Topaz Partners Boosts Senior Ranks

BOSTON Independent shop Topaz Partners here said it has added three senior-level staffers: Ann Dalrymple, Paul Hughes and Wendie Larkin.

Dalrymple has more than 20 years of experience managing corporate communications programs for technology, financial-services and not-for-profit organizations. She has held PR and communications management positions at CommVault Systems, GlassHouse Technologies and various technology start-ups.

Hughes joins from Rhode Island-based Catalyst, a business-to-business brand consultancy, where he worked as a public relations director. He has also held posts at Boston-area shops BBL and Harpell.

Larkin is a specialist in corporate PR and industry analyst relations. She has held key posts at NetworkWorld, Cognex and Yankee Group.

All three take the title of senior counsel.

“We attribute our growth and success to a continued focus on delivering innovative and effective services to our clients, and the members of our team are key to this,” said Paula Slotkin, co-founder and partner at Topaz in Waltham, Mass. “With the addition of these new staff members, we are positioning Topaz to be able to provide even more valuable counsel and service to our clients.”

The agency specializes in media and analyst relations, marketing communications and brand strategy for mainly high-tech clients.