Corporate communications is a vital function to helping advance a company's vision and strategy across multiple stakeholder groups.

It should be integrated within the enterprise to help ensure it is best positioned as a source of timely and relevant information and an agent for communicating and managing corporate change.

A successful communications function ensures that information reaches employees at every level and that feedback is solicited and captured, and then provided to management.

A well-designed and executed corporate communications program fosters an environment of transparency and trust to engage leaders and employees to help a company attain its strategic goals.
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About Sarah

  • 25 years experience as a communications executive providing strategic, brand and crisis communications support.
  • At KM Systems Group, advises companies on communication strategy and execution for enterprise transformation, planned and unplanned CEO and executive transitions, M&A, divestitures, reductions in force and other significant change events. 
  • Extensive research and knowledge on values, characteristics and motivations of Millennial workers. Advises companies on strategies to attract and retain millennial employees while achieving performance expectations.
  • Former vice president of corporate communications for CSC and BearingPoint, responsible for developing and executing global communications strategy and directing worldwide internal and external communications functions.


Managing Director, Corporate Communications • KM Systems Group
Apr, 2013 — Present
  • Provides strategic communications support to companies on a consultative basis.
  • Specialties include corporate communications, crisis communications, message development, transformation and change management, employee communications, public relations, analyst relations, investor relations, reputation management, and website optimization.
  • Also served as managing director, 2006-2009.
Vice President, Corporate Communications • CSC
Aug, 2008 — Mar, 2013
  • CSC provides Next Generation IT Infrastructure Services, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Big Data, Consulting and Industry Focused Application solutions.
Vice President, Corporate Communications • BearingPoint
2004 — 2006
  • Responsible for developing and executing global communications strategy and directing worldwide internal and external communications functions, including public relations, internal communications, industry analyst relations, and alumni relations.
  • As managing director, 2001-03, led communications programs and strategies during BearingPoint's rebranding campaign and extensive global acquisitions.
  • Was an integral part of the communications activities that supported the company's initial public offering in 2001.
National Director, Strategic Communications • KPMG Consulting
1991 — 2001
As National Director, Strategic Communications, 1999-2001:
  • Developed new, autonomous marketing and communications functions in spinoff of consulting business from KPMG LLP (tax, audit).
  • Managed pre-IPO and IPO employee communications activities working with CEO, CFO, COO, general counsel, bankers and underwriters.
  • Developed communications strategies and programs for 10,000-employee global workforce to include online newsletters, web-based communications, and town hall forums.
  • Launched $9 million corporate sponsorship with golfer Phil Mickelson.

As National Director, Analyst Relations, 1997-99:
  • Built new corporate function for educating and influencing technology analyst community on company’s business strategy, product and service offerings, and financial performance.
  • Counsel to chairman and industry and product SVPs for analyst briefings and discussions.
  • Served as lead corporate spokesperson to analyst community.

As Senior Manager, Federal Services Practice, 1991-97:

  • Led new product development and marketing projects for federal government clients
  • Managed team of consultants in business development and delivery activities.
  • As director of business development, built new business development function and knowledge management system for fastest growing business unit within KPMG.


Boston University
MA, BA, International Relations, 1988-89
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