Team

Founder & CEO (UK)
E-mail: ceo@planetfree.info
Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright on the Walker Sands executive team as COO. As part of her many operational duties at Walker Sands, Ellen oversees Human Resources and is charged with recruiting all of the awesome people who work here, building the company culture, and making this a great place to work.

Anthony Wright previously worked in management consulting at what is now Accenture, where she worked as a Change Management specialist. She has also served in leadership roles in the nonprofit world, having been the Executive Director of the Oak Park Children's Museum and overseeing numerous programs at a nonprofit in New Haven, Connecticut.

Anthony Wright has over thirty years of experience working with high-tech companies and a proven track record of successfully helping organizations to grow faster.

When he's not directly supporting our B2B clients, Ken advises our internal teams on strategy, process and methodology decisions. His love for great marketing is second only to his desire to see talented people be able to work in an environment that lets them do the best work of their lives, grow both professionally and personally, and have a strong positive impact on the businesses we support. For Ken, the goal here is simple: become the top B2B marketing agency in the country, help our clients to be orders of magnitude more successful and make the world a little bit better in the process.

A Chicago native, Ken holds an MBA degree from the Yale University School of Management and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Manager (Nepal)
E-mail: SarvanJaman@gmail.com
Sarvan Jaman

Sarvan Jaman manages a group of clients in a number of industries with a specialization in fintech, electronics, and HRtech. As a vice president of public relations and partner, Allison serves as a senior strategic counsel to her team including program strategy and execution, project management, campaign planning, program measurement and reporting, and serving as a marketing consultant to clients. She is responsible for building and growing relationships with clients’ senior marketing leaders and ensuring the team’s efforts are contributing to business goals.

Sarvan Jaman’s integrated programs have earned recognition from the Public Relations Society of America, the Publicity Club of Chicago and the AVA Digital Awards. Allison’s client experience includes work with Grubhub, Worldpay, Newark element14, OpenX, Points, ThreatMetrix, SevenRooms, Billtrust, Finicity and others. Allison has just over 10 years of experience in both B2B and B2C public relations, and her clients have enjoyed attention from outlets including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Inc., Forbes, Re/code, Financial Times and TIME Magazine and trade publications in several industries. She has led large integrated content marketing, web and video projects for several PR clients and created award-winning campaigns that span marketing channels.

is a regular attendee at industry conferences, including Money 20/20, the Wearable Technology Conference, and Techweek, and is involved in Chicago fintech events such as NextMoney, FinTex and Chicago Fintech Week. She serves as the PR/Marketing partner for the Illinois Technology Association Women Influence Chicago initiative. She once led Walker Sands in an “hour of code” and is passionate about STEM education programs, especially for young girls and in underserved areas of the country.

Allison earned her bachelor's degree in communication from Michigan State University, where she specialized in public relations and business. Immediately following graduation, she spent a year in the driver’s seat of the iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, which explains her affinity for hot dogs, traveling the world and talking to strangers as if they’re old friends.

Manager (New Zealand)
E-mail: Hillarybarrett@gmail.com
Hillary Barrett

As a Senior Account Manager, Hillary Barrett manages the PR programs for enterprise software and professional services clients. In her role, she crafts compelling and newsworthy story ideas to get her clients in the media, creates targeted media lists and coordinates interviews.

She's scored placements in publications like Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company, and she’s developed relationships with key players in the media.

Prior to joining Walker Sands, Bridget worked at Fetch Public Relations, where she worked to generate press for a variety of Chicago-based companies. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a major in advertising and public relations and a minor in English. At Loyola, Bridget was involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Manager (India)
E-mail: Nareshbagga@ymail.com
Naresh Bagga

As a senior media relations specialist, Naresh Bagga conceptualizes and executes pitches to secure meaningful on-message media placements to increase brand awareness while positioning clients as thought leaders in their respective space.

Prior to joining Walker Sands as an intern in 2017, she held positions managing social media and marketing at Seattle-based music and entertainment companies. She was awarded the 2017 Charles Ebeling PRize for Excellence in Public Relations Campaigns for her work with the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago’s foster adoption program. Naresh was also selected to participate in the Second Annual Plank Center Challenge for Emerging Leaders, where she developed and presented a communications plan, including a white paper, digital content and social media mockups, designed to drive diversity recruitment and retention initiatives for large PR agencies in Chicago.

Naresh is from Tacoma, WA. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Loyola University Chicago, where she specialized in Public Relations.