Catalist

Correct The Record Thursday November 27, 2014 Roundup | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 19942 | NOV 27, 2014

It took years for Democratic funders to awaken to the need to build an intellectual infrastructure to compete with the one that almost destroyed Clinton’s presidency, and that later helped to put George W. Bush in the White House. In 2003 and 2004, Rob Stein, a prominent figure in Democratic politics, began showing select groups of progressive donors, politicians and activists a PowerPoint presentation that he’d created, ‘The Conservative Message Machine Money Matrix,’ which laid out the internal workings of the modern right. One slide broke down how much right-wing donors were spending, as of 2002, to maintain their ideological apparatus, including $200 million on think tanks, $46 million on legal advocacy and $11 million on media monitors.

Former New York Times Magazine political reporter Matt Bai devoted a chapter of his 2007 book, The Argument: Inside the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics, to Stein and his ‘Killer Slide Show.’ Bai wrote: ‘Wealthy contributors on both coasts told me that Rob’s slides had awakened them, at last, to the truth of what was happening in American politics. They stumbled back onto Wall Street or Wilshire Boulevard or the Embarcadero blinking into the sunlight, as if having witnessed a revelation.’

In 2005, Stein organized about 100 of these donors, including George Soros and Peter Lewis, into the Democracy Alliance, a group that agreed to direct money toward building progressive institutions. In its first year, the Democracy Alliance brought $1.75 million in new funding to Media Matters, making up more than a fifth of its budget. (Other recipients included CREW, the Center for American Progress, America Votes and the powerful progressive-voter database Catalist.)

Catalist, the left’s secret electoral weapon, outguns GOP | WASHINGTON TIMES | SEP 19, 2014

If you’re wondering how Mitt Romney could have lost the 2012 presidential election to President Obama after securing a 5-point advantage among independent voters, a good portion of the answer might be found in Catalist, a centralized database that Democrats are using to turn out the vote.

This allows Democratic Party activists to drill down to the party’s base and send staff and volunteers out to make sure that likely Democratic voters — including those who have not voted in years — register and either vote early, mail in their ballots or show up at the polls on Election Day.

Catalist, which was founded in 2006 with seed money from billionaire leftist George Soros and whose president is former Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, specializes in “micro-targeting.”

Two Obama for America 20-somethings with clipboards came to our door in Northern Virginia in 2008 and asked to speak to our grown children, who, their records showed, might still be living with us. They weren’t, but they weren’t far out of the nest, either. We were stunned at the specificity of the inquiry. Catalist has data on every single voter in America. They know what you eat for breakfast. Well, maybe not, but their reach is formidable.

“The bottom line is that they don’t need the independents anymore, so they don’t need to moderate their message,” Mr. Adams told me. “This is why Obama can keep veering sharply left without fear of losing elections. As long as they turn out their base, that’s all they need.”

Catalist summary Aug 2015

CATALIST | BIG DATA

  • Catalist, founded by a pair of Bill Clinton and Al Gore staffers, operates a nation voter database that contains virtually every registered voter in the country, as well as virtually every voting age individual who is not registered to vote. Apart from the official register of voters, it also includes other public records and information from commercial data brokers. Each entry contains hundreds of pieces of information, from race to the probability of owning an SUV.
  • Catalist is an essential component of the Democrats’ operation. Washington Times writer Robert Knight has called it “the left’s secret electoral weapon”. This is how they received so many more votes than Trump. This understanding is crucial. If you need to know specifics, read these articles. | WASHINGTON TIMES | ECONOMIST WATCHDOG.ORG | DEMOCRACY ALLIANCE
  • Michael Vachon, a spokesman for Mr. Soros, said Mr. Soros’s interest in the project was straightforward. “The smart use of data and analytics is essential to winning the political and policy battles that are important to liberals,” Mr. Vachon said. NY TIMES

NYC meeting 2007 (Final Draft) | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 59125 | SEP 27, 2007

Micro-targeting Progressives have put significant effort into developing and refining our ability to identify, track, target with tailored messaging, and mobilize multiple subgroups of voters.  Catalist is the current iteration of this micro-targeting effort and works intimately with the America Votes network to help find new progressive voters and mobilize core supporters to the polls.  Although not as developed at this point, similar micro-targeting methods can and should be applied to online organizing and activism.

A robust voter file with strong micro-targeting potential has been developed by Catalist. A number of you have been generous investors in Catalist, which proved its worth in the 2006 election. Catalist is also funded based on a subscription model but needs another $3 million to be fully operational.

Current clients include: AFL-CIO, NEA, SEIU, NARAL, America Votes, MoveOn.org, NAACP, US Action, Women’s Voices, Women’s Vote, Emily’s List, ATLAS, Sierra Club, The Center for Civic Participation, League of Conservation Voters, Wake Up Walmart, Citizen Action of WI, Center for Community Change, ACORN, Clean Water Action, Education Voters Institute, DSCC, Democracia USA, Defenders of Wildlife, DCCC, California Labor Federation, The Strategy Group, Maine Public Action, Mission Control, Rock the Vote, and Blueprint.

memo and follow-up (confidential) | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 14093 | SEP 29, 2007

From: tmatzzie@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2007-09-29 19:19
Subject: memo and follow-up (confidential)

John, I read the memo. Good analysis. Here is my confidential–for your eyes only–review of the memo. It is negative on some things. So, please keep this as eyes only

On the good side of the memo. I think that Catalist and Atlas are well-run projects doing good work. Catalist is, finally, an important part of the progressive political architecture. There are some folks grumbling about it because of the costs. For example, ACORN is a little annoyed about costs. Donors need to start adding an “overhead charge” to help these groups use Catalist.

Atlas is exciting because we’ll have better vote goals and plans for how to pull them off than in the past. But, again, I worry about who will do the voter contact work.

We badly need to find somebody to lead the Latino voter piece ASAP. That is so critical for 2008 and the long-term. I’m also glad that you are driving the argument that we need the messaging capacity. If we can put the GOP candidate on defensive right out of the gate and then again mid-Summer it is a huge advantage.

So, that’s my feedback on the memo. Considering it was 16 pages these are minor quibbles. But I wanted to call out the red flags. Because I am intimately familiar with all of these groups I can help do due diligence as needed. I’ve seen all their work up close and personal.

Next I will turn to the start-up plan and strategic memo for the messaging campaign. I will try to merge all of the projects mentioned together. My impression is that Rob McKay will work with whomever. He was in discussions with Wes and I. The key is that the entrepreneurs–you, me, Susan–need to make the jump. Talk to you soon. -Tom

Analyst Group Slideshow | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 30280 | OCT 4, 2007

From: tom@moveon.org
To: susan@one.org, sgreenberg@gqrr.com, john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2007-10-04 14:34
Subject: Analyst Group Slideshow

The Analyst Group did a slideshow on their conclusions about voter contact research this week. Pretty scary how thin the research is on persuasion. See attached. Not urgent.

Senior Strategists Meeting – Draft6_1

2008 Issues and Priorities, Mark Steitz, TSD, Analyst Institute – Front & Center Questions

  • Increasing the effectiveness of early and absentee voting programs
  • Finding ways to use social networks
    • Catalist has acquired email addresses of members of key social networks.. MySpace, Facebook, Linked-in
  • Targeting niche media
    • Catalist now has who your cable company is

 2008 Combined Fundraising, Message and Mobilization Plan | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 59125 | OCT 30, 2007

This memo serves as the follow-up to our September meeting in New York.  Coming out of this meeting, I was charged with putting together a more detailed and structured overview of what the combined messaging and voter mobilization elements of an independent expenditure would like in 2008.

Since then, I have met closely with Anna Burger, Rob McKay, Tom Matzzie, Susan McCue, Martin Frost, Stan Greenberg, Paul Begala and others to discuss these questions and flesh out a concrete plan for action in 2008.  Tom Matzzie has produced a comprehensive campaign plan and institutional framework for the messaging effort and this memo will draw upon many of his ideas.  This planning is on top of the existing work already under way by the America Votes-Catalist-Atlas network on the mobilization side.

In order to achieve victory in 2008, and set the stage for issue gains in 2009 and beyond, the Mobilization Campaign will make the best use of existing strengths in voter contact and mobilization and continue to develop innovative techniques in organizing, campaigning, and message delivery.  Primary strategic goals include:

1. Expand support among base voters including women, professionals, African Americans, union households, less religiously observant voters and those in the Northeast and upper Midwest and West.
2. Solidify groups that are trending Democratic including Millennial and Gen Y voters and Independents.  Undertake aggressive, strategic Latino voter registration and contact.
3. Expand the battleground states to include, at minimum, Virginia and Colorado.
4. Build on progressive assets and increase campaign innovation and experimentation.   In particular take advantage of the lessons learned through the DNC large precinct leader development program, advances in micro-targeting and online organizing and netroots activism.
5. Deliver coordinated progressive messages to state voters and more narrowly targeted messages to important constituencies.

The primary vehicle for this work will be the America Votes-Catalist-Atlas network:

  • America Votes is the umbrella organization playing the coordinating role for roughly 40 national organizations and 260 state/local organizations focused on voter registration, contact, persuasion and mobilization.  Most of those groups are building community based or membership based structures to avoid the ACT pitfalls. The organization is looking to be active in 15 states in 2008 (AZ, CO, FL, IA, MI, MN, NH, NM, NV, OH, PA, VA, WI, WV, with one more to be determined)..
  • Catalist is building a robust voter file to drive the micro-targeting and mobilization efforts in these states.
  • And The Atlas Project has collected and is analyzing data in15 states for the purpose of developing detailed state voter contact plans for both the party and outside organizations, work that will be completed for legal reasons in two phases—by November 15th for outside organizations and 120 days later for party committees.

End of December Update to the Board | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 58092 | DEC 20, 2007

From: amy@fundforamerica.net
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, Rob@fundforamerica.net, anna.burger@seiu.org
Date: 2007-12-20 21:31
Subject: End of December Update to the Board.

Thank you all for your patience as we have tried to resolve some of our outstanding issues of 2007. We are planning on moving $1 million dollars to AV by Dec 31 and as soon as we resolve some of the other contributions we can determine how we can contribute to the C4 messaging entity. I think our First Board Meeting helped to solve some of our outstanding issues. We are in the process of scheduling the next meeting for mid January 2008.

Operating Budget | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 58092 | DEC 20, 2007

Commitment Sheet | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 38148 | DEC 20, 2007

John, Attached is the commitment sheet for the Fund. Please let Mary Pat know if you have any questions. Beth

Beth Eagle Vice President, Special Projects
Bonner Group, Inc.
729 15th Street, NW Third Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 737-5877
Fax: (202) 737-6061
www.bonnergrp.com
eagle@bonnergrp.com

Committment Sheet, MPB

Here is a 95% complete allocations list which is going to Donald | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 22244 | JUL 9, 2008

From: mpbonner@bonnergrp.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2008-07-09 19:32
Subject: Here is a 95% complete allocations list which is going to Donald

Grant_Allocations1

To:      Donald Sussman
From:  Mary Pat Bonner
RE:      Grant Allocations and Directed Donations December 2007- June 2008
Date:   June 30, 2008

The following were grants made to the groups from or donations directed by the Fund for America.  Contributions or gifts to the Fund for America are not tax deductible.  They are not solicited or earmarked to support or oppose the election of a clearly identified Federal candidate, or to influence Federal elections.

DIRECTED DONOR
ACORN
$775,000
America Votes $760,000
Atlas $250,000
Catalist $250,000
Democracia $25,000
NDN $115,000
PMUSA $5,335,000
Progressive Education Center $30,000
US Action $390,000
Women’s Voices. Women Vote. $670,000
Working America $100,000
YDA $100,000
Total $8,915,000.00

Details on Democracy Alliance Friday am session | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 48008 | NOV 12, 2008

From: kgreenberg@democracyalliance.org
To: jgendelman@americanprogress.org, john.podesta@gmail.com
CC: JPalmieri@americanprogress.org
Date: 2008-11-12 02:23
Subject: Details on Democracy Alliance Friday am session

I have also attached the agenda to the conference. I know you are not likely to attend anything else (although we would especially love to have you on Thursday night if at all possible). Please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions/concerns regarding the detailed agenda. Thanks again John. We truly appreciate your participation considering everything else on your plate. Best, Kathryn

Kathryn Greenberg Senior Vice President, Partner Services Democracy Alliance
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 5000M
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 263-4287
(202) 302-2272 (cell)

Democracy Alliance 2008 Fall Conference Draft Official Agenda | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 48008 | NOV 12, 2008

Catalist President, Laura Quinn and Obama pollster and DA Partner Paul Harstad will highlight the data of this election cycle: from who registered, to who voted and where — what were the key trends and what were the surprises.  This presentation will be followed by a conversation moderated by Jill Zuckman from The Chicago Tribune with President Elect Obama’s Deputy Campaign Manager Steve Hildebrand, The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne and Eugene Robinson (invited), and Cook Political Report Publisher Charlie Cook.  They will look back at what happened, what worked, and what didn’t.  In addition to providing interesting analysis of the cycle up and down the ballot, they will explore how the battleground, key constituencies, and independent efforts ultimately shaped the outcome and discuss what these outcomes imply for future governance and the progressive movement.

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts | WIKILEAKS GI FILES 126742 | SEP 8, 2011

Michael James Warren, Nominee for Member, Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Michael James Warren is a Principal and Managing Board member of Albright Stonebridge Group and serves as a member of the Investment Committee of Albright Capital Management. In 2009, Mr. Warren served as Senior Advisor for the Economics Division of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel for the Obama Administration. He was also a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Project’s Agency Review Working Group helping to oversee the international trade and economics agencies. Previously, Mr. Warren led corporate development at Horne Engineering Services (2002-2004) and served as President of Appfluent Technologies (1999-2002). From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Warren worked at McKinsey & Company, serving as a strategic consultant and a fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute. Mr. Warren also served in the White House as Executive Director of the President’s National Economic Council (1995-1997) and as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor (1993-1995). Mr. Warren is on the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Retirement Board, Civitas Group, Virginia Tech’s Intellectual Property Board, Catalist, and the National Child Research Center.

PNA and Catalist Launch New Targeting Tools for Reaching Hispanic Voters | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 56998 | AUG 2, 2012

From: info@projectnewamerica.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2012-08-02 12:07
Subject: PNA and Catalist Launch New Targeting Tools for Reaching Hispanic Voters

Thoughts on progressive infrastructure and trust in government | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 57129 | APR 10, 2015

From: jhalpin@americanprogress.org
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
CC: esepp@equitablegrowth.org
Date: 2015-04-10 19:43
Subject: Thoughts on progressive infrastructure and trust in government

Hi John — Hope all is well. I hear you might have your hands full this weekend. Good to see and best of luck. I’ve enclosed two memos for you: one on some brief thoughts about what worked well and not so well with progressive funding over the past decade and another outlining my read on just completed focus groups about trust in government that you might find useful on many fronts.

10th Anniversary Democracy Alliance ideas | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 57129 | APR 10, 2015

With data from Catalist and other offshoots of the Obama campaigns, we know with much greater precision who progressive base voters are, where they live, what issues drive them, how to connect with them regularly, and how to tap their energy and knowledge to help drive progressive gains electorally.

NRDC Call Memo | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 24484 | OCT 20, 2015

From: mfisher@hillaryclinton.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2015-10-20 19:28
Subject: NRDC Call Memo

Call memo, policy memo, and HRC TPs attached from policy team and the briefing book team.

Milia Fisher, Special Assistant to the Chair
Hillary for America
mfisher@hillaryclinton.com
c: 858.395.1741

Event Memo – Conference call with NRDC Political Activities Committee (2)

Patricia Bauman
Board Chair, NRDC Action Fund

Patricia Bauman has been President of the Bauman Foundation since its establishment in 1987. She is Co-Chair of the Brennan Center for Justice, a Trustee of Montefiore Medical Center and a Manager of Catalist LLC, a progressive voter file company. Patricia is a graduate of Radcliffe/Harvard College, Columbia University School of Public Health, and Georgetown University Law Center.

THE LEFT’S SECRET WEAPON

  • It was founded in 2006 by Harold M. Ickes and Laura Quinn with seed money from George Soros. It specializes in microtargeting for Democratic political campaigns.
  • Harold Ickes is the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Flashback to 1996. In the midst of a massive campaign finance scandal, he resigned from his position in the Clinton administration. Ickes’ relationship with Bill Clinton dates to anti-war activities in 1972. He has been a mentor to Bill de Blasio and is close friends with Terry McAuliffe.
  • Laura Quinn formerly an economic advisor to Jay Rockefeller and Joe Biden in the U.S. Senate and former Deputy Chief of Staff for Vice President Al Gore.
  • During the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, Catalist served as the principal repository of Democratic data, working with over 90 liberal groups including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign. A selected list of their clients can be found here CATALIST.
  • Catalist’s mission is to “provide progressive organizations with the data and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to persuade and mobilize.”
  • Catalist is a corporation that derives revenue from its paying clients. Catalist also receives funding from the Democracy Alliance.

Harold Ickes, Catalist Founder, Chief Financial Officer | DEMOCRAT OPERATIVE

  • Deputy Director of Clinton/Gore Transition team – 1992–1993
  • (Clinton) White House Deputy Chief of Staff – 1994–1997
  • Appointed by President Clinton as the Director of the G-7 meeting of seven leading industrial countries (expanded that meeting to 8 to include Russia) – 1997
  • Founder of The Media Fund – 2003–2004
  • Founding member of America Coming Together – 2003–2004
  • Member of the Democratic National Committee – 1988–present
  • President of Priorities USA Action (2011)
  • Harold Ickes gave between $10,001 – $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation

After leaving the Clinton administration in 1997, Harold Ickes, along with a former Al Gore staffer, co-founded a lobbying firm called Ickes & Enright.

  • In 2014, after de Blasio was elected, Ickes opened an office for his lobbying firm in New York City. He was immediately successful, winning millions in contracts for his clients.
  • Upon opening the New York branch of his lobbying firm this past spring, Mr. Ickes hired Kevin McCabe, a veteran of local politics who was a top aide to former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr.

Mayor’s old pal wins new biz as lobbyist | CRAIN’S NEW YORK | OCT 26, 2014

Mentor to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Builds Lobbying Victories | NY TIMES | MAR 19, 2016

De Blasio’s lobbyist friend was the Clinton administration’s ‘Garbage Man’ | NY POST | JAN 25, 2016

  • Ickes has been caught up in so many of Clinton’s scandals and crises that he came to describe his function in the White House as ‘director of the sanitation department,’” author Michael Lewis wrote in a 1997 profile of the key Clinton aide.

Engineer for Clinton; Man Behind the Man on the Podium | NEW YORK TIMES | JUL 24, 1992

  • Harold M. Ickes, a 52-year-old New York lawyer, has emerged, more than anyone, as Mr. Clinton’s man in New York. It has been a striking transformation for a modest, consummate outsider still unaccustomed to winning.”

 

John Podesta:: Terry McAuliffe event, 19 March at 6:30 pm | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 43756 | JAN 31, 2013

From: hickes@ickesenright.com
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu, jpodesta@americanprogress.org, john.podesta@gmail.com
CC: jenright@ickesenright.com
Date: 2013-01-31 19:54
Subject: John Podesta:: Terry McAuliffe event, 19 March at 6:30 pm

Dear John: I don’t know if you have any passing interest in Terry McAuliffe’s race for governor of VA this year, but if you do and if you are inclined to donate, Janice, I and others are holding an event for him on 19 March at 6:30 pm at my house in DC. Attached is the invitation. $2,500 gets you included on the invitation as a host, but $1,000 would also be greatly appreciated. Look forward to hearing from you.

  • Ickes is co-chair for the event, suggesting a donation more than $10,000. Another co-chair is Jonathan Mantz, lobbyist for BGR and Senior Advisor for Priorities USA. Co-hosts for the event (donors of $2500-$10,000) include: Janice Enright, Laura Handman, Laura Quinn.
  • (JOHN PODESTA, TERRY MCAULIFFE, JANICE ENRIGHT, HAROLD ICKES, LAURA HANDMAN, LAURA QUINN)

Patricia Bauman | BAUMAN FOUNDATION | MAY 23, 2017

Patricia Bauman has directed the (Bauman) Foundation since its inception. She has shaped its activities at the intersection of human health and environment and has been a leader in fostering right-to-know and open government initiatives. Since the early 2000s she has steered the Foundation towards civic engagement work with an emphasis on voter enfranchisement.  She is Chair of the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, Co-Chair of the Brennan Center for Justice, a Trustee of Montefiore Medical Center, a board member of NEO Philanthropy and Working America Education Fund, and a Manager of Catalist LLC. Ms. Bauman is a graduate of Radcliffe/Harvard College, Columbia University School of Public Health, and Georgetown University Law Center.

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From: assortment@catalist.us
To: fin@lattakiaport.gov.sy

 

Board of Managers | CATALIST | JUN 22, 2016

Kirk Adams, Director, Healthcare Education Project
Patricia Bauman, President, the Bauman Foundation, Catalist Board Co-Chair
Harold Ickes
William Loman, General Counsel, Catalist
Michael Podhorzer, Political Director, AFL-CIO
Laura Quinn, Chief Executive Officer, Catalist
Mark Steitz, Founder, TSD Communications
Michael Vachon, Advisor to the Chairman, Soros Fund Management, LLC
Michael Warren, Managing Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
Karen White, Senior Director of Enterprise Data and Information Strategy, NEA
Al Yates

 

Leadership Team (2016) | CATALIST | SEP 17, 2016

Laura Quinn, Chief Executive Officer

Laura Quinn currently manages and helped found Catalist. Previously, Ms. Quinn served as a Deputy Chief of Staff for Vice President Al Gore at the White House, as Director of the Democratic Technology and Communications Committee for Democratic Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and in communications and economic policy positions for Jay Rockefeller and Joe Biden, in the U.S. Senate. She was also a founder of private technology ventures: QRSNewsmedia and Copernicus Analytics. Prior to her work in business and government, Ms. Quinn served in senior management and consulting roles for several progressive not-for-profits, and national and statewide political and advocacy campaigns.

William Loman, General Counsel

William Loman has served for over fifteen years advising private and public sector companies on a broad range of corporate matters with extensive experience in matters regarding business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance and securities. He has worked with Catalist as its General Counsel since 2006.

Prior to joining Catalist, Mr. Loman served as Associate General Counsel for the industry-leading, information technology and management consulting company, BearingPoint, Inc., where he played a key role in the execution of multi-million dollar, transactional agreements with the company’s largest commercial clients, as well as the development and implementation of risk mitigation strategies and dispute avoidance. Prior to BearingPoint, Mr. Loman held key positions in the General Counsel office at Acterna Corporation and DoubleClick, and was a Corporate Associate at the law firm of Bryan Cave in New York.

Misha Zhurkin, Chief Architect

Mikhail Zhurkin is an experienced software architect with a track record of building large, scalable systems, and data fabrics that address challenging computational problems and enable complex algorithmic approaches.

Prior to Mikhail’s work at Catalist, he designed and fielded prototypes and production systems to process and analyze complex datasets on oil pipeline network flow, genomic sequence assembly, large scale network traffic, longitudinal healthcare studies, and financial compliance. Mikhail has also worked for the Department of Energy, the Institute for Genomic Research, NASD, numerous early stage companies, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Cristina Sinclaire, Director of Client Services

Cristina Sinclaire joined Catalist in 2014 after three years researching voter registration and building civic data tools at the New Organizing Institute (NOI). Previously, she has managed electoral campaigns and organized communities from California to South Africa. Cristina co-founded a social justice non-profit designed to train incarcerated men as community leaders.

Stephen Boone, Director of Infrastructure

Stephen Boone has twenty-five years of expertise in the management and delivery of high-performance enterprise solutions. His technical experience includes systems engineering, security, enterprise architecture, database administration, application development, network administration, custom ETL, and data center engineering.

While serving as the Senior Manager of Data Center Operations for Sirius XM Radio, Stephen’s team rapidly deployed new infrastructure within the PCI-compliant environment, aggressively decommissioned legacy hardware, and delivered security and integration solutions corporate wide.

Prior to that, Stephen worked in Professional Services at Algorithmics, Inc. (an IBM company) where he successfully delivered enterprise financial risk management analytics solutions within numerous SOX-compliant environments.

Michael Frias, Chief Client & Marketing Officer

Michael Frias has nearly fifteen years combined experience in politics, state government, and the federal government. Prior to joining Catalist, Michael was at the Department of Homeland Security. While there, he served as Deputy Chair of the Common Vetting Task Force and led the interagency development of a Big Data environment to improve information sharing across the DHS Enterprise and the Intelligence Community. Prior to DHS, he served as Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick’s Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill. He also worked on national, statewide, congressional, and municipal campaigns. Notably, he was the State Director for America Coming Together (ACT) in 2004 and the Arizona Coordinated Campaign Director in 2006.

Yair Ghitza, PhD, Chief Scientist

Leading Catalist’s statistical research and development, Yair has over a decade of experience in political microtargeting. On top of his work at Catalist, Yair has conducted research in statistics and artificial intelligence for Obama for America, Copernicus Analytics, and the MIT Media Lab. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he specialized in the development of statistical and data visualization tools for understanding American politics.

Frederica Conrey, PhD, Senior Scientist

Dr. Conrey is a social psychologist with a background in survey research and computational social science. At Catalist, she focuses on modeling voter demographics, attitudes, and behaviors. Before joining Catalist, she worked as a survey methodologist and business consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, ICF Macro, and Synovate.

Mojdeh Ghiaie, Director of Data Operations

Mojdeh Ghiaie has over thirteen years of professional experience in Full System Development Life Cycle, Technical Project Management, Leading and Managing Teams of Software and Database Engineers. She is a highly experienced Database Architect specialized in the design and implementation of Data Warehouses and Data Marts.

Prior to joining Catalist, Mojdeh was the Engineering Director and Capitol Advantage Engineering Group Manager for CQ-Roll Call Group. She designed and developed well-performed custom reports to accommodate sales representatives’ complex queries while a Software Developer at Global Link Solutions. Mojdeh has international experience, having served as the PDP Engineering/Technical Team Leader for Micronage in Manchester, England, as a Web Developer for Infocom GMBH in Stuttgart, Germany, and as a Software Developer for PDP Engineering in Tehran, Iran.

Mojdeh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University, a Graduate Certificate in E-Commerce and a Master of Science in MS Information Systems from George Mason University.

David McKeown, Finance Director

David McKeown brings over twenty years of experience in financial and business management, economic and business analysis, project management, international development, and banking. Mr. McKeown joined Catalist from QRSNewsmedia, where he was Director of Finance and a Lead Project Manager.

Prior to that, Mr. McKeown was an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton focusing on economic and business analysis and international development, including projects in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.

Tajh Taylor, Chief Technology Officer

Tajh joined Catalist with over fifteen years of experience in IT consulting, system integration, and software development.

With practiced knowledge of multi-tier architectures, high-volume curated data services and enterprise Java technologies in distributed and heterogeneous environments, Tajh designs, creates, and maintains Catalist’s core web-based software and systems. Prior to joining Catalist, he worked on projects tied to weather satellite data processing, immigration archive digitization, and biomedical research data integration.

Tajh holds an MBA from University of Maryland, an MS in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in Computer Science from Morehouse College.

Gary Gruver, Chief Financial Officer

Gary Gruver currently manages finance and administrative functions for Catalist. Gary has several years’ experience in the finance and budget field for political and non-profit organizations and ten years’ experience in the business community.

Gary began his work in the political field in 1997 on the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign FEC audit. From there he went on to become the Comptroller and Assistant Treasurer of the Gore 2000 Presidential Campaign. He also worked as CFO of the Lieberman 2004 Presidential Campaign, as well as America Coming Together and America Votes. Gary has worked on the financial management of many progressive organizations both on national and statewide basis.

Bennett Hillenbrand, Director of Analytics

Bennett joined the Catalist Analytics team in 2011, becoming the Director of the department in 2014. Prior to joining Catalist, Bennett designed Radar systems at Lockheed Martin and worked as a field organizer for Organizing for America in Ohio. While his formal education was in electrical engineering and systems engineering, he now prefers the world of database design and the psychology of the American Voter.

Brad Lippmann, PhD, Director of Accounts Management

Brad joined Catalist in 2013, and has served as an Account Executive, Director of Client Services, and now as Director of Accounts Management. His portfolio includes Catalist’s Marketing efforts, Digital Integrations, and business development.

Before joining Catalist, Brad worked as the Midwest Targeting Director for the DCCC, an Account Manager at MSHC, and for the coordinated campaign in his beloved, adopted Minnesota. He earned his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2011.

Russ Rampersad, Director of Product Management

One of the rare few that can claim to be a native Washingtonian, Russ grew up and went to college in the area. After spending time as a day trader and card player, he made the jump to politics in 2007 by joining the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign. After the 2008 Primary, Russ joined Activate, a predictive dialer company, serving the community as a Regional Desk and eventually CFO.

Russ has managed several prominent Democratic campaigns of various sizes across the country. He joined Catalist’s Client Services team in 2011 and now serves as the Director of Product Management.

Catalist Staff (2007)

Harold Ickes, President
Laura Quinn, Chief Executive Officer
Vijay Ravindran, Chief Technology Officer
Will Loman, General Counsel
Erik Brauner, Chief Architect
Joel Orlina, Sr. Software Engineer & Application Technical Lead
Lina Brunton, Director of Data Acquisition
Tanya Brown, Deputy Director of Data Acquisition
Waqar Ahmed, Software Engineer
Arelowo Alao, Software Engineer
Brett Beyerlin, Data Acquisition Specialist
David Boyle, Account Executive
Crystal Chapman, Software Engineer
Dan Check, Software Engineer
Thad Cox, Software Engineer
Jan Dösselmann, Software Engineer
Ben Flaccus, Account Executive
Terrance Gaskins, Systems Administrator
Mike McCollum, Systems Administrator
Hyunjeong Ko, Project Manager
Allison Landwehr, Receptionist/Office Assistant
Jason Ost, Analyst
Anupama Pillalamarri, Data Acquisition Specialist
Campbell Spencer, Account Executive
Jason Strautman, Software Engineer
David White, Senior Systems/Database Administrator

ADVISORS:

Jano Cabrera, Press Advisor
Gary Gruver, Finance Advisor
Lyn Utrecht, Counsel
Elizabeth Wang, Counsel

Harold Ickes, President

Harold Ickes’ nearly fifty years of commitment and accomplishments fighting for progressive causes have earned him trust, respect and friendship of unusual breadth and depth in the progressive political community. He is a founding partner of The Ickes & Enright Group, a Washington , DC consulting firm. Prior to this, Mr. Ickes served as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Political Affairs and Policy to President Clinton, managing a number of the President’s key policy initiatives. He was also an architect of the President’s 1996 re-election campaign (the first successful re-election campaign of a Democratic president since FDR), the 1996 Democratic National Convention, and the 1997 Presidential Inaugural.

Prior to serving in the White House, Mr. Ickes was a partner in the New York law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., specializing in election and union-side labor law. He rejoined the law firm as partner in 1998 and serves as co-chair of its thirty-member Labor Law and Government Affairs Departments.

Laura Quinn, Chief Executive Officer

Laura Quinn is a founding partner of QRS Newmedia, Inc., which specializes in communication technology design and integration services. Founded in 1996, QRS clients have included the Democratic Presidential campaigns in 1996, 2000 and 2004; a wide of range of progressive political campaigns, organizations and non-profits; and other corporate and academic institutions. QRS’s technology renovation for the Democratic National Committee in 2003-04 included complete IT, telecom and media system overhauls, as well as construction of a national voter file and new internet marketing systems, that helped the DNC increase their donor base more than five-fold and to out-fundraise the Republican National Committee for the first time in history.

In 2004, Ms. Quinn and a small group of investors launched Copernicus Analytics, a data mining firm focused on providing improved donor and voter analytics for progressive political clients. Prior to these endeavors, Ms. Quinn served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Vice President Gore, as Director of the Democratic Technology and Communications Committee for the Democratic Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate, and in a variety of senior Senate and campaign positions.

Vijay Ravindran , Chief Technology Officer (now SVP at Washington Post)

Vijay Ravindran, an Amazon.com veteran, is an experienced innovative technical leader with proven high-profile delivery. Immediately prior to joining Catalist, Mr. Ravindran was Director of the Ordering Services group at Amazon.com. He led a technical organization of over 130 engineers responsible for website consumer purchasing and order management across all of Amazon.com’s websites, which included such well known features as “1-Click”, “Checkout”, “Shopping Cart”, “Your Account”, and “Super Saver Shipping”. He also was a principal in the conception, delivery and ongoing management of the Amazon Prime membership program. Previously, Mr. Ravindran held a series of software management positions with Amazon.com, having joined the company as a software development engineer in 1998.

Prior to joining Amazon.com, Mr. Ravindran was a software consultant at American Management Systems (now CGI-AMS) in Fairfax, Virginia, and in Düsseldorf, Germany .

Vijay Ravindran Named Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer of The Washington Post Company | BUSINESS WIRE | NOV 20, 2008
The next publisher of the Washington Post
| REUTERS | AUG 13, 2013

Will Loman, General Counsel

Will Loman has served for over nine years advising private and public sector companies on a broad range of corporate matters with extensive experience in matters regarding business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance and securities. Prior to joining Catalist, Mr. Loman served as Associate General Counsel for the industry-leading, information technology and management consulting company, BearingPoint, Inc., where he played a key role in the execution of multi-million dollar, transactional agreements with the company’s largest commercial clients, as well as the development and implementation of risk mitigation strategies and dispute avoidance. Prior to BearingPoint, Mr. Loman held key positions in the General Counsel office at Acterna Corporation and DoubleClick, and was a Corporate Associate at the law firm Bryan Cave in New York.

Mr. Loman served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps Division of the Judge Advocate General Corps and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. degree in Sociology/Political Science from Howard University, with high honors. Mr. Loman is an admitted member of the New York and Washington, D.C. bars.

Erik Brauner, Chief Architect

Erik Brauner brings to Catalist many years of experience designing and implementing large-scale database-driven systems marked by high performance and guaranteed availability. As a Senior Research Scientist for Behaveuristics Inc. during the late 90s Mr. Brauner was responsible for designing and leading the implementation of large, multi-million dollar systems used by the airlines for forecasting, revenue management and pricing. More recently, as a Head of Informatics, Mr. Brauner was a member of the academic community where he was responsible for managing the development of large-scale databases for the biology and chemistry communities at Harvard and MIT. Mr. Brauner still retains a lectureship appointment at Harvard’s Department of Systems Biology.

Joel Orlina, Sr. Software Engineer & Application Technical Lead

Joel Orlina is a senior software engineer with team leadership experience. Mr. Orlina was most recently the Development Manager at META Security Group, an IT security firm in Herndon, Virginia, offering products and services for managing enterprise IT security programs.  During his tenure at META, Mr. Orlina led the design and development of Command Center, a multi-tier, web-based application that manages elements of IT security programs, including policy development and deployment, and technical vulnerability alerting and tracking. Prior to META, Mr. Orlina was a business analyst at American Management Systems (now CGI-AMS) in Fairfax, Virginia, specializing in Internet and web technologies.

Lina Brunton, Director of Data Acquisition

Lina Brunton is an expert in political data, with a decade’s experience bridging the gap between political needs and technical realities. Before joining Catalist, Ms. Brunton served as the Democratic National Committee’s Voter Contact Director, where she oversaw construction and use of data systems ranging from the affidavit database for the 2000 Florida recount, to the DNC’s national voter file. Her political career began with President Clinton’s 1996 re-election effort, and she has done targeting and data for three presidential campaigns, the Iowa Democratic Party’s voter file, and the National Association of Letter Carriers’ field program.

Tanya Brown, Deputy Director of Data Acquisition

Tanya Brown joins Catalist with a wealth of experience in progressive politics and technology.  She worked as Deputy Director of Voter Contact at the Democratic National Committee, overseeing the construction and use of the DNC’s national voter file.  Her experience includes work at the polling firm Lake Research Partners, as well as work in the political divisions of NARAL and SEIU.  Ms. Brown was the Constituency Outreach Director for Western Pennsylvania for the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign in 2000.

Waqar Ahmed, Software Engineer

Waqar Ahmad recently graduated with a Masters degree in Computer Science from George Washington University. Prior to joining Catalist, Mr. Ahmed worked on several research and development projects in software development, algorithm design and bioinformatics, his areas of academic focus.

Arelowo Alao, Software Engineer

Arelowo Alao brings a broad background in structured and object-oriented programming, data analysis, networking, and quality assurance to Catalist’s efforts. Before coming to Catalist, he worked for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s LOCATER program, where he provided technological solutions to the many practical problems that they faced, including creating an application that determined invalid e-mail addresses in their database.

Brett Beyerlin, Data Acquisition Specialist

Brett Beyerlin joins Catalist following his work for Plus Three, a software development company specializing in web and database solutions for political organizations. He has worked on data projects with progressive clients, including the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the One America Committee

David Boyle, Account Executive

David Boyle brings an international background in evidence-based, analytical problem solving and political campaigns to his position at Catalist. In 2005, Mr. Boyle used his analytical background to help Tony Blair’s Labour Party win an unprecedented third term in government. Afterwards, he moved to New York City to run the data and targeting operations for a New York City mayoral candidate. Prior to that, Mr. Boyle worked with corporate clients as a consultant and analyst for L.E.K. Consulting in London and Boston, before transferring to the charitable sector in the UK. At New Philanthropy Capital Mr. Boyle helped bring an analytical approach to the allocation of charitable funding.

Crystal Chapman, Software Engineer

Crystal Chapman came to Catalist from a software engineering position at Synchron Technologies, where she completed work on Java information services that provide support for automatic fail over and dynamic resource discovery. Ms. Chapman is also an experienced web designer and system administrator who, as a Howard University undergraduate, designed the entire NASA HBCU Renewable Energy and Utilization Project website for Howard’s Physics Department.

Dan Check, Software Engineer

Dan Check is an experienced software engineer with a strong progressive political background, including work as Director of Internet Outreach for a New York City mayoral campaign. Prior to this role, Mr. Check held programmer positions at several New York interactive media technology companies.

Thad Cox, Software Engineer

Thad Cox is an experienced software engineer who has worked both in government and in private industry. Before coming to Catalist, Mr. Cox worked for PEC Solutions (now Nortel Government Solutions) on a contract for the TSA involving the hiring airport screeners, first in systems administration — setting up and maintaining mobile hiring centers — and then developing server software to track security background checks for the airport screeners.

Jan Dösselmann, Software Engineer

Jan Dösselmann is a software engineer with over a decade of industry experience. Prior to Catalist, Mr. Dösselmann was a senior business analyst at GFT-Iberia, a leading European IT consulting firm. While at GFT, Mr. Dösselmann worked on behalf of the Spanish Notary Organization. There, in the role of IT Security Specialist, he led the conception and design of their public key infrastructure, which is used for management of digital certificates, digital signature and encryption of documents, and for management of smart-cards.

Prior to GFT, Mr. Dösselmann was a senior scientist in artificial intelligence at Lufthansa Systems, and was responsible for research that led to significant improvements to Lufthansa’s booking system.

Ben Flaccus, Account Executive

Ben Flaccus is a political organizer with experience working in Missouri, Wisconsin, Florida, and New York City. He recently worked the New York City mayor’s race, overseeing field operations in lower Manhattan. Prior to the 2004 cycle, Mr. Flaccus worked as a Staff Assistant in the office of Rep. Gary Ackerman of New York.

Terrance Gaskins, Systems Administrator

Terrance Gaskins is a systems administrator with significant experience configuring and maintaining vital network equipment, both hardware and software. Mr. Gaskins previously worked as the Systems Support Engineer to the Chief Administrative Officer at the Human Resources Center of the United States House of Representatives. Prior to this Mr. Gaskins worked as a Network Engineer for the Network Operations Center at Interealty Corp.

Mike McCollum, Systems Administrator

Mike McCollum comes to Catalist with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Most recently Mr. McCollum served as a Director of IT at Manugistics Inc, a major provider of Supply Chain planning software. Prior to becoming an IT Director/Manager at Manugistics, Mike was the lead systems administrator for product development, vastly increasing the number of supported systems. Additionally Mr. McCollum served in the United States Air Force where he worked on RADAR warning systems and continued his expertise with various federal government contractors supporting the National Institutes of Health, US Navy, and US Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Hyunjeong Ko, Project Manager

Hyunjeong Ko joins Catalist after previous positions in Marketing and Project Management. Prior to Catalist, Ms. Ko was a Sales and Marketing Representive at Samsung Cheil in Budapest, Hungary. Prior to Samsung, she was a Project Manager at Hanwha Bank also in Budapest. She also served as the Assistant to Commerical Counselor at the Embassy of Hungary in Seoul, Korea.

Allison Landwehr, Receptionist/Office Assistant

Prior to joining Catalist, Ms. Landwehr worked as a research assistant at the Pesticide Action Network PAN UK, in London, England. Earlier in her career she worked as a Field Manager for Clean Water Action, working on environmental campaigns.

Jason Ost, Analyst

Jason Ost is an experienced data analyst, with a strong background in public policy and marketing research. His analytical expertise includes market segmentation analyses, multivariate modeling, and other statistical procedures used to analyze and describe populations. While working at the Urban Institute, Jason co-authored papers on diverse policy topics, such as immigration, child care, adolescent risk-taking, and the foster care system. He also co-authored The Gay and Lesbian Atlas, the first book to use U.S. census data to study the gay and lesbian population. Immediately prior to joining Catalist, Jason worked as an analyst in the marketing research division of the Investment Company Institute, the national trade association for the mutual fund industry.

Anupama Pillalamarri, Data Acquisition Specialist

Anupama Pillalamarri joins Catalist after several positions combining politics and technology. Ms. Pillalamarri managed national user communications for the DNC’s volunteer management online system during the 2004 presidential campaign. Prior to that, Ms Pillalamarri worked for National Public Radio in their major gifts division, helping to keep their database up to date.

Campbell Spencer, Account Executive

Campbell Spencer specializes in grassroots campaigns development for political campaigns, businesses, and non-profit organizations. She is a veteran of Democratic politics having served on two presidential campaigns, advised on numerous House and Senate races, worked for the Democratic National Committee, and served as a Presidential appointee in the Clinton-Gore Administration. Campbell served as a Regional Political Director for John Kerry for President where she was responsible political and field operations in six early primary states. Prior to joining the campaign, Campbell served as National Base Vote Director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) where she was responsible for the oversight, and strategic coordination of the DNC’s base vote and community outreach division. Before being promoted to National Base Vote Director, Campbell served as the DNC’s Gay and Lesbian Outreach Director and was responsible for developing the DNC’s gay and lesbian political programs and strategy.

Jason Strautman, Software Engineer

Jason Strautman comes to Catalist with considerable experience developing technology solutions for progressive organizations, having helped design a direct mail and donor prospecting database for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.  He has also worked at the Democratic National Committee and for John Kerry’s presidential effort, managing database and reporting tools for both groups’ major donor programs during the 2004 election cycle.  Prior to his political work, Mr. Strautman operated his own independent software company.

David White, Senior Systems/Database Administrator

Mr. White is a systems and database architect with 14 years’ experience in various high-profile roles. He most recently designed and built from scratch a data center to support an application service provider (ASP) with more than 200,000 customers. In past roles Mr. White has provided the system architecture for the logical application data structures and the physical network and server specifications.

At the start-up MultiCity, as Director of Data Systems, he led the team of database and network administrators responsible for support of development and production and headed the systems engineering team. Prior to MultiCity, Mr. White was a senior consultant at Oracle Corporation.

Jano Cabrera, Press Advisor

Over the 10 years he has been in political communications, Jano Cabrera, 32, has worked in the U.S. Congress, the Clinton White House, two presidential campaigns, at the national Democratic party headquarters and in Baghdad, Iraq.
In 2005, Jano lived in Baghdad, Iraq and worked daily with members of the Transition National Assembly on political communication issues. He was the Communication Director for the Democratic Party during the 2004 campaign. During the primaries, Jano was the national spokesman for the Lieberman campaign. He also served as a national spokesman for former Vice-President Al Gore from 1998 to 2002, working at the White House, on Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign and for Gore’s political action committee, Leadership ’02, during the 2002 midterms. Jano also served as the Communications Director for the Recording Industry Association of America during the Napster trial.

Gary Gruver, Finance Advisor

Gary Gruver comes to Catalist with nine years experience in the finance and budget field and ten years experience in Human Resources. Gary began his work in the political field in 1997 on the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign FEC audit. From there he went on to become the Comptroller and Assistant Treasurer of the Gore 2000 Presidential Campaign and the CFO of the Lieberman 2004 Presidential Campaign. Gary served as the CFO of America Coming Together during 2004 and 2005 and most recently at America Votes.

Lyn Utrecht, Counsel

Lyn Utrecht is a partner at Ryan, Phillips, Utrecht & MacKinnon, practicing in the areas of federal and state election, campaign finance, ethics and lobbying laws. She has represented members of congress, presidential candidates and their campaign committees, and other high-profile clients before the Federal Election Commission, the Senate and House Ethics Committees, and state election commissions. Ms. Utrecht was Counsel to four of the 2004 presidential primary campaigns and, prior to that, to four Democratic tickets, including both successful Clinton-Gore campaigns. She has also represented numerous Senate campaigns, including the Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, she was in the General Counsel’s office at the Federal Election Commission, reaching the office of Special Assistant General Counsel. Ms. Utrecht holds a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude (1979).

Elizabeth Wang, Counsel

Elizabeth Wang practices in the areas of business law, technology and Internet law, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and privacy and data protection. She represents privately-held Internet companies in their transactions with customers and strategic partners and advises on legal issues related to product development. In 1998, Ms. Wang joined DoubleClick Inc., a global Internet advertising company, as its general counsel and first lawyer, and was serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at the time of her departure in 2003. Ms. Wang was active in DoubleClick’s strategic corporate transactions, product development, privacy and data protection matters, and in their government affairs efforts.

Prior to joining DoubleClick, Ms. Wang was in-house counsel to the new media divisions of Simon & Schuster. She has also practiced at the New York law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and in San Francisco , at the law firm of Howard, Rice. Since 2004, Ms. Wang has been an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Law. She holds a Juris Doctor from the Columbia University School of Law (1990), where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

 



Our Clients

Catalist works exclusively with progressive organizations who share our values.

Catalist works with and for data-driven progressive organizations to help them effect change:
issue advocates, labor organizers, pollsters, analysts, consultants, campaigns, and more.

A selected list of our clients:

DATA & ANALYTICS FIRMS

  • Amicus
  • Analyst Institute
  • Blue Labs
  • Civis Analytics
  • Hickman Analytics
  • Quadrant Metrics, LLC

Elected Office Campaigns, Caucuses, & PACs

  • Alison for Kentucky
  • Arizona Democratic Party
  • California Democratic Congressional Delegation
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Democratic Governors Association
  • Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • EMILY’s List
  • Florida Democratic Party
  • House Majority PAC
  • Maine Democratic Party
  • Mississippi Democratic Party
  • New Jersey Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee
  • New Jersey Democratic Party
  • New Mexico Democratic Party
  • Obama for America
  • Ohio Democratic Party
  • Progressive Kick
  • Ready for Hillary
  • Tennessee Democratic Party
  • Texas Democratic Party
  • Vermont Democratic Party
  • Virginia Democratic Party

Strategists & Consultants

  • Ambrosino, Muir, Hansen, & Crounse
  • Baughman Group
  • Eleison Group
  • Mack Sumner Communications
  • Mission Control
  • MSHC Partners
  • PowerPAC
  • Project New America
  • Terris, Barnes, & Walters

Polling Firms

  • Anzalone Liszt Grove Research
  • Benenson Strategy Group
  • Feldman Group
  • Global Strategy Group
  • Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
  • Hart Research
  • Lake Research Partners
  • Mellman Group
  • Patinkin Research Strategies
  • Victoria Research & Consulting

Membership Organizations

  • American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • National Education Association
  • Service Employees International Union
  • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Voting & Civil Rights Groups

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • America Votes
  • Dominicanos USA
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • New Georgia Project
  • State Voices
  • Voter Participation Center

Issue Advocacy Organizations

  • Alliance for Climate Protection
  • American Cancer Society
  • Clean Water Action Fund
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Fair Share Alliance
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • NextGen Climate Action
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Sierra Club

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • The George Washington University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Yale University

Digital Media

  • AOL
  • Broadnet
  • Credo Mobile
  • Democrats.com
  • DSPolitical
  • Pandora
  • Rentrak
  • V12 Group

 

6/1/2006 Data Warehouse LLC (“Catalist”) Corporate Website Development K4SOLUTIONS
11/15/2006 Dems score with better data INFOWORLD
11/2/2007 Memos WIKILEAKS PODESTA 59125
5/9/2008 Voter File 2.0: Catalist, Democratic Tool TECH PRESIDENT
1/16/2009 The Big Rock Candy Mountain of Data HUFFINGTON POST
10/6/2009 SEIU’s Data Footprint In 2008 THE ATLANTIC
10/8/2010 RNC Clueless on the Democrat Voter Turnout Strategy AMERICAN MAJORITY
3/11/2012 MYSTERY DATA MINING COMPANY REVEALED – Dem Group Ran Illegal Robocalls for “Women of 99%” in 25 US Districts & 12 States (Developing) GATEWAY PUNDIT
7/5/2012 Smith: DOJ Relied on Democratic Data Firm in Challenge to Texas Law TEXAS GOP VOTE
7/5/2012 Holder Employs Obama GOTV Org to Challenge Voter ID Law BREITBART
7/5/2012 Smith: DOJ Relied on Democratic Data Firm in Challenge to Texas Law HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
9/30/2012 Can Harold Ickes Make It Rain for Obama? MOTHER JONES
6/6/2014 NGP VAN and Catalist Partner on Innovative “Activist Continuum” Project for the National Education Association NGP VAN
9/17/2014 CATALIST’: Obama’s Database for Fundamentally Transforming America PJ MEDIA
2/24/2015 Unions Throw Millions at Firm Accused of Breaking Election Law NEWSMAX
4/7/2016 Service Employees International Union sinks another $30 million into politics WATCHDOG
4/19/2016 In Election 2016, the war for your vote has become the war for your data TECH RADAR
6/6/2016 The Polls Are All Wrong. A Startup Called Civis Is Our Best Hope to Fix Them WIRED
6/22/2016 Catalist Board of Managers CATALIST
1/22/2017 Catalist DEMOCRACY ALLIANCE
5/24/2017 Limits and Loopholes GOOGLE BOOKS
5/25/2017 CATALIST – Trademark Details JUSTIA TRADEMARKS
5/25/2017 Simon Teng, Patent and Trademark Office Attorney FEDERAL PAY
5/25/2017 CATALIST DBA DATA WAREHOUSE, LLC  INC FACT
5/25/2017 Clients, Ickes & Enright ICKES & ENRIGHT GROUP
5/25/2017 The Atlast Project, Advisory Board ATLAS PROJECT