A professional communicator, writer and marketing freelancer, Jack Hardy is a California native and admitted technology enthusiast. Although his Silicon Valley job experience began as a hardware technician at Hewlett Packard, he quickly realized he enjoyed people over products. His route to a professional public relations career began at a San Francisco PR agency that specialized in an eclectic mix of clients from comedy clubs and Hollywood movies, to athletic competitions and truck stop associations—whew!
Fast forward to 2020. Now his communications and marketing and PR repertoir includes promoting small start ups, private and public companies, government, technology and education and non-profits. While he has firsthand experience in the roller-coaster ride of an initial public stock offering at a telecommunications company, he also spent time working at independent and national technology PR agencies. The meltdown of the dot-com industry in the early 2000s prompted him to launch his own consulting practice.
Over the years, he has served as a guest speaker at industry conferences and as a syndicated video podcaster. His interests include conversations about the impact of personal technology overuse and he yearns to conduct an investigative national tour and write a book about the subject. A college adviser once said his career choice should be travel agent or priest. Did I mention he speaks Spanish? Hola!
Jack earned a liberal arts degree from De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., a bachelor of arts in communication from Brigham Young University and an MBA from George Fox University in Oregon. He is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and taught classes as an adjunct professor for more than 10 years at Portland State University’s School of Business.
In his spare time, he enjoys any activity involving a Frisbee®, mountain bike riding and nearly all racquet sports. He is now exploring paddle boarding. He enjoys gardening, cultural experiences through international travel and dreams about starting an aerial photography business. He also likes fish–both to watch and eat.
Connect here: jack[at]nichepr.com.