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Expert in International Risk Analysis, Risk Mitigation, Risk Management, Risk Management Training

Expert ID: 725546 Minnesota, USA

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As a senior analyst and international project leader, Expert facilitated the creation of disaster preparedness plans as well as companywide support for the implementation of the plan. By defining the potential risks in a given area, his assessments determine what level of mitigation is required in a given area, for a given threat. This methodology was used to integrate U.S. standards, across offices in a recently acquired business unit operating in 40 countries.

Supporting a 50 billion dollar supply chain, he created a risk management program ensuring the client's top certification with US Customs CT-PAT (Customs Trade-Partnership Against Terrorism). His assessments also led a reevaluation of sourcing considerations as well as a diversification of international investment.

By creating his own methodology based on corporate and military experience, coupled with the evolving international business climate, he has created a new way of looking at risk that is applicable wherever a company has or is considering a presence, and potential outside entities that may cause them harm. Other methodologies omit the actual presence. These will implement the same level of risk mitigation whether an organization has 1 person or 100 in a given area, or whether they have a 20 million dollar, versus a 20 billion dollar investment.

Threats vary by the asset present in a given area and can include government reliability, infrastructure, corporate espionage, natural disaster, local crime elements, terrorist presence and others.


He continues to build on his personal expertise serving private clients as an unbiased and reliable source of international risk information. His assessments address emerging situations and possible impact either to an organization’s interests operating currently, or considering a future presence. He has developed a definition and methodology for addressing risk based on a simple formula involving a company's presence, coupled with the threats having potential to affect their particular assets. This approach helps senior executives look at their operations from a clear perspective that is straightforward and easy to understand, yet lacks a bias that sometimes occurs in assessments completed internally.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2006 Degree: Master of Science Subject: Organization and Management Institution: Capella University
Year: 2002 Degree: Bachelor of Arts Subject: Communication Institution: University of Minnesota, Duluth

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: International Communications Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: He creates analysis-based risk assessments for organizations expanding or considering operations overseas.
His confidential reporting ensures safety and minimal operating expense in high-threat/sensitive locations.
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: Target Corporation Title: Senior Analyst- International Project Leader Department: Assets Protection Responsibilities: He designed communication plans and products to support senior leaders from Director and VP to CEO level.
As an expert in international risk, he directed strategic department focus and coordinated risk management efforts to reduce redundancy and drive brand reputation.
Years: 2002 to 2006 Employer: US Air Force Title: Intelligence Team Lead Department: Headquarters Air Mobility Command Responsibilities: He provided 200+ analysis based assessments and presentations to top leadership driving policy in worldwide operations.
As a leader, he oversaw and served as primary editor for team of analysts responsible for maintaining 500+ pages of technical and analytical reporting.
As an intelligence and communications expert, he designed communication support for first-ever Air Force ground security operation in Iraq .

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2002 to 2006 Agency: US Air Force Role: Officer Description: He designed and implemented communications protocol to facilitate cross-functional use of assets and capabilities. While he acted as an international expert, advising Generals in charge of all Air Force heavy lift, his recommendations ensured missions were accomplished with utmost efficiency and safety.
Years: 2006 to Present Agency: US State Department Role: Corporate Partner Description: He was at the forefront of an information sharing initiative to unite domestic corporate assets with government analysts overseas. With this relationship, he helped create a low-cost unbiased source of international business and government risk data.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2006 to 2007 Country / Region: India/Bangalore Summary: His expertise drove implementation of a risk management and mitigation plan to facilitate the effective integration of a corporate owned outsourcing operation. These guidelines helped to maintain the same high standards of safety, reliability, and efficiency that we expect domestically.
Years: 2004 to 2005 Country / Region: Iraq/Central Summary: As a Force Protection Analyst in Iraq, he deployed alone to ensure the success of the first Air Force base security operation of the war. His ability to work with any team at every level in the organization created an expectation for teamwork and ensured operations were executed with the highest level of information reliability possible.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He acted as area expert reporting findings and recommendations to 250+ leaders in joint operations seminar hosted by Air Force HQ Air Mobility Commander. As the project manager, he fielded questions regarding actual situations and results, versus those presumed or perceived. This testimony forced leaders to reassess and recreate policy for international operations.
Training / Seminars
He designed and executed training for company leaders to understand risks associated with international business, and create strategic plans based on those risks.
Vendor Selection
As a project manager with Target Corporation and again as an independent consultant, he relies on and retains services from outside parties to provide accurate assessments for clients. Since much of the skill in presenting information is ensuring the efficacy of the supporting data, relationships with these networks are crucial.
Marketing Experience
He played a key role for the Air Force in determining base protection strategies around the world and in doing this gained a unique insight into international operating environments that he has applied at Target Corporation, and again on in his own as he continues to grow as an expert in the field. His assessments drive investment in international sourcing, outsourcing, travel, and other areas as clients seek to invest with an eye to future trends and evolving risks, rather than looking to the successes of the past.
Other Relevant Experience
His ability to conduct ad-hoc assessment of a given situation, and base that assessment on sound judgment and all available facts has created strong reputation for results against often-difficult deadlines.

Fields of Expertise

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