Paul Brady, Founder
As a veteran public relations and marketing communications professional, Paul dedicates himself to raising the bar on standards for how companies communicate with the world.
With more than 15 years of experience in ushering new companies and products to market, he’s helped established players redefine their space and ushered startups in their mission to break ground in new arenas. His counsel and implementation has made a monumental impact across the games, consumer tech, B2B tech, mobile and consumer spaces. He launched the world’s most popular game Candy Crush Saga and shepherded its maker King to its record breaking $7 billion IPO. He also helped Pinterest break into new categories like travel, men’s interest and more, while overseeing the efforts that introduced USA Network into the digital entertainment and games arenas.
Paul ensures Carve is in a league above and beyond its global competition, while helping its clients grow and enable entire industries to bloom. Although he was raised in Austin, Texas, it was the city’s large games, VR and tech industries, as well as the many high-profile thought leaders and events like SXSW inspired him to base the agency here. He sees his team as family and treats them like entrepreneurs instead of staff and only brings clients on board the team will have a strong connection with.
Paul has lived in New York, Los Angeles and Denver and has traveled to more than 30 countries, but his heart is in Austin. He loves the energy, creativity and soul of the city as it offers one of the richest cultures he’s seen. He is an avid rock climber and fly fisherman and has traveled to Thailand, Indonesia, Africa, Spain, Mexico and beyond to climb at world-class destinations.
Jamie is a PR and communications specialist who has had the privilege to work with a wide variety of companies ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to ambitious startups preparing to launch the next big thing. She brings more than a decade of experience working across enterprise and consumer technology, B2B services, mobile applications and entertainment industries to her role.
Carve’s brilliant clients truly set out to change the faces of the industries in which they work, and Jamie finds them to be a constant source of inspiration and education. Regardless of the industry, whether VR/AR, cyber security, analytics or something else, each day is sure to bring something new, and she thrives on that.
After years working together, Jamie’s counts herself as fortunate to have found an agency and culture that’s such a great fit and results in world-class outcomes for clients. Jamie is proud to call Austin’s diverse and accepting community home. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her daughters, working in the yard, going for walks and exploring Austin’s outstanding food scene.
Brittany is a seasoned PR and marketing communications pro with over a decade of experience. Having worked at both a national PR agency and in-house at a high-growth social media software company, she has served technology companies ranging from startups to global corporations. She prides herself on her ability to generate brand equity and leadership positioning through to post-launch for clients.
A results-driven strategist with a passion for bringing emerging companies to market, she loves telling a company’s story, sharing in the excitement of their news and driving visibility for businesses coming to market with innovative solutions to tough problems.
Brittany finds herself constantly inspired by the challenge to understand the needs of a particular target market and create a brand that resonates with that audience. Always on a quest to find out what’s unique about a company or specific announcement, she delights in the opportunity to creatively share a story in a way that makes stakeholders and media care. Brittany joined Carve as a steadfast supporter of its mission to set new standards in public relations and believes there’s no other agency with a team as talented, fun loving, smart and driven.
A wannabe foodie who lives in Austin with her husband and two small boys, Brittany is grateful for the city’s amazing selection of restaurants and loves its thriving startup scene. She’s also a college basketball fanatic and an avid soccer player.
Jessica brings more than 15 years of experience serving clients across enterprise and B2B markets to the Carve team. She loves figuring out creative ways to help companies (big or small) communicate their story and has a proven track record of driving thought leadership and coverage around relevant industry trends.
She most recently was a principal media and analyst relations lead at National Instruments where she managed global communication efforts for their 5G wireless communications campaign and automotive test campaign. Prior to National Instruments, she represented AMD, Vignette, Austin City Limits Music Festival and others for international PR firm WE.
Jessica is based in Austin, Texas where she was born and raised. She met her husband slinging BBQ at The Salt Lick (look it up - it’s kind of an icon) where she was working to pay for college and they have two young kiddos. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoys concerts at ACL Moody theater (there isn’t a bad seat in the house), tacos (because Texas, duh) and curling up with a good book.
April uses her more than 13 years of experience leading PR campaigns for startups, Fortune 10 companies and everything in between to establish and maintain extensive media relationships for Carve’s clients.
She has a proven track record of securing prominent placements for clients in broadcast, national, regional and trade media outlets. As a TV expert, April has delivered formal media training for spokespersons to prepare for on-camera interviews. She has also appeared on countless regional and nationally syndicated TV stations across the country to represent client’s products and services. At Carve, she enjoys working with her senior-level colleagues to nail down the processes that deliver consistency for clients large and small.
Her passion for journalism originated on the reporting side – she served as editor-in-chief of her college newspaper before moving to PR. She finds relationship building with media to be one of the most challenging and stimulating parts of her job, as things change daily and require quick adaptation.
When she’s not interacting with media or helping one of our clients facilitate the next great story, April can be found taking in Austin’s diverse live music scene. A skilled vocalist, she has even taken the stage at a couple of local venues. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, exploring the town, meeting the laid-back people who call it home and going for a run on Town Lake trail.
A natural storyteller, Amber has more than eight years of PR and communications experience working for a variety of industries including technology, games and non-profits. Bringing both agency and in-house experience to her role, she derives immense satisfaction from seeing clients’ excitement as they garner media coverage or land speaking opportunities.
From pitching media on upcoming news to running speaker campaigns and interviewing founders, Amber is always ready to dig deep and craft messages that resonate. She loves learning about our diverse range of clients and telling the stories behind the products, technology or games that drive their success.
A team player who puts 100 percent into everything she does, Amber wakes up every day excited to work with her colleagues who have become more like family. Amber lives in Tacoma, WA with her husband, daughter and sheltie. She is also a travel enthusiast who has been to more than 22 countries and counts Stockholm, Belize and New York City among her favorite destinations.
Daniel is a seasoned public relations expert and veteran editor who has worked for a number of high-profile companies including Ziff Davis Media, International Business Times, Dennis Publishing, and Shacknews LTD. He joins the Carve Communications team as a Public Relations Specialist with years of editorial experience to provide its clients the high-profile and attention-grabbing content they deserve.
Given his editorial background, Daniel thrives when under pressure and has always delivered exceptional results. He takes pride in his quick thinking and fast-paced response time and doesn't shy away from burning the midnight oil if necessary. His career has run the gamut from being a News Editor writing up countless breaking stories to a Public Relations Executive and everything in between.
Daniel currently resides in the New York City Metropolitan Area with his wife, daughter, and their newly-adopted cat. When he's not working, he thoroughly enjoys the simple things in life like playing games, watching films, and spending time with loved ones, especially if burgers are involved in any shape or form.
Talia is a passionate, creative and entrepreneurial communications leader with proven success in helping companies – from global brands to start-ups – significantly grow awareness in an ever-evolving communications landscape. With over 14 years of integrated communications experience, she helps clients develop multi-faceted PR strategies and implements programs that focus on brand, product and/or corporate awareness. She has deep experience working with consumer and technology companies, counseling clients and executing successful product launches, brand campaigns, media events, influencer partnerships and digital programs. She has held leadership roles with clients such as Samsung, WhatsApp, Mozilla, Xiaomi, Kodak, Time Warner Cable and H&R Block.