Aboutthe
Soufan Group

Team

ALI SOUFAN
CHAIRMAN & CEO

Mr. Soufan is a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Supervisory Special Agent who investigated and supervised highly sensitive and complex international terrorism cases, including the East Africa Embassy Bombings, the attack on the USS Cole, and the events surrounding 9/11.

MARTIN REARDON
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Mr. Reardon is a 21-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His last position at the FBI, prior to joining TSG, was as Chief of the 24/7 Terrorist Screening Operations Center, overseeing the worldwide management of encounters with known and suspected terrorists.

MICHAEL G MASTERS
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Mr. Masters is the former Executive Director of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Cook County, Illinois. He previously served as the Chief of Staff for the Chicago Police Department, helping to direct the policy, operations and strategy of the second largest local law enforcement agency in the United States.

STEPHEN WHITE
VICE PRESIDENT FOR EUROPE

Mr. White served for 26 years as a senior UK police officer and for five years as a Special Adviser to the European Union’s Secretary General and as the Head of Mission for the EU’s Integrated Rule of Law Mission for Iraq.

JEFFREY RINGEL
DIRECTOR

Jeffrey Ringel is a 21-year veteran of the FBI. He spent 15 years at the New York Field Office of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, rising to the rank of Coordinating Supervisory Special Agent and supervising a host of terrorism investigations involving al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.

DON BORELLI
SENIOR ADVISOR

Mr. Borelli is a 25-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he held high-profile leadership positions, including Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

JOHN WADDELL
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

John Waddell is an honorably retired U.S. Marine. Since 2006, he has resided full-time in Qatar and worked in projects involving critical infrastructure security evaluations, national-level risk management and security related training. Mr. Waddell is an ASIS CPP.

THOMAS NEER
SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Thomas Neer's distinguished and diverse 32-year law enforcement and intelligence career began with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, continued with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and concluded with 25 years as a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

SYDNEY BLACK
Associate

Sydney Black is an Associate at The Soufan Group, focusing on countering violent extremism and cybersecurity efforts. Prior to joining The Soufan Group, Sydney served as a Special Assistant with the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

AHMAD KHALIL
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Ahmad Khalil is the Financial Controller for The Soufan Group and is responsible for all the financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations. Mr. Khalil holds a BBA from the University of Toledo and a Master of Science in Accounting from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mr. Khalil has over ten years in business and financial management experience.

James A McGee
Senior Program Manager

James A. McGee is a Senior Program Manager for The Soufan Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University and a Master of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. McGee has twenty-five combined years of law enforcement experience of which he spent twenty-one years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Timothy Rhein
Executive Assistant

Timothy Rhein is an Executive Assistant at The Soufan Group, New York. He is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, with distinction in Arabic Language and Political Science.

RICHARD BARRETT
SENIOR ADVISOR

Mr. Barrett worked for 9 years at the United Nations on counterterrorism. Before that he spent more than 25 years with the British government working in the Security Service, the Foreign Office, and the Secret Intelligence Service.

SUSAN SIM
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ASIA

Ms. Sim is a former intelligence analyst and foreign correspondent and has been Singapore’s Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington, D.C. She also serves as a Consultant with the Home Team Academy of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore and is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Patrick M Skinner
Director of Special Projects

Patrick M. Skinner is the Director of Special Projects for The Soufan Group. He is a former CIA Case Officer, with extensive experience in source handling and source networks, specializing in counter-terrorism issues. In addition to his intelligence experience, he has law enforcement experience with the US Air Marshals and the US Capitol Police, as well as search and rescue experience in the US Coast Guard.

DANIEL FREEDMAN
Senior Advisor

Daniel Freedman is a Senior Advisor to The Soufan Group. Daniel is the Senior Vice President - Strategy & Business Development, of Apploi, a jobs ecosystem and hiring app. He is a highly-regarded strategist, writer, and entrepreneur, and is the co-author of the award-winning, New York Times top-10 bestseller, "The Black Banners.” Daniel also manages an early stage security technology start-up.

BARRY GROSART
INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

Mr. Grosart is a veteran of the United Kingdom Special Force and has more than 35 years' experience in the security-risk management discipline.

Anita Waddell
ASSOCIATE

Anita Waddell serves as the Executive Associate seconded to Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS). Prior to joining TSG, Anita spent 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The Right Honourable Jeffrey Donaldson MP is an Associate of The Soufan Group. Mr. Donaldson served with the Ulster Defence Regiment (British Army) in Northern Ireland from 1981 to 1985, specialising in counter-terrorism operations.

Daniel Schoenfeld
SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Mr. Schoenfeld is a Senior Associate at The Soufan Group, focusing on terrorism and international security. He has a background in law enforcement, and is currently completing his graduate studies at New York University's Center for Global Affairs.

MARK PRITCHARD
INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR

Mark Pritchard is an International Adviser of The Soufan Group. Mr. Pritchard is a Member of the UK Parliament.

Raymond S Mey
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER

Raymond S. Mey is a Senior Program Manager of The Soufan Group, LLC. He is an internationally recognized law enforcement and security professional with extensive experience in counterterrorism investigations, major event security, crisis management and hostage rescue.

Matthew Lester
Research Analyst

Mr. Lester is an Analyst at The Soufan Group, focusing on terrorism, international security, and the politics of the Middle East. He served as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, and has lived and studied in the Middle East.