Meet Our Team

Carrie Radford

Art Director

Carrie runs the design division of Keybridge Communications. She has extensive experience in virtually all areas of PR design, including branding, marketing, logos, infographics, publications, and web development. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and photography.

Mike McElhaney

Director, Web Development

Mike oversees web development, coding, and back-end systems. His hundreds of projects include e-commerce, association management, and API integrations. An accomplished piano, banjo, and bass player, Mike has studied under Victor Wooten. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Sam Ryan

CEO

Sam Ryan founded Keybridge Web and oversees strategic growth. He’s a former writer for the Wall Street Journal, a member of the DC Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and rowed on the varsity crew for Columbia University. He’s an avid guitar player and has two red-headed daughters.

David White

COO

David supervises day-to-day operations and is part-owner of the company. In addition to his work at Keybridge, David is the founder and editor of Terroirist.com, a critically acclaimed wine blog. David is also a graduate of Yale University, where he rowed on the varsity crew team.

Robby Schrum

Director, Editorial Content

Robby oversees web and social media content. He has been with Keybridge since 2006. He graduated with distinction in the Classics from Yale University, where he sang with the Baker’s Dozen and the Whiffenpoofs. He was also a contestant on the college edition of “Jeopardy!”

Vimal Pandey

Director, Programming

Vimal manages developers and designers for the firm. He specializes in WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop and JavaScript. He is a certified software and computer science engineer. When he’s not sitting in front of a computer, you can usually find Vimal playing tennis, chess, or traveling.

Laura Bentz

Director, Sales

Laura runs business development for Keybridge. Before moving into her current role, she worked as a senior account executive for the company. She joined Keybridge from Regnery Publishing, where she was the sole publicist on two New York Times bestselling books.

Colin Valentine

Director

Colin specializes in writing and editing of web content. Before Keybridge, Colin managed customer relations for a tourism firm in Wadi Rum, Jordan. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University. In his spare time, Colin enjoys golfing, fishing, and volunteering in the local community.

Julia Dang

Associate

As an associate, Julia handles business development, web design and social media. She began her career at Keybridge as an intern. Before that, she worked for a sports blog, writing about her favorite baseball team, the Washington Nationals. In her free time, she enjoys attending trivia nights.

Once upon a megapixel . . .

Once upon a time — in 2003, actually — a former Wall Street Journal writer formed a PR company called Keybridge Communications. Its mission was simple: Work hard for clients and deliver outstanding results. Today, Keybridge has hundreds of clients, including over 30 Fortune 500 companies.


Our company — Keybridge Web — is the online division of Keybridge Communications. In the beginning, we spent most of our time developing websites for large PR clients. Then one day, we had a spark of inspiration: Why not provide Fortune 500-quality websites to smaller organizations, as well?


So that’s what we started doing. Given recent advances in content management and eCommerce software, sites that used to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars can now be built for just a fraction of that amount. In fact, they can be created for as little as $7,500 — and completed within a few weeks.


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Take this website, for example. We conceptualized it over beers on a Wednesday night and completed it by Friday. Because that’s how we roll.