Evan was first exposed to the public relations industry after a grumpy middle-aged AP reporter, who doubled as one of his college lacrosse coaches, urged him not to pursue a journalism career. Following grad school, Evan quickly developed a passion for technology PR & marketing, but was extremely dissuaded by the PR culture after his tenure at several agencies left him wanting much, much more for his career. Fortunately, Evan found ARPR in 2014, and has since helped grow the firm in size, revenue and prestige. Today ARPR is regularly recognized as Technology Agency of the Year, a PR News’ TOP Place to Work and one of the top 30 largest tech PR firms in the country (O’Dwyers).
As ARPR’s vice president of client service and cybersecurity practice group director, Evan splits his time and energy on agency growth and employee retention, and client satisfaction, measuring client ROI and ensuring extraordinary deliverables. Classified by his peers as a PR purist, Evan is most enthused by ghostwriting thought leadership articles, creating impactful messaging and of course – landing killer media relations placements, which he has done for current and former clients in ad tech, cybersecurity, MarTech, mobility, FinTech, streaming media and more.
When his reconstructed shoulders allow, Evan enjoys a good workout or athletic completion. He is also an avid hot sauce collector, a retainer of information some deem as useless, an aspiring stock market player and world traveler. Most importantly, Evan is a loving husband and dad to two girls – one human and one dog.