have always worked in tech and innovation is my passion. I joined Hotwire in 2010 and I continue to grow professionally within the agency. I have always worked for international firms, previously at Weber Shandwick – Tech Practice. My goal is helping brands to look at their pain points and finding ways to communicate their assets and values and generate success. In these years, I have worked for different type's of companies, both BtoC and BtoB: from blue chips such as Microsoft, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony and Snapchat to start-ups or unicorns like Klarna.

Beatrice Agostinacchio

md, Italy & Spain

I’m the North American CEO for Hotwire, responsible for managing our clients’ experiences and health, as well as overseeing our People and Culture, in addition to finance in the US. With over thirteen years of experience, I have extensive expertize and a proven track record leading integrated communications programs of scale, from early stage startups to established public companies. Most of all, I love building thoughtful, but incredibly high-performing teams.

Heather Craft

North American CEO

I’m the Chief Growth Officer for Hotwire, responsible for managing our client growth, securing new business wins and overseeing our agency’s marketing strategies in the US. My breadth of experience demonstrates how creative thinking paired with smart execution can deliver meaningful business results. I love working through high-stakes moments such as M&A, IPO, executive changes, product and company launches, in addition to integrated campaigns.

Laura Macdonald

Chief Growth Officer

Ute has over 20 years of experience in corporate comms, strategic consulting and issue management. A specialist in brand communications and social media, Ute has created high-profile campaigns for renowned automobile and tech brands like BMW, Porsche, Amazon, Intel, Sony and Rockstar Games. Her career also includes time as Head of PR for MTV Germany. You can talk to her about anything related to tech, music, books and digital culture.

Ute Hildebrandt

MD, Continental Europe & Germany

Virginie Puchaux

I joined Hotwire in 2002 and I have been the Managing Director for the French Office since 2013. My expertize is primarily in B2B, Crisis and Corporate communication, but I have been delivering communications campaigns for clients of all types such as Rakuten, Steria, Chauffeur-Privé (now FREE NOW), Nikon, Atlassian, eBay or Twitter. My role is to offer strategic advice and consulting for integrated communication campaigns, ensuring client satisfaction on a local level.

Virginie Puchaux

md, france & Head of Brand & Marketing Continental Europe

I’m Hotwire UK’s CEO. I have over 25 years’ experience in strategic communications, campaigning, reputation management and journalism, helping businesses and brands protect, grow and shape their reputations. I started life as journalist working for the likes of the BBC and Sky News, before finding my passion for communications. I was previously the Managing Director of the Corporate Reputation practice at Edelman, as well as a Managing Partner at Ogilvy. I’ve got passion for vintage horology, cooking, theatre and live music.

Jeremy Lucas

CEO, United Kingdom

I am the Managing Director, Marketing, for Hotwire Asia Pacific. For the last 22+ years, I have consulted IT and Telco clients (Google, Cisco Systems Inc, Lenovo, StarHub, TM One, etc.) on behalf of GetIT - in the field of B2B Marketing, Account Based Marketing (ABM), digital marketing strategy, lead generation, demand generation, and lead nurturing.

Anol Bhattacharya

Managing Director, Marketing, for Asia Pacific

Martin Opercan

As Co-MD for Germany, I lead the German team and business together with Ute.
My main focus is on our operative business, developing existing and potential clients as well as supporting our local Hotwire team. Originally starting in PR, my focus has shifted over time to more comprehensive strategy projects - especially the development of brand positioning and brand narratives. As a Scrum Master, I am also a fan of the agile mindset and methods.

Martin Opercan

Co-MD Germany

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