Meet our Team & Advisors

We help businesses and nonprofits navigate the highly confusing landscape of public policy and government relations.


Jon Harsch

Jon Harsch

Co-Founder & CEO

Jon has extensive public policy experience, having worked for 11 years in government relations, representing clients on a variety of legislative issues, including financial services, healthcare, renewable energy and consumer protection issues. He was previously a partner at Witt Global Partners, a full-service consultancy in Washington, DC.

Brian Reardon

Brian Reardon

Lead Developer


Brian is an engineer by degree and developer with over 10 years of experience programing. He specializes in the Python web development stack and back-end systems. He lives to make usability improvements and run down bugs in our web-stack.

Tim Harsch

Tim Harsch

Co-Founder & VP of Product


Tim is the co-founder of Owler, a crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain information and uncover industry data. He was previously on the product team at Jigsaw, one of the most successful exits of 2010.

Kim Edwards

Kim Edwards

Data Scientist


Kim has been an analytics professional for over 10 years working in a variety of industries including non-profits, gaming, and HR Tech. She specializes in building out analytics capabilities for startups and bringing organizations together with data transparency. She enjoys exploring data and using it to tell stories.

Kristen Frick

Kristen Frick, J.D., LL.M.

Corporate Counsel & VP of Operations


Kristen’s career has been focused on the intersection of behavioral economics of lawmaking and public policy. She has conducted extensive research on the cultural influence on bankruptcy laws, energy tax credits and state civil codes. Kristen has previously worked for non-profits and a public accounting firm.

James Lee Witt

James Lee Witt

Advisor, Homeland Security and Emergency Management

James Lee is the Former Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and currently CEO of Witt Global Partners. Previously Chairman of Witt O'Brien's, CEO of the International Code Council, Director of the Arkansas Office of Emergency Services (OES), and County Judge for Yell County, Arkansas.

Lionel Johnson

Lionel Johnson

Advisor


Lionel is President of the Pacific Pension Institute (PPI) and member of the Board of Trustees of the RAND Corporation. Previously Vice President of Turkey, Middle East, and North Africa Affairs at the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Development, Debt and Environment Policy.

Tom Manatos

Tom Manatos

Advisor


Tom is Vice President of Government Relations at Spotify. Previously worked at the The Internet Association, Democratic National Committee (DNC) and in the office of Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

Gideon Lett

Gideon Lett

Advisor


Gideon is Vice President for Political and Government Affairs at TechNet. Previously Director of Political Operations for the National Association of Home Builders and senior political aide to numerous public officials, including former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Congressman Mike Rogers (AL), and former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor, now Mississippi Lt. Governor Tate Reeves.

Alexander Lowry

Alexander Lowry

Advisor, Financial Services and FinTech


Alexander is the Director of Gordon College's masters in financial analysis program as well as a Professor of finance. Previously Alexander served as Deputy COO of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and Deputy COO of J.P. Morgan's U.S. Private Bank.

Garrett Marquis

Garrett Marquis

Advisor


Garrett is the Managing Partner at Prism Group. Previously worked for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the office of Senator John McCain, McCain for President, USDA, and The Heritage Foundation.