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Lara Vandenberg

CEO & Founder of Publicist

May 2020 — Present

On a mission to transform the inefficiencies in marketing. Forbes 30 Under 30 | B&T 30 Under 30

About Me

Lara Vandenberg is the CEO & Founder of Publicist, the company redefining the way brands hire Communications and Marketing talent. Publicist is the online marketplace to source premium pre vetted marketing and communication experts on demand. Solving a major pain point for the industry and as a thought-leader in the Future Of Work category, Lara is on a mission to transform the inefficiencies in marketing. Prior to Publicist and over the course of her career, Lara has led Communications & Marketing from high growth tech and consumer startups to large enterprises. Vandenberg was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and the B&T 30 Under 30 list for innovation in advertising.


Stanford Entrepreneur at StartX

Jun 2020 — Sep 2020

Stanford, CA

Senior Vice President Communications & Marketing at Knotch

Sep 2017 — Dec 2019

New York City, NY

VP Communications at Knotch

Oct 2016 — Oct 2017

New York City, NY

Marketing and Communications Director at Archetypes, LLC

Mar 2015 — Oct 2016

New York City, NY

Consultant at Westfield World Trade Center

Apr 2014 — Mar 2015

New York City, NY

Public Relations and Marketing Manager at The Agency Inc.

Jul 2012 — Mar 2014

Sydney, AU

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Why book a 1:1 meeting?

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What is Operator?

Operator is a platform that enables anyone or any brand seeking advice, support or feedback to connect one-on-one with a curated group of global leaders, one video call at a time.

Who is Operator for?

Operator is for any individual or brand that is seeking domain expertise advice, business strategy guidance, mentorship or support from our curated group of leading marketers and communications specialists.

How is Operator different than the Publicist marketplace?

Operator was created to support individuals who are looking for advice, support or inspiration from Experts. Operators share guidance but they do not produce any tangible deliverables. While brands can hire talent from Publicist platform for strategic support, The Publicist marketplace is geared towards brands who are looking to hire talent to execute on specific projects or deliverables. The Publicist marketplace and Operator offerings are complementary. With Operator, individuals and brands will gain valuable insights and get specific guidance on anything from how to scale a business, to what it is like to run a marketing and communications team and so much more. Once they’ve received advice, they can go to the Publicist marketplace and search for talent to execute on new initiatives.

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