Accel Announces Stephanie Ichinose as Marketing Partner

"VC firm Accel Partners is bringing on its first marketing partner with the addition of former Yelp Senior Director of Communications Stephanie Ichinose. In her new role, Ichinose will be responsible for managing the Accel Partners brand and advising entrepreneurs in the Accel portfolio on their strategic positioning and communications strategies.

This is a big talent win for Accel. Ichinose was hired on as Yelp’s first communications strategist in 2006 and helped scale the company’s messaging at all phases of its growth until it became a public company. Prior to Yelp, she oversaw communications for Yahoo’s Search and Marketplace business unit where she also worked closely with entrepreneurs from acquisition announcements such as Flickr, Upcoming.org and del.icio.us. She was also a member of the Sony Computer Entertainment America PR team that launched the PlayStation 2 in the U.S."  Click to read more....