About Us


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About MSG

Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) is an innovative management and social sciences consulting firm dedicated to advancing programs and fostering positive social change. Our social capitalism business philosophy accomplishes four primary objectives: 1) conscious leadership that inspires loyalty and high performance, 2) demonstrating a deep commitment by engaging in social issues beyond the client experience, 3) dedication to a values-based culture, and 4) believing in a higher purpose by giving back to the community. Our approach is rooted in liberty, equity, and justice – where success is the manifestation of connecting people to purpose, mission, and meaning. Our experienced team provides comprehensive solutions through training and technical assistance, research and evaluation, marketing and communications, information technology, and program management. Our markets include education, human services, workforce development, and international trade and development.


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Our government and other clients benefit from MSG’s passionate, experienced, and award-winning staff who take a collaborative approach to achieve measurable success. We always look for ways to bring added value to our client experience – from the think tank we mobilized to create COVID-19 TotalResponse, to the Virtual Event Center that offers engaging approaches to meetings, conferences, and trainings. Our innovations are unparalleled in the consulting field because they are developed by highly skilled, creative, and experienced experts.

Founded in New York in 2001, MSG is a Bethesda, MD-based small business. In 2008, we expanded to federal contracts, winning our first with the U.S. Department of Education, which remains our largest market. MSG works with 13 federal agencies across a number of service lines:

MGS's research and technology-driven solutions support clients with the best that industry has to offer - and all tailored to meet client goals, objectives and needs.


Our Philosophy

Our overarching philosophy is to understand our client’s toughest challenges so we can collaboratively find meaningful solutions to improve processes, programs, and engagement. Ultimately, we aim to find equitable paths that improve the lives and communities served by contracts. The projects we manage experience  improved decision-making, enhanced service delivery, and operational efficiency.

Partnering with Clients as a Trusted Advisor

MSG provides independent, unbiased solutions. We value open and honest communication and provide continuous client feedback that builds on what we are learning to ensure goals and objectives are met – on time and on budget.

Customized, Flexible, and Creative Project Designs

Before a work plan and program is developed, MSG takes time to understand the need or problem, the audience and desired action, the agency goals and intended outcomes, and how best to measure progress. Our results-driven approach and unique tools set the stage for efficiency, effectiveness, and proven results.


Practical, Cost-Conscious Solutions

At all turns of a project, MSG strives to deliver exceptional value to our clients. We staff contracts with exceptional skills and capabilities, without the overhead costs of a larger firm. MSG’s innovation and investment in advanced technology means access to the best tools at lower cost.

Rigorous Methodology for Accountability

MSG excels at offering managers and consultants with methodological expertise in areas such as program design, evaluation, training, operations improvement, strategic dissemination, and analytics analysis to offer a process for continuous improvement.

Partner With Us

Partner With Us

MSG fosters long-term strategic partnerships with diverse organizations that complement our service offerings to provide our clients with comprehensive, innovative solutions.

  • Large businesses—We work with companies, including universities and non-profits, in specialized areas to provide strategic value to our customers.
  • Small businesses—We work with disadvantaged 8(a), women-owned, veteran-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, as well as underutilized business zone (HUBzone) small businesses.

If you are interested in exploring a partnership with MSG, please send us an email that includes information about your company’s expertise and capabilities to


Our Core Values


  • Position your clients for success.
  • Be self-aware; Respect your colleagues.
  • Be honest.
  • Act in the client’s best interest.
  • Be an advocate for your colleagues.
  • No gossip.


  • Celebrate successes.
  • Ensure mutual understanding.
  • Listen actively.
  • Ensure positive intent.
  • Take an active interest in your colleagues' well-being.
  • Be open to different perspectives.
  • Create a positive customer experience.



  • Produce your personal best.
  • Pay attention to details.
  • Communicate clearly.
  • Create winning solutions.
  • Exceed expectations.
  • Deliver excellent customer service.


  • Be receptive to feedback.
  • Accept responsibility.
  • Reflect and grow.
  • Follow up and follow through.
  • Lend a hand to others.
  • Honor your commitments.
  • Lead by example.


  • Listen, learn and share best practices.
  • Strive for excellence.
  • Know the Company.
  • Grow the Company.
  • Pursue knowledge.
  • Be strategic.
  • Innovate.
  • Be willing to take risks.

Awards and Recognitions

Corporate awards