better, faster, affordable
At our core, we are a research and analytics company. Our expertise is collecting and deploying accurate intelligence. To be efficient and accurate, you need a team that has mastered the use of different communication channels to obtain the response and outcome you need.
With over 30 years of experience in political, nonprofit, and corporate campaigns, the co/efficient team knows how to help your campaign evaluate any situation and execute on a strategy that is guided by accurate, fast, and affordable research and intelligence to ensure you are always using the right tool for the job.
Large scale resources, small scale budget
We have combined the best practices of traditional pollsters, with the technology available to large analytics firms that service major industries.
Strategic direct response marketing
Our team excels in direct response marketing, which requires the expertise to deliver the right message, to the right people, at the right time, and through the right channels.
Truly Know your audience
With state of the art outreach tools, we can aid your efforts to know what issues are most important to your audience.
The key to co/efficient’s capabilities is the diversity and experience of our team. With decades of combined experience across industries and sectors, we are bringing the best available technologies and best practices to bear for our political clients.
U.S. Senate, Governor, Lt. Governor, AG, PAC, Ballot Initiatives, and State Parties
U.S. House and PAC’s
Individual Senate and House, and Caucuses
Mayor, Council, Ballot Initiatives
President / Partnerlearn more
President / Partner
As President and Partner at co/efficient, Ryan is providing strategic direction, accurate and innovative polling solutions and data analytics to local, state and national political candidates and advocacy groups.
Ryan has spent his career focused on using technology and data to improve education, career, and public outcomes. Prior to joining co/efficient, Ryan led Strategy and Research at MyCollegeOptions.org, the nation’s largest college and career planning program. During his leadership, the program grew to be the country’s leading education resource for students and families during their transition from high school to college, while producing innovative research and data analytics to support the education community at large. For over a decade Ryan led the largest public opinion polling of American high school students, surveying over 100,000 students each year on critical national issues and candidate approval in a national poll delivered to each State’s elected officials.
Ryan’s undergraduate studies are in Corporate Communications from Creighton University and his graduate studies are in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
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Chief Executive Officer
Jim Bognet is the Chief Executive Officer of co/efficient. Prior to joining co/efficient, Jim was a candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District in 2020 and 2022.
Jim’s career in public policy and politics began when he served as an economic advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in California and as Policy Director for his successful 2006 campaign for Governor. Jim worked on three presidential campaigns and served as campaign manager for numerous gubernatorial, senate, and ballot initiative campaigns.
Jim was the Founder and Managing Director of JRB Strategies and later joined The Glover Park Group as a Senior-Vice President. In these roles, Jim provided communications, public affairs, and crisis communications services, as well as strategic counsel to corporate executives.
Jim earned a J.D./M.B.A. degree from UCLA and a B.S. in Finance from Penn State University.
Brandon Moody has over two decades of campaign management, public policy, earned media, and advertising wins at every level of government. Brandon has consulted on high-profile U.S. Senate, gubernatorial and congressional races. He has also served as strategist and messaging consultant for statewide ballot initiatives and national public affairs fights.
Brandon worked on the senior staff at the National Republican Congressional Committee where he oversaw the spending of tens of millions in advertising for targeted races nationwide to support congressional elections in 2014. He also worked as the Patriot Program Director at the NRCC. In this role, he worked directly with nearly 50 Congressional incumbents to build strong campaigns, assemble their teams, and prepare for reelection.
Brandon also served as Chief of Staff to Rep. Sean Duffy from Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district. Duffy served on the powerful House Financial Services Committee and was a perennial top target of Congressional Democrats. Brandon managed an aggressive policy and communications agenda along with a staff of 20. Congressman Duffy won his sophomore reelection by over 12 points in a previously Blue District, achieving numerous legislative successes as a young lawmaker along the way.
Vice President – Political Operationslearn more
Vice President – Political Operations
Gregory is co/efficient’s Campaign Specialist. Gregory uses his extensive product knowledge and understanding of industry trends to provide innovative solutions to meet the individual needs and expectations of our clients at the local, state, and federal level. Gregory previously served as the Grassroots Coordinator for a competitive mayoral campaign in Kansas City, MO, organizing an army of volunteers to spearhead the campaign’s fundraising and voter contact efforts.
Gregory is a graduate of Texas Christian University where he studied Economics and Political Science.
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VP – Data Analytics
Jacob brings over 5 years of data analytics experience to co/efficient. He previously worked as an Actuarial Analyst where he performed financial modeling and reporting for various annuity types. He also worked as a Data Scientist where he built machine learning models to underwrite loan applicants. Jacob’s integral role at co/efficient includes conducting and analyzing polls, data warehousing and reporting, and technology and product development.
Jacob received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Missouri with dual majors in Mathematics and Actuarial Science and a minor in Economics
Director – Public Affairs & Government Communicationslearn more
Director – Public Affairs & Government Communications
Lydia Meiss is co/efficient’s Director of Public Affairs and Government Communications, working directly with clients on the design and execution of projects and facilitating public opinion and market data proposals. Prior to joining co/efficient, Lydia served in various positions for state administrations and campaigns, advising on policy and communications efforts and strategies.
Lydia has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia College and a master’s from Fort Hays State University.
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Director – Marketing & Content
Sam joined the co/efficient team in 2021 as our Marketing and Content Director. Sam supports clients through voter contact design and execution, creating internal and external content, and facilitating market research.
Before joining co/efficient, Sam accumulated extensive experience in website design, online services, and digital advertising. His skillset is a valuable asset to the team, enhancing our capabilities in digital advertising and leveraging his extensive product knowledge and understanding of marketing trends to help us provide innovative solutions to meet the needs of both our clients and our firm.
Sam graduated from Missouri State University where he studied Marketing Management and Economics.
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Data & Software Development
Walker brings valuable experience with data automation, website development, and data modeling to the co/efficient team. In his role as Software Developer, Walker creates powerful internal tooling to streamline voter contact and data operations. He prioritizes efficiency, accuracy, and creativity in developing intuitive data visualization and quality assurance methods.
Walker attended Virginia Commonwealth University with a major in Computer Science.