About Jodi Echakowitz
Jodi Echakowitz is founder and CEO of Boulevard Public Relations. She launched the PR agency in 2001 to work with technology startups, scaleups, and VC firms throughout North America. Under her leadership, Boulevard is recognized as one of the top technology PR firms in Canada, is valued as a strategic partner by clients, and has grown consistently through referral.
A tech geek at heart, Jodi’s passion for technology began at age 11, when she used BASIC programming to create simple games. It extended to her first full-time job in her native South Africa, where setting up computer networks was among her many responsibilities. Since landing in Canada in 1994, Jodi has been fully immersed in the world of public relations. Prior to Boulevard, she held progressively senior in-house public relations roles at startups and emerging growth companies.
Jodi is an angel investor in women-founded startups and an advisor and mentor to startups through technology accelerators. She volunteers with causes close to her heart, is an LGBTQ ally, and mental health and autism advocate.