You’re telling us that you want to know what kind of firm you’re getting before you make a decision, and that’s smart. With the Dover Group you get something better than a consulting firm, you get a fully invested partner. We give you more than you’re paying for because we know that’s the best way to put you in a position to WIN.
And really, isn’t that what this is all about?
Truth? We’re not from Dover. Not from any of them. (There are 18 of them in the U.S.)
So what’s up, right? Fair question.
It starts with Dover Group founders, Larry Jacob, Chris Esposito, and Mark Nevins in Kansas in 1998. And the movie MASH, er, well, really technically the book, but the movie, too. And a book about a campaign.
Oh hell, here’s University of Kansas political science professor Burdett Loomis to explain:
“Working on both an article and a documentary, I observed the unusual process of Moore turning over his campaign to three political professionals who were almost totally unfamiliar with Kansas. Despite the hurdles, Chris Esposito, Larry Jacob, and Mark Nevins put together a formidable operation, though often held together by sheer force of will and personality.”
“I found their combination of skills, sarcasm, and enthusiasm reminiscent of the Elliot Gould and Donald Sutherland characters of Robert Altman’s great comedy MASH. Hence, first in my mind and then in my article, they became ‘The Pros from Dover,’ drawn from a movie scene in which Gould and Sutherland run roughshod over the Army brass as they perform a brilliant bit of surgery and then hustle off to play a few holes of golf.”