Ira M. Gostin, MBA
Enterprising - Breakfast Speaker
Ira Gostin, entrepreneur, marketer and communications strategist, is an influential and creative business development advisor specializing in achieving measurable results. 120 West combines his passions and entrepreneurial spirit while crafting strategies for clients.
He recently directed investor relations and corporate communications for Tahoe Resources Inc. (NYSE: TAHO), a $4+ billion publicly traded company, where he was a founding executive and established the company’s brand as one of the top precious metals producers in the world. He coordinated Tahoe’s $505 million IPO in 2010 and directed communications and branding for mergers in 2015 and 2016. Tahoe was named a TopGun company in Canada for 2016.
Ira launched his career as a photojournalist for the Associated Press, honing his newsroom intuition to effectively brand a company’s external communications. After having his photos featured in publications ranging from Time magazine to the Washington Post to the New York Times and for many Fortune 500 companies, Ira retired from photography, earned his MBA and began career number two. He was also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Reynolds School of Journalism.
He has a bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is on the board of PRSA Sierra Nevada and is the president of the board of Second Start Learning Disabilities. When he is not traveling the world for work, Ira’s home base is Reno, Nevada, with his wife Erin, son, daughter-in-law and step-kids.