Meet Our Team
Works with the most amazing group of people developing unique strategies and implementing effective tactics that WIN!
Pat is the President of Data Targeting, which he founded in 1987. Since that time, he has served the Republican National Committee, the Republican Party of Florida, and hundreds of political campaigns in various roles from general consultant to media consultant.
Data Targeting pioneered data-centric campaigning and continues to lead the way as a prominent full-service consulting firm specializing in survey research and campaign strategy. Data Targeting has served more than 800 individual campaigns across the nation.
Pat co-founded Orra Strategic Guidance Systems, which specializes in survey research and political data mining applications for large trade associations and organizations. Pat’s experience in data mine technology began in 1979 as a student at Florida State University. A few years later, he received the “Best Technical Application” award for his application of regression analysis and modeling of acquired voter identification data, the work that served as the foundation of both companies.
Pat has been married to his wife Linda for more than 30 years and together they have two children: Taylor and Nicholas.
Pat is a commercial pilot and Certificated Flight Instructor, loves to play basketball and ultimate frisbee, and restores antique McCormick Farmall tractors. The entire Bainter family, including Pat’s father, sister and daughter, compete in antique tractor pulling contests throughout Florida.
Degree in Biology. Commercial Pilot & Certificated Flight Instructor. Certified Bovine Embryo Transfer Technician. Restorer of antique Farmall tractors. Amazingly qualified to be a political consultant.
General Consultant at Data Targeting Research, Jacksonville Office
Advises candidates and organizations across the country to craft and execute winning political and issue campaigns.
Micah has a diverse political portfolio, serving in multiple senior roles for national political organizations and advising winning campaigns across the country. Micah held senior roles at the Republican State Leadership Committee for the past two election cycles, where he was instrumental in securing a historic level of Republican control in 69 state legislative chambers and record gains for Republicans in statewide offices. Micah also managed the day-to-day operations of the RSLC's 501(c)4 strategic sister organization, the State Government Leadership Foundation, which specialized in targeted issue advocacy campaigns in support of conservative policy.
Prior to joining the RSLC during the 2012 election cycle, Micah served on the independent expenditure team of the NRCC as part of the $65 million polling, research and media advertising operation for congressional campaigns. Micah has also previously served as counsel and policy advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives. A Florida native, Micah graduated with honors from Florida State University College of Law and is a national expert in the areas of campaign finance and election law.
Avid reader of books, explorer of the outdoors and player of the guitar. One of my first memories is in a congressional campaign headquarters staring up at a giant map of the district.
Project Manager & Consultant
Creates and executes campaign plans, oversees design projects, and also doubles as a writer and researcher.
With degrees in and passion for political science and religion, Matt is everyone's favorite person to talk to at family gatherings.
Project Manager & Consultant
Presides over special projects, campaign plans, and business development.
Biked across New York State twice.
Oversees our data operation to tell stories and win elections.
Big brain. Bigger heart. Beard somewhere in between.
Database programming, report writing, list generation, and server maintenance.
I bleed yellow and green. Go Pack Go!
Generate lists to be used for voter and member engagement. Responsible for the majority of the IT work in the office.
I will do almost anything for a T-shirt that includes (but is not limited to) giving blood.
Oversees client communications and project management related to direct mail and other design projects.
While in my previous career as a children's pastor for 8 years, I taught myself graphic design because I was too stubborn and picky to hire someone else to do it for me.
Designs logos and print media to meet any campaign needs.
Spent 8 years in a Christian punk band and hold a BFA in comic books.
Researches special projects, creates content for design materials and scripts, brainstorms creative ideas with the design team.
Detailed Job Description:
"I make the words pretty."
Research & Polling
Survey Research Director, Consultant
Leads survey research department and special research projects, performs general consulting services for clients and advises on strategy and tactics for key projects and campaigns.
Matt is the person you call when you're in a tough spot and the only way to get yourself out is to organize a flash mob, hire a car service and crash your opponent's campaign headquarters. Ask him about it when you call.
Survey Research Analyst
Produces effective survey scripts to peek inside the minds of target audiences and potential voters surrounding particular issues. Processes, analyzes and presents survey results on behalf of client campaigns.
I'm the one to thank (or blame) for those unexpected phone calls that promise to take only a few minutes but never do.
Research Director at Data Targeting Research, Tallahassee Office
Conducts thorough and extensive background research on the personal and professional lives of specific candidates.More About Alex
FSU alumnus and "Captain of the Ninja Warriors."
Research Specialist at Data Targeting Research, Jacksonville Office
Conducts full and comprehensive investigations into political opponents' personal and professional lives to evaluate vulnerability.More About Matt
"I am the game." Now go raise money.
Research Analyst at Data Targeting Research, Jacksonville Office
Provides detailed and comprehensive research reports for the path ahead.More About Ryan
Purveyor of obscure facts and figures; writer of news nuggets; experienced in the trenches.
Oversees the development of websites, emails, display ads, social media, web apps, and all things digital.
Made my first website in Netscape Navigator Composer after watching the movie "The Net" in 1995 and I put a litte π symbol on the bottom right.
Designs, builds and manages websites. Creates emails, web ads and social graphics.
I am a semi-professional banjo player, having been a part of two bluegrass bands - one of which changed its name at least three times.
Finance & Management
Business Manager, CFO
Manages all company finances, handles project and campaign budgeting, HR and committee work.
I take my role to heart. So much so that I actually ran a break-even analysis comparing the costs of K-Cup coffee to a high end espresso machine. The break-even was just over 9 months and it has now been been over 3 years. We’re not only saving money, but the office is more productive and we enjoy the finest coffee.
Dabbles in every department to enhance productivity, communication, and organization throughout the company.
"Keep calm and carry on."