Powering Politics and Policy

Echo Ridge

Our innovative SaaS ecosystem is revolutionizing an entire industry and powering a new era of government relations

A Big Idea in Little Concord, New Hampshire

Our Story

Politics is a mess; not just from the citizen’s point-of-view, but also the backend of running a public policy, government relations business. No one knew this better than our founder, Jeff Allan, who spent years working out of Silicon Valley, heading up political initiatives in states across the country and federally. He set out to change all of that and started Echo Ridge. Jeff’s aspiration was to revolutionize how people access politics and how lobbyists, in turn, run their businesses. 

Our Mission

Echo Ridge’s mission is twofold: the first part is to change who has access to elite political resources, including how they access these services, and the second part is to fundamentally alter the way that lobbying firms run the business of lobbying. These two, highly intertwined missions are being tackled through our comprehensive SaaS ecosystem, which is the first of its kind in the political world.

Two Platforms, One Ecosystem

Tech Portfolio

Echo Ridge has developed a single ecosystem that will change the face of government relations and political engagement. Two platforms power this ecosystem and tie together both the enterprise and consumer aspects of our SaaS revolution.

Retaen is a complete, generational shift in the way government relations firms source, manage, and run the financial operations of this $3.5 billion, uniquely American industry. It is the first platform to introduce enterprise SaaS to the sector.

NationCrowd is introducing the power of “big money” political tools to the individual with a decidedly modern twist that includes crowdfunding and gig marketplace. NationCrowd will level the playing field for a new generation of political activism.

Expertise & Leadership

The Team

The startup team at Echo Ridge brings nearly 100 years of combined expertise to the table. We have Fortune 200 experience that includes several of the world’s most respected companies, combined with educational pedigrees from some of the country’s best universities. Most importantly, we all share a passion and dedication to what we’re doing at Echo Ridge and the potential to make positive change for the better.

Jeff Allan

CEO & Founder

Silicon Valley strategist. Past global business developer for SAP and IBM. US Marine Corps veteran. UND undergraduate and graduate schools. Summa cum laude.

Jeff Allan

CEO & Founder

Silicon Valley strategist. Past global business developer for SAP and IBM. US Marine Corps veteran. UND undergraduate and graduate schools. Summa cum laude.

Katie McDonald

COO

Operations and human resources management. Past Silicon Valley expertise with tech and nonprofits. CU undergraduate.

John Clemente

CBDO & President

Business development strategist, past performance and analytics consultant. US Navy veteran. Dartmouth and USD graduate schools and RPI undergraduate.

William Mitchell

Director, Data Analytics

Everything analytics. Past business intelligence solutions consultant. Over a decade delivering analytics insight. KSC undergraduate.

Shawn Coe

CTO

Tech strategist and problem solver. Past manager of product dev, corp IT, and DevOps. Dartmouth and BU graduate schools and Colby-Sawyer undergraduate.

John Clemente

CBDO & President

Business development strategist, past performance and analytics consultant. US Navy veteran. Dartmouth and USD graduate schools and RPI undergraduate.

Katie McDonald

COO

Operations and human resources management. Past Silicon Valley expertise with tech and nonprofits. CU undergraduate.

Shawn Coe

CTO

Tech strategist and problem solver. Past manager of product dev, corp IT, and DevOps. Dartmouth and BU graduate schools and Colby-Sawyer undergraduate.

William Mitchell

Director, Data Analytics

Everything analytics. Past business intelligence solutions consultant. Over a decade delivering analytics insight. KSC undergraduate.

Susie Wu

Director, Marketing

Marketing, content, and growth management. Past startup marketing and growth manager. Syracuse undergraduate.

Susie Wu

Director, Marketing

Marketing, content, and growth management. Past startup marketing and growth manager. Syracuse undergraduate.

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