CEO & Founder
Fred Bateman has been in technology-focused public relations for 20 years. He formed the Bateman Group in 2003 and has led the firm through eight years of steady growth by staying true to his unique vision: "to make a bigger market impact for a smaller, more select group of companies." In 2007, PR Week named Fred to its inaugural "40 Under 40" list of PR professionals "who have achieved tremendous feats" before the age of 40. In 2008, the Bateman Group was named one of the “Best Boutique Agencies to Work for in the U.S.” by The Holmes Report and hailed as “one of Silicon Valley’s top-tier tech agencies” by PRWEEK, two of the industry’s leading trade publications. The firm has also been recognized for exceptional employee retention. A report on PR agency employee churn by research firm StevensGouldPincus featured Fred's "8 Rules for Achieving Zero Staff Turnover" in a best practices case study highlighting the Bateman Group's progressive employment policies and innovative working environment.
Prior to founding the Bateman Group, Fred spent seven years with FitzGerald Communications (acquired by Fleishman-Hillard in 2002), ending his tenure there as a senior vice president in the firm's Silicon Valley office. A Boston native, he was tapped to open FitzGerald's San Francisco office in 1998, growing it to more than 55 professionals and $5 million in revenue in just three years.
Before joining FitzGerald, Fred was with Boston-based technology specialist Rourke & Company (acquired by Manning, Selvage & Lee in 1996). He began his career at The Weber Group of Cambridge, Mass. (now Weber/Shandwick) in 1991.
Bay Networks (now Nortel)
CITTIO (now Nimsoft)
ClearApp (now Oracle)
Coral8 (now Sybase)
Digital Equipment Corp. (now HP)
Itemfield (now Informatica)
Platform Computing (now IBM)
TimesTen (now Oracle)