About Us

We use collaborative strategies to transform powerful ideas into practical action.

The Nexight Advantage

Since 2010, Nexight has been providing tailored, collaborative solutions that help address some of our world’s biggest problems — with proven results.

Our small-business agility allows us to tailor approaches to the distinct needs of public and private sector clients around the world. We bring the balanced insight needed to break the deadlock of inaction and uncover innovative solutions to critical challenges.

We have a unique ability to get to the heart of issues. Our proven methods are based on 20+ years of experience leading more than 500 collaborative planning sessions in dozens of sectors throughout the United States and across the globe. Our research, analysis, and performance management supports critical decision making, and our award-winning communications resonate with our clients’ unique audiences to move solutions forward.

What We Believe

At Nexight, we believe in:

Meet the Team

Intellectual curiosity and ambition define us. We bring our clients fresh ideas and unique solutions. We thrive on effecting real change to address complex global problems.

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Darrel Allen

Office Administrator
There are many solutions to complex problems. My passion is finding the solution that not only works but also stands out from all others. Nexight embraces that same ideology.
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Mel Anton

Mel Anton

Manager
I enjoy how everyone at Nexight is willing and eager to not only provide their own expertise when called upon, but to grow and learn from those around them.
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Grace Badger

Grace Badger

Research and Communications Analyst
At Nexight, I get to use my research and writing skills to help solve complex problems as part of an exceptionally talented and uplifting team.
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Katie Baker

KatherineAnne Baker

Consultant
I’m proud to work alongside a brilliant team supporting the forward progress of our nation’s most critical issues.
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Sara Bakhtiar

Sara Bakhtiar

Associate
I’m excited to work on projects crucial to our national security and to serve important federal clients, but mostly I am delighted to join such a stimulating and supportive work environment.
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Aaron Bell

Aaron Bell

Workforce Program Associate
At Nexight, I have the privilege of using my academic and managerial experience to help workers and industry thrive as they grapple with contemporary challenges.
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Stephen Bolotin

Stephen Bolotin

Director
I’m proud to work at a firm that moves the needle on critical issues like national security, scientific innovation, and public health. There is a never a dull moment at Nexight Group.
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Jackie Bowen

Jacqueline Bowen

Senior Consultant
At Nexight, I have the opportunity to work with an inspiring group of professionals who approach each new challenge with care, creativity, and resourcefulness.
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Ross Brindle

Ross Brindle

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
I enjoy working with smart people on hard, important problems. I love my job at Nexight because I am forced to be analytical and creative almost every day.
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Jay Carey

Jay Carey

Manager
I am very proud to put my experience to work solving problems at Nexight. I have never worked with a more talented, hard-working, and passionate group of professionals than the Nexight team.
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Miguel Carrasco

Miguel Carrasco

Consultant
I am and will continue to be a student of the art and science of communication and leadership. At Nexight, I am excited to contribute as a valued communicator.
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Anthony DAndrea

Anthony D'Andrea

Consultant
At Nexight, I enjoy participating in a team of colleagues who support our clients through a multi-disciplinary framework to provide the support they need in research, communications, and strategic planning.
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Karsten Daponte

Karsten Daponte

Director
I love working alongside our talented team and share their passion for high quality work to enable insights, innovation, and positive change.
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Allison DeNicola

Allison DeNicola

Research and Communications Analyst
I am excited to have a hand in projects that address some of our nation's most critical issues. Doing so as part of the supportive and intelligent team at Nexight is a privilege.
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Scott Drinkall

Scott Drinkall

Associate
I enjoy interacting with team members and clients to be part of a greater effort to implement diverse ideas to ultimately improve standards in health, security, and happiness.
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Melissa Eichner

Melissa Eichner

Senior Technical Consultant
As an analyst, I consider the big picture impacting an issue while also delving into the details. I connect the 'dots' to create concise, accurate, and compelling products.
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Sarah Felson

Sarah Felson

Research and Communications Analyst
I enjoy working with my colleagues to provide solutions to complex issues for our clients. My work is impactful and meaningful because a productive government enables citizens to maximize their quality of life through offered services, benefits, or programs.
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Magdalene Fogarasi

Magdalene Fogarasi

Technical Associate, Additive Manufacturing
I joined Nexight for the opportunity to work on impactful projects alongside a diverse and intelligent team. I’m excited to help realize the potential of advanced manufacturing.
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David Forrest

David Forrest

Principal Technical Consultant
I most enjoy engaging with our clients to identify what matters most, to cut through the noise and explain complex technical concepts with clarity and with context.
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Jeremiah Forshey

Jeremiah Forshey

Consultant
I love the opportunity to work with talented and passionate people analyzing problems, developing creative solutions, and communicating them clearly and effectively.
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Rob Foy

Rob Foy

Visual Communications Consultant
At Nexight, I get to leverage my subject interests and background toward finding new and effective ways of representing complicated concepts for issues that really matter.
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Jenn Ganss

Jenn Ganss

Manager
I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with colleagues and clients who are aligned in their mission and work hard to effect positive change
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Nick Gianaris

Nick Gianaris

Principal Technical Consultant
I am passionate about novel materials technologies and manufacturing processes. At Nexight, I can apply the breadth and depth of my expertise to benefit our clients and society.
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Joey Green

Joey Green

Associate
Being able to analyze and craft technical language that is accessible to general audiences is an art. At Nexight, I use this skill to deliver quality products for our clients.
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Fred Hansen

Fred Hansen

Principal Consultant
It is a joy to work in a truly collaborative environment with some smart and creative people, but Nexight’s commitment to making a real difference for our clients and for society inspires me to bring my heart to work.
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Cierra Henderson

Cierra Henderson

Visual Communications Analyst
At Nexight, I enjoy being able to utilize my design skills to help solve complex problems on projects across a range of industries.
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Gabriel Henderson

Gabriel Henderson

Associate
Investigating the complex challenges of modern society is as enriching as it is rewarding. At Nexight, the opportunities to do so are boundless.
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Jack Holmes

Jack Holmes

Manager, Energy and Advanced Manufacturing
I enjoy working with a smart, passionate team with diverse backgrounds to solve problems for our clients.
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Ashley Hopko

Ashley Hopko

Research and Communications Associate
I love that at Nexight, innovative thinking, intellectual curiosity, and problem solving are strongly encouraged. I enjoy collaborating with my team members, who are equally driven and passionate about producing impactful work.
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Tyeisha Johnson

Tyeisha Johnson

HR Generalist
It is a pleasure to work with a team of hardworking, ambitious, intelligent, and creative individuals who use their talents to drive real change through innovation and problem solving.
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Greg Kerr

Greg Kerr

Project Manager
I am a former client who is thrilled to work with such a collaborative, innovative, and supportive team.
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Kayla Kingseed

Kayla Kingseed

Research and Communications Analyst
I’m grateful my role at Nexight allows me to work with talented individuals to tackle the important issues of today. Every day is a new challenge and a chance to learn.
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Lindsay Kishter

Lindsay Kishter

Director
At Nexight I’m surrounded by smart people—both clients and colleagues—doing work I’m invested in.
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Joan Kohorst

Joan Kohorst

Associate
At Nexight, I enjoy solving complex problems by combining my analytic attention to detail with my appreciation of visual aesthetics.
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Jared Kosters

Jared Kosters

Senior Technical Consultant
I enjoy working at a company that promotes collaboration and celebrates the diversity of professional backgrounds needed to arrive at a solution.
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Aleksandr Kozlov

Aleksandr Kozlov

Principal Technical Consultant
It’s remarkable to have research, analysis, and performance management experts, all under one roof at Nexight. Imagine the collaborative power!
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Andrew Kresses

Andrew Kresses

Technical Associate
I am proud to work at Nexight because I get to work with talented team members to solve complex and critical problems in innovative ways.
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Aeriel Lane

Aeriel Lane

Consultant
My role at Nexight allows me to utilize my critical thinking and research skills to deliver usable, long-term solutions.
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Rachel Lanspa

Rachel Lanspa

Communications Consultant
I love the diversity of backgrounds everyone has at Nexight, and I appreciate the opportunity to add my own writing skills and background in language into the mix.
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Sarah Lichtner

Sarah Lichtner

Vice President
I feel privileged to work every day with smart and dedicated colleagues to help our clients advance the fields of health and agriculture.
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Audrey Lievens

Audrey Lievens

Associate
At Nexight, I love being able to research and develop projects across a wide variety of industries, all while working with such an intelligent and driven team.
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Caroline Lord

Caroline Lord

Research and Communications Associate
My role allows me to think critically and creatively, and work with peers from diverse backgrounds. At Nexight, I can lean into my love of learning and accurately synthesizing complex information to better serve our clients.
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Karen Lord

Karen Lord

Editor & Communications Analyst
Nexight recognizes and appreciates creativity as a major component of success, which was (and is!) a huge draw for me.
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Caroline Macleod

Caroline Macleod

Research and Communications Analyst
I’m proud to work for a company that values innovation and collaborative process improvement. At Nexight, I’m continuously inspired to approach problem solving in new ways.
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Tori Mills

Research and Communications Analyst
At Nexight, I enjoy working with intelligent colleagues of diverse educational and professional backgrounds. I love how well-rounded this company is and the never-ending opportunity for continued growth and learning.
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John Mortensen

John Mortensen

Vice President
I find the enthusiastic and collaborative spirit at Nexight beneficial to clients and staff alike.
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Nonso Ntosi

Nonso Ntosi

Research and Communications Associate
I enjoy learning about complex topics and solving difficult problems. I take pride in discovering not one but many solutions and then contextualizing and applying them. At Nexight, I have the opportunity to challenge myself both mentally and creatively.
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Lindsay Pack

Lindsay Pack

Director
I enjoy using the power of clear language and design to communicate complex concepts in ways that make the most sense for a particular audience. At Nexight, I have the opportunity to think both critically and creatively.
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Jason Pearlman

Jason Pearlman

Visual Communications Associate
I love using illustration to visually clarify complex information, and my Nexight colleagues are the perfect thought partners to help make this happen!
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Matt Pembleton

Matt Pembleton

Manager
At Nexight, I get to use the skills I developed as a scholar to connect the dots between granular policy problems and the big picture of American society and government.
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Jen Peters

Jennifer Peters

Research and Communications Consultant
As an editor, I love helping people tell thought-provoking, engaging stories, and at Nexight, I get to work with clever, creative colleagues to tell stories that inspire real-world changes.
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David Pratt

David Pratt

Senior Technical Consultant, Materials Science
I am deeply enthusiastic about the discipline of materials science and seeing the evolution of old and new materials and technologies. I look forward to getting involved with that evolution.
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Julianne Puckett

Julianne Puckett

Principal Consultant, Digital Product Strategy
At Nexight, I enjoy being part of a team that appreciates and encourages both technical and creative approaches to problem-solving.
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Sarah Braithwaite

Sarah Rutkovitz

Consultant
At Nexight, I am able to use my writing and editing skills to help deliver practical solutions to clients. I love working alongside such a compassionate and intelligent team.
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Andrew Saku

Andrew Saku

Engineering Analyst
At Nexight, I am fortunate to work with so many passionately curious people.
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Norah Schneider

Norah Schneider

Consultant
I’m excited to collaborate with peers who share similar passions and goals. At Nexight, I can utilize my interdisciplinary approach to research and projects to support colleagues and clients.
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Tiba Shlash

Tiba Shlash

Research and Communications Analyst
At Nexight, I have the opportunity to use my research skills to help clients find meaningful solutions. I'm able to learn something new every day by working alongside a team that values good work and curiosity.
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Beth Slaninka

Beth Slaninka

Director
I enjoy being part of a team working to find solutions to complex problems.
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Ashley Smith Schoettker

Ashley Smith-Schoettker

Manager of Workforce Programs
I enjoy collaborating with key stakeholders to advance initiatives which solve real challenges and improve quality of life for the current and future workforce.
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Stephanie Spaulding

Stephanie Spaulding

Consultant
My role at Nexight allows me to use my qualitative research and critical thinking skills to help deliver practical solutions to complex problems.
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Shravan Sreekumar

Shravan Sreekumar

Associate
At Nexight, I get to collaborate with genuine, smart, and curious people in a supportive environment. I am happy that my work has a real impact on things I am passionate about.
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Emily Top

Emily Top

Communications Associate
I’m excited to work at a company that values the skills and input of all its employees and works to solve complex and important problems.
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David Turpin

David Turpin

Principal Consultant
Addressing climate change requires innovative solutions. It’s critical that we invest well to develop robust, economical solutions that protect the future.
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Nick Voegele

Nick Voegele

Research and Communications Associate
At Nexight, I’m surrounded by intelligent and driven people who are passionate in guiding our clients through complex issues. I’m excited to be able to draw on both my creative and analytical skills alongside a team that values diverse backgrounds and experiences.
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Pieter van Wassenaer

Pieter van Wassenaer

Research and Communications Associate
When I found myself surrounded by knowledgeable, motivated researchers here at Nexight, I knew I had found my place.
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Miya Ward

Miya Ward

Consultant
I enjoy working with employees of diverse educational and professional backgrounds who leverage their knowledge base to produce exceptional client work.
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Patrick White

Patrick White

Chief Operating Officer
The projects I enjoy most involve finding a solution for a shared issue that would not have been possible without the collaboration.
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Kathryn Yahyaoui

Kathryn Yahyaoui

Research and Communications Analyst
Our mission at Nexight is to provide creative solutions to complex problems. I enjoy contributing to this team of talented professionals whose shared vision is to produce content of real-world significance.
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