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A Strategic Communications Practice

We believe an intelligent communications strategy is critical to every organization’s success.

Boldsquare is a multi-disciplined, strategic communications practice that partners with executive leadership teams to embrace opportunity in the marketplace, accelerate growth, drive cultural and organizational transformation and engage and activate employees and other key stakeholders.

Our team of experienced professionals have extensive communications and senior leadership experience at global, billion-dollar companies. We’ve been in the room and on-the-ground when mission critical decisions are being made and have created effective communications strategies that significantly improved financial performance, aligned organizational structures and cultures with strategic goals and helped recruit and retain high-performance individuals.

At Boldsquare, we believe an intelligent communications strategy is crucial to a company’s success. We’re committed to partnering with each of our clients, understanding their business from the ground up and helping them achieve their goals.

Expertise in Communications Alignment

Strategic Alignment

Adapting to today’s rapidly changing business environment is a formidable challenge for most organizations. It has become increasingly important for stakeholders – employees, customers, investors, partners, thought leaders – to fully understand a company’s long-term vision for success. Effective messaging and alignment enables organizations to achieve high performance by establishing a clear connection between the contributions of all stakeholders to an organization’s vitality and the business-critical processes and initiatives that are needed to achieve measurable, positive results.

Boldsquare has a proven record in helping businesses align all of their internal and external audiences, through clear and compelling messaging. We help organizations develop a culture of clarity and shared understanding, create powerful emotional connections between employees and a company’s goals and objectives, and most importantly, enable clients to drive success across all areas of their business.

Expertise in Communications Transformation

Cultural and Communications Transformation

An entrepreneurial, innovative and agile culture is a critical competitive advantage in the current business environment of increasingly rapid change and digital disruption. The understanding and commitment to cultural and communications transformation starts and is totally dependent upon the personal transformation of the company’s senior management and leaders.

Boldsquare’s cultural and communications transformation experience has guided a wide variety of companies through significant change. We have successfully enabled them to move from values to behavior, from communication to engagement, from human resources to business operations and from a top-down focus to bottom-up communications.

Employee Engagement and Retention

Productive, positive employee experiences have become the present-day contract between businesses and their employees. Highly effective communications programs are a must for developing an integrated focus and creating total employee experiences. Providing an engaging experience helps companies succeed in attracting and retaining qualified employees. Boldsquare works with companies to help shape culture, engage and activate employees and maintain the consistency of messages and communications. Our strategic communications programs not only impact employee recruitment, retention, productivity and loyalty, they also provide a direct link to customer satisfaction, company reputation and greater stakeholder values.

The Boldsquare Team

Dylan Jones

Dylan Jones

Dylan has over twenty years’ experience in strategic communications roles at leading global organizations, with extensive experience of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, strategic positioning, complex litigation, executive transitions, and industry disruption. Prior to founding Boldsquare, he was Chief Communications Officer for Scripps Networks Interactive, the parent company of media brands including HGTV and Food Network. He previously led worldwide communications for recorded music and music publishing giant EMI. He also spent time in key roles in Europe with MTV, VH1 and Music Choice, having started his career as a journalist in London. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cambridge, England.

Deb Mitchell

Deb brings extensive insight, broad business experience and expertise in investor relations, reputation, issues and crisis management, employee engagement and executive coaching to Boldsquare’s clients. Formerly, she was senior vice president of global corporate communications for Cardinal Health, a Fortune 15, Most Admired, $120 billion company. Her work there included global acquisitions and integrations, branding programs, thought leadership initiatives, and the development of the first employee and customer experience center. She co-chaired the company's cross-functional committee for assessing and advancing ESG (environmental, social and governance) initiatives and was a member of the Women's Leadership Initiative executive committee. Previously, Deb led communications and investor relations at L Brands (at that time, the holding company for high-growth companies Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works) and Wendy’s. As a certified Birkman Method coach, Deb also works with executives and individuals to enhance individual and team performance. She received a BS in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) and an MBA from Ohio University.

Deb Mitchell
Jeff Hooper

Jeff Hooper

A visionary, clear thinker and savvy strategist, Jeff offers over forty years of senior executive experience in strategic marketing, corporate communications, investor relations, cultural transformation and employee engagement and retention. He has operated his own consulting firm, and served as Chief Operating Officer for a $100 million advertising agency, Executive Vice President for an investor relations firm and Chief Strategy Officer for a Top 100 public relations agency. His client experience includes major corporations and brands such as Honeywell, NCR, Reynolds & Reynolds, Emerson, MeadWestvaco, Siemens, LexisNexis, United Healthcare and Norfolk Southern. He holds a business degree from Ohio University.

Mark Kroeger

Mark has extensive experience guiding communications strategies across a broad spectrum of transactional and corporate structure scenarios including M&A, IPOs, shareholder activism, corporate development and family-controlled ownership. As the lead communications executive for global media company Scripps Networks Interactive, he directed strategic communications for transformational acquisitions of the Travel Channel in the U.S. and Europe, and broadcasters UKTV in the United Kingdom and TVN in Poland. Mark’s other areas of expertise include board-management relations, media relations, internal communications and crisis and reputation management. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Western Kentucky University and an MBA with a concentration in corporate finance from Xavier University.

Mark Kroeger
Ron Fuchs, APR

Ron Fuchs, APR

Ron has a record of delivering integrated solutions to advance reputation and business goals across a diverse number of highly-matrixed, global programs during his 35 years in the communications trenches. Prior to Boldsquare, he worked ten years at F. Hoffmann-La Roche including the leadership of the communications team for the company’s Research and Early Development organization. Before Roche, he led Global Employee and Executive Communications at Agilent Technologies, was the VP of Corporate Communications at Packard Bell NEC, and was the Communications Director for Whirlpool’s North American Appliances Group. He also spent 14 years in military service as a Public Affairs officer with the USAF with several operational unit assignments and a stint as the USAF liaison with the entertainment industry. Ron earned a BS in journalism/public relations from the University of Oregon and a Masters in Communications Management from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. He is accredited (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America.

Contact Boldsquare

Call us at +1-865-344-0900
information@boldsquare.com