LakeRidge Consulting is a full service business consulting, public affairs and government relations firm specializing in advising businesses in their dealings with all levels of growth. We know the business of governing and represent clients in a wide array of industries – from technology and transportation to entertainment and infrastructure.
We recognize that governments are not always easy to work with. Our job is to bridge the divide between business, government, politics and the media. We do this by creating an environment where clients can establish partnerships with governments that maximize opportunity and limit red-tape.
LakeRidge's approach begins by understanding our clients’ business objectives. We then work hand in hand with our clients to develop specifically tailored strategies designed to empower clients and accomplish both their short and long-term goals.
Our relationships allow us to identify the right opportunities for our clients. Our knowledge of government processes and procurement allow our clients to make the most of these opportunities.
LakeRidge provides strategic counsel, external and internal communications expertise, and media training to respond rapidly to unplanned or unforeseen events.
Our knowledge of local government and access to key decision makers and staff is one of the primary reasons our clients see the results they desire.
LakeRidge has a long history of developing and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders – including consumers, vendors, trade associations, community leaders and community advocates – in order to affect change and influence government decision making.
Alec Evans has over 15 years of government and campaign experience at the federal, state, and local level. He specializes in providing strategic counsel and external and internal communications advice to private companies and non-profit institutions. His areas of expertise include technology, infrastructure, transportation and entertainment. Before coming to California, Alec served as Campaign Manager and Communications Director for Washington, DC, Mayor Adrian Fenty. In this role he supervised a communications and policy staff of over 40 employees and developed and executed all plans for strategic communications and marketing. He also oversaw all media relations and served as primary liaison to editorial boards, columnists, and business organizations. Before joining Mayor Fenty, Alec served as Chief of Staff for Washington, DC, City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, where he directed all policy initiatives and personnel decisions and managed inter-Council, Executive Office, and Federal relations. He also served as the lead staff member for the Committee on the Environment, Public Works and Transportation.
Alec graduated with a B.A. in History from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and is a current Board Member of L.A. Kitchen.
Sean has been evaluating, opening and operating locations across all major Southern California sub-markets for over 20 years. Before serving as an operating partner with Mendocino Farms for 11 years, Sean received his degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from California State University Long Beach. Sean’s background as an operating partner for Blue Cow Kitchen (7 years) and founder of breakfast concept ‘Chicken or the Egg’, continued to form his experience in successfully envisioning and managing dynamic hospitality projects.
LakeRidge's client portfolio includes national and international companies in a range of industries – from construction and infrastructure to real estate and entertainment. We represent public companies, private firms and non-profit organizations. Current and past clients include: