Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr., Chairman


Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr. is a former Senior Executive with the National Security Agency (NSA), with over 40 years total U.S. Government service, including 15 years as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service. Read more »

Sir David Omand


Sir David Omand was the first UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, responsible to the Prime Minister for the professional health of the intelligence community, national counter-terrorism strategy and “homeland security”. He served for seven years on the Joint Intelligence Committee. He was Permanent Secretary of the Home Office from 1997 to 2000, and before that Director of GCHQ (the UK Sigint Agency). Read more »

Sally Tennant, Vice Chairman, Europe

Sally Tennant

Strategic Advisory Group Ms. Sally Tennant was the Chief Executive of Kleinwort Benson Bank from January 2011 to September 2014. Ms. Tennant served as the Chief Executive of Lombard Odier UK Private Bank, and she served as Chief Executive of … Read more »

Richard A. Clarke

Richard Clarke

Richard A. Clarke is an internationally-recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counterterrorism. He is currently an on-air consultant for ABC News and teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Read more »

Dr. Paul Bracken


Paul Bracken is Professor of Management and Political Science at Yale University. He is a leading expert in global competition and the strategic application of technology in business and defense. Read more »

R. James Woolsey, Chairman Emeritus


The Honorable James Woolsey is Chairman Emeritus of Paladin’s Strategic Advisory Group. Mr. Woolsey served in the U.S. Government on five different occasions, where he held Presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations, most recently (1993-95) as Director of Central Intelligence. During his 12 years of government service Mr. Woolsey served as Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna, 1989–1991; Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977–1979; and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, 1970–1973. Read more »



Strategic Advisory Group Jeremy B. Bash is a Founder and Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies LLC. Mr. Bash has spent the past 15 years advising national leaders and chief executives on a range of strategic, management, legal, and policy … Read more »

Mary Aiken, PhD


Dr. Mary Aiken is a CyberPsychologist and Director of the CyberPsychology Research Centre. She is a Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Cyber Analytics at the Asia-Pacific Institute for Resilience and Sustainability (AIRS) anchored at Swansea University UK and Hawaii Pacific University. Read more »

Clark Ervin


Clark Kent Ervin is a member of Patton Boggs’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, helping corporate clients under investigation, or facing the prospect of investigation, by federal Offices of Inspector General, to craft, coordinate and implement strategic defenses. Read more »

Craig F. Feied, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FACPh


Craig F. Feied is Chief Strategy Officer for the Microsoft Health Solutions Group and Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, as well as a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and the American College of Phlebology. Read more »

Bran Ferren


Bran Ferren is a designer and technologist working in entertainment, product development, engineering, architecture and the sciences. He is former President of Research & Development and Creative Technology for Walt Disney Imagineering. Before that, he was the President of and Senior Designer for Associates & Ferren, which Disney acquired in 1993. He recently left Disney to start Applied Minds Inc., with partners Danny Hillis and Doug Carlston. Read more »

Elizabeth Hackenson


Elizabeth Hackenson was named Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of AES in October 2008. She has more than 30 years of experience leading technology operations and initiatives across large-scale, complex organizations. Read more »

General Wesley K. Clark, (ret.)


General Clark serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm; Co-Chairman of Growth Energy; senior fellow at UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations; Chairman of Clean Terra, Inc.; Director of International Crisis Group; Chairman of City Year Little Rock; as well as numerous corporate boards. Read more »

The Honorable Francis J. Harvey


Sec. Harvey was nominated to be the 19th Secretary of the United States Army on September 15, 2004 by President George W. Bush. In this position, he served as the senior civilian official within the Department of the Army. He was responsible for all matters relating to Army manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications, and financial management, as well as an annual budget of $98.5 billion and over one million soldiers, personnel, and contractors. Read more »

The Honorable Winston H. Hickox


The Honorable Winston H. Hickox served as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, a member of the Governor’s Cabinet, from January 1999 to November 2003. Mr. Hickox served as the Portfolio Manager for Environmental Initiatives at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Read more »

The Honorable Arthur L. Money


The Honorable Arthur L. Money was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (ASD (C3I)) in October 1999 and served in that position until April 7, 2001. Prior to his Senate Confirmation as the ASD (C3I), Mr. Money served as the Senior Civilian Official, Office of the ASD (C3I) from February 1998 to October 1999. He also served as the Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) from February 1998 to April 2001. Read more »

The Honorable Togo D. West, Jr.


The Honorable Togo D. West, Jr., Chairman, TLI Leadership Group, has served as a senior official in three presidential administrations. His practice includes issues of corporate responsibility, government contracts, government/business relationships, strategic advice to defense-related industries, and anti-trust matters. Read more »

Peter Cheung

Peter Cheung

Peter Cheung is a Venture Advisor at Paladin. He joined Paladin Capital Group in 2011. His responsibilities include identifying global infrastructure investment opportunities and investment partners for these opportunities. He also works closely with the senior management team at Paladin on various energy-related projects. Read more »

William Reinisch


William Reinisch is responsible for the investment activities in the New York office of Paladin Capital. He is also the CEO and Founder of XIV River. He specializes in strategy and investments for the high tech industry. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology. He was most previously the Vice President of Strategy and Technology with Motorola. Read more »

Civitas Group


Civitas Group is a premier strategic and management consulting firm serving corporations, financial institutions, and governments focused on challenges and opportunities in the national security, energy, and government services sectors. Read more »

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