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.
Don Thibaut has worked in the government and public affairs arena for more than three decades. A veteran of Ohio political and governing strategy, Thibaut has a range of experience at the state and federal level, before founding The Credo Company.
Thibaut was instrumental in John Kasich’s early political career, aiding Kasich’s election to the Ohio Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. He went with Kasich to Washington, serving as his Chief of Staff for nearly 20 years.
Born just outside of Grove City and raised in Columbus, Thibaut is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in German Village. He is a history buff and an avid fan of the Texas Longhorns and the Baltimore Orioles.
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. He began his career in government in the Ohio Senate. Later, he served as an aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. After his time in the legislature, Kovey managed and worked on several Ohio campaigns.
As managing partner of The Credo Company, Kovey oversees the firm’s multiple lines of business – including business development, government relations, public-private partnerships, and private investment project development.
Since 2010, The Credo Company has become one of the top business development and government relations consulting firms in Ohio. The company assists organizations ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to non-profit associations.
In addition to managing The Credo Co., Kovey serves in other roles with partners across the state. Kovey is one of the founders and Chief Advisor to the Ohio Innovation Technology Association (OITA) where he helps the tech community in Ohio foster productive relationships with the government and other businesses in Ohio. Likewise, Kovey serves a similar role to the Ohio Premium Cigar & Pipe Association,
The Credo Co.’s unique relationship with Signet Enterprises provides Kovey the opportunity to serve as the Director of Government Relations to Signet – a global private investment firm – while developing potential investment opportunities and public-private partnerships.
Born in Binghamton, N.Y. 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, Kovey obtained a Certificate in Catholic Social Doctrine & Business Ethics from Catholic University.
Bobby and his family reside in the historic neighborhood of Old Clintonville, and are members of St. Patrick Church. In his spare time, Kovey enjoys spending time with his family, having a cigar, watching movies or following the Cleveland Indians, The Ohio State Buckeyes & the University of Notre Dame.
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.”