Global Head Of Marketing & Communications
Michelle is Global Head of Marketing & Communications at Apeel, where she leads global brand strategy, marketing and PR with the vision of natural, nutritious, sustainable food becoming the standard fare of the global food system and for all who depend on it. Prior to Apeel, Michelle built communications strategies and teams, and led integrated marketing programs for technology startups valued over $1 billion including Lookout Mobile Security, Eventbrite, and Imgur. After building and executing communications in-house at startups, she founded and ran Linn PR as principal, representing well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firms and mission-driven technology companies. Prior to the tech world, Michelle worked at Ketchum, a leading global food-specialized public relations firm, where she advocated for the nutritional benefits and culinary uses of ancient grains for ConAgra Foods and championed the awesomeness of the avocado for Avocados from Mexico. Michelle earned a degree in Public Relations and Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and lives in San Francisco.