Founder & CEO

David F. Taylor

About David

In January 2014, David Taylor launched Federal Budget IQ® (FBIQ) an innovative, customized, market intelligence service for public sector business executives.

A federal budget and appropriations process expert, Mr. Taylor has a unique combination of senior White House, Senate Leadership, Appropriations Committee staff and private sector experience. In 2010, he began developing a service aimed at taking the mystery out of the convoluted federal budget process, saving executives time, and improving their prospects for success. After an extensive RDT&E process generated a series of successful demonstration projects, Mr. Taylor launched Federal Budget IQ®.

From 1998 to December 2016, Mr. Taylor served as CEO and Founder of Capitol Solutions®, a successful, bipartisan Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm that helped clients achieve a series of multibillion-dollar funding and policy objectives, generate billions in federal, state, and local government sales, and eliminate over $80 billion in unfunded federal mandates.

Mr. Taylor’s government career began in the mail-room for Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-KS), highlights include:

  • Six years in the Senate Republican Leader’s Office, including four years as the Leader’s chief budget and economic policy advisor and one of his key legislative strategists.
  • Four years in the George H.W. Bush Administration as an Associate Director at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Three years as Majority Staff Director of the Senate Commerce-Justice-State Appropriations Subcommittee.

A Memphis native and an avid blues fan, Mr. Taylor served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Blues Foundation and as Executive Producer of two Blues Hall of Fame Shows in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Duke University. He and his wife Allison live in Alexandria, VA. They are the proud parents of Wes (24) a U.S. Marine, Austin (21) a senior at Arizona State, and Jordan (18) a freshman at UC-Santa Barbara.


  • David Taylor helped me and my leadership team anticipate how Cisco’s key federal customers would respond to a challenging budgetary environment. We integrated his analysis into our public sector sales strategy. It helped us set priorities, focus resources, and ultimately accelerate the growth of our business. In my private equity role, I rely on Federal Budget IQ to reduce the complexity of the federal procurement market for innovation companies.

    PATRICK S. FINN, MANAGING DIRECTOR & SENIOR ADVISOR
    Cerberus & Tracker Capital Management, Former Cisco SVP US Public Sector