A rising leader in government relations

We develop strategies for leading businesses to reach senior policymakers.
Our guiding values are trust, respect, and a commitment to excellence. Learn More.


Sachem Strategies is a boutique consulting firm that advises leading businesses on government relations. We use our extensive connections, resources, and expertise to provide unparalleled interaction with federal and state policymakers. Our top priority is ensuring our clients’ objectives are met to their complete satisfaction.

Our clients represent an array of industries, including technology, defense, energy, and financial services. The firm’s small size and specialized areas of focus allow us to provide each client with attentive and dedicated service.

The word Sachem, or chief, is borrowed from the language of the Algonquian people, who were the original inhabitants of New England. In Algonquian communities, the Sachem was a leader who, through his actions, earned the trust and respect of those he served. Sachem was chosen as our firm’s name to evoke its New England roots while also affirming its guiding values.

In all affairs, Sachem Strategies places the highest premium on the values of trust, respect, and a commitment to excellence. Guided by these principles, we have built strong relationships among federal and state policymakers and have earned a loyal network of clients.


Nate Walton

Nate Walton founded Sachem Strategies and serves as a principal of the firm. He brings a wealth of connections and expertise based on a career in public policy dating to his college years.

Nate is one of the nation’s top political fundraisers under 35. In 2012, he was one of the youngest members of the Romney/Ryan campaign’s National Finance Committee, and achieved its highest fundraiser level. Currently, he regularly hosts fundraising events on behalf of senior members of Congress. Read more

Before founding Sachem Strategies in 2011, Nate worked at Harvard University, where he managed a U.S. Defense Department grant. Given his expertise on defense issues, the Romney/Ryan campaign asked Nate to serve on its Defense Policy Working Group in 2012. In 2013, he was named a George Marshall Fellow by the Heritage Foundation, and was recognized as a young leader in foreign policy by Pacific Forum CSIS.

Nate earned a B.A. in political science from Bates College. While at Bates, he served as state chairman of the Maine College Republicans, which under his leadership was recognized as the “Best State Federation in America.” Nate also holds a M.P.P. from Brown University, where his concentrations were U.S. political institutions and international relations.

Doug Steinberg

Doug Steinberg joined Sachem Strategies as an associate in January 2015.

Previously, Doug served as political director on a nationally targeted congressional campaign in California. In this role, he was responsible for voter engagement, volunteer recruitment and training, and assisted with campaign communications. Read more

Doug has experience in defense and energy policy, having completed summer internships at the U.S. Army War College and in government affairs at Chevron. Additionally, he wrote his college senior thesis on the congressional politics of defense spending.

During his time at the Army War College, Doug conducted research on various military history topics as well as counterinsurgency and irregular warfare. While at Chevron, he worked in support of the company’s political advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels.

Doug earned a B.A. in political science from Bates College. While at Bates, he was a member of the Men's Varsity Lacrosse team.