Ricardo Reyes is the Vice President of Communications at Tesla Motors, which he joined in August of 2009. Prior to joining Tesla, Ricardo worked as a Google Executive as the Director of Communications and Public Affairs at YouTube. He previously handled litigation, competition and policy communications for the online search, services and products company.
Before that, Ricardo spent a decade working on public policy and communications in Washington, D.C., including two years at law firm Bracewell and Giuliani LLC, where he led crisis consulting and communications management services. Among the corporate and political clients he advised, Reyes worked with automotive suppliers as they faced major changes to their business structure.
Reyes has served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public and Media Affairs. From 2001 to 2004, he was a spokesman for international trade policy and an adviser to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
2007 - Jan, 2009
VP of Communcations
Vice President of Communications and Brand Marketing
Communications, Public Affairs, Public Relations
2006 - Jan, 2007
Manager: Crisis, Litigation, Policy Consulting and Communications
2004 - Jan, 2006
Deputy Assistant USTR for Public and Media Affairs
2001 - Jan, 2004
2000 - Jan, 2001
1999 - Jan, 2001