Leadership – PublicRelay


Chris Bolster

Managing Partner

Formerly the President of U.S. News Custom Briefings, VP at Time Warner Ventures, and Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, Chris brings deep experience solving executive-level problems and making information actionable. Chris holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Sloan School at MIT.

Eric Koefoot

Managing Partner

Formerly the CEO of U.S. News Ventures, CEO at Five Star Alliance, CFO and later VP Global Sales at Washington Post Digital, Eric brings substantial media experience and understanding to the team at PublicRelay. Eric holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Sloan School at MIT.

Darren Sleeger

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Formerly the SVP for Kastle Systems and National Consultant at IKON Solutions and FedEx,  Darren brings an experienced, polished focus on building outstanding relationships with clients and partners at the executive-level. Darren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from York College of Pennsylvania.

Bill Mitchell

Vice President, Technology

With over 24 years experience in software development, Bill has served in leadership positions at software heavyweights AOL and Netscape. He is an expert in application development, massive data systems, and systems engineering, as well as complex security applications. Bill holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

Ted Ziemer

Vice President, Operations

Formerly a Defense Policy Analyst at SAIC consulting to the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, and other intelligence agencies, Ted brings unique experience providing strategic analysis of critical issues to PublicRelay’s media intelligence program. Ted holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Maine and a Master’s degree from American University in International Security.

Sam Neer

Director, Marketing & Product Development

With a background in product management and marketing execution, Sam brings an organized, innovative approach to product design and outbound outreach. Having worked directly in media analytics and quality assurance at the CFA Institute, Sam holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from the College of William and Mary.