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 President

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, Senior 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, Vice President - Client 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 »

Selim Ikizler, Vice President - Team Leader

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, Vice President - Team Leader

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 »

John Crowley, Assistant Vice President

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 »

Michael C. Welch, General Counsel

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 »

Jessica Gerome, Client Manager/Senior Accountant

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 »

Jason Young, Client Manager

Jason Young graduated from Emmanuel College in May 2012 with a B.A. in Accounting and Political Science. Prior to joining Red Curve, Jason worked on the finance team of Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and… continue reading »

Brendan Coyne, Client Manager

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 »

Danny Peppe, Client Manager/Senior Accountant

Danny Peppe graduated from Suffolk University in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. After graduation, Danny worked in accounting in Massachusetts and as a Staff Accountant for a small private company in Waltham, MA.… continue reading »

Blake Simonsen, Client Manager/Senior Accountant

Blake Simonsen graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration while double minoring in Accounting and Communications. He is currently sitting for the CPA exam.… continue reading »

Jake Warshawsky, Support Specialist

Jake Warshawsky graduated from Brandeis University in 2012 with a B.A. in American Studies. Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Jake was exposed to politics at a young age and worked on several local campaigns throughout his… continue reading »

Amanda Almas, Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Amanda Almas graduated from Westfield State University in 2011, with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice. After graduation, she decided to follow a different path and took a position with a local communications company. In… continue reading »