About us

Pike & Company is a San Francisco-based professional marketing communications firm that provides research, strategies, and implementation for public relations, marketing and advertising. Dedicated to serving each of our clients based on their own individual needs, we work closely with them to meet their marketing goals and to overcome any special challenges that may pertain to their industry.

Who We Are

The team at Pike & Company have more than 30 years of experience serving real estate industry-related clients as marketing communications specialists producing distinctive programs that show a commitment to quality, innovation, and effectiveness. We have represented many well-respected real estate industry clients from the Bay Area and across the country. In recent years, Pike & Company has focused on predominantly serving clients in the commercial real estate industry.

Our Team

Gary Pike, APR

Founder & President

Gary Pike, APR, has over 40 years of experience as a marketing communications specialist producing distinctive programs that show a commitment to quality, innovation, and effectiveness. He founded Pike & Company more than 35 years ago and represents many well-respected clients from the Bay Area and across the country.

Before starting his own company, Pike served as director of public relations for one of San Francisco’s well-known luxury brands, Victoria’s Secret. Pike developed the national brand image of the high-end and exclusive company, prior to its sale to Limited Brands and adaptation into a mainstream mall brand. Since he began his consulting career, Pike has been instrumental in the success of many well-known companies and assisted in establishing several national and statewide brands and regional clients in the Northern California and Pacific Northwest markets with a core area focus in real estate industry marketing.

Gary is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, an associate member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, CREW, and the Urban Land Institute.

Christina Ellis

Vice President

Christina Ellis has more than 15 years of marketing and public relations experience, with the last 13 devoted to building successful marketing campaigns to support large networks of retail location dealers in the wireless industry throughout the Western United States and beyond. Her leadership experience in building effective teams helped pioneer regional programs that translated into five national campaigns and 100 regional promotions.

Christina has brand and agency experience overseeing multiple marketing channels. Christina’s breadth and depth of experience includes PR; media relations; digital, radio, television, and outdoor advertising; social media campaigns; and sports and entertainment franchise sponsorships and experiential activations.

Christina holds a B.S. in Business with a concentration in Marketing from San Jose State University and speaks conversational Vietnamese. She is a California native, having recently moved back to Northern California from Denver, Colorado.

Eric Podolsky

Account Executive

Eric Podolsky joined Pike & Company in early 2017, bringing with him years of experience as a marketing and public relations specialist to provide support on all client activity. Most recently, Eric was the Managing Editor for Meyer Sound Laboratories in Berkeley, where he played a key role in increasing the company’s recognition as a global brand through public relations initiatives.

Eric holds a B.A. in English from Connecticut College. A Massachusetts native, he has lived in San Francisco for over eight years.

Maggie

Maggie provides behind-the-scenes support for the team. She came to us in September 2013 from Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary. Follow “Maggie The Magnificent” and her adventures on Instagram @magsazine.