Insights from America’s Premier Political Strategist
In the White House, Jim Messina was known as “the fixer,” tasked with shepherding some of President Obama’s most important legislative priorities, including healthcare reform, through Congress. When he became the manager of the Obama 2012 campaign, he was entrusted with the most important priority of all: reelecting a president. In this entertaining and insightful lecture, Messina draws on his first-hand experience in the White House and on the campaign trail to share prescient analysis on today's top issues. He gives tangible takeaways on our political climate with substance and some much-needed humor.
The New Nexus of Politics, Technology and Business - and Why it Matters to You
As one of the world's most successful political advisors, Jim Messina has upended the way that cutting-edge organizations think about strategy — reinventing the modern political campaign and pioneering tools, technologies, and tactics that have groundbreaking impacts for global business.
In this substantive, actionable talk, Messina shares fascinating behind-the-scene stories from his work with global leaders on five continents — from President Obama to David Cameron — and eye-opening accounts from his time soliciting Silicon Valley’s smartest CEOs for their advice; his successful launch of a $1.1 billion start-up; and advisory work with some of the most innovative companies in the world including Uber, Google and Airbnb.
Messina reveals three critical insights about how dramatically the world has changed in a few fast years, and he provides three lessons for how consumer-facing companies can prosper not just in spite of these changes, but by embracing them.
The Future of Cryptocurrency and Federal Regulation
Blockchain and cryptocurrency are already changing the way we understand business and technology. After their Wild West expansion and application into financial markets and consumer products, regulation from Washington is expected — and that's where Jim Messina comes in. A former Obama/Biden Campaign Manager and senior White House official, Messina is known for his astute analysis and insight into Washington’s thinking. He was tapped to share that expertise as a board member of Blockchain.com, where he is shaping the future of cryptocurrency. Messina offers audiences a nuanced, insider look at current and potential federal policy on regulation, cryptocurrency, and blockchain.
Jim Messina consistently receives rave reviews for his programs on politics, crypto, and the intersection of politics, tech, & business
Renowned strategist and sought-after consultant JIM MESSINA has been in-demand for his riveting keynotes and conversations ranging from today’s political climate to the future of cryptocurrency to the intersection of politics, business, and tech. The Messina Group CEO is a fixture on news outlets such as MSNBC, CNN, FOX, Bloomberg, and more, offering trusted and insightful commentary that illuminates the groundbreaking impacts of new technologies on global business. Groups across industries rave about events with Messina, saying: “Jim Messina was fantastic! Everyone loved him and what he had to say… I would recommend him to anyone” (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts) and “Jim’s presentation was a huge success! People loved it and he was so great to work with” (Western Energy Institute) and "Jim's presentation was terrific. We heard so much fabulous feedback. It was clearly a highlight of the conference." (New York eHealth Collaborative)
Messina delivers compelling and critical insights for how companies can prosper by embracing new tools and strategies, especially when it comes to the latest developments in cryptocurrency, blockchain, and the shifting landscape of federal regulation in these new arenas. The Blockchain.com board member makes an impact with audiences of all kinds: "Jim was superlative! The whole Forum was incredibly successful and Jim was definitely a highlight, on and off the stage" (Global Retail Marketing Association) and “He was the perfect mix between policy, politics, and our topic. We've heard many positive reviews about his talk and we are super pleased with all of it." (FairWind Partners)
Renowned strategist Jim Messina is shaping the future of cryptocurrency
CEO of The Messina Group, Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff, and Campaign Manager for President Obama & Vice President Biden’s 2012 campaign, JIM MESSINA is shaping the future of cryptocurrency on the board of Blockchain.com. Messina was tapped for his knowledge about how Washington works, as it is expected that Blockchain and cryptocurrency will become more regulated after a Wild West expansion and application into financial markets and consumer products. Messina is shaping the future of electronic currency. “I’m confident that Jim’s experience and guidance will be invaluable as we navigate the process of bringing crypto to the first billion people...I’m excited to have Jim at the table to help us empower anyone anywhere in the world to control their own money,” shared Peter Smith, CEO and co-founder of Blockchain.com. Messina talks about the future of politics, technology, and business in his discussions, and how companies can embrace these changes to move forward with success.
With a D.C. insider's perspective, Jim Messina arms groups with political perspective
JIM MESSINA, one of the world's most successful political advisors and renowned Democratic strategist behind President Obama’s re-election campaign, is often asked to speak at events to shed light on the current political climate. A frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and NPR, Messina is brought in to share his trusted insight on issues surrounding elections, the campaign strategies of the left and right, and the impact on the economy and society. With an insider's perspective, Messina brings his experience shepherding some of President Obama’s most important legislative priorities including healthcare reform through Congress, arming groups with political perspective. Audiences at virtual and in-person events rave, "Jim Messina was fantastic! Everyone loved him and what he had to say...I would recommend him to anyone" (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts) and "Jim’s presentation was a huge success! People loved it and he was so great to work with." (Western Energy Institute)
Explore Jim Messina’s Talk: “Insights from America’s Premier Political Strategist”: In this entertaining and insightful lecture, Messina draws on his first-hand experience in the White House and on the campaign trail to share prescient analysis on today's top issues. He gives tangible takeaways on our political climate with substance and some much-needed humor.
Jim Messina is a sought-out expert on tech
Few people have been on the front lines of so many emerging and disruptive technologies as renowned strategist JIM MESSINA. From introducing big data into politics and revolutionizing the campaign process back in 2008 to leading the development of the Hyperloop One, Messina has been in the room where it happened. Having served as an advisor, board member, and strategist to some of the most cutting-edge organizations of our time, the CEO of the Messina Group provides businesses across industries guidance to harness cutting-edge strategies to break into new markets, win a competitive play, and garner consumer loyalty. Audiences who hear Messina speak are wowed by his keen insights into the strategies and technological forces at play in global business.
Explore Messina’s Talk “The New Nexus of Politics, Technology and Business – and Why it Matters to You”: In this substantive, actionable talk, Messina shares fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from his work with global leaders on five continents – from President Obama to David Cameron – and eye-opening accounts from his time soliciting Silicon Valley’s smartest CEOs for their advice; his successful launch of a $1.1 billion start-up; and advisory work with some of the most innovative companies in the world including Uber, Google and Airbnb. Messina reveals three critical insights about how dramatically the world has changed in a few fast years, and he provides three lessons for how consumer-facing companies can prosper not just in spite of these changes, but by embracing them.
The Messina Group leverages data-driven strategies to achieve your goals
JIM MESSINA heads The Messina Group with the belief that the best solutions are based on the best data. The foundation of The Messina Group’s data analytic strategies lies in the 2012 Presidential election which will forever be known as the breakthrough of “big data” in American politics. It was the Obama for America campaign that employed cutting-edge data collection strategies and analytic approaches to mobilize and manage its resources most effectively. Applying the techniques from this historical campaign, The Messina Group works with organizations to target and increase their potential customers, supporters, or voters.
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Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and President Barack Obama’s 2012 Campaign Manager
Jim Messina is arguably one of the world’s most successful political advisors. The mastermind behind former-President Obama and then-Vice President Biden’s 2012 re-election campaign, Jim Messina seized the reins on what Bloomberg Businessweek dubbed “the highest-wattage crash course in executive management ever undertaken”—and succeeded, earning the President another term in the White House. With the guidance of technology’s foremost leaders, Jim abandoned every step of a traditional presidential campaign and merged technology and politics in a way that was both unpredictable and unprecedented.
Jim’s strategies established the modern presidential campaign—Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt called it “the best-run campaign ever.” The American Association of Political Consultants later crowned him the Campaign Strategist of the Year (2013).
Messina is among the most sought after legislative DC insiders, having worked in the Obama-Biden administration as Deputy Chief of Staff where he worked closely with both former-President Obama and President-elect Joe Biden on the passage of the historic Affordable Care Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , which has been credited with saving the U.S. economy, and the landmark repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Jim earned the nickname “The Fixer” as he worked closely with President Obama and Vice President Biden and Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle to pass the Affordable Care Act. For over twenty years, Jim served as Chief of Staff for various Senate and House offices on Capitol Hill where he worked to pass key legislation such as multiple tax cut bills, the Medicare prescription drug bill, and several trade agreements.
Since then he has gone on to elect over a dozen Presidents and Prime Ministers on five continents including: the UK’s Theresa May and David Cameron, Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto, Argentina’s Mauricio Macri, Italy’s Matteo Renzi and in 2016 helped Spain’s President Mariano Rajoy win a surprising re-election margin.
In 2013, Messina launched The Messina Group. In this role, Messina provides strategic consulting to businesses around the world. The firm has been involved in winning public policy campaigns on five continents. Clients include Uber, Airbnb, Google, Delta Air Lines, Hutchison Whampoa, and over 300 others.
Previously, Jim served as Deputy Chief of Staff in President Barack Obama’s White House, where he was integral to the passage of the historic health care bill, the economic stimulus act credited with saving the US economy, and the landmark repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”
Messina continues to advise and guide Democratic candidates and organizations at all levels, as well as providing insight on news outlets such as MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Bloomberg, BBC and others.
Jim serves on the boards of Organizing for Action (OFA), Virgin HyperloopOne, Google’s Advanced Technology Panel, Vectra.ai, Pillpack, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, LanzaTech, Hyp3r, the United States Soccer Foundation, Fortera, the Montana Land Reliance, and Blockchain.com.