Below, you’ll find profiles of some of the Pivot team members and a handful of client testimonials. We invite you to take your time, spend a few minutes, and view and read what’s on this page. From our President Dave Nieuwstraten to all of us at Pivot, we look forward to serving Pioneer.
Pivot started out of Dave’s garage office. Before founding Pivot, Dave led the marketing consulting practices for two national consulting firms.
Mark has served as a software engineer for Nobeltec and ImageBuilder, as well as a project manager and technical marketing engineer for Intel, and a senior product manager for Boeing.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Joey graduated from George Fox University with his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (focus in marketing). Before coming to Pivot, Joey worked for a public relations firm called Waggener Edstrom, where he worked on the Microsoft PR team, creating materials for news announcements to help shape the brand. He also tracked and reported campaign results, managed reporter relationships, and shaped messaging for product announcements.
Director of Research
Steve brings more than 20 years’ experience as a Principal of two full service research companies to Pivot’s research team. Steve has designed and managed more than 400 studies for companies including 3M, Intel, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.
Senior Marketing Consultant
Erik has been a consultant with Pivot Group for the last seven years, and has sixteen years of marketing and advertising experience. Erik’s skills include development and implementation of marketing plans, video ideation and storyboarding, branding and image strategies, advertising and promotions, copywriting, and public relations. He has done recent work for companies such as SAP, Facebook, BMC Software, Vangtel and Peak Housing. Erik will bring his vast experience to bear as a core member of the Pioneer account team.
Ian holds a B.A. in Music from Yale University, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Union Theological Seminary.
Before coming to Pivot, Rachel graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, lived in New York where she worked for an agency in Brooklyn, designing campaigns for companies like Jaguar and Citibank.
Nicole was a marketing and entrepreneurship major at the University of Oregon, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She came to Pivot after two and a half years at Xerox Corp., where she worked in the marketing department.
Before he joined the Pivot team, Ryan worked as a freelance designer in the Portland area. Ryan has his Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, and has designed campaigns receiving numerous national awards.
What our clients say
We can tell you about ourselves, but it is our clients whose words speak loudest. Here’s a sampling of what our clients have to say, along with their contact information. They are waiting for a call from Pioneer, ready to tell you all about Pivot.
“Pivot is careful to understand both our customer needs as well as our employee’s perspective. That’s been a fresh change. We’re impressed with what we see from them.” – David Brackett | Executive Director | Linguava Interpreters | email@example.com | 503-265-8515
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
“Business partners are very important to the work that I do at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Without a doubt one of the best decisions I have made is to engage the Pivot Group as such a partner. Pivot has worked hard to understand the complexities and nuances of our organization. In doing so, they have become an important and strategic part of our team. Their input and ideas are highly valued because of this understanding, as well as their creative approach to their work. They continually develop creative ideas and have a wonderful sense of narrative and storytelling. Within Pivot’s structure, we work directly with an account manager who has served us extremely well; he executes and follows through with all the tasks he is given and does so within any deadlines we ask of him. Perhaps more importantly, he also initiates ideas and suggestions with us. In turn, the account manager works with members of the Pivot team to deliver to us the highest quality product that we could possibly hope for.” – Terry Stokesbary | Senior Program Director | M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust | firstname.lastname@example.org | 360-694-8415
Oregon Association of Nurseries
“Every time we work with Pivot, they bring fresh ideas and great execution. We gave them a shot and they’ve more than delivered. I’ve worked with many ad agencies – big and small. Now I lean on one. They’ve earned my trust and respect, which I don’t give easily.” – Jeff Stone | Executive Director | Oregon Association of Nurseries | email@example.com | 503-682-5089
Nobeltec / Jeppesen
“Pivot’s talented design and marketing team was able to take our product marketing to a new level. We love the new messaging and look for our TimeZero product. I especially appreciate how they helped us think through the ‘why’ before getting to the ‘what’.” – Bill Washburn | General Manager | Nobeltec / Jeppesen | firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-867-6956