About Us

We Solve Problems

We’re really good at solving business problems and creating highly successful businesses. We provide high value to our clients because we care, and it shows in how we keep getting business—all our clients are referred to us by other clients and colleagues.

Here's what some of our clients have to say:

“We’ve heard your dedication, knowledge of our industry, and attention to achieving our goal has been invaluable.” – Phil Nolan, President and CEO of Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting Corp.

“I was told about your willingness to sit and talk over whatever issue or question is the current business challenge.” – Tim McCarthy, Eureka Vapor Colorado

Our Mission & Vision

We’re driven to work hard, deliver on our promises, and create success for all involved. We’re committed to partnering with business owners, and their teams, and cultivating relationships based on respect and honesty to ensure our partnership solves the problems and successfully meets goals.

We love what we do. We love going to work every day and helping people all over the world improve their businesses and find greater success. Helping people solve their problems and eliminate whatever their roadblocks are so their businesses can reach the next level, or simply improving their day to day business practice, gives us immense satisfaction. Knowing we’re working to bring success and improve lives while we do it, is what keeps us going.

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Honesty & Excellence Inform Our Work

McBride Consulting and Business Development Group has served the needs of our clients for 36 years. Business advice, lobbying, and contract procurement have been the hallmarks of our service to our clients throughout the country.

We approach each client’s business problems honestly and commit to working toward the goal with you. We listen and learn what you’re facing, and determine if we can create a solution that will move your business forward in a positive way.

We’ll never sell you the sky. We’ll tell you exactly how we can add value and how long it may take. We’ll be upfront about what we can do and how we can help. If we’re not the right resource, we’ll tell you that, too. If we hit roadblocks, we’ll tell you. If we hit a home run, we’ll tell you. We value clear and consistent communication because as a client, you become our partner. Your success matters to us and we’ll work with you every step of the way.

Business Strategy – Political Lobbying Services – Contract Procurement Guidance – Public Relations – Legal Advice

Our Core Values Are Our Foundation

  • Integrity & Honesty
  • Consistency
  • Clear Communication
  • Partnership
  • Concern & Caring
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Giving Back

Caring for others and giving back to one’s community is a philosophy that Robert holds dear. As a child of Irish immigrants, with a father who worked two jobs all his life to provide for his family, he doesn’t take his success for granted. Instead, he feels it important to give back and has a history of doing so over the last 36 years.

Robert has supported with both time and money a variety of charitable organizations, locally and nationally. To name a few: The United WayAmerican Heart AssociationThe Leukemia SocietyFriendly Sons of Saint PatrickHelen Keller ServicesMineola Lions ClubOperation Healing Forces, Volunteers of AmericaEducation and Assistance Corp (EAC Network), the Salvation Army, and Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC).

The Team

Along with our core group, we have an extensive list of partners and brother companies which becomes a comprehensive resource for large campaigns requiring press, public relations, legal advice, and comprehensive coverage leading to ultimate success.

Robert McBride - President - McBride Consulting & Business Development Group

Robert McBride

President & CEO

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luis montes - SVP - partner - public affairs, communications and political consultant

Luis E. Montes

Senior Partner - State & Local Government Practice

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David Archard

Vice President - Water & Environmental Practice

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Michael Spinelli - Vice President & Managing Director - McBride Consulting & Business Development Group

Michael Spinelli

Vice President & Managing Director

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Becky Brooks - Senior VP & Managing Director in Denver Colorado - CO

Becky Brooks

Senior Vice President & Managing Director

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marcos maldonado - communications - programs and grant procurement director

Marcos Maldonado

Senior Vice President - Grants & Procurement Practice

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Kevin Mulligan

Vice President

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james williams - executive VP and international business consultant

James Williams

Executive VP - Military & Security Specialist

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jon schneider - senior consultant - crisis management - public relations

Jon Schneider

Executive Vice President & Partner - Crisis Communications & Public Relations Practice

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paul miller - strategic advisor - government affairs strategies

Paul Miller

Strategic Partner - Federal Legislation & Healthcare Specialist

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jamie besner - strategic advisor & lobbyist - Toronto CA

Jamie Besner

Vice President

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duwayne gregory senior VP - diversity issues and MWBE practice

DuWayne Gregory

Senior Vice President - DEI Practice

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kate mcbride - executive operations coordinator - McBride Consulting & Business Development Group

Kate McBride

Chief Administration Officer - Transportation Consultant

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nick cambas - senior executive consultant - transportation management service

Nick Cambas

Vice President

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tom metzger - senior associate - government procurement

Tom Metzger

Vice President - Public Works & Infrastructure Practice

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john mcdonough - senior associate - crisis management

John McDonough

Vice President

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tom cilmi - senior executive consultant

Tom Cilmi

Vice President - Local Governments Practice

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rebecca sinclair - chief operating officer - community renewal and economic development

Rebecca Sinclair

Chief Operating Officer

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rochelle kelly-apson - senior executive consultant - labor, government, and on political campaigns

Rochelle Kelly-Apson

Senior Vice President - Energy and Economic Development Practice

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bob mcbride - executive consultant

Bob McBride

Executive Operations Director

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Vincent Vesce

Senior Vice President - Transportation & Aviation Practice

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Wendy C. Peters

Grant Coordinator

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“Robert McBride is a results-oriented leader and partner. We have very successfully worked with him as our Government Affairs partner in New York. He is a strategic, creative, entrepreneurial, and well-connected problem solver. Robert has been the president of a global trade association and a hands-on operator with first-hand experience in owning and running a business. He is also astute in governmental legislative and regulatory matters. I am pleased to give him my highest recommendation.”

Mark Joseph, CDO

Transdev Group

“Robert met us in Australia and identified our technology as world leading. He very efficiently helped us launch in North America providing a wide range of support including starting an office, complying with all the corporate governance requirements of a U.S. entity, and launching our product. His real strength and value then increased with strong advice on marketing, sales, and positioning a business for growth in North America. We are now trading in 42 U.S. cities and have made an Australian business succeed in the U.S. with Robert’s support throughout the entire journey.”

Matthew Bellizia, CEO

Mobile Tracking and Data Pty, Ltd.

“Working with Robert McBride made our work and growth infinitely easier. I highly value him as a problem-solving resource. He was a vital resource when it came to things like obtaining the necessary licensing and permissions from the City of Denver for our building upgrades and modifications—something that isn’t easy to do in Denver! We know we’ll always get open and honest communication from Robert, no matter the topic or issue; his straightforward and direct answers keep things moving. And I highly appreciate his willingness to sit and talk over whatever issue or question is the current business challenge. His expertise and personable nature make choosing Robert as your business’ problem solver an easy decision.”

Tim McCarthy

Eureka Vapor Colorado

“Having Robert McBride, and the team at McBride Consulting and Business Development Group has helped greatly in navigating the complicated and often contradictory laws, and regulations governing our business, which is now the top producing video lottery casino in New York State. Their dedication, knowledge of our industry, and attention to achieving our goal has been invaluable. Robert McBride is a great resource, especially when it comes to problem-solving. I highly recommend him as a first-call resource.”

Phil Nolan, President and CEO

Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. and Jake’s 58 Casino

Next Steps

Learn more or contact us today and start the conversation that could take your business to a whole new level of success

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