Together, founders Chandra and Chris Hosek have more than 40 years of experience in communications.
Chandra Hosek, Principal and Co-founder
Chandra Hosek co-founded H2 Strategic Communications in 2012, building upon a 20-year career in corporate and agency communications. She specializes in high-impact writing, research, and public relations programs for technology companies, associations, and other entities. She enjoys analyzing the confluence and divergence of organizations, technologies, and markets.
Her work spans software, hardware, and services companies in energy, security, project portfolio management, collaboration, video conferencing, IT operations, executive management, and other segments.
Chandra combines big-picture thinking with a fervent emphasis on building awareness via substance, not hype. She delves into what makes leaders and their organizations unique, telling their stories in ways that resonate with key influencers, partners, customers, and prospects.
Most recently, Chandra served as director of corporate communications for ScienceLogic, where she positioned the company as one to watch in IT operations and cloud computing management. Prior to ScienceLogic, she managed corporate communications for LifeSize, the third largest provider of high-definition video conferencing equipment and services for businesses.
Previously, Chandra managed national and international public relations for software provider NetQoS. She helped raise its visibility from a start-up to an established, important player in the network performance management space. NetQoS became one of the fastest growing technology companies in the U.S., with more than half of the Fortune 100 as customers and 31 sequential quarters of double digit revenue growth. This success led CA Technologies to acquire the company in 2009.
On the public relations agency side, Chandra managed technology clients for The Alliant Group and Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm.
Chandra has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. She spent a semester studying in England as a William Jewell Oxford Honors Scholar. In addition, she has a master’s degree in speech communication from Texas State University in San Marcos.
She and her husband Chris support several not-for-profit organizations in Austin, including Ballet Austin, Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), and St. David’s Foundation. Chandra serves on the St. David’s Foundation Toast of the Town Committee, which in 2019 raised $1.5 million in scholarships for students pursuing careers in healthcare.
Chris Hosek, Principal and Co-founder