Holly Mueller

Global Communications & Marketing Strategist

career accomplishments

Led strategic external communications and reputation management efforts for a $20 billion global power management company, training crisis response teams across three continents.

Currently oversees the global public relations strategy for a private equity firm focused on the middle market, holding more than $12.3b assets under management. The comprehensive communications strategy includes 16 global offices with nine different product lines across eight industry specializations, such as Business Services, Software & IT, and Specialty Manufacturing.

Has acted as a long term, fractional communications leader for more than a dozen companies in the last five years, focusing her time mainly in the manufacturing, SaaS, and financial services industries.

industry expertise

Private Equity | Financial Services | Defense & Aerospace | Software & IT | Industrial Manufacturing | Energy & Lighting | IoT & Tech

A strategic partner at Distinctive Edge, Holly brings vast experience across the defense, aerospace, industrial manufacturing, energy, IOT and financial services realms—helping organizations leverage communications to build, scale and protect what they’ve earned.

Her diverse background includes managing global external communications for a $20 billion power management company, helping to lead military affairs for the U.S. Army at Fort Riley and overseeing public relations efforts for companies in the financial services industry. In addition to serving as a strategic partner at Distinctive Edge, Holly is the owner of a strategic public relations and communications firm, Holly M Communications.

A natural teacher and coach, Holly is highly skilled at delivering professional communications training and consultation services. Her engaging style, love of teaching and knack for making complex topics easy to understand make her a sought-after guide when navigating the intricacies of implementing a new communications program.

Holly is highly talented at helping clients tell their stories and uncover angles that impact bottom line results. From improving media relations’ presence and delivering effective speeches and presentations to providing strategic guidance for both global and domestic marketing campaigns, Holly bring extensive experience developing and implementing strategies that solve business problems and maximize opportunities. She spent the last decade focusing her career on global crisis and reputation management issues, business development planning and traditional and social media relations strategy.

An Ohio native, she studied Public Relations and Spanish at Kent State University.