Rick Popko — PR Account Director
Rick Popko is an experienced enterprise B2B and consumer technology public relations and analyst relations professional with expertise in planning and implementing international programs, including communication plan development. Specialties include company/product launches, funding announcements, media strategy and training and special event planning. Rick brings more than 13 years of experience working with leading global organizations, including Fortinet, Hitachi, Data Direct Networks, Dolby and Cisco, as well as many network and security technology startups including Versa Networks, Cloudian, Veriflow, TrapX, Soha Systems (acquired by Akamai), Panasas, Balbix and Nyotron. Rick currently serves as Account Director at Harden Communications Partners, handling public and analyst relations for a number of the practice’s technology, insurance and health care clients.
Prior to his career in public relations, Rick was a writer/editor at several Bay Area publications including Multimedia World magazine, Digital Video magazine, Maximum PC magazine, ZDNet and CNET.
Rick holds a BA in Film/Screenwriting from San Francisco State University.
In his personal time, Rick likes to write, produce and direct independent horror/comedy movies. Two of his productions are currently available on Amazon.