Kieran Mahoney is Chief Executive Officer of Mercury.
He is one of the nation's leading political and public affairs strategists - providing counsel to a wide variety of political and business clients.
In just over a decade, Kieran has taken Mercury from a small New York City boutique communications operation to a global public affairs giant with offices in six states and a network of political and lobbying operatives nationwide. The firm has also managed political and public affairs projects in many foreign countries.
Kieran's extensive political experience transcends the electoral process and gives him an edge in dealing with corporate and public affairs issues.
He has managed successful public affairs campaigns, proxy fights, and public relations battles for industry leaders in telecommunications, healthcare, energy and transportation. His clients have included many well-known companies in the Fortune 500.
Called one of the "best political strategists of his generation" by The New York Times, Kieran has been helping candidates win elections for more than 20 years. In all, Kieran has managed and consulted on elections and conducted polling in over 30 states.
Kieran is a prominent figure in New York politics. With more than 20 years of experience, he has unrivaled knowledge of state affairs. He has served as a senior adviser to all three of Governor George Pataki's campaigns, including serving as the top strategist and manager of Governor Pataki's first gubernatorial campaign in 1994 that ended Democrat Mario Cuomo's twelve-year reign.
Nationally, Kieran consulted for many of the most hotly contested races of 2002 - helping the Senate achieve historic victories. A chief consultant for Senator Gordon Smith, he helped take the toss-up race and break it wide open with Smith winning by sixteen points. Kieran was also instrumental in Smith's come-from-behind upset Senate election in Oregon in 1996.
Also in 2002, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the Republican Leadership Council (RLC) both sought out Kieran for their toughest battles. As media consultant for the NRSC, Kieran worked on the successful independent expenditure campaigns for John Sununu in New Hampshire, Norm Coleman in Minnesota and Lamar Alexander in Tennessee.
Kieran lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Sara, three sons and a daughter.