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 involve several presidential campaigns including, President Bush’s reelection campaign, Mitt Romney’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012, and Senator McCain 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, AT&T, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and Magnolia Pictures/2929 Entertainment and 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 that employ analytics 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 several presidential campaigns including, most recently, Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign. Brent has also worked on MicroTargeting and direct contact efforts for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, National Republican Committee, Senator John Thune, and several key Texas congressional races.Read More
National Director of Geo-Strategic Analytics
Brian Kind is Target Point’s National Director of Geo-Strategic Analytics and oversees the operations of its Office of National Geo-Strategic Analytics in Madison, Wisconsin. Brian is a long time Wisconsin data strategist having served with the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the campaigns of Governor Scott Walker and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson. In addition he has provided support for a variety of state and local races.Read More
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations at TargetPoint, Erin oversees the day to day of the organization. She works with the entire team to ensure individual success as well as that of every project. Erin brings more than a decade of experience in politics, political data and management to her role at TargetPoint.Read More
Director of Business Development
As Director of Business Development at TargetPoint, Molly works with the entire team to identify and cultivate new business opportunities and strategic partnerships across the political, corporate, and advocacy spheres. Molly brings over fifteen years of experience in politics, strategy, and management to her role at TargetPoint.
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 the Executive Assistant to Michael Meyers, Sonja is responsible for coordinating internal meeting planning, overseeing invoice organization, and management of both the President’s schedule and other needs from TargetPoint partners.Read More
Meaghan interned with TargetPoint while finishing her degree and was brought on in spring of 2016 as a Data Analyst. She spends her time coordinating between our internal teams to provide critical database and analytical support with our internal and client deliverables. She aids the team in the MicroTargeting and Voter Scoring process, helps analyze our public opinion and MicroTargeting results, and works to maintain and support our autodial polling and processes.
Kara Douma joins TargetPoint Consulting with 25 years of experience in survey research and is fortunate to count TargetPoint founder, Alex Gage, as an early mentor. Kara’s background includes work in state government, political campaigns, and public policy as well.
Jonathan Duke joins TargetPoint as a Strategy Director from Michigan where he most recently served as the Political Director for the 2018 cycle under Ambassador Ron Weiser. As Political Director, he helped lead the successful effort to hold the GOP state legislative majorities. In the 2016 cycle, under the tutelage of now RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, Jonathan ran a first of its kind political program, Project Bench, which contributed to the historic victory for President Donald J. Trump.
A graduate of Louisiana State University, Evan joins the TargetPoint team as an experienced Strategy Director, initially getting his start in politics interning for Governor Bobby Jindal’s Administration. Since then he has worked on countless political campaigns across the country as both an operative and consultant on races for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and numerous Governors offices across the country.
Joshua Coulter is a returning member of the TargetPoint team, having interned in the Fall of 2015. Now with several years’ experience in the industry including time working with WPAi, Josh serves as a Project Manager overseeing client accounts – ensuring quality in our client deliverables and coordinating with staff to meet internal timelines.Read More
As a Project Manager at TargetPoint, Colin consolidates data points into finished products for clients. He uses presentation methods and hands on techniques to provide clients the information they need, quickly and efficiently.Read More
As a Project Manager at TargetPoint, Josh specializes in data analytics and Microtargeting. Josh is responsible for building out many of TargetPoint’s key data processes including cleaning and weighting survey data, developing statistical models, developing analytic processes, creating voter universes, producing actionable insights, and incorporating insights into client reports and data visualizations.Read More
Business Intelligence Project Manager
As the Business Intelligence Project Manager for TargetPoint, Carter works to turn our data into actionable information through insightful data visualization, and is responsible for creating in-depth, visually interactive reports for our clients.Read More
Project Manager-Database Administrator
Taylor is an important team member as a Project Manager-Database Administrator. Previously, he worked for The Data Trust where he spent three years managing their data infrastructure. His experience includes overseeing multiple SQL servers, automating ETL flows in the Azure environment and delivering data to clients.Read More
Senior Data Analyst
Nate discovered a passion for data analytics through his involvement in Utah politics. His responsibilities at TargetPoint include modeling and analysis for MicroTargeting projects, creating survey samples, and handling database requests.Read More
Senior Data Analyst
As a Senior Data Analyst at TargetPoint, Blake works to bring accuracy, reliability, and consistency to our MicroTargeting and Polling projects. He also enjoys keeping the team up to date on breaking news and current events. Blake joined the TargetPoint team after spending time in 2017 as an intern.Read More
Senior Research Analyst
As a Senior Research Analyst, Andrew uses his experience in data visualization and interpretation to help the team produce easy-to-understand results and reporting, and also aids with voter modeling and our research fielding logistics.Read More
Senior Research Analyst
As a Senior Research Analyst, Matt uses his experience in data visualization and analysis to aid in the development of multiple products for clients. He also has experience working for multiple campaigns across the state of Georgia and hopes to build on his current skills in political data analysis to help TargetPoint clients in the corporate world as well.Read More
As a Data Analyst, James helps build voter models and geo-strategic analysis. His experience working with the National Office of Geo-Strategic Analytics brings value to our MicroTargeting analytics.Read More
As a Research analyst, Kelsey contributes to the MicroTargetting and Voter Scoring process with voter modeling and analysis, as well as assisting in the polling process.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