OUR TEAM

Founders

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Antony Blinken

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Former Deputy Secretary of State and Former Deputy National Security Advisor

Team

Sergio Aguirre

Founding Partner

Former Chief of Staff to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Former White House National Security Council Director

Nitin K. Chadda

Founding Partner

Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense and Former White House National Security Council Director

David S. Cohen*

Principal

Former Deputy Director of the CIA and Former Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Rebecca Edelston

Director of Operations

Kim Gillies

Operations Associate

Avril D. Haines

Principal

Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the President and Former Deputy Director of the CIA

Cristina Killingsworth

Advisor

Former Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Former White House National Security Council Director

Lisa O. Monaco

Principal

Former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to the President

Matt Olsen

Principal

Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center

Daniel B. Shapiro

Principal

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Former White House National Security Council Senior Director

Robert O. Work

Principal

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense and Former Under Secretary of the Navy

Senior Advisors

Lincoln Bloomfield

Former Special Envoy and Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs

Michael Camilleri

Former White House National Security Council Director for Andean Affairs

Jen Psaki

Former White House Director of Communications, Former White House Deputy Press Secretary, and Former Spokesperson for the Department of State

Ely Ratner

Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President

Dennis Ross

Former Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for the Central Region and Former Special Advisor to the Secretary of State

Danny Russel

Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Former National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs

Michael Singh

Former White House National Security Council Senior Director for Near East and North African Affairs

Jamie Smith

Former White House Deputy Press Secretary and Former Director of Public Affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Colin Thomas-Jensen

Former Africa Policy Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Deputy Director of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations’ Washington, DC Office

Celeste Wallander

Former Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Russia/Eurasia

Matthew Waxman

Former Principal Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff

*David is providing services to WestExec clients through Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.