Keybridge Research Senior Staff
Robert F. Wescott is President of Keybridge Research LLC. Dr. Wescott has nearly 30 years of professional experience working on macroeconomic, financial, and public policy issues. He served for four years as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the National Economic Council at the White House and as Chief Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers. From 1994-98 Dr. Wescott was Deputy Division Chief in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, where he did research on global economic risks and policy challenges. He also was an official in the Fund's European Department. From 1982-93, he was Senior Vice President and Chief U.S. Economist at WEFA Group (today Global Insight, Inc.), a private economic modeling and analysis firm, where he was responsible for all economic modeling, forecasting, and consulting operations. In 1989-90, he was the first Research Director at the International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development in Kitakyushu, Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark W. McNulty is Vice President at Keybridge Research LLC. Mr. McNulty specializes in energy economics, environmental economics, and U.S. domestic policy. Before joining Keybridge, Mr. McNulty served as a consultant for U.S. financial institutions and rural development organizations, where he designed and implemented innovative financial products tailored to the needs of low-income consumers. From 2000-2001, he served as Staff Assistant for International Economics at the White House's National Economic Council, where he was responsible for research and analysis on global economic and financial risks. Mr. McNulty holds a B.A. in Business Administration & Economics from Rhodes College and a Master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Phillip L. Swagel is Senior Adviser at Keybridge Research LLC, where he advises on selected projects in the areas of macroeconomics, finance, and public policy. Dr. Swagel is a full-time professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. From 2006-2009, Dr. Swagel served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Treasury Department, where he advised the Treasury Secretary on all aspects of economic policy. From 2005-2006, Dr. Swagel was resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He has also served as both Senior Economist and Chief of Staff at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board and the International Monetary Fund. Dr. Swagel received a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University and both a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
Brendan Fitzpatrick is Director of Economic & Policy Analysis at Keybridge Research LLC. Mr. Fitzpatrick specializes in international economics and environmental policy. Prior to joining Keybridge, Mr. Fitzpatrick served in the Office of the Chief Economist of the World Bank, where he focused on development finance, aid effectiveness, environment, and the production of the 2006-08 Global Monitoring Reports. He also worked with USAID's Agriculture and Rural Enterprise Development team in Rwanda and worked in education and community development with Fundacion Rostro de Cristo in Ecuador. Mr. Fitzpatrick holds Bachelor's degrees in Bioengineering & Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master's degree in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Adam Karson is a Director at Keybridge Research LLC. Mr. Karson specializes in international economics, finance, and investment analysis. Before joining Keybridge, Mr. Karson spent three years at Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant to U.S. Federal government and private sector clients, where he focused on economic and regulatory impact studies and worked extensively in the Middle East. From 2001 to 2004, he worked with The Capital Group Companies, a major global investment firm, and performed research and valuations for equity and fixed income securities, gaining international experience in London and Geneva. Mr. Karson holds a Bachelor’s degree, with Honors, in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University.
Karen Wise is Senior Statistician at Keybridge Research LLC. Ms. Wise has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of data analysis and statistics. She works on a range of survey and data analysis projects for the firm's industry association, multinational corporation, and financial institution clients. She has experience with a wide range of applications, including economic and industry databases, financial databases, model building, and computer simulations. Ms. Wise was a programmer/analyst for the Office of Administrative Computing at American University in Washington, D.C., and at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, where she customized data management software. She has taught at the college level in the fields of mathematics and computer science. Ms. Wise holds a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics from Drexel University and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Bucknell University.
Allix Bradecamp is Manager of Operations at Keybridge Research LLC. Ms. Bradecamp attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Before joining Keybridge, she worked as a student consultant with Triumph Actuation Systems while working toward a Master of Arts degree in Management from the Wake Forest University Schools of Business.