Our passion for providing innovative solutions to our clients is driven by the variety and depth of our expertise and experience of our people. We come from the worlds of survey research, communications, database management, political science, advanced analytics, statistics, and political campaign management. The expertise and experience of our people are the foundations for true creativity and innovative client solutions.
Partner & President
As president, Michael helps guide the company and maintains a broad range of political, corporate, and association clients. Michael’s past political clients include President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign, Mitt Romney’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012, and Senator McCain’s in 2008. He has also worked for senators, gubernatorial, and congressional campaigns across the country. Numerous ballot campaigns across a spectrum of issues have also benefited from his insights and services.
While at TargetPoint Consulting, Michael has worked with a number of corporate and association clients including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Comcast and the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Additionally he has worded for a number of energy related clients such as DTE/Detroit Edison, the Southern Company, and the American Petroleum Institute. Michael’s clients also include a diverse set of charitable and philanthropic organizations including Save the Children and Voices for National Service. He also worked with CBS News as part of their Election Night decision team in 2016.Read More
As a principal at TargetPoint, Downs has worked with political and corporate clients across the country on strategic voter contact efforts to effectively and efficiently deploy their resources. Downs’ clients include over one hundred statewide and congressional races, five presidential campaigns, right to work, 2nd amendment, climate change and marriage equality efforts.Read More
While at TargetPoint, Brent has worked on survey research, analytics, and direct contact efforts for a wide range or corporate and public affairs clients. He has also worked with all of the major Republican campaign committees, and has worked with every presidential campaign since TargetPoint’s founding.Read More
As Research Director at TargetPoint, Meredith manages research and project development conducted at TargetPoint. She implements proven research methods in all phases of research including study design, questionnaire development, fieldwork coordination, and analysis to produce insights and recommendations for her clients. Meredith also leads qualitative research as one of TargetPoint’s focus group moderators.Read More
As project manager, Christy manages the research process through all stages, ensuring quality delivery. She creates project timelines, monitors progress, and assists with analysis and deliverables. Christy also manages and organizes focus groups at TargetPointRead More
Senior Research Analyst
As a Senior Research Analyst, Ethan spends time interpreting data, researching, and supporting TargetPoint staff. He enjoys exploring public opinion at the nexus of qualitative and quantitative research.Read More
As a Research Analyst, Catherine researches issues, prepares surveys, and analyzes and visualizes data. She enjoys analyzing public opinion on a wide variety of issues.Read More
As a Research Fellow, Kesley spends her time analyzing and visualizing data. She enjoys using survey and focus group results to develop strategic recommendations for TargetPoint’s clients.Read More
As an intern, Ellery assists the research team with analyzing results and providing key conclusions. She is interested in public opinion research, specifically involving focus groups, and providing strategic proposal for TargetPoint clientele.Read More
Alexander P. Gage
Alex Gage helped found TargetPoint in 2003 and continues to advise TargetPoint on how best to maximize opportunities in a way that inspires creativity and forward thinking. He promotes and encourages innovation and a culture that reflects TPC’s values of change and innovation. Gage also looks to identify potential strategic business partnerships that will help expand TargetPoint’s products and services while ensuring that TargetPoint is ahead of the technology curve.Read More