Michael Sargent

Director, Policy and Research, Madrus LLC

Policy and Campaign Advisor

Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation


Michael Sargent is a director at HPS, where he is responsible for advising clients on policy, communications, and research strategies to achieve their key priorities. Michael brings to HPS nearly a decade of economic policy, consulting, and campaign experience with particular expertise in transportation, infrastructure, and public finance. 

Prior to joining HPS, Michael served as Director of Policy and Research at Madrus, LLC, a strategic consulting firm focused on the transportation and infrastructure sectors. While at Madrus, Michael advised financial firms, corporations, policymakers, and members of the media on addressing myriad infrastructure challenges across the nation. Before joining Madrus, Michael worked on economic policy and public finance issues in his home state of New York, first leading a statewide campaign and subsequently advising business leaders on the nexus of policy and commerce. Previously, Michael was the Heritage Foundation’s lead analyst on transportation and infrastructure issues. His research was named a worldwide leader by the University of Pennsylvania and was featured in media outlets nationwide.