OUR TEAM

Founders

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Sergio Aguirre

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

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

Nitin Chadda

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

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

Team

Tyler Beckelman

Senior Advisor

Former National Security Council Director for African Affairs and Former Director of USAID/Somalia

Alisha Bi

Executive Assistant

Lincoln Bloomfield

Senior Advisor

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

Major General Charlie Bolden, USMC (Ret.)

Principal

Former NASA Administrator

General Vincent K. Brooks, USA (Ret.)

Principal

Former Commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and
United States Forces Korea

Ebony Carroll

Director

Ron Clark

Senior Advisor

Former Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security and Former White House National Security Council Director and Acting Senior Director

Elbridge Colby

Senior Advisor

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development

John Conger

Senior Advisor

Former Deputy Comptroller and Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment

John Costello

Senior Advisor

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Intelligence and Security at the Department of Commerce

Rachel Ellehuus

Senior Advisor

Former Principal Director for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense

Joe Gagnon

Principal

Former Associate Director, Division of Monetary Affairs and Former Associate Director, Division of International Finance at the US Federal Reserve Board

Kim Gillies

Associate Director, Talent and Operations

Lawrence J. Gumbiner

Senior Advisor

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Former Senior Foreign Service Officer

Josh Hochman

Senior Associate

Kazumi Hoshino-Macdonald 

Senior Associate

Ambassador Jim Jeffrey

Senior Advisor

Former Deputy National Security Advisor and Special Envoy to the Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Senior Advisor

Former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council and Former Senior Analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency

Vice Admiral Joe Kernan, USN (Ret.)

Principal

Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security

Cristina Killingsworth

Vice President

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

Vice Admiral Joe Maguire, USN (Ret.)

Principal

Former Acting Director of National Intelligence and Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center

Admiral Bill Moran, USN (Ret.)

Principal

Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations and Former Chief of Naval Personnel

Meghan O’Sullivan

Senior Advisor

Former Special Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan

Ambassador Dennis Ross

Senior Advisor

Former Special Assistant to the President and Former White House National Security Council Senior Director for the Central Region

Danny Russel

Principal

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

Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro

Principal

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

Ambassador Dana Shell Smith

Senior Advisor

Former U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar and Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs

Michael Singh

Senior Advisor

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

Vikram Singh

Senior Advisor

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia

Rebecca Skoryanc

Director of Operations

Jamie Smith

Senior Advisor

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

Jen Stewart

Senior Advisor

Former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense

Miriam Vogel

Senior Advisor

Former Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice

Celeste Wallander

Senior Advisor

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

Matthew Waxman

Senior Advisor

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

Robert O. Work

Principal

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

Nick Zimmerman

Senior Advisor

Former White House National Security Council Director for Brazil and Southern Cone Affairs and Former Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations