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GeekWire co-founders John Cook, left, and Todd Bishop, right, with T-Mobile CEO John Legere at the GeekWire Summit.

GeekWire is a fast-growing, national technology news site with strong roots in the Seattle region and a large audience of loyal, tech-savvy readers around the globe, who follow the site for breaking news, expert analysis and unique insights into the technology industry.

Founded in 2011, GeekWire is uniquely positioned to cover some of the most widely followed and innovative tech companies in the world, and one of the most vibrant startup markets in the country.

Our signature events bring out thousands of people to connect, learn, recruit, do business and have fun with a broad cross-section of the tech community. Our membership program includes some of the most respected figures in the technology community: top entrepreneurs, computer scientists and business leaders.

In addition to news coverage, GeekWire provides widely-used resources for the Pacific Northwest technology community, including the GeekWork job board, GeekWire 200 startup ranking, GeekWire Seattle engineering outpost list, the Startup List databaseService Provider Directory and GeekWire Calendar. GeekWire also produces popular audio podcasts and video shows.

GeekWire was started and is owned by two longtime journalists, John Cook and Todd Bishop; with startup veteran and investor Jonathan Sposato, the company’s chairman. Read about our core values and editorial focus. For more background on GeekWire, you can read this 2017 feature in NiemanLab or listen to this interview with Todd and John by Josh Kerns of KIRO Radio.

Business Team

John Cook

Publisher and Co-Founder


The longest-serving and most-followed journalist on the Pacific Northwest tech beat. A veteran reporter who loves scoops and a good soccer match.

Holly Grambihler

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer


A marketing matchmaker who manages GeekWire business operations, balancing the big vision and the little details to deliver results for clients. Enjoys microbrews, UW football and hanging out in West Seattle with her family.

Jason Greer

Managing Director

A longtime Seattle entrepreneur who loves connecting tech professionals to dream jobs. Committed to community service and philanthropy, passing these values on to his daughters.

Beth Sylves

Senior Sales Strategist


A sales and marketing superstar, connecting clients to GeekWire's audience through unique opportunities and experiential engagements. Bounces between football, baseball, basketball, hockey and golf as her favorite sport, depending on the time of the year.

Miya Doane

Senior Sales Strategist


Born and raised in Seattle. Only living away in Pullman during her time at WSU, studying Advertising. Loves to travel and camp with family. Always up for a walk with friends where she resides in Shoreline.

Melanee Ferrier

Director of Events & Ad Operations

A relationship builder who brings a bit of sparkle to GeekWire’s events, and a dash of creativity to GeekWire's ad operation. A Texas native who enjoys trivia, baking, live music and a nice frosty Porter.

Shaun Dolence

Project & Membership Manager

Works with clients to develop and execute integrated marketing campaigns and brings a wealth of experience juggling multiple projects and creating VIP experiences. Born and raised in Seattle and a University of Washington graduate, Shaun enjoys cooking, watching sports (Go Dawgs!), and will never turn down a cold pint.

Kaitlyn Vomenici

Project Manager

A marketing and advertising Swiss Army knife with a propensity for creativity and organizing chaos. Loves the beach, chips and salsa, and collecting pins from places she’s been to.

Editorial Team

Todd Bishop

Senior Writer and Co-Founder

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Longtime tech reporter who covers national technology trends and key developments at companies including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

Taylor Soper

Managing Editor


GeekWire's managing editor, responsible for coordinating the newsroom, planning coverage, and editing stories. A native of Portland, Ore., and graduate of the University of Washington.

Lisa Stiffler


Covers nonprofits, companies and researchers applying technology to some of society's biggest challenges. Northwest native and two-time UW alum with a background in cell biology.

Charlotte Schubert

Contributing Editor

A recovering lab rat and outdoor enthusiast covering biotech, healthcare, life sciences and breaking news. Former editor at Nature Medicine with a Ph.D. in developmental biology.

Kurt Schlosser


Looks for the fun stuff on the GeekLife beat. A former pop culture editor for NBC's and a longtime Seattleite.

Nate Bek


Covers startups and venture capital at GeekWire. Graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2022. You can find him hiking the trails of the Pacific Northwest.

Alan Boyle

Contributing Editor

Award-winning science writer and veteran space reporter. Formerly of The author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference."

Mike Lewis

Contributing Writer

Covers the intersection of policy and tech at GeekWire. A longtime reporter who previously worked for KIRO 97.3 FM,, the Seattle P-I, and McClatchy Newspapers.

Sonali Vaid

News Assistant

A high school senior in the Seattle area with an interest in entrepreneurship and sustainability. Previously interned at the University of Washington-Bothell to research the GeekWire 200.