Ayaz Nanji

FOUNDER & CONTENT LEAD

Chloe Von Dersch

WRITER

Kari Lawrence

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Dave Schafer

WRITER

Valerie Conners

FOUNDER & OPERATIONS LEAD

Tauren Dyson

WRITER

Denise Long

COPY EDITOR

Christine Parizo

WRITER

John Cagle

WRITER

Kaitlyn Kearn

DESIGNER

Gena Sabin

WRITER

Miguel Velarde

DESIGNER

Our Story & Team

Here’s our story:

A few years ago, Ayaz Nanji, ICW’s founder, left his audience development job with Google to travel across America, and while on the road he began helping tech startups and enterprises with their content needs.

Eventually there was too much work for one person to handle and Valerie Conners, a fellow content expert who had managed editorial at companies like Discovery and Aol, joined as co-founder. In time they brought on more people like themselves — highly-experienced professionals who wanted the freedom to operate remotely — to help.

That’s how ICW Media came to be. We’ve never aspired to become a big flashy agency that takes over the world. Even as we’ve grown, we’ve remained proudly independent and focused on just one area: content for tech firms.

We are a group of seasoned specialists who have all worked with top tech startups and enterprises (want to join us?).

Our team includes:

  • Writers
  • Editors
  • Copy editors
  • Content strategists
  • Designers
  • Social media managers

We are experienced, we are professional, we are kind, and we are creative.