Rowntree previously worked as technology director at Porter Novelli, leading accounts such as Hitachi Global Storage and BT.
Rowntree brings 15 years’ experience in telecoms and technology communications to Bite and will assume a leading role on its Microsoft account.
Kath Pooley, MD EMEA at Bite Communications, said: ‘Given our technology heritage, we’ve always employed consultants who are passionate about technology and who really know the space inside out. Jess is just such a person and augments our technology credentials no end – she’s a simply brilliant senior consultant and has vast experience under her belt.
‘Adding Jess into the mix – a big personality with renowned leadership skills – will act as a catalyst to our drive into new sectors, new services, and new markets.'
Prior to her role at Porter Novelli, Rowntree spent three years at Grant Butler Coomber and five years at Chocolate Communications.
This appointment follows a number of hires in the consumer and b2b space at Bite UK, as well as the opening of new offices in France and India.