Rand Martin and Kathleen Van Osten joined forces in March, 2013 to form MVM Strategy Group in Sacramento. Martin and Van Osten, affiliated with another lobbying firm for 11 and 15 years (respectively), successfully provided strategic public affairs and advocacy services for a variety of clients, including United Airlines, Google, SAP, TechAmerica, AT&T, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Unified School District and California Charter Schools Association, as well as several development and land use clients with projects around the state.
The firm maintains a strong Democratic presence during a period of Democratic supermajorities in both houses, a Democratic Administration and across Democrat-held Constitutional Offices. By virtue of spending more than 75 years collectively working at the State level, MVM enjoys strong relationships with elected and appointed officials, and state employees who hold key and critical positions throughout the State. However, through years of working across partisan lines to pass or defeat legislation and budget proposals, these seasoned professionals hold strong relationships across partisan lines.