Howard Gross, Founder and Principal
With 20+ years’ experience in digital systems, I have worked with C-suite executives, senior managers, thought leaders and other decision makers to communicate complex information and ideas to diverse stakeholders.
During this time, I have counseled – through my own business and leading agencies – multinational clients in information and communication technologies, media, finance, management consulting, health sciences, energy, the environment, education, and market research services.
As the former Senior Director of Global Communications for the Nielsen Company, I served as an internal consultant to top-level management in both its media and consumer divisions. There, I provided public relations and content strategy support for Nielsen’s television, Internet, mobile, and social media operations, initiating the company’s first executive blog and co-founding its corporate social network to promote its digital and data services in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Prior to that, I was Senior Vice President at the strategic communication firm Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, where I served as one of the principal communication consultants on the AOL Time Warner merger. In addition, I managed digital content strategies for executive communication and thought leadership, issues management, crisis communication, investor relations, B2B marketing, public affairs, and corporate social responsibility for a host of other global clients.
As a writer, I have ghostwritten books and penned articles that explore opportunities and challenges associated with complex communication; some of which have been translated into other languages, such as French and Chinese. My work has also been incorporated by the U.S. House of Representatives into its National Science Policy Study.
A one-time faculty member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Management and Technology, I helped establish one of the first MS/MBA programs in digital communication systems. Previously, I headed the journalism program at Hofstra University, expanding its offerings and more than doubling the size of its enrollment.
I began my career as a journalist in New York, Chicago, and California.