Joanna Riley

Principal

Joanna has spent over 15 years working in global organizations with an emphasis on building strategies for people and businesses to meet their potential. 

She has built value working with clients worldwide, from the United Kingdom, throughout Europe, into the United States and finally in Canada, working with parliamentarians and ministers, international publishing houses, biotech startups and multi-national firms. She has exceptional skills in assessing and understanding clients’ needs, sometimes even before they do.

Joanna is an integral part of the team at Rise Up Strategies. Her innovative thinking, pursuit of practical solutions and relentless enthusiasm makes her a great fit. With a keen focus on client relations, her primary responsibility is to contribute to senior-level programs and 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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Adam Smith

CEO

Joanna Riley

Principal

Brendan Mullen

Principal

Kate Sherwood

Consultant

Maggie Archibald

Consultant

Naushin Ahmed

Associate

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