CEO - Founder
With an unfaltering obsession for the outdoors, action sports and the desire to be involved with brands and companies that have an impact on society, after pursuing a degree in Architecture Rob Reedy was drawn to Boulder, Colorado for the active lifestyle and to the University of Colorado for International Affairs.
In the early 90s, he began his career as an international man of mystery with a string of modeling jobs both nationally and internationally. Though it wasn’t everything that “America’s Top Model” would lead one to believe, the rollercoaster ride that his life turned into because of it awarded him a wealth of experience from print campaigns, broadcast, fashion runways and street level promotions. His bragging rights include working with Adidas, The North Face, Polo, Fila, and Salomon to name a few. Living and working in Europe advanced his language base, resulting in the good fortune of being a linguistics triple threat in English, Spanish, Italian.
Being an individual of many passions, Rob’s love of the music culture provided him access to work for world-class venues in Ibiza, Spain. In addition, he held the position as the Director of Public Relations for Soma, a globally recognized dance club located in Colorado. His dedication and relentlessness aided in the ranking of Soma as one of the top 10 clubs in America.
One might assume that he doesn’t sleep, as in addition to the music director career, and the modeling career he has over fifteen years experience in public relations, brand management, and marketing. Rob can stand up proudly and beat his chest by acquiring a gold Rolodex of contacts over the years. His Public Relations and Media Relations skills are something legends are made of. Rob has been an integral part in the success of leading brands and helping companies achieve their goals (which it should be noted is occasionally achieved by the aforementioned chest beating.)
Prior to creating Echos in late 2009, the most recent feather in Rob’s cap was a seven-year stint as the Marketing Director for Chrome Bags– A premier urban lifestyle brand. He was an integral part of the brand’s success of navigating through popular culture and becoming a name that is synonymous with the world of bicycle messengers worldwide and trendsetting urban dwellers. He has introduced the brand to targeted segments in a genuine and strategic manner. His in-depth knowledge of consumer social behaviors has played a significant role in the development of relationships with key influencers in both media and street-level heroes. These relationships have rewarded Rob with top-level connections in very hard to reach subcultures, leading publications and hard to get in blogs and websites that encompass specific segments.
This, of course, is a very fancy way of saying that he has his fingers directly in the pie of a culture that is notoriously suspicious of marketing groups as well as anyone who attempts to use them and their lifestyle as a means of branding. This isn’t because he is a shrewd chameleon who tells these particular subcultures what they want to hear, but rather, an integral member of the group. A man who wholeheartedly practices what is preached, which is impossible to be fabricated, or replicated.
This discipline and strategic vision is an absolute necessity for a company of any size who might be competing for market share while establishing their brand. Rob brings a fresh and integrated approach to all PR, marketing and branding opportunities while treating all clients like rock stars and the best of all, delivering results. He stands head and shoulders above a network of seasoned professionals, whose drive and dedication to delivering consistent results is second to none, and it’s with this experience and respect that Rob developed ECHOS Communications- The final word in providing his clients not only the best possible service but results.
When taking a break from work Rob can be found chasing the stoke every second he can. He is at peace when charging the surf, kiteboarding, ripping singletrack and chasing the storm for the powder. His passion for the outdoors is infectious for whoever has the pleasure to ride with him.
Billy has over 10 years of marketing and public relations experience and manages cycling specific media relations for ECHOS PDX office. Billy’s roots began as a messenger in the late 90’s, and he has organized and participated in every level in national and international events. Billy has been instrumental with nationwide brand initiatives for Chrome, UCHOF and Levi’s, among many others. Billy is no stranger to putting in the hard work. Nothing brings a smile to his face like a perfectly executed strategy coming to fruition. Working with brands on large initiatives and product launches is what drives this passion.
Matt manages client relationships and leads client success, and runs the ECHOS Boulder office. Matt brings more than 12 years of strategic communications expertise, and has built and implemented communications programs for companies ranging from the Fortune 50 to startups and everything in between. In 2016, Matt joined ECHOS and opened the Boulder office, and has been instrumental to the success of ECHOS’ clients since then.
Matt’s past roles include senior director of operations at a Washington D.C. strategic communications firm; account director at a tech-focused Colorado PR firm, and in 2014 he established a PR and marketing agency that he grew until joining ECHOS in 2016.
Outside of work, Matt is a passionate skier, cyclist and runner who loves exploring the outdoors and traveling with his wife and two kids.
Creative & Strategy
With more than 15 years’ experience in global advertising, Justin is an experienced creative and marketing professional with a strong opinion and a clear understanding of strategy. He’s happiest when delivering integrated campaigns that are based on unique insights. Justin takes an iterative approach
focused on constant learning and creative refinement to yield better ROI. While he’s not afraid to ask tough questions, he can also admit when he’s wrong. Having worked at global agencies such as Grey Worldwide and Gyro, Justin has tremendous experience deploying global campaigns for brands such as BMW, Symantec, Google, and Adobe. Justin brings a deep understanding of the digital experience to Echos Communications and complements it with strong strategic insight, creative vigor, and deep analysis.
Account Director - EU
Jacob is a multifaceted creative when it comes to the marketing strategy of designing, executing, and monitoring brand campaigns. Equipped with an International MBA, Jacob has grown internally from Junior Account Executive to his current role as Account Director; having implemented hundreds of successful campaigns. Based in Europe, he also spearheads our EU partnerships and bridges between our North American and European operations.
Nick has worked in many roles throughout the cycling industry, from brand and quality management to retail to media. Armed with a journalism degree and extensive knowledge of cycling, he bolsters ECHOS’ ability to communicate the passion surrounding our clients’ products.
A passionate rider spanning disciplines and styles, he’s equally likely to be found on a group gravel ride, technical trail descent or a solo road bike mission. In addition to cycling, he dabbles in a wide range of outdoor pursuits from backpacking and car camping to surfing and skiing.
A voracious reader, he’ll devour a history of geographical etymology, a cycling website or a postapocalyptic novel with equal fervor. When his nose isn’t in a book you can find him cycling Oregon’s back roads, backpacking or camping.
Senior Account Executive
Delaney brings more than three years of public relations experience, and before joining ECHOS held communications roles with New Balance Athletic Shoe, 360 Public Relations, and HP Inc., where she was named as PR News’s Intern of the Year. Delaney brings both creativity and a sharp eye for detail, and is skilled in organizing and managing media events while consistently securing solid media coverage. Throughout her college career, she was a two-time captain and part of Northeastern’s Division 1 Swim and Dive Team, and graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in business administration.
Allie joined the ECHOS team after graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a degree in Strategic Communications and a minor in Business Finance. Her previous roles include an account-facing position with Factory PR, where she supported lifestyle and fashion brands. In her free time, Allie enjoys snowboarding, hiking, playing tennis and attending Red Rocks concerts.
Junior Account Executive
Chris joined the ECHOS team after graduating from Lewis and Clark College, where he co-founded the Cycling Club. A lifelong cyclist, Chris has riding and racing experience in all disciplines, though mountain and cyclocross are his favorites. In addition to cycling, he enjoys riding motorcycles and snowboarding.