Byron McCauley will work to help us amplify portfolio companies and expand thought leadership
You may know Byron McCauley best for his columns in the Cincinnati Enquirer/USA Today network that often touched on free enterprise and entrepreneurism. We are pleased to announce that McCauley has joined CincyTech as senior marketing manager, where he will be responsible for CincyTech’s brand awareness. He will also be a marketing resource for our portfolio companies, particularly in the area of media relations.
“We are thrilled to welcome Byron to CincyTech, and we are looking forward to his ability as a storyteller to elevate our work on a local and national level,” said Stacey Browning, Managing Director. “Among our 30 portfolio companies are those developing therapeutics related to COVID-19, those matching employers to young people seeking jobs, and those helping detect early mental health conditions. Connecting what they do and what we do to support them is important.”
McCauley grew up on a working farm and began his career as a business reporter, covering some of the country’s most well-known business, including Wal-Mart and Macy’s. He has more than 25 years of experience in multimedia communications and marketing. He is also founder of McCauley Communications, a public relations consultancy. McCauley completed the strategic marketing management executive education program at Harvard Business School. He holds a master’s degree in public relations from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana Tech University.
“To me, CincyTech has always been the North Star in Cincinnati when it comes to investing in our next-generation economy. I’m excited to be a part of an organization that’s always asking ‘what’s next’ and then running to the front of the line to find out,” McCauley said. “I see curiosity and optimism in our leadership, and I see it with seed-stage and growth-stage investments we are making in life sciences and digital/tech companies. Our home is in Cincinnati, but our impact is often global.”
As one of the most active seed funds in the Midwest, CincyTech is supported by Ohio Third Frontier, more than two dozen foundations, corporations, municipalities and individuals as well as founding partners, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.