About Michael Teeling

Head shot 2013   Principal Consultant & Founder

Influential’s principal consultant Michael Teeling is a technology marketing veteran with 25 years of agency and private/public corporation experience and nearly 20 years in Silicon Valley. Mike founded Influential Strategies in 2000 and has since serviced 50+ clients as a software marketing consultant.

Mike is a seasoned storyteller who blends communication and branding expertise with technical acumen… and an East Coast attitude. He is an expert in go-to-market strategy, message strategy, content creation, executive coaching, and reaching the key influencers that move markets.

Most recently Mike was vice president of marketing for Armor5, a startup addressing the enterprise mobile security market. Over the last decade, he has been retained as a marketing executive advising the management teams of Active Decisions (1998-2000), Actuate Corporation (2001-2005), Netwoven (2006-2008), Fortify Software (2009-2010), and CygNet Software (2009-2011). Mike’s industry experience also includes stints as personal publicist for Dave Duffield (PeopleSoft 1994-97), book publicist for VC/author Geoffrey Moore (“Inside the Tornado”, “The Gorilla Game”), and the first press agent for successful startups like BroadVision, Brightware, and Tumbleweed Communications. He landed in Silicon Valley as account team leader and the 7th employee at The Horn Group, one of the nation’s leading technology marketing firms.

Mike is a graduate of Boston College and has completed post-graduate study at the intersection of marketing, entertainment, and technology. He is a professionally trained voice actor and has studied improvisation techniques. Mike has trained senior executives in the finer arts of public speaking since 1993.

Today, Mike is a relentless “Content Czar” who employs the latest content marketing techniques to constantly challenge his clients, “What did you publish today?”

He lives in the beautiful wooded hills of Oakland, Calif. with wife Amy and children Gwendolyn and Aidan.