Resumé: 34 years of technology communications experience
Melody Kean Haller
Currently, Haller is enjoying collaborating part-time with Windscape AI, Inc. as a core team member, contributing strategic thinking and pursuing/writing grant opportunities.
2022 to 2010
After the sale of Antenna Group, Inc. to Beckerman in 2010 (which took Antenna's name), Haller retired and traveled. Then she found she missed her incredibly stimulating career. Since then, she has contributed in various ways with FreeWire, Siva Power (solar), Vertue Lab (nfp), Blue Practice PR, Catalyze, Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc., and currently Windscape AI, Inc.
Between 2010 and 1993
2010–1993: Founder, CEO & Owner, Antenna Group, Inc., a mid-sized public relations firm based in San Francisco which specialized in emerging technologies, entrepreneurial companies, and environmental sustainability.
Advised nearly 90 companies; managed median 22 employees. Notable cleantech clients included 3M Corp., Accelergy, Agraquest, the California Clean Energy Fund, Cogenra, eMeter, eSolar, Fiberstars, Glasspoint, General Fusion, HelioVolt, Illumitex, ICE Energy, Lumenergi, MMA Renewable Ventures, NanoH2O, Nanosys, National Semiconductor, Powergenix, Solaria, SolFocus, Suniva and Xtreme Power.
Guided clients in creating/increasing market presence, growing sales/participation, and raising funds. Led several clients from founding through IPO, including WebEx's $2.5 billion IPO.
2010 - 2018: Judge, American Business Awards.
1994–2008: San Francisco Business Times’ List of Top 20 PR Firms (twice)
2008: Top Five, U. S. Businesswoman of the Year, American Business Awards.
2004: HotDot Award, “PR Pro of the Year,” San Francisco Business Times.
2004: Served on first, State of California Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology.
2002: Profiled in Inc. Magazine “The Zen of PR.”
1995: Profiled in Fast Company Magazine, “The New Brains of PR.”
1993 to 1988
1990–1993: Partner and President, Niehaus Ryan Haller Public Relations, Inc. Led the firm to be first to focus on the Internet. Led initial launch of Yahoo.com and others; worked for equity.
Messaging strategy for IBM's transition to global services and Open Source.
1990 - 91: Principal, Kean Communications, provided PR for Apple Macintosh-related companies.
1988 - 1990: Associate Art Director, MacWeek, the first, 4-color, desktop-published weekly magazine. Responsibilities
included photo editing, layout design/headlines, and managing content-creation process.