Former journalist with more than 20 years’ public relations experience including stints at a global PR agency and Fortune-500 defense contractor
Neal Stein combines a high-profile public relations background with more than a decade as a journalist to provide a unique perspective for clients trying to generate attention with the press. His specialty areas include information technology, cybersecurity, telecommunications, green tech, defense/military, and private equity/venture capital.
At Red Javelin, Neal specializes in strategic and tactical media relations, focusing on building relationships with the press and Red Javelin’s clients, and generating positive articles for those clients. He regularly secures placement of positive, ‘long-form’ articles for Red Javelin clients, expanding their overall awareness in their target industries and providing a substantial boost to their credibility and reputation.
Prior to Red Javelin, Neal worked as a vice president at Edelman PR Worldwide helping to lead the company’s Southeast technology practice and managing PR for clients including General Electric, DuPont, and Verizon as well as various tech startups. Previous to Edelman, Neal was a senior public relations representative for Harris Corporation, a Fortune-500 communications and technology company. Earlier in his career, Neal spent a great deal of time working in broadcast journalism on a number of high-profile events. In 1996, he was the executive producer of Major League Baseball’s first live HDTV broadcast of a regular season game, a video that is still on display at the MLB Hall of Fame; and executive producer of CBS television’s HDTV broadcast of John Glenn’s space shuttle launch, the first shuttle launch broadcast live in the new HDTV format.
In his free time, Neal is a high school varsity lacrosse coach and is also an avid adventurer, exploring the world as a licensed private pilot and as a certified nitrox scuba diver. He has explored a number of shipwrecks in North America and once assisted a crew searching for a 17th-century Spanish shipwreck off the coast of Florida. Neal holds a B.A. in Communication Studies, from the State University of New York at Oswego and resides in Melbourne, FL.
“I love tech PR because it is constantly changing, and you’re always meeting some new startup headed by a visionary with a cutting-edge technology that’s going to change the world. I’m a tech junkie, so I appreciate how clients are leveraging technology to make the world a better place. And it’s fulfilling to help them do that by getting their message out to the masses.”