Director of Intelligence and Operations
August 2017 – Present
Director of Middle East and Africa Research (Interim Director of Americas Research)
February 2017 – July 2017
Senior Cyber Analyst
June 2015 – January 2017

Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower business units and functions across organizations with a decision advantage over potential threats and adversaries. The company’s sophisticated technology and human-powered analysis enable enterprises and public sector organizations globally to bolster cybersecurity, confront fraud, detect insider threats, enhance physical security, assess M&A opportunities, and address vendor risk and supply chain integrity.

Dec 2014 – Jun 2015

Ergo is a global intelligence and advisory firm specializing in due diligence, competitive intelligence, and geopolitical analysis in the world’s most challenging geographies. We have unique assets and capabilities across emerging and frontier markets in industries such as oil and gas, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services, and aerospace and defense. Our clients include leading private equity firms, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, multinational corporations, and law firms

American Councils for International Education
Resident Director (Tajikistan)
May 2013 – Aug 2013

• Monitored participants’ health and safety
• Enforced policies regarding terms and conditions of program participation
• Coordinated program logistics, including cultural excursions and related travel
• Submitted weekly written updates for the Department of State
• Served as the local liaison between American Councils and the host institute administration
• Managed program finances

Political Risk Analyst
July 2014 – December 2014

Provided political risk analysis on a contractual basis to consulting firms, governments, and businesses. Focus is on foreign direct investment, market entry, security, due diligence, stakeholder identification, and development.

KIMEP University
Princeton in Asia Fellow (Kazakhstan)
Aug 2011 – May 2012

• Designed an English course for first-year students to develop critical thinking and reading comprehension skills to prepare them for advanced research projects
• Completed coursework in Kazakh language and culture
• Conducted research and translated tax materials for the Central Asian Tax Research Center

National Security Agency
Iran Analyst
August 2003 – August 2011

• Researched and followed targets of interest to the Intelligence Community using a combination of open and classified signals intelligence (SIGINT) sources and databases.
• Translated priority, highly-technical/scientific, foreign language documents that were included in reports read with interest throughout the intelligence community
• Analyzed written foreign language materials for items of actionable and reportable intelligence value
• Counseled intelligence analysts on Middle-Eastern history, cultural practices, and calendar and monetary systems
• Assembled/Collated seemingly disparate bits of information into developed analyses and SIGINT products
• Maintained a high level of regional expertise through classes on Persian language, Iranian history, and nuclear technologies See less