Ira M. Gostin, MBA, APR
Ira is a marketer, communicator, entrepreneur and storyteller who truly thrives on helping companies create growth opportunities. He currently works with global brands to create strategic IR, communications and marketing campaigns to help them move the needle.
He has created and sold an agency, been a senior executive at one of the most creative full-service agencies in the region and helped propel a multinational, publicly traded company from a $400 million IPO to $5 billion in market cap with listings on the TSX and NYSE. Ira has worked on over $1 billion in equity raises and acquisitions in his career.
Ira is as comfortable in a suit and tie on the floor of the stock exchange as he is with safety gear and hard-hat at a mine site.
Ira began his professional career as a photojournalist with the Associated Press, traveling the world telling the stories of our society. Following his transition into marketing, Ira worked at several industrial and B2B companies as a marketing director, VP of investor relations and corporate communications strategist before transitioning to the agency side.
He has a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Phoenix, Reno, and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University. Ira has also attended executive education at New York University, Stanford University and the Colorado School of Mines.
Ira mentors business start-ups and students through numerous organizations and is a mentor with the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Long Beach Accelerator, The Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno and at California State University, Long Beach.
In 2018, Ira was named the Most Influential Marketing Executive in Nevada by Acquisitions International, in 2017 was named the top Chief Marketing Officer in the Western U.S. by Corporate Vision Magazine and has won numerous Corporate Excellence and creative awards. Ira earned his Accreditation in Public Relations in 2017.
Ira’s home base is Reno, Nevada, with his wife Erin, adult children and dogs. He is a baseball enthusiast, coffee aficionado and Formula 1 racing fan. In his spare time, he and his wife travel the West with dogs and kayaks, enjoying the outdoors.