Account Supervisor Ray Rahmati develops and manages public relations projects and programs for a variety of clients. Over the years, Ray has created sophisticated media plans that landed his clients in national and international outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, FOX News, Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg News, as well as industry trade publications tailored for specific clients including ComputerWorld, InformationWeek, CNETNews, Wired, .NET Developer’s Journal, Redmond Developer News, American Lawyer, and BioCentury.
Since joining Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Ray has provided strategic counsel, media and analyst relations support, media analysis, positioning and overall account management for several technology clients including Satyam Computer Services, PreEmptive Solutions, Deltek and TANDBERG. Ray has been vital to the success of numerous programs for Satyam by increasing executive visibility, enhancing brand awareness through media relations, and by analyzing the corporate brand and positioning. For PreEmptive, Ray has helped position the company as a premier application security provider by leveraging vehicles such as media and analyst relations, product launches, product reviews and surveys. Through analyst relations, media relations, speaking engagements and messaging Ray is helping to build on TANDBERG’s corporate reputation and marketing efforts in the U.S.
Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Ray was an Assistant Account Manager at Levick Strategic Communications, a full service legal PR Firm in Washington, D.C. At Levick, Ray focused on media relations, strategy, litigation support and crisis communications support for law firms, law schools and Fortune 500 companies. His clients included the nation’s largest organization of civil defense attorneys, several Tier One law schools, one of the top Energy law firms in the Midwest, a Fortune 500 general aviation airplane manufacturer and one of the top Telecom law firms in Washington, D.C., where he represented the practice group that included an attorney that helped draft the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as well as the lead counsel for Vonage.
Before joining Levick, Ray worked at Arthur Andersen’s Office of Federal Tax Services, focusing on U.S. section 482 regulations related to Intercompany Transfer Pricing policies — invaluable training ground for his work in financial public relations. Ray provided support for companies such as Halliburton, Levi Strauss, Subaru and Kraft.
Ray is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park where he received his BA degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Business Communication. He also pursued a personal interest in Business Management and Economics while at the University.