President & CEO
Tim Riester is Chairman and CEO of RIESTER, one of the largest, privately held marketing companies in the western United States and a founding Co-Owner and Board Member of Phoenix Rising FC and FC Tucson, Arizona’s two professional soccer teams. Tim’s philanthropic work includes serving as a board member for the Global Health Advocacy Incubator and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. He also serves as a founding board member for the MaxInMotion Foundation, a non-profit organization assisting economically challenged youth athletes as well as those with disabilities, and as a member of the endowment board of trustees for the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
PR Week awarded RIESTER “Best Campaign in the Nation for 2019 – Public Sector” honoring the firm’s voter education campaign for the Citizen’s Clean Election Commission. Advertising Age included RIESTER among its “20 Agencies to Watch in America” and Forbes’ ranked RIESTER among its “Top 100 Global Ad Agencies that Know Social Media and Google.” RIESTER was also included four consecutive years on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in America. RIESTER represents notable national clients including; Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Bona Kemi, Carlisle Companies, Fresh Cravings, Global Blood Therapeutics, Los Angeles Zoo, MidFirst Bank, Park City Utah Visitors Bureau, Peter Piper Pizza, Quest Products, Seneca Resorts & Casinos, Talking Stick Resort, United Healthcare and the U.S. Census. RIESTER operates five offices in the United States: New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Phoenix and Park City, Utah. Additional staff is located in Kansas City.
Phoenix Rising FC is Arizona’s highest-level professional soccer franchise and holds the record for the most consecutive wins (20) among all professional soccer teams in North American history. Established in 2013, the club is the 2019 USL Championship Regular Season winner, the 2018 USL Championship Western Conference winner and 2018 USL Championship Cup runner-up. Phoenix Rising FC’s youth club has over 9,000 members.