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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Berger is the Research Analyst at The Soufan Group, focusing on international security and countering violent extremism. He has extensive experience in the Middle East and North Africa region, having spent time in Morocco, Jordan, and the Palestinian Territories.
Mark Pritchard is an International Adviser of The Soufan Group. Mr. Pritchard is a Member of the UK Parliament.
Ahmad Khalil is the Financial Controller for QIASS and is responsible for all the financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations. Mr. Khalil has a BBA from the University of Toledo and has over eight years in business and financial management experience.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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 an Adjunct Lecturer and Consultant with the Home Team Academy of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore.
Ms. Ghosh is the Chief of Staff at The Soufan Group, focusing on communications, research, and strategy. She has experience in international media, foreign policy, and international security, having worked at Condé Nast International, The Council on Foreign Relations, CNN, and a private security contractor.
Daniel Freedman is a Strategic 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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.