Corey Oiesen - President
Corey joined the agency in 1996. As president, Corey directs agency operations, new business intake, client service and employee development. With 14 years of both in-house and agency public relations experience, Corey offers Dovetail's clients extensive experience in a wide range of technology categories. Prior to joining Dovetail, Corey served as Apple Computer's European press liaison. Prior to that position, she served various account management roles at The Hoffman Agency of San Jose and Neale-May & Partners of Palo Alto. At Dovetail, Corey has represented AVG Technologies, APTARE, Virtual PBX, Pillar Data Systems, SiliconStor, AMCC, Aarohi Communications, Asempra, McAfee, Stardust Technologies, Storage Dimensions/Artecon, the Mylex division of IBM, Sun Microsystems, Topio, Solid Data Systems, HyperRoll, ARIO Data Networks and many others. Corey holds a B.A. degree in international studies and French from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University.
Mark Coker - Founder and CEO at large
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Mark founded the agency in 1993. He is an active entrepreneur, angel investor and business advisor to technology startups. He currently serves on the advisory boards of GetQuik and Knowledge Genie. Between 2008 and 2009, he served on the advisory board of Flat World Knowledge.
His primary role at Dovetail is business development and employee training. In addition to his responsibilities with Dovetail, Mark leads Smashwords, a publisher, distributor and online retailer of ebooks.
For most of 2007, Mark served as a contributing writer for VentureBeat, where he covered conferences and innovative tech startups.
In 1998, Mark founded BestCalls.com, an online directory of investor conference calls. His work with BestCalls helped expose the problem of selective disclosure, and was a catalyst for the creation of the SEC's Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD). BestCalls was acquired by Shareholder.com in April 2003, which itself was acquired by the Nasdaq Stock Exchange in February, 2006. Nasdaq continues to operate BestCalls.
Mark holds a B.S. degree in marketing from the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business. To learn more about Mark, visit his LinkedIn Profile.
Raylene Belcher -
Research and Office Manager
Raylene joined the agency in 1998. She assists client teams with research and administrative support. She holds a bachelors degree in business from Kaplan College.
Keri McKie -
Manager of Finance and Human Resources
Keri, Dovetail's first employee, joined the agency in 1994. She holds a B.A. degree in sociology from U.C. Santa Cruz, and has completed the HR Management Certification Program through the University of California Extension. Keri oversees billing, accounts receivable and human resources.