Kasey Backherms is a Vice President at Lumina Communications, where he drives PR strategy and campaigns for technology clients in the Silicon Valley Office. Kasey is instrumental in driving successful media relation campaigns and has secured placements in top tier outlets including CNBC, Forbes, USA Today, Reuters, TechCrunch, Associated Press, and more. His skills include strategic planning, company/product positioning, messaging development, corporate thought leadership, program development and implementation. He has managed public relations programs for companies such as E2open (EOPN), TeamQuest, BeyondTrust and Duo Security. Kasey is a Bay Area native and has deep ties to the technology community. He holds degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Santa Clara University.