About Us

Top-notch opposition research, video tracking, and earned media specialists

America Rising Corporation is an opposition research and communications firm whose mission is to help its clients defeat Democrats.  We do this by providing top-notch opposition research, video tracking, rapid response consulting, and earned media communications through on-demand and subscription-based plans and platforms.

Our blueprint to winning elections involves the relentless pursuit of original and effective hits against Democrats. Our video trackers have traveled more than one million miles across the country to obtain footage that has changed the direction and narratives of federal, state, and local races.

Founded in 2013, America Rising has worked with more than 100 different Republican and conservative organizations and candidates over three election cycles to defeat Hillary Clinton and win races up and down the ballot nationwide.

Meet the Leaders of America Rising

Our team is committed to helping provide opportunities for our clients throughout their campaigns.

Joe Pounder

Founder & CEO

Jeff Larson


Aaron Baer

Chief Operating Officer

Allan Blutstein

SVP - Director of FOIAs/Public Records

Robert Buckley

SVP - Director of Client Services and House Research

Jillian Davidson

SVP - Director of Client Services and State Research

Blair Gremillion

Vice President - Director of War Room Operations

Julia Griswold

Development Director

Julia Hoy

Research Director, State Research

Christy Paavola

SVP - Research Director, House Research

Carter Reese

SVP - Director of Client Services and Senate Research

Kyle Reliford

Chief Research Officer

Kyle Sisenstein

SVP - Research Director, Senate

Christina Van Horn

SVP - Director of Client Services and Accountability Research

Jared Wheeler

Senior Director - Research Director, State Research

Bob Weir

Director of Human Resources