For Mike Gehrig, everything starts with crafting the story. A journalist by training (and still one at heart), he works with his clients to bring home the big wins, day in and day out. And as General Manager, he’s also no stranger to listening to stories, while providing sound counsel and perfectly timed encouragement to the Austin office.
Over his 14-year career, Mike has worked with a broad range of industries. He got his start in PR in Chicago before moving to Austin and later joining Pierpont in 2011. Mike’s clients include those in the oil and gas industry, such as BP and the Offshore Technology Conference; financial services, including Denham Capital and OTC Global Holdings; consumer categories, such as Kraft Foods, Campbell Soup Company and Lone Star Beer; and the public sector, such as the Green Building Initiative, Austin Energy and the U.S. Army.
Today, Mike consistently surpasses client expectations with his strategic PR programs and concrete ability to harmonize every project with just the right approach. His specialty is landing the big media wins, and over the years, he has the track record to show for it—producing standout results across the globe, no matter the region or challenge.
When he’s not crafting, sharing and listening to stories at Pierpont, Mike spends much of his time chasing his toddler and newborn baby. He also enjoys learning about the energy and finance industry, running with his dog, Hound, in his new South Austin neighborhood and cheering on his sports teams from Ohio (even at the risk of unpopularity in the office and his own home).