Robert Stryk

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Robert Stryk
Robert Stryk
Personal details
Born Robert Daniel Stryk
(1975-11-12) 12 November 1975 (age 38)
Political party Republican Party (United States)
Alma mater Arizona State University
Occupation CEO, SPG Inc.
Proprietor, Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars
Website SPG, Inc.
Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars

Robert Daniel Stryk (born November 12, 1975) is an American businessman and politician. He has founded several successful businesses and is the Proprietor of Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars located in Oregon’s Umpqua Valley AVA. In 2010, Stryk was a candidate for mayor of Yountville, California in the Napa Valley.

Early life[edit]

Stryk was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. He attended Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona and Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

While at Brophy College Prep, Stryk began his political career by interning in the Phoenix office of United States Senator John McCain. At Arizona State University, he served as Chief of Staff to the Associated Students of Arizona State University, the student government of the university.[1]

Career[edit]

Politics[edit]

Stryk moved to Washington, D.C. to continue his public service working in the offices of Representatives J. D. Hayworth and Jim Kolbe.[2] He also worked on the 1996 presidential campaign of Senator Bob Dole.

In 2000, Stryk served as a consultant for President George W. Bush at the Ames Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa during the United States presidential election, 2000.

Stryk later managed voter contact and messaging projects for President Bush’s campaign, the National Rifle Association and the Republican National Committee.

In 2010, Stryk ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Yountville, California in Napa County.[3]

Private sector[edit]

GOPJOB.COM[edit]

In 2001, Stryk co-founded GOPJOB.com with Denise Helm, a Kansas native and a former aide to United States Senator Bob Dole. Senator Dole endorsed GOPJOB.com and his likeness appeared on the company's website and promotional materials.[4]

SPG Companies[edit]

Stryk next founded a diverse business organization made of up three distinct business units.[5]

Sonoran Policy Group In 2001 at the age of 26, Stryk founded the Sonoran Policy Group,(SPGDC) a full service government relations, public sector procurement and business advisory organization with an emphasis in defense, intelligence and homeland security advocacy.[6]

Public disclosure records show that SPGDC has represented public safety, intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, and national security interests. On behalf of its clients, SPGDC has advocated before the Central Intelligence Agency,[7] Department of Commerce,[8] Department of Defense,[9] Department of the Interior,[10] Department of Homeland Security[9] (DHS), Department of Justice,[7] Department of State,[11] Department of the Treasury,[7] Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Security Agency[8] (NSA), Federal Aviation Administration,[10] Federal Bureau of Investigation[12] (FBI), Federal Reserve System,[13] Internal Revenue Service,[14] Securities and Exchange Commission,[7] Transportation Security Administration,[9] United States Coast Guard,[7] United States House of Representatives,[8] United States Senate,[11] and the White House,[15] among others.

SPG Security Solutions SPG Security Solutions is a multifaceted security, protection, and intelligence collection operation. In 2010 Stryk was nominated to the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), which advises the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs on its support for and regulation of defense trade to help ensure that impediments to legitimate exports are reduced while the foreign policy and national security interests of the U.S. continue to be protected and advanced in accordance with the Arms Export Control Act.[16] Stryk was nominated to the post by Georgia Congressman Lynn Westmoreland.

SPG Investment Group SPG Investment Group is an early stage private equity firm that invests in cutting-edge technologies that address the priorities of U.S. national security interests.[17]

Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars[edit]

Stryk is the Proprieter[18] of the award-winning[19] Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars, a winery founded in 2009 in Oregon’s Umpqua Valley AVA. Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars sets along the South Umpqua River surrounded by 30 acres of lush grapes and rolling hillside.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cieslak, David J. (September 14, 1998), "ASU student government takes issue with ASUA resolution", Wildcat Online, retrieved March 31, 2013 
  2. ^ "Lobbying Registration". Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ Yune, Howard (September 21, 2012), "Yountville cancels November election", Napa Valley Register, retrieved March 31, 2013 
  4. ^ Coates, James (January 22, 2001). "Musical Chairs - You've Got Patronage". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Robert Stryk". LinkedIn.com. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Results & Feedback". SPGDC.com. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e (CIA)"Lobbying Report". Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Lobbying Report". Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Lobbying Report". Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Lobbying Report". Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Lobbying Report". Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Lobbying Report". Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Lobbying Report". Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Lobbying Report". Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Lobbying Report". Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  16. ^ "The Defense Trade Advisory Group". United States Department of State. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Private Equity Fundraising". SPGDC.com. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  18. ^ "About Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellars". Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellars. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Oregon’s "Greatest of the Grape" Winners Announced", Wine Press Northwest, March 7, 2013, retrieved March 31, 2013 

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