Kevin Gaudet has 25 years of experience in government relations, communications, marketing, strategy and policy in both the public and the private sector.
With his consulting firm, BrightPoint Strategy, Kevin has represented clients at all levels of government for industrial, retail, and commercial real estate national trade associations. He was involved with overturning the City of Toronto’s ban on plastic bags for the Canadian Plastics Industry Association and he advised the International Property Tax Institute for a new go-to-market strategy.
As the Federal/Ontario Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Kevin was credited with many policy and communications successes in the areas of taxation and finance and he made frequent policy and media contributions on P3s. In this role he also received the Loyalist College Branding award.
During his time with Sprint Canada, and then with MTS/Allstream Telecommunications, Kevin led the company’s $80 million B2B IP Marketing Product Portfolio team, launching seven new products and services.
Strategic communications is one of Kevin’s considerable strengths. He has been published in every major newspaper in Canada, appeared on the Dragon’s Den and on CBC’s The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, and was a daily on-air business contributor for Sun News Television.
Kevin has been politically active for decades. He has been engaged on campaigns for Alberta’s Wild Rose Party, the Saskatchewan Party, the PC Party of Ontario and for the Conservative Party of Canada. Early in his political career Kevin served as the Director of Opposition Research for Preston Manning, when Mr. Manning was the leader of the Reform Party of Canada. He has lived in eight provinces and is functionally bilingual.
Kevin has his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He studied graduate communication theory at the University of Amsterdam and has a B.A. Philosophy from the University of Lethbridge.