In 1791, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson instructed Major Andrew Ellicott to survey the ten-square miles that would become Washington, DC. Ellicott and his team placed a series of boundary stones to demarcate the border of the nation’s capital. The boundary stones marked where Washington intersected with the rest of the world and were essential for those attempting to navigate early Washington. Boundary Stone Partners was founded to help executives, businesses, organizations and investors navigate the complex intersection of business, finance, policy, technology, and regulation in Washington.
Boundary Stone Partners assists with business development, investment advice, understanding public policy, and navigating Washington. Our team members have managed multibillion-dollar federal agencies, developed public policy, managed venture capital funds, developed businesses, practiced law, and managed complex communications challenges. We put our collective ability to understand the intersection of markets, technology and policy together for our clients.
Brandon Hurlbut is a Partner at Boundary Stone Partners. Brandon co-founded Boundary Stone after serving as Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Energy, where he managed the Department's principal initiatives and oversaw day-to-day operations of a federal agency with a $27 billion budget and a 115,000 person workforce. Brandon provided leadership and counsel to the White House and Cabinet Secretaries during high profile challenges including the Fukishmia nuclear accident in Japan, the Gulf oil spill, and Hurricane Sandy. He served on the board for DOE's $32 billion investment fund in clean energy, which is the largest of its kind in the world. He began working in the Obama Administration by serving in the White House as the Deputy Director of Cabinet Affairs, serving as the President's liaison to the Departments of Agriculture, Transportation, Interior, Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. He previously served in senior positions on Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, and practiced law at Baker and Daniels, LLP. Brandon currently serves as an advisor to DuSable Capital Management; is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; and is a member of the Sierra Club Clean Tech Council. Brandon also serves on the board of directors to Prairie Gold Solar, and is an advisor to the Spark Fund, Solutions Project, and SfunCube.He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Jeff Navin is a Partner at Boundary Stone Partners. Jeff co-founded Boundary Stone after serving as the Acting Chief of Staff to Secretary Ernie Moniz and Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary Steve Chu at the United States Department of Energy, where he helped manage the Department’s energy technology, deployment, environmental management, and national security missions. At the Department, Jeff worked closely with the Department's energy programs and policies, including shaping the Department's policies on clean energy finance, fossil energy exports, and emerging nuclear technologies. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor, served as a Chief of Staff to Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in the United States Congress, and served as Research Director to the Senate Majority Democratic Leader Tom Daschle. He has also worked as the Washington Director of the consulting firm American Environics, and practiced law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. He received his B.A. from the University of South Dakota, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Paul Batcheller is the CEO of Prairie Gold Solar, a Partner at Prairie Gold Venture Partners and an Advisor to Boundary Stone Partners. At PrairieGold Venture Partners Paul he oversees all aspects of the firm’s investment activities, from sourcing, structuring and negotiating investments to serving as a board member for portfolio companies. Paul leads PrairieGold's Greentech investment initiative and serves on the boards of tenKsolar, ZeaChem and Agrivida. In addition, Paul oversees PrairieGold’s investment in General Compression, a developer of utility-scale energy storage solutions. Paul is also a board member of South Dakota Rural Enterprise, a statewide non-profit economic development organization. Prior to joining PrairieGold, Paul served as an advisor to Senator Tom Daschle, where he worked on economic policy, science and technology issues. He received his B.A. in economics from Macalester College.
Kendra Kostek joined BoundaryStone Partners in August 2013, after graduating cum laude from American University in December 2012 with a BA from the School of International Service, a concentration in Energy Policy and International Business. She worked at the Airports Council International North America in DC for the Director of Energy and Environmental Affairs and co-wrote the US biennial environmental report. Prior to that, she worked for the United Association’s legislative lobbying office in DC and helped write the weekly member newsletters, tracked energy legislation and briefed the Director and Deputy Director on all relevant legislation. Kendra served twice as the Chairperson for Energy and Environment at the American University Roosevelt Institute, the first progressive student-run think tank in the country.