WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bond & Associates, a bipartisan DC-based government affairs firm with operations in Silicon Valley and Texas, today announced a new strategic partnership with Schuman Associates, a major Brussels-based consulting firm.
“Global technology markets are shaped by policies that most often are made either in Washington, DC or Brussels,” firm founder and former US Commerce Under Secretary for Technology Phil Bond said. “To strengthen our offering to cybersecurity and other tech clients, we felt we needed a strong partner in Europe – and that’s just what Schuman brings.”
Schuman Associates is a Brussels-based, independent consultancy with more than 25 years’ experience in European funding and public affairs. Its offices are located in Brussels, Dublin, Milan, Madrid, Sofia, Bucharest and Athens, with partners in Africa and Asia.
“Schuman has grown over its 25-year history in parallel with the rise of technology as a critical policy and procurement issue here in Europe,” said Gerard McNamara, the firm’s founder. “It made sense for us to partner now with a respected US firm to allow both firms to better serve global companies.”
“Both established and emerging companies in Silicon Valley know that they have to stay on the front edge of policy developments both in the US and EU,” said Bond Senior VP Adam Rak, who leads the firms Silicon Valley efforts. “This will allow us to offer more impact to our US clients, and team with Schuman to help bring those two policy centers closer together.”
Founded over 25 years ago in Brussels, Schuman Associates is a well-established player in the Brussels scene, known for its long-standing scientific and hands-on approach to EU funding streams. Working with senior executives and management teams, Schuman Associates is instrumental in coaching its clients to formulate and implement business development strategies and capitalize on EU-funded leads, as well as understanding EU and Global policy issues.
With a team of focused government affairs specialists, Bond & Associates know how to engage with policymakers and know the needs of innovative companies. They have worked with a range of leading innovative companies and associations to build their businesses through partnerships, policy change, strategic communications, government engagement and direct lobbying.