Moksha Akil 20 Nov 2023 // 1:00PM GMT
NEW JERSEY — Five industry vets have launched a new consultancy that provides companies access to their expertise without the commitment or expense of a full-time hire.
Through CommsCollectiv, clients can tap the expertise of the company’s founders — Eric Kraus, Jane Randel, Lisa Ryan, Monica Talán and Charlene Wheeless — and others on a flexible basis, a cost-effective alternative to traditional CCO hiring, CommsCollectiv said.
"We’ve all witnessed firsthand the transformative power of effective communications. We’re eager to share our expertise and bridge a glaring gap in the industry. It’s high time businesses had a senior-level talent solution without the traditional constraints. CommsCollectiv is that solution” Kraus said.
Services include access to senior-level communicators on-demand; strategy execution; and the full range of offerings including corporate communications, media relations, crisis management, ESG strategies and investor relations.
Services are designed to seamlessly integrate into existing strategies, enhancing capabilities without disrupting operations, the company said.
The founders bring a range of experience to the consultancy. Wheeless (pictured) has her own firm and was previously Bechtel Corporation’s VP of corporate affairs; Kraus runs his own firm, Kimball Road Strategies, and was Gillette’s CCO; Jane Randel is co-founder of Karp Randel and previously was senior VP of corporate comms and social responsibility at Kate Spade & Co.; Ryan is an executive recruiter; and Talán is founder of CryptoConexion and previously led comms at Vrio Corp.
“CommsCollectiv is pioneering a new era in the fractional executive space by being the first to focus exclusively on the communications industry. We’re not merely a way to reduce expenses; We provide businesses of all sizes with direct access to a diverse and talented roster of senior-level communications professionals,” said Tálan. “It’s not just about the cost-saving potential; It’s about accessing a wealth of knowledge, vast networks, and decades of hands-on experience that makes CommsCollectiv an unbeatable proposition.”