WASHINGTON, D.C.—A week after hiring former Fleishman-Hillard vice-chair Paul Johnson as the president of its public affairs and strategic communications group, National Strategies is creating two new companies: Interpoint Group and Kratos Global Strategies.
Interpoint Group will serve as a management company platform for building an expanded array of services beyond NSI's existing government markets consulting operations. NSI's current management team—including chief executive Al Gordon, president Tim Onoff, and chief operating officer Donna Harris—will serve as the Interpoint leadership team along with Johnson, will also serve as CEO of Kratos.
Additionally, Onoff will become CEO of NSI Government Relations and Donna Harris will become CEO of NSI.
Kratos will be Interpoint Group's first venture, a strategic business consultancy that offers clients expertise in public affairs, strategic communications, grassroots, ally development, coalition building, and other disciplines. Kratos has existing operations in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Tallahassee, Albany, New York and Brussels, as well as new offices an Francisco and St. Louis.
Kratos will also draw on a network of more than 2,000 bipartisan consultants located in every state capital and in major markets throughout the U.S.
Interpoint Group and Kratos are underwritten by NSI's financial partner, Pegasus Capital Advisors, a private equity firm with $1.8 billion in assets that owns a majority position in NSI.
Kratos will offer eight practice groups focused on healthcare and human services, sustainability, energy, financial services, homeland security and public safety, infrastructure, education, and technology and telecom.