Robb Watters founded The Madison Group in 2004 and brings clients a deep background in using the legislative arena to create new business opportunities and solve issues of concern for corporations, governments, and industry trade associations. His clients have included Intuit, CTIA - The Wireless Association, the New York Daily News, and Genworth Financial. Watters has also helped small, innovative companies create procurement relationships with the federal government.
Robb also has a long record of developing relationships for foreign governments and private foreign entities seeking new capital opportunities and assistance from partners in the U.S. His work helps overseas parties expand their financing and reach beyond their own borders. Through his work on international trade issues, Robb assisted in the establishment of the Forum for Trust in On-line Trade, a leading international B2B association.
Robb spent several years as a top aide to former US Representative Marc Neumann (R-WI), managing the intricacies of appropriations and budget matters. He also served as the Senior Policy Advisor to former US Representative Frank Riggs (R-CA), who was then Chairman of the House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. His years of working on appropriations and budget issues give him insight into the inner workings of getting funding for clients out of Capitol Hill. During his tenure in Congress, Robb assisted in drafting significant e-commerce legislation and is seen by lawmakers and staff as an influential resource about issues affecting companies in Silicon Valley. Robb has also served as a consultant to the Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative.
Robb currently serves on the board of MG Istanbul, The Advisory Board of ETI and the board of RNMG AG. Formerly, Robb was a Gubernatorial appointed member of The Virginia Milk Commission. He also previously served on the Board of Trustees of The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, the Audit and Compensation Committees of that Board, the Board of Governors of the Capitol Hill Club and the Membership Committee of the University Club of Washington, DC.