Mike Gehrkehas worked at the top levels of communication strategy in the White House and Democratic presidential campaigns. Formerly the Democratic party’s top opposition research strategist, Mike spent seven years developing quantitative and qualitative research with a major polling firm. His experience gives him unmatched experience in public opinion analysis, message design, and campaign strategy for political campaigns, nonprofits, trade associations, and Fortune 100 and 500 companies. He specializes in helping prepare for public-facing challenges, directing crisis communications, and managing disruptive competition. In addition to his work helping elect President Barack Obama in 2008, Mike has helped elect five U.S. Senators, two governors, and aheads of state or government in five foreign countries.