Eloqui Co-Founders


Deborah Shames

Deborah is passionate about speaking and training. That’s why she wrote or co-wrote four books on communication and public speaking, including the business best-seller Own the Room.

And because Deborah ran a successful film company in Sausalito, CA. for fourteen years, she knows how difficult it is for women to stand out and succeed. Her latest book is Out Front: How Women Can Become Engaging, Memorable and Fearless Speakers. She walks the talk by speaking regularly across the country to motivate and inspire professional women.

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David Booth

David is Welsh. Language, music and poetry are in his blood. As a classically trained actor, he appeared on stage, in film, and on television as a guest star. He acted in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Berkeley Rep, and the Tennessee Williams Center.

David leveraged his performance skills as a corporate spokesman and represented Siemens, Cisco, Chevron and others worldwide. He narrated over two hundred training films and coached his business colleagues and clients on how to better present.

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Doug Ridley

Doug Ridley is a criminal defense attorney and former Ventura County Deputy District Attorney.

A graduate of Pepperdine Law School in 1998, Doug worked for the Ventura County District Attorney from 1999 through 2004, reviewing thousands of DUI cases and making filing decisions on up to 100 DUI cases a day. He also worked in the misdemeanor, felony, narcotics, and gang units.

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Hilary Spittle

Hilary is a communications consultant with deep global experience in corporate communications, most recently leading communications for a $13 billion unit of global manufacturer Eaton Corporation and previously leading diverse areas of communications for General Motors

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Eden Gillott Bowe

When not training with Eloqui, Eden runs a firm that specializes in strategic communications and reputation management as well as leads a Non-Profit networking group.

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