Ergo’s partners have held senior posts in the public and private sectors in countries around the world. All are intimately involved with Ergo’s research and analysis process on all client engagements.
RP Eddy, CEO
R.P. Eddy is CEO of Ergo. Previously, he served as Director at the White House National Security Council, Chief of Staff to the US Ambassador to the UN, Richard Holbrooke, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Energy, Bill Richardson, and Senior Policy Officer to the Secretary-General of the UN, where he served as an architect of the Global Fund to Prevent AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Eddy was a member of the State Department Senior Executive Service and achieved the diplomatic rank of Minister-Counselor. Eddy was a Managing Director at the Gerson Lehrman Group and a Team Leader at the Monitor Group. The World Economic Forum at Davos honored him as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow.” He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Board of the Middle East Institute. He has been a Senior Fellow or associate at Harvard University, the Madison Policy Forum, and the Manhattan Institute. Eddy is co-author, with Richard A. Clarke, of “Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes,” a forthcoming book to be published by HarperCollins. He has a B.Sc. in Neuroscience from Brown University.
Todd Egeland, Managing Partner
Todd leads Ergo’s geopolitical risk and strategy consulting practice, and is responsible for managing relationships and developing new business with a broad array of private and public-sector clients. Todd retired in 2008 from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he held a number of senior positions, most recently Chief Strategy Officer. Prior assignments included Director of Transnational Issues, Chief of Cyber Threat Analysis, and Chief of Counterintelligence Assessments. His expertise is in illicit finance, political risk, global energy and agriculture issues, strategic planning, and analytic methods. He holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and The George Washington University.
Matthew Moneyhon, Managing Partner
Matthew serves as Chief Operating Officer and manages Ergo’s Asia work. Previously he has worked for Gerson Lehrman Group, the U.S. State Department, the UN, and a range of academic and policy-oriented public and non-profit organizations. Matthew holds degrees from the University of Texas, the University of Hawaii, and Columbia University, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has published papers on a variety of topics, ranging from strategies to improve U.S. public diplomacy to the political and social impact of economic development in China. He serves on the board of the Defense Language Institute Foundation and speaks Mandarin.
Evan Pressman, Managing Partner
Evan manages many of Ergo’s complex projects and oversees our work on Africa. He also leads our media, marketing, and communications initiatives. Previously he was a Senior Research Manager at Gerson Lehrman Group and a journalist at CNN, where he was part of a team which received an Emmy award for coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the NationSwell Council, and a Truman National Security Fellow. Evan has degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he was the John H. Hedges Fellow in Public Diplomacy, and Haverford College.
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Rafael Bardají served as National Security Advisor to Spain’s former prime minister José María Aznar from 1996-2004. He also served as Executive Advisor to Ministers of Defense Eduardo Serra and Federico Trillo. Bardají was the founder and Director of the Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos (GEES) and later the Director of Foreign Policy at FAES, both global affairs think tanks in Madrid. He is a member of the strategic advisory board of NATO Special Operations Forces Command and the Atlantic Council. He is currently the CEO of World Wide Strategy, a Miami-based consultancy.
Alan Batkin was Vice Chairman of Eton Park Capital Management, a large multidisciplinary investment firm, and Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, a geopolitical consulting firm led by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. He is currently the Chairman of Converse Associates, a strategic consulting firm. From 1972 to 1990, Batkin was an investment banker and Managing Director at Lehman Brothers. He is a Trustee and Executive Committee member of the Brookings Institution and Chairman Emeritus of the International Rescue Committee.
Richard A. Clarke
Richard Clarke served the last three U.S. presidents as a senior White House Advisor. Over the course of 11 years of White House service, he held the titles of Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs; National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism; and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security. He currently heads Good Harbor Consulting, a global provider of strategic safety, security, and risk management consulting services.
David Cohen was the Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence of the New York Police Department from 2002-2013. The first person to hold the position, he designed and implemented programs that are widely credited with protecting New York City from terrorist attack after 9/11. He is also a 35-year veteran of the CIA, where he served at the highest levels of both the Directorate of Intelligence and Operations.
Sir Richard Dearlove
Sir Richard Dearlove OBE KCMG is a former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6). During his 38-year tenure with MI6, he served in multiple international locations before managing the Washington, D.C., office and later serving as Director of Operations and Assistant Chief. He is a member of the international advisory board of AIG, chairman of Ascot Underwriting, chairman of trustees of the Cambridge Union Society, and is currently the Master of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.
Neal Goldman was Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Capital IQ until its sale to the Standard & Poor's division of McGraw-Hill in 2004. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Relationship Science (RelSci), an innovative networking tool that the New York Times says “could radically change the way Wall Street does business.” Goldman was previously an investment banker at Lehman Brothers. He is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2007 was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Brian O’Neill is Vice Chairman of Lazard International. He was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury until January 2009. He was previously the Chairman of Investment Banking for Canada and Latin America at JP Morgan Chase. He is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Erste Bank in Vienna, a director of the Council of the Americas, and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bill Richardson served as Governor of New Mexico from 2003-2011. He previously served as Secretary of Energy (1998-2001), as U.S. Ambassador the UN (1997-1998), and in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms (1983-1997). He sought the Democratic nomination for President in 2008. He currently serves as Chairman of APCO Worldwide’s executive advisory service, as Special Envoy for the Organization of American States (OAS), and on the boards of Abengoa International, WRI Resources Institute, Refugees International, and the National Council for Science and the Environment.
Frank Wisner served as U.S. ambassador to India, the Philippines, Egypt, and Zambia in a decorated diplomatic career that spanned four decades. He also served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs. He traveled to Egypt in January 2011 at the request of President Obama to help negotiate a resolution to the political crisis. Wisner served as Vice Chairman of External Affairs for AIG and is currently Foreign Affairs Advisor at Patton Boggs LLP.
Mark Fuller was the founding Chairman and CEO of Monitor Group and is currently the Chairman and CEO of Rosc Global and Rosc Global Investments. A renowned business and management thinker, he is considered an innovator in the field of strategy consulting, having built Monitor into one of the world’s premier consulting firms. He previously was a professor at Harvard Business School and has authored more than 200 books, articles, and case studies on business strategy.
Steven Drobny is the Founder and CEO of Drobny Capital, an independent investment advisory, asset management, and consulting firm focused on global macro and commodity hedge fund strategies. He is the author of three critically acclaimed books: “Inside the House of Money,” “The Invisible Hands,” and “The New House of Money.” Drobny is a recognized leader in the macro and commodity investment community and is an active advisor to hedge fund managers as well as a regular voice in the financial press and media. Previously he has worked for Deutsche Bank’s Hedge Fund Group in London, Singapore, and Zurich, and holds degrees from London School of Economics and Political Science and Bucknell University.
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