At Nauset Strategies, we treat your business as if it were our own. We will work with your team, collaboratively setting goals, developing plans and schedules and work together to lift the words off the page and implement the plan to achieve the goal. While we think at a high-level, we execute at a street level. We are invested in your success and want to be a part of achieving your vision.



Processes don’t happen overnight; success starts with sound planning. If you are fully invested in the planning of a project, collaborate on its goals and set a schedule of deliberate, organized outreach, success is achievable. Nauset Strategies will work as an extension of your team to identify new avenues of business and engage others to act toward your goals. Not simply through tactics, but through a system of knowing your audience, understanding the broader landscape and having the ability to adapt to the unexpected to breach the gap between your products and projects, and success.


Executing a plan requires vision, understanding, know-how. Without a commitment to systematically work a thoughtful plan, success is often impossible. Through deliberate execution on a schedule, with assigned responsibilities, done on a personal, grassroots level, greater effectiveness follows. With Nauset’s involvement from the start, potential obstacles can be identified and mitigated without derailing the execution of the plan and schedule. The depth of involvement and understanding makes it easier to identify the need to adapt or adjust the plan, ensuring fewer obstacles and continued forward progress.


Working collaboratively with our clients on developing and executing the plan, we effectively achieve our clients’ goals whether it’s anticipating and solving potential obstacles, utilizing our network to reach the decision-maker or building a consensus we take your business personally. We’ll lead your way, whether into a boardroom or kitchen, union hall or out onto the loading dock or any of The Commonwealth. Let us compliment your next team and our combined experience will help you achieve your goal.


Michael K. Vaughan
Founder & President of Nauset Strategies

Michael Vaughan founded Nauset Strategies in September 2002. Michael works with his clients to develop and implement government and community relations strategies to facilitate the entitlement of development projects. Nauset Strategies also assists their clients with business development efforts and relationship marketing. Michael has been involved in the entitlement of over 10 million square feet of development in the City of Boston, including the residential projects at 120 Kingston Street and 319 A Street, and commercial development of Archon Boston Wharf Portfolio, Love Joy Wharf, and Two Financial Center. Nauset Strategies represents the premier companies in their fields; Gilbane Construction Company, Synergy Investment, Archon, Equity Office Properties, Intercontinental Development, Gerding Edlen, Local 103 IBEW and Millennium Partners.

Michael previously served as a Vice President at McDermott O’Neill. In that role, he employed his knowledge of the public process and past experiences with development to assist clients with their development initiatives. Michael was also a senior project manager and regional deputy of the Boston Redevelopment Authority. In that capacity, he helped manage the public and community involvement process for major development projects, which included the $700 million Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the South Boston Waterfront Committee, the South Boston Seaport Interim Master Plan, and the redevelopment of City Hall Plaza.

Michael complements his professional career with active involvement in community based associations, as a member of Boston College High School and Boston College Alumni Associations, the Corporation for the Boston Local Development Corp. Michael also sits on the Board of Directors Archdiocese Planning Office of Urban Affairs. Michael also owns and operates the Banshee in Dorchester. Michael’s proudest accomplishments are his five children Jack, Grace, and Mick and twins Mae and Chip.

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