Scott Goodstein is the founder & CEO of Catalyst Campaigns. Catalyst Campaigns is a boutique agency that advises clients on ways to effectively make positive changes in the world. The team focuses on managing critical campaign resources (time, people, and money) while building authentic messaging and winning strategies.

Goodstein is an expert at incubating creative campaigns and is known for combining the latest digital technology with authentic narratives. Goodstein co-founded, Rock Against Bush, Artists for Obama, Artists for Bernie, Artists United for Change, and

Scott Goodstein learned his skills in fundraising, management, and communications by working from the ground level up on hundreds of different types of local campaigns. Goodstein received his B.A. in Communications, Economics, Legal Institutions, and Government from American University. He returned to American University to earn a Master’s in Public Administration.

Early in his career, he knew technology would change how people organized. Goodstein helped modernize the digital services offered to candidates and campaigns at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). 

In 2008, Scott Goodstein created Barack Obama’s groundbreaking social media strategy as well as the campaign’s lifestyle marketing materials for young voters. As the campaigns’s external online director, Gooodstein developed “Obama Mobile” the first-ever text messaging platform used on a presidential campaign. 

Scott Goodstein founded Revolution Messaging in 2009, and it quickly became one of the leading digital agencies for progressives. The firm focused on evolving new technologies for grassroots fundraising, online organizing, and issue advocacy. Under Goodstein’s leadership, Revolution Messaging was awarded Digital Agency of the Year in 2016 by the American Association of Political Consultants.

He has also assisted the global activism community by working to modernize organizing efforts in Belarus, Brazil, Canada, France, Iraq, Israel, Mexico, Ukraine, & Uruguay. Scott serves as a board member for Abortion Access Force, Invisible Hands Deliver, PopTech, and Water Works Fund. He is also on the board of advisors for Jail Guitar Doors, USA, and Plastics Free Restaurants. Most recently, Scott Goodstein had the opportunity to write a chapter titled “How Digital Changed the Political Landscape” in the new book, Campaigns and Elections American Style:The Changing Landscape of Political Campaigns.