Who We Are

Who We Are

Cari Sommer, CEO

Cari is a communications and strategy expert, bringing clients a unique combination of business savvy, communications expertise and media know-how. As CEO of SCG, she regularly serves as trusted partner and advisor to high growth technology companies and venture capital firms building thought leadership in the media. Cari is also a regular contributor to Forbes, where she writes about entrepreneurship and start-up growth. Prior to starting SCG, Cari led media and communications for tech start-up Urban Interns, a company she co-founded in 2008. Cari began her career practicing law at the international law firms of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Bryan Cave. She is an active alumni of Cornell University, and is a member of The Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Human Ecology, Entrepreneurship at Cornell Advisory Council and the President’s Council of Cornell Women. Cari lives in New York City where SCG is based.

cari@sommercg.com

Holly Blum, Media & Strategy Consultant

Holly Blum is a seasoned public relations professional with extensive experience writing, developing thought leadership, conducting community outreach, conducting media relations, initiating and maintaining third-party partnerships and issues management. She is skilled at translating scientific and technical information for a wide range of audiences. Her agency experience includes Cohn & Wolf Healthcare, where she worked on award-winning campaigns, and PureCommunications. Holly is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jenny Badner Falcon, Media & Strategy Consultant

Jenny Falcon joins SCG with an established news career, which she began with a Masters from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Jenny has worked as a producer at Air America Radio and as a reporter for the Voice of America in New York and Jerusalem. Jenny has also contributed to ABC News, the Jerusalem Post Newspaper and the Israel Broadcast Authority's daily English newscast.

Catherine Pope, Media Relations Consultant

With a decade of marketing and PR experience, Catherine Pope began her career in the beauty, fashion, and luxury lifestyle industries. She has worked both domestically and abroad with notable agencies including Lippe Taylor and AAM where she worked across national consumer brands. Over the years, her deep relationships with influencers and press have allowed her to secure placements in nearly every major national and regional magazine and newspaper; key online outlets; and broadcast programs at both a national and local level.

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Sara Leslie, CEO, In Other Words

Sara Gaviser Leslie is the founder and principal of Silicon Valley based In Other Words, a content strategy firm focused on executive communications, thought leadership, fundraising, lead generation, content marketing, and sales enablement. In Other Words works with venture capital firms, startups and public companies including Sequoia, Jive, Medallia, and Russell Reynolds. Previously, Sara worked as an investment analyst, researching both private and public equities, and as a case writer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Sara earned an M.B.A from Columbia Business School with a concentration in finance and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Wellesley College.