Chief Executive Officer
Grove has over 40 years of experience in the media industry. He has received considerable press over the last several years for his use of a non-traditional business structure and compensation plan. CNN, PBS, Forbes Magazine and The Wall Street Journal, among others, have all profiled Grove and his use of the "virtual office" to reduce overhead and be able to offer a performance based compensation plan to clients.
Grove began as a beat reporter with The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal World while working toward his Master's degree in journalism at the University of Kansas. Upon graduation, he transferred his writing skills to the New York office of Burson-Marsteller. Over the next several years he worked for a variety of large agencies such as N.W. Ayer, DDB/Needham and even had a second stint at Burson-Marsteller as general manager of Southern California operations. In addition, Grove has held corporate positions with Itel Financial Services Corporation and divisions of ITT and General Electric.
His experience ranged from financial and investment relations, to high-tech campaigns and products, and the vagaries of the entertainment world. He has developed communication programs for companies that sell sophisticated aircraft leases, companies that manufacture computer chips and retail package goods.He has worked with companies that need television exposure or no publicity whatsoever. Grove planned and executed programs for all. He has applied his skills against clients ranging from IBM, Honeywell and Dr. Scholl's, to Coca Cola, Armor All, and Jack Daniel's.
Grove blogs his opinions about the PR industry, politics and his other worldly views on our blog.