Why 1215? The founders, Jessica and Keegan, got engaged on 12/15, so the date always had a special place in their hearts. The year 1215 is also when the Magna Carta was signed. While 12/15 had a profound impact on their lives, the year 1215 had a profound effect on the world. Changes can be significant and small, good and bad (or maybe a little of both), and the success of your organization, campaign, or company, relies on how you navigate those changes. We take our many years of experience in building political, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations to ensure that you have the knowledge to turn any change into an opportunity for growth.
Keegan Goudiss joined an innovative political agency named Revolution Messaging as its first hire in 2009. Over ten years, he built a development and advertising department for the firm, eventually becoming the CEO in 2018. During his tenure, he helped grow the firm from the initial one employee to over 90 and advised on a wide array of services the agency offered. Over the years he helped build a number of political and nonprofit campaigns from the ground floor, often assembling the plane while it was in the air. Revolution's clients shaped the progressive movement in America and abroad. While at Rev, he served as Bernie Sanders' Director of Digital Advertising for his 2016 presidential campaign. Keegan led an effective advertising campaign to help quickly build Sanders' supporter list and amplify his message with crucial targets in early primary states. His innovative approach paid off with digital advertising accounting for a significant portion of Sanders' record-breaking fundraising and leading to a larger share of younger voters than the record set by President Obama in 2008. Following the campaign, he was named 40 under 40 by Ad Age. In addition to his work for Bernie Sanders, Keegan has advised and trained numerous political candidates and non-profit organizations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
Jessica Abdoo Goudiss started her career working on programs for several non-profits and associations such as Save the Children and Cotton Council International. After going back to school for accounting, she started advising on the payroll and accounting operations for non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. She has worked in a number of industries and more than ten countries. Jessica specializes in back-office operations; a too-often overlooked component of any growth plan.