eric jonesEric Jones, a former NY tech practice head for Edelman, has moved to WP Engine in Austin as VP of global brand and communications for the WordPress hosting giant.

Jones spent the last three years as marketing partner for North Bridge Venture Partners, the $3.8B San Francisco VC firm. He was group head of Edelman's NY tech practice handling clients like Adobe, Citrix and Motorola Solutions and joining with its 2006 acquisition of A&R Partners.

Earlier, he was a manager for Burson-Marsteller.

WP Engine has also brought in Mary Ellen Dugan as chief marketing officer from, where she led global brand and advertising.

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