Interactive Global Solutions is an international government relations/public affairs and business development firm who brings proven experience and successful advocacy to companies, sovereigns and organizations across the globe. With points of presence in Washington DC, Chicago, Denver, Europe, Africa, Mexico and Latin America, IGS Partners and Advisors affect change.
Fred Niehaus is a Senior Executive with a well-rounded background in business and a proven leader of a diverse group of results-driven organizations and people. He has C-suite experience in leading teams responsible for business development and strategy implementation and possesses the strategic ability to utilize global relationships and business experience as a key discriminator in advocacy. He is an enthusiastic individual with exceptional communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills which foster strong and credible working relationships with key players both internally and externally.
Areas of expertise include:
- Strategy Development
- Business Development
- Regulatory Compliance
- Relationship Management
- Strategic Advisor
- Budget Management
- Structuring transactional finance projects
Previous experience has included serving as a Global SVP for First Data Corporation and the Western Union Company from 2003 through 2011. In this capacity, Mr. Niehaus was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to reach various corporate constituencies – including legislators, policy makers, regulators, attorneys general, community groups and consumers – while shaping emerging global public policy issues and trends that impacted the Company’s operations and reputation.
In 1991 Mr. Niehaus founded and served as President and Managing Partner of InterMountain Corporate Affairs, a Colorado-based public affairs firm. In this role, he served as advisor to CEOs and key corporate staff of fortune companies across the United States.
From 1987 t0 1992, Mr. Niehaus served as Colorado Governor Roy Romer’s (D) Special Assistant for Economic Development and Director of OED. In this capacity, he restructured the state’s economic development programs, created a targeted marketing strategy, developed innovative finance initiatives. He was the state’s primary negotiator with major corporations. Mr. Niehaus also served as Finance Director of the New York-based National Development Council, matching clients with sources of public and private sector capital.
Mr. Niehaus’ background includes serving as Deputy Director of Commerce and Community Affairs under Illinois Governor James Thompson (R) and, prior to that, as Public Affairs and lobbyist for the Illinois Railroad Association.
Current Boards and Advisory Positions:
- Conference of Western Attorneys General Alliance Partnership Sacramento, CA/Senior Advisor
- Farnsworth Group Architects and Engineers, Bloomington, IL/Member of the Board
- CENTRI Technology Inc., Seattle, WA/Board of Advisors
Past Boards and Advisory Positions:
- The Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC
- SHC/Calpine, San Jose, CA/Advisory Board Member
- The National Immigration Forum
- Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund
- Various Ethnic Chambers of Commerce
The University of Iowa
Bachelor of Science with Honors/Journalism and Communications