Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman and Bush administration adviser Ed Gillespie will launch a new consulting group after announcing last week he wouldn't return to his former namesake firm.

The longtime Republican official announced Monday that he's founded Ed Gillespie Strategies, which will focus on strategic planning, message development and communications strategy, hearing and interview preparation, crisis and reputation management, and coalition organization and oversight.

Gillespie had founded Quinn Gillespie and Associates (QGA) after having left the RNC, but divested and left the group after having taken a position in the Bush administration. During its heyday, QGA enjoyed a bustling practice, which has taken a hit since Democrats have taken over Congress and the White House.

The website for Ed Gillespie Strategies is now available online.