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-focused executives.

A federal budget and appropriations process expert, Mr. Taylor has a unique combination of high-level 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 a series of successful demonstration projects and assembling a talented, professional team with decades of hands-on operational experience, Mr. Taylor completed the planned phase-out of his lobbying practice in December 2016 to focus exclusively on Federal Budget IQ®.

From 1998 to 2016, Mr. Taylor served as CEO and Founder of Capitol Solutions®, a successful, bipartisan Washington, DC-based lobbying firm where he developed and implemented successful strategies that helped clients achieve multi-billion dollar policy and funding 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 has 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, DC.

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Duke University.  He and his wife Allison live in Alexandria, VA.  They are the proud parents of Wes (22) a U.S. Marine, Austin (20) a sophomore at Arizona State, and Jordan (16) a talented writer.


  • David Taylor and Capitol Solutions’ team of budget process and policy experts helped our organization understand and anticipate how changing priorities in a challenging budgetary environment would affect key Cisco customers in the U.S. Federal Government. Capitol Solutions also helped us identify targeted areas of opportunity to pursue. The partnership has been world-class.

    PATRICK FINN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, U.S. PUBLIC SECTOR
    CISCO