Eric Koefoot

President & CEO

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

Chief Technology Officer

With over 30 years of 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.

Brad Kain

Chief Scientist

Brad Kain founded Quoin with Jean Pierre LeJacq in 1994 and continues to lead the firm as President. As Innovation Lead for PublicRelay, he applies over thirty years of experience as a technologist to the company’s collaboration with industry and academia. Brad holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University.

Ted Ziemer

Senior Vice President, Analytics

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.

Ruth Wiederecht

Vice President, Operations

With a background in disaster risk reduction for the International Red Cross, Ruth brings complex operational planning experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the School of International Service at American University.

Susan Kampschror


Formerly the Financial Controller for Personal, Inc. and Owner/President of SLK Accounting Services, Inc. Susan brings over 25 years of financial and accounting experience to PublicRelay. She is a licensed CPA in the state of VA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from James Madison University.

Drew Pyrak

Senior Director, Operations

A member of the operational team since 2012, Drew brings a background in policy analysis and public service to the design and implementation of new client programs. He holds a BA in German Literature from the University of Virginia and an MPP from UVA’s Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy.

V. Javier Colmenares

Director, Back End Engineering
A seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in Software Engineering, Systems Integration and Technology Consulting, Javier brings subject matter expertise in the Architecture, Design and Implementation of Backend Applications, including Open-Source and Proprietary Software. Javier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Applied IT, both from George Mason University.

Kathryn McAdoo

Director, Front End Engineering

With over 15 years experience in software development, Kathryn is an expert in front end technologies. She previously supported large, data driven applications at Away.com, Outside Online, and Orbitz, where she also played a key role in managing international teams.