Our leader, friend and CEO from 2018-2021
Jay Porter was CEO of Revere until he passed away at age 48. He drove Revere to scale with international teams, integrated creative & digital services, and was an essential part of our team and culture. We miss Jay and carry on with what he taught us.
Before joining Revere, Jay served as president of Edelman’s founding Chicago office, adding clients like United Airlines, Businessolver, Principal Financial, Eli Lilly and Hologic, while expanding its remit with longtime clients like Kellogg’s and Barilla. Previously, Jay led Edelman’s global Starbucks team, advising on topics as varied as market entries, gun issues, growth in China and in-store marketing. Jay joined Edelman Seattle in 2005 and then managed Edelman SF, serving clients like eBay, Charles Schwab, Trulia, Norton, Microsoft and Expedia.
Jay also held strategy roles at integrated marketing firm SS+K and design consultancy Landor Associates, working for clients including Xbox, Nike, Isilon Systems, Getty Images and numerous startups. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English.