John Derryberry
John Derryberry

John Derryberry, who helped build Edelman into a Silicon Valley powerhouse, has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as managing director of the US technology group.

He joined Edelman in 2006 following its acquisition of tech specialist A&R Partners, where Derryberry worked for 15 years, guiding it to the $16M annual revenue mark.

Derryberry co-managed A&R's flagship Adobe account while counseling clients such as Xerox/XSoft, Siemens, iRobot, Citrix and Palm.

At Edelman, he maintained the Adobe relationship and advised Bosch, Verifone, Lending Club and Western Union.

Derryberry shifted to Western Union’s digital unit in 2017 to pitch the narrative dealing with the transformation of the 167-year-old company into an innovative fin-tech leader.