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Jonathan Desjardins

Jonathan Desjardins joined Beacon Global Strategies in March 2016. Prior to his role as Executive Director of Beacon, Mr. Desjardins served in a number of positions at AdvantEdge Workspaces, including the role of Director of Sales and Marketing, leading several rounds of expansion and the development of new verticals. As Operations Manager at AdvantEdge, Mr. … Continued

Jake Dow

Jake Dow Joined Beacon Global Strategies in August 2020 Prior to joining BGS, Mr. Dow worked as a research assistant for Dr. Colin Kahl, Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Mr. Dow was also a Summer Fellow at National Security Action, covering issues including cyber strategy, anticorruption policy, and congressional war … Continued

Eric Edelman

Eric Edelman serves as a Member of the Beacon Global Strategies Advisory Board. Ambassador Eric S. Edelman retired as a Career Minister from the U.S. Foreign Service on May 1, 2009. He is currently Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and Hertog Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the Philip Merrill Center … Continued

Nadine Eloseily

Nadine Eloseily Joined Beacon Global Strategies in October 2020 Prior to joining BGS, Ms. Eloseily worked with The World Bank Group on the “2020 Doing Business Project” as a Short-Term Consultant. She previously spent time working at the Egyptian Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation, where she prepared industry research briefs, formal presentations, and talking … Continued

Kaitlyn Garman

Kaitlyn Garman joined Beacon Global Strategies LLC in March 2017. Prior to joining BGS, Ms. Garman worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Confidential Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and his Chief of Staff. For both roles, she prepared and presented daily briefing materials, and provided research in support of implementing the … Continued

Joshua Grelle

Joshua Grelle joined Beacon Global Strategies LLC as a Business Development Analyst in April 2017. Prior to joining Beacon, Mr. Grelle worked as a Government Affairs Analyst at Alcoa. There, Mr. Grelle supported worldwide government affairs and sustainability efforts and work related to the 2016 separation of Alcoa into two separately traded companies. Previously, as … Continued

Andrew Hire

Andrew Hire joined BGS in June 2018 Andrew Hire has previously served as Chief of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) Branch in the National Security Division of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  The duties of this Senior Executive Service position included: evaluating the efficacy of the $70+ billion … Continued

Jamil Jaffer

Jamil N. Jaffer is an Advisor to the firm. Mr. Jaffer currently serves as Vice President for Strategy & Business Development at IronNet Cybersecurity, a startup technology firm founded by former National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Keith Alexander (ret.) and former National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Director Matt Olsen.  Mr. Jaffer also serves as the … Continued

Sec. Deborah Lee James

Through January 2017, Secretary James served as the 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force with responsibility for 660,000 military and civilian personnel and a budget of nearly $140 billion. Secretary James has deep expertise in strategic planning, risk management, public policy, cyber security, logistics and innovation. As the Secretary of the Air Force … Continued

Cedric Kenney

Cedric Joined Beacon Global Strategies in January 2020 Prior to joining Beacon, Mr. Kenney was a research assistant at the RAND Corporation, where he supported State Department sanctions efforts and analyzed trends in emerging technology, force structures, and defense budgets. He was previously an intern in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the State … Continued