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
Director of Research
As Director of Research at TargetPoint, Mckenna manages the research conducted for TargetPoint’s Politics and Public Policy team. She utilizes both qualitative and quantitate research methods to produce insights and recommendations for her clients. She has a passion for all stages of the research process – from survey design through data visualization. McKenna is one of TargetPoint’s focus group moderators and has lead focus groups across the country on a broad range of issues.Read More
As a Project Manager, Matt uses his passion for research to develop innovative analysis and deliverables for TargetPoint’s wide range of clients. He enjoys exploring, learning, and creating new data visualizations for clients to enhance their understanding of how their data can best be utilized.Read More
As a Project Manager, Andrew uses his experience in survey methodology and design to help produce important insights for TargetPoint’s clients. He also manages the intern program and enjoys coming up with creative ways to teach others about market research.Read More
Senior Research Analyst
In the role of Senior Research Analyst, Sonja interprets data and assists with creating deliverables for TargetPoint and its clients. She also has many administrative responsibilities that contribute to the efficient day to day operations of the company.Read More
In the role of a Research Analyst, Jack spends time researching issues, interpreting data, creating deliverables for the TargetPoint team and its clients, as well as assisting with the survey process.Read More
As a Research Fellow, Francisco uses his background in political research and communications to help deliver accurate results for TargetPoint’s clients. He greatly enjoys working in the intersection of public opinion, political strategy, and data analysis.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