ASG client engagements are led by deeply experienced social sector strategy and communications practitioners.
The core ASG team is augmented by subject matter adjuncts. This structure allows for ASG to provide top-level counsel and project support for clients at a value. The firm is extremely nimble and able to scale client coverage based on real-time needs and provide seamless engagements.
Matthew Barnes principally leads our strategy and corporate responsibility engagements. Michael Inganamort leads communications and public policy-related efforts.
Matthew leads strategic planning and oversees impact assessments for our client engagements. Well-versed in best practices around philanthropy and executive positioning, and a proven dot-connecter, Matthew's counsel is holistic and highly attuned to client needs. His comments and analysis on strategic philanthropy and executive positioning have appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, Campaign & Elections, Philanthropie Aktuel (Switzerland) and Radar. Matthew studied African-American Studies and Politics at Purdue University, and earned his masters in sustainable development at the University of Cambridge (UK), where his dissertation focused on the role of the extractive industry in driving social development in conflict contexts.
Michael leads the firm's issue advocacy and thought leadership engagements, drawing on his experience in and out of government in Washington, DC and New Jersey. He’s managed a statewide coalition of hospitals to defeat a proposed tax, coordinated messaging for a national foundation targeting family homelessness, and corralled private and public support on tough issues like human trafficking and the opioid epidemic. He makes sure that our clients' messages are consistently and deliberately reaching their target audiences. Mike has spent time on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch, and in local elected office. He graduated magna cum laude from American University and holds a masters from Georgetown.
Jonathan aligns grantmaking plans and holistic CSR campaigns with an organization's broader strategic priorities, helping deepen internal focus and long-term brand equity. A former corporate executive and advisors to public figures in and out of government, he is a co-founder of BlastRoots.com, the free grassroots lobbying platform for citizen activists. Jonathan serves on the boards of the Hearts for Honduras Foundation and Verse Theater Manhattan. He holds a private pilot certificate, Red Cross First Aid/AED certification through 2015, and a B.A. from Harvard University.
Jacob contributes monitoring, evaluation and strategic learning insight to ASG client efforts. A research and evaluation practitioner with expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods and experience across a range of issue areas and contexts, he brings analytical rigor and an appreciation for ambiguity and complexity to his work. Jacob is an active member of global health consortia addressing leadership and management, and workforce development—advancing advocacy agendas through research and knowledge sharing. He has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed publications. Jacob holds an MPH from the University of Washington, and a BA from Stanford University.
Because it is impossible for the partners and staff of ASG to be experts in every field and cost-prohibitive for many of our clients for us to have experts as full-time staff, we have built and formally contracted with a team of “fellows” — subject area experts whose knowledge and counsel we rely on for in-depth understanding of issues and challenges faced in a variety of global societal need categories.
The fellows are people on the front lines of the specific disciplines, so they have a good sense of what really works.
We pride ourselves on offering our clients informed and dispassionate advice at a value. Our fellows help us achieve this.
Health & Healthcare
Arts & Culture
Diplomacy & World Harmony
Religious & Faith-based
Civics & Public Service
Diversity & Women's Issues
Democracy & Freedom
David leads the ASG fellows program and serves as a senior health fellow. In this capacity, our clients look to David for strategic planning, evaluation design and data analysis & interpretation across disciplines. David concentrated on health policy and management at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) and biomechanics at the Stanford University. David also serves as a senior advisor, global health innovation at USAID, and was previously a senior emerging market strategy role at Stryker. Prior to that, David was volunteer consultant to Technoserve’s entrepreneurship program in Swaziland.