Keybridge’s mission is to use our expertise in economics, public policy, and data analytics to help organizations create a more prosperous, resilient, and healthy nation. We help decisionmakers think strategically, make data-driven choices, advance sound public policies, and tell their organizations’ stories in a credible and compelling fashion.
Keybridge has more than two decades of experience in helping clients anticipate and navigate issues at the intersection of economic and public policy. During that time, Keybridge has evolved from a solo practice to a scrappy start-up to an established boutique consulting firm with an earned reputation for creative thinking, high-quality analysis, and extraordinary client service.
In 2001, following two stints as an economic advisor in the Clinton White House, Dr. Robert Wescott launched a solo consulting practice focused on providing analysis and advice on the most important economic and policy issues of the day. After modest beginnings — a home office, two employees, and a handful of clients — the firm established its headquarters along the Georgetown waterfront, where it continues to reside, and expanded its staff to accommodate a growing roster of clients and their evolving needs.
To expand upon the firm’s Macroeconomic roots, in 2010 we established a Public Policy practice, which uses economic tools and principles to address emerging public policy challenges. In 2014, we established a Social Responsibility & Accountability practice, which designs, monitors, and evaluates voluntary industry commitments, especially in the areas of health and nutrition.
Today, we offer a full suite of analytical and advisory services to a diverse clientele that includes premier trade associations, multinational corporations, federal government agencies, and non-profit organizations. As the company has grown and evolved, we have remained focused on delivering on our original promise to clients: creative thinking, high-quality analysis, and extraordinary client service.
The Keybridge Difference
Keybridge is deeply committed to delivering extraordinary client service, and we take great pride in building long-term relationships with our clients — which allows us to serve as both a trusted advisor and a natural extension of their organization. In this capacity, we help organizations build policy platforms and establish themselves as a credible, compelling voice in policy debates; engage with policymakers during the policy design process; understand the implications of policies and regulations; and adapt their strategies to shifting economic trends.
In contrast to many larger consulting firms, every client engagement is spearheaded by one or more of the firm’s partners, who remains deeply involved in all aspects of the project design and delivery process. This practice not only ensures that clients receive extraordinary service, but that our work product meets the firm’s high standards for accuracy, credibility, and accessibility.