Christian founded Pinkston with the goal of creating a strategic communications firm with the flexibility and ingenuity to provide individualized solutions for clients in virtually any industry. He set out to provide smarter, more strategic services that establish individuals and organizations as respected leaders in their fields.
Since launching the company in 2001, Christian and his partners have grown Pinkston into a national firm with an eclectic client base of innovators and difference-makers. Its services now span a wide range of communications, marketing, digital, research and business strategy capabilities. By bringing together these services under one roof, Christian and his team are able to ensure that all elements of a client’s communications and business strategy work in complementary fashion, maximizing impact towards overall goals.
A frequent speaker and writer on communications, innovation and entrepreneurship, Christian has counseled clients including AIG, Amazon, Facebook, Ford Motor Co., Stryker Corporation, Morgan Stanley, the Consumer Electronics Show and many others through periods of growth, crisis, reorganization and transition. He's helped them launch companies, products and books, strengthen brand awareness, build thought-leadership platforms and achieve real-world impact.
Prior to founding Pinkston, Christian was vice president of public policy at Ogilvy Public Relations. He has directed communications for a presidential campaign, been the spokesman for two former Cabinet officials, and served on the staffs of a congressman from California and a U.S. senator from Maine.