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 two 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

Byron Koay

Founder & President

Jeff Larson


Aaron Baer

Vice President & Tracking Team Director

Carter Reese

Presidential Research Director

Jillian Davidson

State Research Deputy Director

Kyle Reliford

Director of Special Projects

Kyle Sisenstein

State Research Director

Jared Wheeler

Deputy Director of Special Projects

Diana Bates

Deputy Director of Special Projects

Matt Vollenweider

Vice President & House Research Director

Robert Buckley

House Research Deputy Director

Robert Utsey

Vice President & Senate Research Director

Ryan Powers

Senate Research Deputy Director