Ari Ratner is the Founder and CEO of Inside Revolution, a boutique storytelling and strategic communications firm. He has assisted leading NGOs, political campaigns, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States and globally in aligning their brand with their mission. He specializes in developing creative, political, and social impact campaigns that connect with organizations’ core values and history to reach donors and influencers.
Ari previously served in the Obama Administration as Speechwriter and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Earlier he served as a Congressional Liaison for the State Department and as an Associate at the White House. He is a veteran of the Obama for America and Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaigns, and was also appointed to the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Ari collaborated with Alec Ross on The New York Times-bestselling book The Industries of the Future. He served as Special Political Correspondent for Vice News during the 2014 midterm elections and as a correspondent for Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest newspaper, from 2003 to 2006. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Reuters, Huffington Post, Slate, and CNN.
Ari holds a BA in history from Stanford University and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
When not working, Ari can be found daydreaming about getting a bulldog—and teaching him how to surf.