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

President/Co-Founder

Jeff Larson

Chairman

Matthew Agvent

Deputy Director of War Room Operations

Aaron Baer

Senior Vice President - Director of Tracking Operations

Diana Bates

Senior Director - Deputy Director of Special Projects

Jeff Bechdel

Chief Content Officer

Allan Blutstein

Senior Vice President, Director of FOIAs/Public Records.

Robert Buckley

Senior Vice President - Director of House Research

Jillian Davidson

Senior Vice President - Director of State Research

Julia Griswold

Development Director

Julia Hoy

Senior Director - Deputy Director of Senate Research

Rebecca Howell

Senior Director - Deputy Director of House Research

Chris Malloy

Deputy Director of Tracking Operations

Christian Martinez

Vice President - Director of War Room Operations

Brent Perrin

Senior Director - Deputy Director of State Research

Ryan Powers

Senior Vice President - Director of Senate Research

Carter Reese

Senior Vice President - Director of Special Projects

Kyle Reliford

Managing Director

Kyle Sisenstein

Senior Vice President - Deputy Director of Special Projects

Christina Van Horn

Senior Director - Presidential Research

Jared Wheeler

Senior Director - Deputy Director of Special Projects

Alexandra Wilkes

Senior Vice President - Director of Public Affairs