March 11, 2009 The Patriot Ledger
QUINCY — Tip O’Neill said that all politics is local. Patrick Fox, the president of Saint Consulting Group in Hingham, says that all land-use is political. Fox said he started working on political campaigns when he was 12 years old. When he got married and the nomadic life of a campaign manager became difficult to continue, he ran a congressional district office and later started a government relations consulting firm. Through a mutual friend, he began consulting for Mike Saint, the founder of Saint Consulting, which helps developers fight controversial land-use battles. Eventually, Fox came to work for the company full-time in 1998. He has been its president since 2003.
With more than 85 employees in 10 U.S. offices (the company also has offices in London and Toronto), Saint Consulting had about $30 million in revenue in its 2008 fiscal year.