Joanna Riley


Joanna has spent over 15 years helping people and businesses realize potential. Joanna has enjoyed success in several industries and in North America and across Europe. 

She has worked for clients worldwide, in the United Kingdom and Amsterdam as an editor with award-winning authors, in the United States in new media for Discovery Communications, in Canada in executive search for an independent recruiting firm and with the Parliamentary Centre on outreach and citizen engagement for the House of Commons and Senate.

Joanna plays a critical role within Rise Up Strategies. Her relentless enthusiasm, innovative thinking and pursuit of practical solutions makes her a great fit for the team. With a keen focus, attention to detail and a deep understanding of clients’ needs, her primary responsibility is to contribute to senior-level projects from conception to conclusion. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Joanna brings a sense of professionalism, tenacity and curiosity to her work.

She loves to travel and when not obsessing over the Oxford comma, Joanna is in search of the perfect matcha latte and the tastiest taco.

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