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Co-Founder & Partner

Bluestone has over 10 years of experience providing strategic consulting and public opinion research to politicians, businesses, and organizations. His work spans five continents and over two dozen countries. With a deep understanding of research, public policy, and campaigns domestically and internationally, as well as his multiple years working abroad, Bluestone provides a unique service to tackle any challenge his clients face.

Bluestone has led research and strategy for several prominent international politicians, and has been responsible for the design, methodology, and analysis of hundreds of surveys and has personally overseen focus groups across the world. He has carried out projects in diverse and challenging environments, like focus groups with internally displaced persons in post-earthquake Haiti, representative sampling in the 7,000+ islands of the Philippines, sensitive research across tribes in East Africa, and multi-geography quantitative studies with IT decision-makers for leaders in tech. He is also pioneering a new multi-modal survey methodology in the United States to adapt to the increasing shift to mobile and online and produce more accurate, and cheaper, data.

Bluestone holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of California—Berkeley. Bluestone is fluent in Spanish and is a professionally trained focus group moderator.

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John Garrett

Co-Founder & Partner

Garrett has a proven track record of success advising political, corporate, and organizational leaders around the world—from winning elections, to branding and positioning, to executing challenging research. His body of work spans six continents and over two dozen countries. Garrett has worked on high profile races and historic victories across the globe—from Australia and the Philippines to Austria and Estonia—and across a range of levels of office—from Prime Minister to Senator to Mayor. In over 15 years, he has achieved a win record over 85%.

Garrett also brings rich experience helping corporate leaders use research to create meaningful insights and impactful executions. He specializes in helping companies of all sizes sharpen strategy, create or refresh brands, and improve messaging to target audiences. He has worked on multiple continents with corporate clients of varying industries, though with a particular emphasis on technology companies, including Google and the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Garrett believes in strategy driven by research and has years of experience designing, executing, and analyzing surveys to translate research into actionable advice for his clients.

Prior to starting ClearPath, Garrett worked at the Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. He received BAs in International Studies and in German from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

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Kate Mccarthy

Senior Director

McCarthy brings seven years of research and strategic consultation experience to the ClearPath team. McCarthy specializes in tech strategy, with a particular focus on the impact emerging cloud technology will have on the future of work. Her practical experience—from analyzing public opinion research in over two dozen countries to training field operatives to conduct research in some of the hardest to reach corners of the world—equips her to offer a contextually relevant, nuanced approach to her clients’ challenges.

Prior to joining ClearPath, McCarthy was Development Manager at Camfed, an international girls’ education nonprofit recognized by the OECD as a model of best practice in scaling development innovation. In this role, she designed monitoring and evaluation tools to improve data quality and collection while managing a multi-million dollar portfolio of Camfed’s bilateral partners, including USAID.

McCarthy began her career at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research where she was the firm’s Senior Digital Strategist. During her tenure, McCarthy designed digital strategy for and provided strategic consultation services to fifteen international political and corporate clients, managed the localization and delivery of a proprietary application, and led on-the-ground training programs to equip clients’ teams with the requisite skills to execute daily digital operations. Now with ClearPath, she continues to employ campaign strategy best practices to craft informed, effective digital strategy.

McCarthy holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University. She is the recipient of the Catherine Davis Projects for Peace Award, Dale Strohl Award for Independent Research, and a two-time winner of the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship Venture Competition. McCarthy is a professionally trained focus group moderator.


Caitlin Evans


Caitlin has seven years of research and data analytics experience. Her research has been on human behavior change and message design with a focus on how media impacts behavior and how we can change behavior for social good. She has created and tested communication campaigns, trained farmers and ranchers in social media marketing tools, conducted focus groups to better understand how food labeling impacts purchase decisions, interviewed mothers about workplace communication, investigated prosocial behaviors in kids’ television, proposed new theory aimed and improving patient-provider communication and more. Her research methodology includes a mix of quantitative and qualitative strategy. This mixed-methods approach provides concrete statistics as well and nuanced detail in the form of real human experience and storytelling.

Before ClearPath, Caitlin was a Marketing Science Analyst working with Fortune 500 companies assisting them with their marketing and communication needs. She analyzed their marketing efforts using regression analysis and other data techniques to help understand how well their current strategies were performing. She also conducted forecasting and planning in order to supply marketing and communication recommendations for her clients.

Caitlin earned a doctorate degree from Colorado State University in Public Communication and Technology. Her dissertation, titled Risky Photography in National Parks: An Examination of the Role of Online Identity Management in Wildlife Risk Perceptions, looked at how our online lives are influencing our offline behaviors. This study helped shed light on ways to create change and influence individuals in National Parks to avoid risky behaviors such as taking risky photographs and provided strategies for a nation-wide communication campaign. She has created digital marketing strategies for a technology company, as well as taught college-level courses in Community Engagement, Public Speaking, and Interpersonal Communication.