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.
Reva Goujon is a leading global strategic analyst who keeps her finger on the pulse of emerging trends across the world. Ms. Goujon 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 the firm's coverage of situations involving terrorism, hostages and hijackings, and plane crashes. Before joining Stratfor, Mr. Burton was a counterterrorism agent with the U.S. State Department from 1985 to 1999.
During his 14-year career, Mr. Burton was involved in many high-profile investigations including:
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. His areas of focus include political reform and development in China and Japan, China's energy industry, and maritime tensions in the South and East China seas.
Mr. Minnich graduated from Cornell University and spent two years living in China, where he studied history and politics at Sichuan University in Chengdu. He is currently pursuing a master's in international relations at the University of Chicago. He is fluent in Mandarin.
As Stratfor's Senior Europe Analyst, Adriano Bosoni 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.
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 the former Soviet Union, Europe and Latin America. He was previously a researcher at the University of Texas, where he focused on Russian demographic trends and their impact on the country's political and electoral systems. He also holds a degree in international relations from the same university.
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 their impact on 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 geopolitics intersects with science and technology. Her areas of interest include biotechnology, water scarcity, energy storage and renewable energy technologies, agricultural trends and epidemiology, among other things. Dr. Keller holds a doctorate in organic chemistry from Colorado State University and a bachelor's in biochemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining Stratfor, she conducted a year of postdoctoral research in chemical biology at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Matthew Bey is an energy and technology analyst for Stratfor, where he monitors a variety of global issues and trends. In particular, he focuses on energy and political developments in OPEC member states and the consequences of such developments on oil producers and the international oil market. Mr. Bey's work includes studies on the global impact of rising U.S. energy production, the recent fall in oil prices, Russia's political influence on Europe through energy, and long-term trends in energy and manufacturing.
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 director of intelligence collection management 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.
Emily Hawthorne is a Middle East and North Africa analyst at Stratfor. She monitors political, business and security developments across the region, with a special focus on North Africa and Gulf Cooperation Council member states. Prior to working at Stratfor, Ms. Hawthorne worked as the regional director for a U.S. media company in Dubai.
Thomas Vien is an East Asia analyst at Stratfor, where he has written on everything from China's anti-corruption campaign to Japanese intelligence reforms. 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 is a Latin America analyst at Stratfor, where he focuses on political and security developments in the region. He studied political science and communications at Trinity University and holds a master's in international affairs from Texas A&M University. Mr. Thompson is a native Spanish speaker and has lived and worked in Honduras.
Stephen Rakowski is a Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst at Stratfor, where he monitors political, security and economic trends unfolding across the continent. Mr. Rakowski holds a master's in government with a focus on diplomacy and conflict studies from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel. He also holds a bachelor's in international relations from Franklin University Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland. In addition to his studies, Mr. Rakowski has traveled and lived throughout Madagascar, Morocco and Kyrgyzstan.