CEO of Leading Fintech PR Firm Named Most Influential PR Pro

Kevin Dinino, CEO of award-winning integrated communications agency KCD PR, has been named to the Propel’s list of Top 100 Influential Fintech PR Pros in 2023. Dinino is a PR fintech industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience and is widely regarded as an expert in the space. Since the beginning of 2023, the firm has grown its year-over-year revenue by over 50% and welcomed three new clients thus far: financial connectivity company Argyle, captive insurance plan administrator SRA, and qualified digital asset custodian Etana Custody.

“I’m thrilled to be named to Propel’s list of influential fintech PR professionals,” said Kevin Dinino. “I established this company in 2009 to provide top-notch PR services to our clients. I will continue to bring in top-tier talent to deliver clients the best service and results in fintech PR. I’m excited to lead this talented team and celebrate the continued forward momentum of the firm.”

Rounding out its roster of top-notch talent, the agency brought in a mix of public relations veterans and up-and-coming talent in the fintech space.

Among the agency’s new hires is Delia Mendoza, who joined as an account director at KCD PR. Mendoza has over ten years of crypto, fintech, and technology experience to aid the team with media acquisition and strategy. In addition, Chris Cline also joined KCD PR as the director of media relations. Previously, he was a director of communications for the State of Missouri and held roles in media relations for Credible and Veterans United Home Loans, bringing a wealth of media relations experience in the mortgage space and traditional finance to the KCD PR team.

New hires also include Duke Bartnik, brought on as an account manager due to his years of experience in the mortgage loan industry. Additionally, Olivia Gerling joined as a media communications specialist with KCD PR after a three-year stint as a public information officer and communications specialist for the State of Missouri. Gerling is a graduate of the esteemed University of Missouri School of Journalism. In addition, she brings experience as a television reporter and anchor for various local broadcast stations in the mid-Missouri area.

As part of its portfolio of services, KCD PR specializes in the following:

  • Brand strategy and activation
  • Content and marketing development
  • Campaign engagement and activation
  • Digital PR and social media
  • SEO optimization
  • Media relations

About KCD PR

KCD PR is an integrated communications agency with deep roots serving clients in the financial services, fintech and blockchain technology industries. The firm is recognized by Forbes as one of the Top PR Agencies in America and delivers award-winning strategic communications, content development and digital activation and engagement campaigns for clients across the world. KCD PR has cultivated a diverse client list from fast-moving technology startups to well-established Fortune 500 brands. For more information on client results and case studies, please visit

Written by Nizel Pradhan

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