Barbara Burlington

Barbara Burlington

Director of Marketing Communications, Message Systems

With over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Barbara Burlington oversees all Marketing Communications activities for Message Systems. She drives brand, message, and awareness through the management of public relations, social media, creative services, and all global online properties.

Based in San Francisco, Barbara has worked for industry-leading messaging and technology companies in Silicon Valley, including Symantec, IronPort, Exodus and Ascend.

Carrie Scott

Carrie Scott

Director of Global Field Marketing, Message Systems

As a key member of the marketing team, Carrie contributes directly to Message Systems’ marketplace success by devising strategic marketing plans in support of product launches, new content and event participation. Before joining Message Systems in 2010, Carrie worked for some of the leading software manufacturers in the industry, driving their direct marketing initiatives, including Adobe and Roxio.

Be sure to follow Carrie on Twitter at @catluvtosurf1 and check out her personal blog, “Smart Women Save,” where she serves up non-stop brilliance on how smart shoppers can enjoy the best the Bay Area has to offer — wine, dining, art, culture and fashion — without breaking the bank.

Mike Hillyer

Mike Hillyer

Enterprise Sales Engineer, Message Systems

Based in Calgary, Canada, Mike’s managed the Enterprise Sales Engineering team at Message Systems since 1996, helping senders such as Facebook and Match.com get the message out to their customers. Previously he was a Technical Writer, Trainer and Speaker for MySQL AB, the makers of the world’s most popular Open Source RDBMS. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @mikehillyer

John Pinson

John Pinson

Marketing Writer / Content Strategist, Message Systems

John’s responsible for developing Message Systems’ public-facing content in all its many guises and flavors: sales collateral, web content, social media, public relations, white papers, case studies and advertising. John mans the controls for the Message Systems Twitter feed, and is helping to lead the company’s social marketing / content marketing efforts.

Before joining Message Systems in 2010 John was an independent writer and consultant for companies including Autodesk, Informatica, Gigya and many other technology companies. Follow John on Twitter at @john_pinson

Alec Peterson

Alec Peterson

Chief Technology Officer, Message Systems

As the head of our technical services group, Alec is responsible for delivery of all client-facing technical services — a critical aspect of the Message Systems offering and our brand. With over 13 years experience in network engineering and design, Alec brings a solid technical acumen and appreciation of client needs to his role. He instills in his team a passion for delivering on our core promise of stellar technical support from initial engagement and installation through post-sales support and ongoing professional services projects.

Angela Cheong

Angela Cheong

Head Editor / Content Marketing, Message Systems

Angela curates all content that is contributed to the blog, newsletter and social media channels. Aside from managing Message System’s presence online, she oversees SEO, analytics, organic and paid search campaigns. Before joining Message Systems, Angela worked in the fields of digital marketing, corporate communications, PR and broadcast in consulting firms. Follow Angela on Twitter at @angelacfw

Michael Semer

Michael Semer

Blogger

Mike’s a veteran creative marketing executive who blogs for Message Systems on the changing landscape of technology and marketing. As VP of creative at several national agencies, he’s had a long career in marketing strategy and creative/content direction, delivering award-winning integrated and digital campaigns for clients ranging from global CPG brands to tech and healthcare startups, with names like Kraft, Frito-Lay, GM, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Samsung and many others.

Karan Singh

Karan Singh

Software Engineer — Platform, Message Systems

Karan has been a key member of the Engineering team ever since he joined Message Systems in 2011. He has a passion for learning new technologies, and powering the success of clients is what motivates him. Karan has been working to enhance and improve Message Systems’ origination platform, Message Central. Before joining Message Systems, Karan attained his Masters in Computer Science from Clemson University. He has worked for S1 Corporation (now ACI Worldwide) and BMW-NA.