Courtney Riley

Courtney Riley is the owner of Proximo Marketing Strategies, an international digital marketing firm based out of Yorktown, Virginia. Courtney also works as adjunct faculty at Thomas Nelson Community College, educating students on best practices for marketing in the 21st century.

In early 2017, Courtney launched her second company, Cowork Gloucester VA, a business incubator created for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses to work together in an environment that fosters community, productivity and creativity. Cowork members benefit from mentorship, education and exclusive resources, geared toward business growth.

In late 2017, Courtney took a position with a thriving dental practice, as the Acquisitions Executive.  Alongside the doctor and board of advisors, Courtney works to research, purchase and develop dental practices throughout the Tidewater area, with plans to venture out of state in the future. Courtney uses her dental background and marketing experience, to duplicate successful systems and strategies at these new practices, ensuring they swiftly reach optimum performance.

In addition to these business ventures, Courtney- a 31 year old millennial- recently launched a new division of her firm, named RISE- after the notion that we rise by lifting others-, which caters to start-ups, small businesses and struggling companies, offering a combination of low cost and pro-bono marketing services to businesses in need. She hopes to empower other aspiring entrepreneurs to step into their purposes and do business with their hearts.

Courtney has a passion for connecting and empowering entrepreneurs and business owners on both a local and national level, and currently serves on the board of several organizations including Peninsula Women’s Network- the longest consecutive running women’s networking organization in the United States- as the Immediate Past President.

Recently named one of Hampton Roads’ “Top 40 Under 40” & “Hampton Roads’ 2016 Woman of Excellence,” Courtney is determined to change our world!

She has recently co-authored a book titled, Brass Ovaries: Own Yours, which features a collection of interview- style stories from highly respected women of diverse generations, industries, and backgrounds, from across the U.S. The book is inspired, like many of Courtney’s endeavors, by a passion to empower other professional women to “Own Their Brass,” and rise above the fears that hold them back from fulfilling their purposes.

She is the proud parent of a spunky social butterfly and attributes 110% of her personal and professional success to her faith in Christ.