We’ve worked with some of the most successful communicators in history, and our experience tells us that none of the technologies at our disposal make a difference unless they are used to tell a story that is simple, memorable, and authentic.

Jon Favreau

Founding Partner

From 2009 through early 2013, Jon Favreau served as the director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama, a role he also played for the President during the 2008 presidential campaign. Favreau began writing with President Obama in 2005, when he started his first term as a U.S. Senator, and has had a hand in crafting nearly every major speech that the President has delivered over the last eight years.

Featured in TIME magazine as one of the “ 100 Most Influential People in the World ” and in GQ's “ 50 Most Powerful People in D.C.”, Favreau is also a columnist for The Daily Beast and a public speaker with the Washington Speakers Bureau. He taught a weekly seminar as a Spring 2013 visiting fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

Ben Schwerin

Founding Partner

Ben Schwerin worked with President Bill Clinton from 2003-2005, helping to open the Clinton Presidential Library and build the Clinton Foundation. From 2005-2007, he was an aide to U2 during the Vertigo world tour and remains an advisor to the ONE Campaign.

He has served as a consultant to the Yucaipa Companies, the Global Philanthropy Group, and other leading businesses and nonprofits around the world.

Tommy Vietor

Founding Partner

Tommy Vietor worked as a spokesman for President Barack Obama for nearly a decade. Vietor served as the President's National Security Spokesman from January of 2011 through March of 2013 where he was the media's primary contact on all foreign policy and national security issues. From January 2009 through January 2011, Vietor was an Assistant White House Press Secretary responsible for foreign policy, education and labor issues.

Vietor joined Obama's senate campaign in 2004 and served as Obama's U.S. Senate spokesman. In 2007, during the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, Vietor worked as the Iowa Press Secretary, and continued his work on the campaign as a rapid response specialist in the 2008 general election. Vietor served as a Winter 2014 visiting fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, and was named one of the top ten communicators of 2014 by Campaigns and Elections magazine.