NEW YORK: Cohn & Wolfe has hired Claudia Carasso as SVP and MD of its San Francisco office. She is tasked with building the firm's US corporate and technology businesses.In a release issued today, C&W CEO Donna Imperato said, "Cohn & Wolfe is strategically building its corporate and technology businesses globally. Claudia's impressive marketing expertise and experience in these sectors will help us achieve these goals." Carasso was previously SVP and partner at Fleishman-Hillard and UpStart Communications. She has worked with clients such as Sun Microsystems, Documentum, and SalesLogix.