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Our Mission


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

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Jon Harsch

Co-Founder & CEO

Jon has extensive public affairs experience, having worked for 12 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.

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Brian Reardon
Co-Founder and CTO

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.

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Tim Harsch
Co-Founder & Product Development Advisor

Tim is the co-founder & CEO 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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.