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Rob Cole



Rob began his career over twenty years ago as Governor George Pataki’s Director of regional and local government affairs, a senior position which interacted with local governments and elected officials across New York state.

In 2007 Rob founded In The Field Consulting providing counsel to a wide range of political and business leaders including Governor Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign where he oversaw strategic planning and advised Romney’s National PAC, Free and Strong America.

Rob is a 1993 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and lives with his wife Laura and son William in New York.

Jake Menges



Jake has over 25 years of experience working on winning campaigns around the country.

Jake began his political career serving in the Giuliani administration as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Lobbyist for the City of New York, overseeing all city, state and federal legislation. He also acted as the Chief Liaison to the elected officials in New York City, Albany and Washington, DC. Jake served as Director of the Government group at the national law firm, Greenberg Trauig, LLP. He also worked at National Media in Alexandria, VA, one of the largest Republican Media firms in the country. He served as Director at Solutions America, Rudy Giuliani’s Political Action Committee and has advised numerous emerging democracies in Eastern Europe. Jake is a frequent commentator on NY-1’s Consultant Corner and has appeared on The Huckabee Show, FOX News.

Jake graduated from New England College in New Hampshire with a B.A. in Political Science and History and lives in New York City with his wife and three children.