Ira Gostin joined the KPS3 crew in 2018—bringing with him over three decades of experience (and some seriously impressive accolades and awards-plus he is a coffee aficionado, which we dig!).
As our team’s Vice President of Marketing and Client Engagement, Ira will help KPS3 venture into new markets and discover amazing clients for us to work with.
When Ira’s not busy using his savvy communication skills to grow the KPS3 client list and ensure our marketing projects are exceeding goals, you can find him traveling the West with his wife, dogs, and kayaks in tow.
Ira has both a B.S. in vocational education with a minor in journalism and an M.B.A. to his name and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University.
A former photojournalist, Ira began his career with the Associated Press in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Reno. Most recently, he founded 120 West Strategic Communications working with some cool clients in the mining, hospitality, and industrial spaces. Prior to 120 West, Ira was a founding executive for Tahoe Resources Inc., a global, publicly-traded company, where he directed investor relations and corporate communications—ultimately establishing the company’s brand as one of the top precious metals producers in the world. Besides an IPO and several mergers, he even stood on the podium to open and close the New York Stock Exchange, not once but twice.
Ira earned his accreditation in public relations in 2017 and currently volunteers his time as a mentor at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada (where he previously spent time as an adjunct professor) and several other community projects.
He’s earned an impressive array of awards and honors over his tenure in the industry—including ACE Awards for Top Integrated Marketing Campaign from the American Marketing Association and even a 1995 nomination for a Pulitzer Prize for Excellence in Photojournalism. He was also named 2017’s top Chief Marketing Officer in the Western U.S. by Corporate Vision Magazine.
When he’s not volunteering his time mentoring up-and-coming entrepreneurs or sharpening his strategist skills with continuing education, Ira’s likely on the hunt for that perfect cup of joe. He and wife Erin are major Formula 1 fans and during baseball season are glued to a game on TV or in person.