Our team members have worked in leadership roles in government and politics at the municipal, provincial and federal levels across Canada.
They have worked in the private sector in fields as varied as the law, technology, creative design and international development.
We stand apart by offering our clients a full suite of integrated services to meet their particular and unique needs. As you will see from the members of our team, we bring together a unique array of skills and experience that can shift opinions on your issue.
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Chad Rogers is a founding partner at Crestview Strategy. He helps companies and industry associations make their case to governments and mobilize coalitions that support jobs, growth and investment.
He previously led the research practice at a national public affairs firm. Chad was a Country Director with the Washington based National Democratic Institute (led by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright).
Chad has worked with governments and political leaders in Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Pakistan, Serbia, Trinidad & Tobago and Ukraine.
He served as a Senior Advisor to Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm, worked on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and has volunteered on campaigns at the municipal, provincial and federal level.The Hill Times magazine named him of the the ‘Top 100 Lobbyists’ in 2014.
Chad is currently a board member of Action Against Hunger/ACF Canada, the Canadian Club of Toronto and the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy. He has previously served on the board of Save The Children and the Kosova Democratic Institute.
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Mark Spiro founded Crestview in 2004. Having worked in a senior capacity in both the public and corporate sectors, Mark brings clients a unique insight into managing and mitigating public affairs risks using an evidence-based approach to managing opinions.
Over the past twenty-five years, Mark has organized and executed campaigns for both political and corporate clients which rely on the practical application of understanding the dynamics of opinion and how it can impact the public policy process. Whether for approvals of large-scale mergers or asset acquisitions, regulatory reforms or legislative changes, Mark has delivered winning outcomes for clients in Canada, the United States, Australia and Israel.
Mark’s passion lies in analyzing, affecting and mobilizing opinion to create public affairs victories. He has pioneered techniques for effectively measuring opinions among key audiences and, in particular, using research to identify when and how opinions can be leveraged and mobilized for their greatest political impact. Using the latest technology and battle-tested tactics, Mark has crafted winning campaigns based around mobilizing public opinion in practical terms by connecting voters directly with their elected representatives.
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He is a graduate of both the University of Victoria ( Honours- Political Science, 1972) and the University of British Columbia ( Law- 1976).
He has spent the majority of his professional career( 1977-79 and again from 1982-2001) as a practicing lawyer in British Columbia with particular expertise in commercial and estate law and practice. He also has had considerable experience and knowledge of constitutional law having taught courses for many years in Constitutional law and Canadian Government and Politics at the University of Victoria in both the Department of Political Science and the Graduate School of Public Administration.
Mike has had a vast experience working in Parliament and legislatures for and with federal and provincial cabinet ministers, MPs and MLAs. He first worked in the minority House of Commons under the Parliamentary Internship Scholarship Program from 1972-73. From 1979-1980 he served as Legislative and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence and Veterans’ Affairs in Ottawa and subsequently as Ministerial Assistant to the Minister of Industry and Small Business Development for the Province of British Columbia from 1980-82.
Since 2001, he has served in various senior executive parliamentary and political positions in Ottawa. From 2001-2005 he was the Deputy-Director and then Director of Policy and Research in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. From 2005-2007 he served as Executive Director of the Conservative Party of Canada. From January, 2007 to October, 2008 he then served as the Senior Policy Advisor for Legislation and Democratic Reform to the Government House Leader.
He was then engaged in some research and lecturing including the publication of an article for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy on the taxation of crown corporations in Canada. Since April of 2009, he has been employed as a Strategic Advisor and General Manager of Crestview.
He has also been a veteran of over 12 federal election campaigns at both the local and national level as well as over half a dozen provincial campaigns in British Columbia
Mike has been married to his wife Marilyn for 38 years and has been blessed with three sons and four granddaughters.
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Adam Bolek is a Vice-President with Crestview Strategy Inc, working out of the Ottawa office. Adam helps clients engage with federal, provincial and municipal governments across the country, and has worked with firms from all sectors and industries.
Prior to this, Adam was the Federal Issues Director for Spirits Canada, a commercial trade organization which represents Canada’s distillers and the beverage alcohol industry. He has gained considerable experience in this role and was responsible for promoting and representing the Spirits Industry while working with government, their agencies, NGOs and stakeholders. He also crafted the industry’s largest and most comprehensive engagement strategy with all sectors of government and delivered considerable results, including a legislative change to the 2008 federal budget.
Adam began his career as a Special Assistant to Councillor John Parker at the City of Toronto, where he advised Parker on political and policy issues. He was instrumental assisting the minority on Council in defeating the proposed new revenue tools and taxes to be imposed by Mayor David Miller in 2007.
Adam continues to be involved with political campaigns and party nominations across Canada and all three levels of government.
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Michael Westcott is a Vice-President at Crestview, working out of our Toronto office. Having worked in both government and industry, Michael brings an understanding of the complex relationship between the public and private sector in Canada, whether it is at the municipal, provincial or federal level. Michael has worked on political campaigns at every level in his home province of Ontario, as well as in British Columbia, Alberta and New Brunswick.
With Crestview, Michael has worked to develop a unique practice group: mobilizing stakeholders and the general public through activation campaigns. In this capacity, Michael has worked on projects large and small, including for some of the world’s largest and most successful companies. He has travelled around the world to lead country-wide campaigns designed to activate and engage grassroots members using proprietary technology and tactics.
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Ginny Movat is a consultant with Crestview Strategy working out of the Ottawa office.
Prior to joining the Crestview team, Ginny worked as a political aid at Queen’s Park where she developed policy documents and communications plans, supporting opposition education critic MPP Rob Leone. Prior to that she worked as a political organizer for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party and has served in a variety of roles on provincial election campaigns. She continues to volunteer at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.
Ginny got her start in youth politics as the President of the Dalhousie-King’s Campus Conservatives in Halifax and remains active in the movement, co-chairing Blue Skies an Idea Incubator for Ontario’s Centre Right.
Ginny is bilingual and holds a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Contemporary Studies from the University of King’s College in Nova Scotia.
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Michael is a Consultant with Crestview Strategy based out of Toronto.
Michael has extensive experience in public policy development, strategic communications and political campaigning at the provincial and federal level. Prior to joining Crestview Strategy, Michael worked for the Liberal Party of Canada in Toronto, and has also worked for the Ministry of Government Services and Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, where he contributed to strategic policy development on federal/provincial relations.
Michael also worked as a speechwriter and communications consultant for several political candidates in Ontario, where he was responsible for writing communications materials, conducting research, and engaging in public and media relations.
Michael is bilingual in Korean and English, and continues to be an active volunteer in his community.
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Stephen Hampton is a consultant with Crestview Strategy, based in Ottawa.
Prior to joining Crestview, Stephen worked for the International Fund for Animal Welfare where he led their Canadian government relations operation. In this role he focused his efforts on the connection between the ivory trade and counter terrorism strategies in Northern Africa.
Stephen started his career as a Legislative Assistant on Parliament Hill where he was responsible for public and community outreach, political affairs, and advised on policy for the Standing Committee on Natural Resources. He continues to be active in the political process and has worked on campaigns at all three levels of government.
He has been published in the National Post, the Hill Times, and the Toronto Star and has appeared as a panelist on both CTV and Rogers Television.