Matt Rhoades


Matt Rhoades gained prominence working at the highest levels of political organizations and campaigns and now applies those insights to the issues most important to his clients. Fortune Magazine described Rhoades as “a diligently low-key, data-oriented operator at the helm of the Romney campaign, just like his boss.” Prior to being campaign manager of Romney-Ryan 2012, he held a series of campaign positions with Romney, President George W. Bush’s winning re-election campaign and with the Republican National Committee.

Before joining CGCN, Rhoades founded Definers Public Affairs, a strategic communications firm, and America Rising, the nation’s leading Republican opposition research firm. Rhoades also is the cofounder of the Defending Digital Democracy Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs — an initiative that develops strategies to protect political organizations and election infrastructure from hackers and cyber threats.