Crowded Ocean is the one-stop marketing resource for startups in their early growth phase. Leveraging our experience in launching 44 companies and our network of professionals, we offer a combination of expertise and resources that no other agency can touch.
Principal, Managing Director
The Client side: In her 20+ year career, Carol has helped build market category leaders. She was VP of Corporate Marketing at Bay Networks, the global leader in LAN hubs and switching technology for network infrastructure; SVP of Corporate Marketing at Aspect Communications, a CRM pioneer, and Director of Marketing at Sun Microsystems, the leader in workstations and network computing. Her roles focused on building global brands, thought leadership, and market demand.
In addition, Carol held marketing leadership roles at two Kleiner Perkins-funded startups: VP of Marketing at Asera, the enterprise eBusiness software pioneer, and Director of Market Development at GO Corporation, an early innovator in mobile computing.
The Agency side: In 2006, Carol served as Marketing Strategist for Jackson Hole Group, a management consultancy serving technology clients like Citrix Systems. For a four-year period, Carol served as virtual VP Marketing for a number of global public and early-stage companies such as IP Highway, Cad.Lab, NetFRAME, and Centigram.
Principal, Creative Director
The Client Side: One of Silicon Valley’s marketing pioneers, Tom Hogan has over 25 years of high-tech marketing experience, including positions as VP of Corporate Marketing at such companies as Oracle, Borland, Lucent and VitalSigns Software. As Oracle’s original Creative Director, he founded ORACLE Magazine, was one of the founders of Oracle Open World, and managed the advertising, direct marketing, seminar/trade show and creative departments. He was VP of Corporate Marketing for VitalSigns, one of the hottest valley startups until its acquisition in 1999.
The Agency Side: In 2000 Tom formed Hogan Communications, a marketing consultancy that positioned and launched startups, equipping them with the content and sales tools for early market success. He was the initial VP of Marketing for Palo Alto Networks and consulted with such companies as Clearwell Systems, Imperva, TalkCity and AdMob.