Our Team
BrightPoint Strategy addresses clients' government relations and public affairs needs across North America solving problems in Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec, Washington DC and Mexico City.
Kevin Gaudet, President
Kevin Gaudet has 25 years of experience in government relations, communications, marketing, strategy and policy in both the public and the private sector. Kevin has represented clients at all levels of government for chemical companies, industrial, retail, and commercial real estate; national trade associations and pension funds.

As the Federal/Ontario Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Kevin was credited with many policy and communications successes in the areas of taxation and finance and he made frequent policy and media contributions on infrastructure and P3s. In this role he also received the Loyalist College Branding award.

During his time with Sprint Canada, and then with MTS/Allstream Telecommunications, Kevin led the company’s $80 million B2B IP Marketing Product Portfolio team, launching seven new products and services.

Strategic communications is one of Kevin’s considerable strengths and he is an accomplished spokesperson. He has been published in every major newspaper in Canada, appeared on the Dragon’s Den, Steve Paikin’s The Agenda and on CBC’s The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, and was a daily on-air business contributor for Sun News Television. Kevin is a frequent contributor on AM 640 news’ the John Oakley Show and Global TV’s national morning show.

Kevin has been politically active for decades. He co-chaired the Ontario PC Party 2017 policy convention, helping develop the platform for the 2018 provincial election. He has been engaged on campaigns for Alberta’s Wild Rose Party, the Saskatchewan Party, the PC Party of Ontario and for the Conservative Party of Canada. Early in his political career Kevin served as the Director of Opposition Research for Preston Manning, when Mr. Manning was the leader of the Reform Party of Canada. He has lived in eight provinces and is functionally bilingual.

Kevin has his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He studied graduate communication theory at the University of Amsterdam and has a B.A. Philosophy from the University of Lethbridge.
Gerry Divaris
For over 35 years, Gerry Divaris has provided strategic advice to clients through his expertise in commercial, industrial and residential real estate, assessment and property tax policy matters. He has successfully advocated for regulatory changes in the assessment and taxation of various asset classes. He has represented clients across Canada to and for all levels of government as well as governments internationally.

Gerry understands start-ups, small and large businesses. He has built and owned several firms and was Senior Managing Director of Cushman Wakefield’s Americas Practice. Gerry has served as Director of the International Property Tax Institute and the Canadian Federal Property in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel.

Gerry was educated in South Africa and Rhodesia, having read law at the University of Cape Town. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Licenced Paralegal with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Rubén Olmos
Ruben is the founder and Managing Partner of Global Nexus, LLC, an international advisory firm that specializes in government and public affairs, business development, political analysis and communications. Clients include Fortune 500 Companies and Subnational Governments.

Mr. Olmos has more than 20 years of government and political experience operating at the nexus of the U.S.-Latin American relationship advising clients on a range of federal, state and local administrative and legislative matters with a particular focus on international relations, trade, logistics and travel and tourism.

He has combined his professional and academic life in Washington, DC, New York, NY and Mexico City. In the think-tank and international organizations arena, he has served in different capacities at The World Bank Group, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Council of the Americas (COA) in New York.

There he developed his expertise in all topics related to Mexico, focusing on business, politics and social issues and helped several constituencies understand the broad range of subjects that encompass the U.S.-Mexico bilateral agenda.

Mr. Olmos brings an insider’s understanding of the political process in both the U.S. and Mexico. He has served as a congressional aide and served in the Federal Government as well as in local political campaigns.

Ruben is a regularly scheduled newspaper, radio and TV columnist, for which he analyzes U.S.-Latin America relations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a Master’s in Public Administration from The American University in Washington, DC.
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