At its core, Rise Ventures is the amalgamation of strategic thinking and experience in business, products and brands revitalization. With more than five decades of combined experience at the highest levels of business from start-ups, restructuring, mergers and acquisition the Rise team excels at the combined art of message development, advocacy, and engagement - the keys to any successful effort.
Rise Ventures are here for the hard times. Growing and sustaining a business in the age of the customer requires new ways of thinking. Organizations need to shift from an inside-out perspective about customers to an outside-in perspective. Rise Ventures helps organizations better align their business strategy with customer needs and expectations. Rise Ventures helps make it easy for your clients to do business with you and drive your future success.
Growing and sustaining a business in the age of the customer requires new ways of thinking. Organizations need to shift from an inside-out perspective about customers to an outside-in perspective. Rise Ventures helps organizations better align their business strategy with customer needs and expectations. Rise Ventures helps make it easy for your clients to do business with you and drive your future success.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Charlie Reeves, co-founder of Rise Ventures, is known as a results-driven business-minded leader whose professional expertise assists companies in rapidly scaling-up. He has achieved this success across industries through relationship-building and improving client satisfaction. He has demonstrated particular strength in his ability to acquire new accounts, build a client base, increase sales among existing accounts, and strengthen relationships with key decision makers. He navigates well in a multi-level decision-making environment utilizing his talents and personality to create long-lasting relationships. Charlie’s notable attention to detail and expertise in large organizational environments, as well as exceeding customers expectations, has earned him the reputation as a strategic problem-solver.
Charlie excels as a communicator, orally and in writing. His product knowledge, impeccable follow-up, and his commitment to delivering superior services to clients sets him apart from his peers.
Charlie Reeves has been in the PPE and Commodities sector for close to a decade; throughout the Gulf Coast and Caribbean he has supplied non-potable water, generators, gas, tents, and heavy equipment to areas hit by natural disaster. At the onset on the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayes Middleton, a Texas House Representative, called upon Charlie to assist in setting up drive-through COVID PCR testing sites in Galveston County. Additionally, Charlie has also been a known vendor of PPE to the Houston Ship Channel; the Longshoreman Association; multiple school districts; water parks; and medical clinics, providing COVID rapid-testing and other critical PPE supplies.
Charlie has helped found numerous children’s nonproﬁt organizations and remains an active member on their boards. A Texas native, Charlie has been called upon by several Fortune 500 Companies to develop and lead their organizations to the NEXT LEVEL!
A graduate of Lamar University, Mr. Reeves studied corporate communication as an undergraduate and business management at the University of St. Thomas.
GREGORY PIZARRO, JR.
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Gregory Pizarro, Jr. is co-founder and partner of Rise Ventures. He is an Army veteran, international human rights activist, public speaker, political operative, and youth advocate. He brings in a decade of experience in management and consulting, helping corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and elected officials reach their goals around the globe. Prior to Rise Ventures, he was a Global Information Security Executive at Bank of America, managing GIS’ business operations to include the integration of risk concepts into strategic planning, risk identification, and mitigation efforts. Additionally, Gregory served in a multitude of roles in the US Army, including Chief of Internal Controls, Chief of Financial Policy, Plans and Operations and as an adviser to the Commanding General at Fort Hood. Today, Gregory continues to serve in the US Army Reserve as a Senior Adviser to the Comptroller.
He has served as a political consultant to two Presidential campaigns and several high profile federal and state-wide elections. He is a regular television commentator on economic, military and human rights policy for NBC Universal affiliates, being seen frequently on national US broadcast and cable TV. Pizarro is also a contributor to several print media outlets.
Experienced strategy and project management leader, political operative, and public speaker with exemplary, verifiable record of progressive growth in the military and civilian environments. Highly knowledgeable and effective leader with a proven record of meeting business goals, developing high performing managers, and increasing organizational effectiveness. Extensive experience in financial management, public policy, marketing and branding, project management. Adept managing and developing personnel under extreme pressure and austere environments with a focus on building organizations, training leaders, and delivering success. Possess a comprehensive background in business development, strategic planning, risk management and critical thinking.