Who We Are
With over 80 years of combined experience in public and private sectors, we are prepared to ensure you are best positioned to achieve the results you deserve.
Our team is composed of business and public sector experts whose experience and current work give us the valuable insight and wisdom to effectively navigate through challenges, advance past the competition, and achieve success.
We have served as advisors to CEOs, chiefs of staff to senior government officials, communication directors who have handled major media strategies and crisis communications for Fortune 500 corporations and political efforts.
Most importantly, our team has a set of common values and a common shared strategy that supports exceptional client service and delivers results.
Our team’s diverse background give us an advantage most consulting firms do not have. We challenge each other to think and work differently so that we can create meaningful and lasting impact.
Bobby Kovey is an experienced business development and government relations consultant, having worked extensively in both the public and private sector.
Prior to founding The Credo Company, Kovey worked within various state offices. As managing partner of The Credo Company, Kovey oversees the firm’s multiple lines of business – including public-private partnerships, strategy development, advocacy, and public sector procurement.
Since 2010, The Credo Company has become one of the top five government relations consulting firms in Ohio with offices in Cleveland and Columbus. The company advises organizations ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to non-profit associations.
Kovey also is the founder and president of The Ohio Innovation and Technology Association (OITA) which the state’s trade group of companies, organizations and government offices that operate at the intersection of business, technology and public policy.
Born in Upstate New York and raised in Pittsburgh and Northeast Ohio, Kovey is a graduate of The Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business. There he earned a B.S.B.A. degree in Finance. Later, Bobby obtained a Certificate in Catholic Social Doctrine and Business Ethics from Catholic University and a certificate in Executive Management and Leadership from the University of Notre Dame.
Kovey and his family reside on a century-old farm and are parishioners at St. Joan of Arc Church.
We believe all consulting must be based on honesty, wisdom and insight. You can expect it from us.
Whether working with Fortune 500 corporations or non-profit associations, The Credo Co. is a trusted consultant and partner for your mission and goals. We operate under the motto factum non verbum – actions not words.
We believe in hard work, and we know there is no substitute for it. We hold ourselves accountable, and we deliver results.
“Credo [ kray-doh ] – noun; a set of principles or beliefs.”