Every WayForward Research project starts with a one-on-one consultation where we work with you to identify your unique goals. From there, we will develop a clear game-plan to meet your goals within your budget and your time-frame; all while utilizing the most up-to-date and cutting edge research methodologies. When we deliver a timely, useful and straightforward product, our real work begins where many other firms' work ends, as we will supplement that work with long-term strategic advice and follow-up research.
Commitment to Security
WayForward Research is committed to confidential, secure communication with all of our clients. All client matters are discussed on encrypted platforms using two-factor authentication. Additionally, WayForward Research establishes one contact point with each client to receive our reports and information in secured, encrypted form. We do not respond to inquiries outside secure channels.
WayForward is a small firm with a limited number of clients. Unlike larger firms where your project will be one of dozens, when you hire WayForward, you are hiring a partner who is dedicated to your project and who will work with you to make sure your needs are met long after the research book is delivered. We pride ourselves on a level of responsiveness that many larger firms are not capable of delivering.
Michael Cantor and Will Caskey, the managing partners at WayForward Research, have years of national expertise, having conducted research for over a hundred different political campaigns, corporations and non-profit clients across the country. Whether it’s helping small companies with municipal contract bids in Northern California or conducting opposition research on a U.S. Senate race in Louisiana, WayForward Research is ready to tackle your project, regardless of its scope or your location.
New England And Chicago Based
WayForward's two offices are located in Portsmouth, NH and Chicago, IL, making us an ideal research shop for clients located throughout the Northeast and Midwest. When it comes to responding quickly to changes on the ground, arranging in-person presentations of your findings and conducting timely investigations and document retrieval, working locally matters.
What We Do.
We work with political campaigns, consultants and issue-based organizations to identify thematic vulnerabilities in order to inform campaign efforts, or to prepare defensively against likely attacks. WayForward will design and produce research that is genuinely useful, not just a collection of news clips and public records. We work with you to develop individualized search criteria and we specialize in breaking down large amounts of data into clear, accurate advice. Our research is always sourced and has the advantage of being both simple to understand and easy to incorporate into any of your own messaging.
WayForward Research specializes in obtaining and analyzing public records to help you achieve your goals. Whether it's conducting comprehensive criminal, civil and biographical background checks, investigating an entity in order to prepare for pending litigation, obtaining public records on business competition to develop competitive intelligence, or devising and issuing Freedom of Information Act requests, WayForward has the expertise and experience to meet your goals within your means.
WayForward Research cares about our work product, and wants it to stay with our clients. As part of our commitment to discrete communication we offer evaluations of our clients' information management, with simple and low-cost defenses against online attacks. We also refer to security specialists when appropriate.
WayForward Research provides a variety of additional strategic services including developing policy and issue background briefs, conducting staff research training, fact checking, rapid response projects, donor vetting, and other projects as may be requested by our clients.