The Stratfor intelligence team includes individuals from around the world who are highly engaged in global affairs and frequently quoted in the news media. Below is a small selection of some of our regional & topical experts.
Jon Sather is Stratfor's Chief Intelligence Officer. He is responsible for driving the firm's global intelligence collection activity, and building further upon all source intelligence expertise for future growth. He directs Stratfor's interdepartmental, and collaborative efforts in the development of human capital, international open source collection, technological and intellectual research, and Stratfor's intelligence analysis.
Reva Bhalla is a leading global strategic analyst who keeps her finger on the pulse of emerging trends across the world. Ms. Bhalla leads Stratfor's team of analysts and plays an integral role in applying a forward-looking, strategic lens to Stratfor's coverage of global events. She is also a prominent speaker, regularly addressing executives and investors at events across the world in a variety of industries, including energy, finance, commercial real estate and agriculture.
Fred Burton is one of the world's foremost authorities on security and terrorism. He oversees Stratfor's analysis of global security developments and consults with clients on security-related issues affecting their business assets or personal safety. He also guides Stratfor's extensive coverage of the security environment in Mexico and closely monitors Mexican drug cartels, their areas of influence and their drug trafficking routes. Before joining Stratfor, Burton was a counterterrorism agent with the U.S. State Department from 1985 to 1999.
Scott Stewart supervises Stratfor's analysis of terrorism and security issues. Before joining Stratfor, he was a special agent with the U.S. State Department for 10 years and was involved in hundreds of terrorism investigations.
Rodger Baker leads Stratfor's analysis of Asia Pacific and South Asia and guides the company's forecasting process. A Stratfor analyst since 1997, he has played a pivotal role in developing and refining the company's analytical process, internal training programs and geopolitical framework.
As Vice President of International Operations, Mark Schroeder guides Stratfor's high-level international relationships in government, business and media. Mr. Schroeder leads Stratfor's proprietary intelligence collection and source development priorities across seven global regions in support of our multiple lines of business.
John Minnich analyzes political, economic and security trends in East Asia, with a recent focus on political reform and development in China and Japan, China's energy industry as well as maritime tensions in the South and East China Seas.
Mr. Minnich graduated from Cornell University and spent two years living in China, during which time he studied history and politics at Sichuan University in Chengdu. He is currently pursuing a masters degree in International Relations at the University of Chicago. He is fluent in Mandarin.
Adriano Bosoni is a Europe analyst at Stratfor, where his work focuses on political, social and economic issues pertaining to the European Union and the eurozone.
Mr. Bosoni holds a journalism degree from The Universidad del Salvador in Argentina as well as a master's degree in international relations from The Universita di Bologna in Italy. He is also a former Fulbright scholar. Mr. Bosoni is a native of Argentina, where he worked as a journalist, editor and university professor prior to joining Stratfor.
Mark Fleming-Williams follows political economies, trade and financial trends around the world for Stratfor. He joined the company with more than a decade of experience working in the financial sector in the City of London.
Lauren Goodrich is a senior Eurasia analyst and Soviet Union specialist. Her key areas of expertise are politics, business, economics and security in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Ms. Goodrich lived in Russia during the Yeltsin-Putin transition and taught at Tomsk Polytechnic University. She holds degrees from both the Tomsk Polytechnic University and the University of Texas at Austin in Russian language; Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian studies; Slavic literature and religious studies.
Eugene Chausovsky focuses on political, economic and security issues pertaining to Europe and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Chausovsky holds a degree in international relations from the University of Texas at Austin. He was previously a researcher at the university, concentrating on demographic trends and their impact on the political and electoral systems of Russia.
Mr. Chausovsky was born in Moscow and is a fluent Russian speaker. He lived in Ukraine, Austria and Italy before moving to the United States.
As the lead analyst on Mexico's security issues, Tristan Reed focuses on the broad geographic trends of organized crime and tactical movements of individual criminal groups. He is an expert on Mexico's criminal cartels and the ways they impact security throughout Mexico and neighboring countries. He also assists in the analysis of security-related topics around the world, including jihadist and criminal trends in Pakistan and political violence in Afghanistan.
Paul Floyd tracks and monitors a wide range of strategic and tactical issues concerning military forces around the world.
Mr. Floyd spent more than seven years in the U.S. Army's 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, before joining Stratfor. Among other leadership positions, he led an Afghan Special Operations squad on 35 missions. He was deployed eight times during his Army career — four times to Iraq and four times to Afghanistan. Mr. Floyd holds a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin.
Rebecca Keller focuses on areas where science and technology intersect with geopolitics. This diverse area of responsibility includes changes in agricultural technology and water supplies that affect global food supplies, nanotechnology and other developments.
Matthew Bey is an energy and technology analyst for Stratfor, where he monitors and tracks a wide range of global issues and trends. In particular, he focuses on energy developments in Africa their impact on the geopolitical constraints of African countries. Mr. Bey has worked on numerous projects, including assessments and forecasts of the global effects of expanding shale gas production, China’s demand for and consumption of iron ore and steel, and the prospects for increased U.S. energy independence.
Omar Lamrani focuses on air power, naval strategy, technology, logistics and military doctrine for a number of regions, including the Middle East and Asia. He studied international relations at Clark University and holds a master's degree from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, where his thesis centered on Chinese military doctrine and the balance of power in the western Pacific.
Sim Tack is a military analyst at Stratfor, tracking and analyzing military developments on both a tactical and strategic level across regions globally. As part of this, he has worked on projects relating to global arms procurement, development of the Russian military, as well as building tactical insight in specific conflicts such as the war in Eastern Ukraine, Israeli operations in Gaza, coalition operations against the Islamic state and Libya's civil war.
Thomas Vien is an East Asia analyst a Stratfor, where he has written on topics ranging from China's anti-corruption campaign to Japanese intelligence reforms, among other topics. Prior to joining Stratfor, he worked as a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Mr. Vien is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's in international affairs from Texas A&M University.
Reggie Thompson focuses on political and security developments in Latin American and the Caribbean at Stratfor. He studied political science and communication at Trinity University and holds a master's degree in international affairs from Texas A&M University. Mr. Thompson is a native speaker of Spanish and English. He has lived and worked in Honduras and the United States.