Our Team

Red Curve was founded during the 2008 election cycle by Bradley Crate, the Deputy CFO of the Romney for President campaign. He recognized the need for a more structured approach to campaign compliance and treasury management. Using a full service model and leveraging innovative technology, Red Curve Solutions solves the complex problems posed by the financial logistics of modern political campaigns.

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Just how big of a difference does Red Curve Solutions make? In the 2008 cycle, John McCain’s Presidential campaign had a treasury staff of more than 30. In 2012 Red Curve Solutions handled the treasury, budgeting and compliance of the Romney for President campaign along with that of the entire Romney Victory Joint Fundraising Committee – over $1B in all – with only 9 individuals!

The Red Curve team is experienced in the unique financial management needs of political campaigns that come from issues like unpredictable cash flow, rapid spending decisions, and compliance considerations. With a wealth of knowledge and breadth of perspective drawn from prior experience in banking, investment management, accounting and law, the team at Red Curve Solutions is ready to help you make every dollar count.

Bradley Crate, Founder and CEO

Bradley Crate founded Red Curve Solutions in 2008 after serving as the deputy chief financial officer for the 2008 Romney for President campaign. Previously, he had worked in the Romney administration as a fiscal policy… continue reading »

Charles Gantt, CFA, Vice President

Charles Gantt joined Red Curve Solutions as a financial analyst dedicated to the Romney For President 2012 campaign, providing guidance on treasury and budgetary matters. Drawing upon his professional experience in… continue reading »

Bruce Nilson, Development

Bruce G. Nilson was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA where a mock state government program first opened his eyes to politics. A graduate of Bentley University with a B.A. in Public Policy, Bruce worked for Governor Mitt… continue reading »

Michael C. Welch, Legal

Michael C. Welch was born and raised in Connecticut. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and graduated with honors from Notre Dame Law School. He joined Red Curve Solutions in June 2011 and serves as… continue reading »

Hannah Benson, Operations

Hannah Benson was born in Gloucester, MA and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May 2013 with a B.S. in Business Administration (Management option) and Justice Studies. Hannah joined Red Curve in June 2013… continue reading »

Alexandra Cahill, Operations

Alexandra Cahill joined Red Curve Solutions in June 2011 and served as the Travel and Credit Card Manager within the Romney for President Treasury Department. She currently supports Red Curve’s sales and marketing… continue reading »

Brendan Coyne, Operations

Brendan Coyne graduated from Bridgewater State University in May 2012 with a B.S. in Law Enforcement Administration. After graduation, Brendan decided to take an accounting position with State Street Corporation in order to… continue reading »

John Crowley, Operations

John Crowley graduated from Quinnipiac University in May 2011 with a B.S. in Financial Management. Prior to joining the Red Curve Team, John worked at Chitika Inc. as an analyst. John has an interest in all things outdoors… continue reading »

Jessica Gerome, Operations

Jessica Gerome joined Red Curve Solutions in January 2014. She was born and raised in Peabody, MA and still lives on the North Shore. She graduated from Salem State University in 2008 with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance… continue reading »

Selim Ikizler, Operations

Selim Ikizler earned a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland in 2005. Prior to joining the team at Red Curve, Selim worked with several political organizations, including the NRSC, Freedom's Watch, GOPAC, and… continue reading »

Tim Jost, Operations

Timothy Jost graduated from Arizona State with a B.A. in Political Science. Originally from Phoenix, he has lived in Dallas, Chicago, DC, New York City and is finally back in the Boston area. Tim started working for Governor… continue reading »

Kevin O’Connell, Operations

Kevin O’Connell was born and raised in Danvers, MA and graduated from Bryant University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He interned in the Finance… continue reading »

Daniel Powers, Operations

Daniel Powers graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. After graduation, Dan worked in public accounting in Massachusetts and as a controller for a small private company in… continue reading »

Max Tassinari, Operations

Max Tassinari graduated Bentley University with a B.S. in Corporate Finance and Accounting. He spent his early career in public accounting at Costantino Richards Rizzo LP, while earning an MBA from Bentley University. With a… continue reading »