Founded in 1996, Cayenne Communication supports companies in creating marketing and communication strategies that produce measurable results.

Cayenne Communication combines big-agency thinking with small-agency flexibility and responsiveness. Our team works closely with your executive management, giving us a deeper understanding of your company and objectives.

Michelle Clancy, President

Michelle is a seasoned public relations, events and marketing communications professional. Strategic in her thinking and result-driven in her marketing approach, she has focused on technology companies in EDA, embedded systems, IoT, IP and semiconductor industries.  Since joining Cayenne in 1998, Michelle has successfully managed the public relations and integrated marketing efforts for many company and product launches along with managing events and trade show programs. Over the past 20 years she has successfully managed the PR and marketing support for two IPOs and over 10 company acquisitions.  

Michelle took over the helm at Cayenne in 2005, and still manages client accounts as well as leading worldwide business development. Prior to joining Cayenne, Michelle held various public relations and marketing communication positions at such companies as Mentor Graphics, Avant! and Fujitsu.

Michelle is actively involved in many electronic design industry events. Since 2009, she has been the Publicity/Marketing Chairperson for the Design Automation Conference (DAC), after serving on the DAC Exhibitor Liaison Committee (ELC) for 5 years. Michelle has served on the EDAC PR council, managed PR sponsorship support for DesignCon West from 2002 to 2010; and created and managed the yearly "EDA Marketing Forum" with support from EDAC at DAC from 2003 until 2009.


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Stephanie van Blommestein, Marketing Programs Manager

Stephanie began working in Marketing Communications with Mentor Graphics.  While there, she worked on multiple aspects of marketing including product, partner and communications projects.  After gaining experience as a marketer, Stephanie decided to pursue a lifelong dream of running a restaurant.  She became a managing partner for a casual dining restaurant in the Bay Area where she successfully opened two brand new locations in evolving markets, was responsible for training all manner of managers and team members, and testing culinary rollouts within her region.  Her 12-year tenure in the restaurant industry gave her the opportunity to wear many hats each day through execution of daily operations, profit and loss management, and the fostering of exceptional guest experiences.  Missing the daily exposure to marketing, Stephanie has stepped back into the marketing industry with a unique perspective that joins her two passions; marketing and hospitality to exceed client expectations.

Stephanie has two young children who are very involved in extracurricular activities; baseball, soccer, basketball and gymnastics.  Transitioning back into Marketing will allow her to utilize her degree in Marketing while continuing to provide hospitality and attention to Cayenne’s clients.


Yukari Ohno, Content Creator

Yukari is a senior marketing professional with over 25 years of EDA industry experience ranging from product management to corporate branding, communications and strategy. She has proven track record of successful product and company positioning and roll-outs for several start-ups by increasing brand awareness, sales and marketability.

Most recently, Yukari was responsible for corporate marketing of Apache Design Solutions and continued to drive marketing strategies for the semiconductor business unit at ANSYS post acquisition. She has successfully lead corporate and/or product marketing programs for a number of companies including Axis Systems, Ikos Systems and Synopsys. Yukari started her career as an IC designer and applications engineer.




Kylee is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English and interns at Cayenne during her breaks.  Her creative ideas and social media skills are an added benefit to the Cayenne team. Kylee has supported Cayenne's clients at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) since 2014 and shares other administrative tasks.  She was the National Honor Society President and Senior Class President at Washington High School in Washington, NC.  She has excelled in team sports while in high school being a varsity cheerleader, varsity swimmer and a three year track runner.   


Tonya Gregory, Accounting Manager

Tonya joined our team in 1997 and is the accounting manager at Cayenne. She maintains Cayenne’s accounts receivable and accounts payable. Previous experience includes 12 years with Elsevier MDL, formerly known as MDL Information Systems, working as a Sr. Accountant and later in Management Information Systems implementing the companies accounting system. Prior to that she worked as a Revenue accountant at Paradox. She holds a BS degree in Accounting from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Cayenne partners with numerous contractors and vendors for writing, graphic design, booth construction, signage and development of promotional materials. 

By using outside resources, we best manage our clients' budgets and resources to meet their goals and deadlines.


Career Opportunities

We are always eager to talk with talented, hard-working people who are looking for a challenge, have a strong drive to win, and are motivated to deliver excellence in every aspect of their work. If you are looking for a rewarding experience working in a growing agency, contact us.

We offer flexible work hours and the ability to work from home.

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Credibility is the key to the whole market positioning process
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