For the first installment of the Political Trade Secrets podcast, we’re excited to be joined by Bradley Crate, founder of Red Curve Solutions.
Brad served as the CFO on Romney 2012 presidential campaign and the deputy CFO on the 2008 campaign. Before that, he was in the Romney Administration where he served as a fiscal policy analyst and as the Director of Capital Planning and Policy. Prior to working in politics, Brad’s background was on Wall Street working for companies like Prudential Securities and JP Morgan. In 2008, he founded Red Curve Solutions merging both his finance and political backgrounds.
In this episode, we tackle compliance and treasury. We decided to make this the focus of the first episode since these issues are critical to a well run campaign and if not handled correctly, it can get you into hot water. Setting up your compliance and treasury is also one of the first tasks your campaign will have to deal with.
Also in relation to this topic, Sean Bartley wrote the post “So, You Want to Run for Office: Setting up a Committee.” As the song goes, “start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” Setting up your committee – and doing it correctly – is one of your first tasks when launching a campaign and it also happens to be part of your compliance and treasury operations.
Check out Red Curve Solutions: http://www.redcurve.com/
Bradley Crate’s Bio: http://www.redcurve.com/our_team/1-bradley_crate
Quick Points on Bradley’s background:
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As a bonus, we find out Brad’s favorite Italian restaurant in Boston’s famous Northend, which was once home to the Romney presidential campaign. He recommends Bricco. Check it out next time you’re in Boston:http://www.bricco.com.