James R. Sisco
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
James R. Sisco is the founder of ENODO Global. He draws upon a distinguished 23-year military career in U.S. Marine Corps special operations and Naval Intelligence to lead ENODO. He brings to ENODO a wealth of knowledge and experience in leadership, management, intelligence analysis, national level strategy and policy development, counter-insurgency, and unconventional warfare.
Jim developed a comprehensive understanding of risk analysis and population-centric engagement through diverse assignments around the world. He immersed himself in foreign cultures to develop in-depth knowledge through practical experience. His career spans from leading Marine Reconnaissance missions in Operation DESERT STORM to serving as the Military Liaison to Afghanistan President Karzai, where he developed, coordinated and executed U.S., coalition, and Presidential Protective Service support for Afghan regional engagement tours for President Karzai, his staff, delegates, and distinguished visitors.
Career highlights include: supporting the U.S. Director of National Intelligence as an Afghanistan authority, leading training missions in Africa while assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, and co-authoring the “Navy Counter-Terrorism Optimization Report” while assigned to the Navy’s premier strategic studies group “Deep Blue.” As a result, he was selected to establish the U.S. Navy’s Irregular Warfare Office.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (’95) and a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University (’05), He is recognized within the intelligence community as a leader in Socio-cultural analysis and has been published in numerous articles and professional journals on a wide range of topics.
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Smith (Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army, Retired) draws upon a distinguished 20-year military and 19-year civilian career. He brings to ENODO experience in leadership, analytical expertise, contract negotiation, national level strategy and International level business development experience.
Bob understands population-centric engagement through practical experience in assignments around the globe. His career includes: military service in Korea, Ft Bragg, Germany and combat assignments in Operation JUST CAUSE and DESERT STORM; upon retirement he provided analytical support as Raytheon Chief Scientist to both JWAC and JPO-STC at Dahlgren, VA leading a diverse contractor/government team that won the 2002 DOD Logistics analytical tool of the year; balanced DynCorp leadership responsibilities with business development for global FEMA, LOGCAP, DOS Weapons Removal and Abatement, DOD War Reserve Materiel and AFRICAP contract wins; COO experience with a German firm serving as a prime sub to KBR in Iraq and NATO in Afghanistan; and General Manager for diverse contracts with DOS – Civilian Police, DOD Worldwide Environmental Remediation, DOD Biological Threat Reduction in Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia; a joint venture to run the DOE Nevada Nuclear Test Site; the DEA Asset Forfeiture Program; and establishing an engineering and construction company in West Africa to develop the first viable commercial gold mine.
Bob earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point (75) and was designated for the initial USMA Medical School program at Emory in Atlanta. Bob obtained a Master’s in Business Administration with Distinction from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (82) and then was selected to attend the Air Force Institute of Technology for a Master of Science in Operations Research/Systems Analysis (84). He developed analytical computer war games and set up an analytical cell at Ft Leavenworth and HQ US Special Operations Command at MacDill AFB, FL. In 2001 he obtained a Masters in Program Management from Keller Graduate School of Management and was also certified as a Project Management Professional.
Partner & CFO
Bryan Bloom is ENODO Global’s Chief Financial Officer. Bryan joins ENODO from Barclays’ Investment Banking Division where he conducted leveraged-buyout and refinancing analyses for sponsor-targeted companies. He performed due diligence on acquisition targets to identify critical business and financial risks and create mitigants across multiple industries. Prior to Barclays, he was a Managing Consultant with IBM Global Business Services. At IBM, Bryan delivered supply chain management process improvements and acquisitions for various public sector clients.
Bryan’s passion to promote private sector driven economic development and support stability operations in underdeveloped countries was realized while assigned to Task Force for Business (TFB) in Afghanistan. At TFB, Bryan created a leveraged, multi-sector $30MM private equity fund; structured deal-specific investments; and facilitated corporate, academic, and nongovernmental organization partnerships to create jobs and develop human capital. He advised seven local start-up companies on business operations, marketing strategies, and product development resulting in more than a 100% increase in revenue and the creation of new jobs.
Bryan earned a B.A. from Colgate University with a double major in Economics and Political Science with a focus on economic development in third world countries. He earned an MBA from The Wharton School with concentrations in Finance and Management.
Vice President, Latin America Operations
Luis Soto comes to ENODO Global after 28 years of a highly-distinguished career with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). He brings high quality performance and professionalism distinguished by several honor awards, including The FSN of the Year, USAID’s most prestigious award for a local employee in the Latin America and Caribbean Region.
Luis combines more than 20 years of project management, financial management, and operations experience at USAID. As a Project Manager, for the last 10 years he had accountability for the design, implementation, financial forecasting, performance monitoring, and evaluation of multi-million dollar projects in the areas of anti-corruption, democracy and governance, crime prevention, youth at risk, and basic education. He routinely represented USAID/Dominican Republic in multiple high level technical, donors, and inter-agency committees and working groups. Luis led USAID engagement in multiple successful partnerships and joint interventions with international banks, donors, private sector, government officials, and other US federal agencies.
Luis is highly experienced building alliances and productive government-civil society engagement to improve public service delivery. He was selected to represent USAID as a National Judge at the National Quality Award of the Dominican Republic. Luis also brings demonstrated expertise writing and evaluating proposals and budgets for new project development, and working in multi-cultural and diverse environment.
Luis earned a Master’s in Public Administration from Ecole Nationale d’Administration (l’ena), and a Master’s in Corporate Finance from the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo. He also has a BS in Accounting, and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Social Media Engagement
Ms. Haley Allen joins ENODO as a analyst with significant experience, including both on-the-ground fieldwork and extensive academic work in comparative politics, political systems, political discourse, human rights, social movements, and societal polarization in Latin America and other developing nations. Haley spent significant time with ENODO Global, first as a research assistant and later as a part-time analyst, while she was earning a B.A. from Colgate University with Honors in Political Science and Highest Honors in Latin American Studies.
Haley has been recognized for academic achievement by national organizations and has won a number of awards, including the Organization of American States’ Award for Excellence in Latin American Studies, the U.S. State Department’s Gilman Scholarship, and a Fellowship in Public Affairs with the Lampert Institute for Civic and Global Affairs. Haley has also been published in various magazines and professional journals on a wide range of topics.
Director of Analysis
Dr. Aswin Subanthore is ENODO Global’s Director of Analysis (South Asia). Aswin is a cultural geographer, geospatial strategist and South Asian subject matter expert. Aswin is fluent in five different Indian languages and fully conversant in the nuances of South Asian customs and traditions that he actively engages in his geographical analysis. He has industry as well as academic experience in using qualitative and quantitative data to create GIS-driven mapping solutions.
In addition to his role in ENODO, Aswin is an adjunct professor of geography with over 10 years of research and teaching experience across multiple American universities. Aswin holds a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras (India), a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management as well as a master’s degree in geography, both from Oklahoma State University. He has presented in numerous national and international conferences as well as participated in National Science Foundation research to study the geopolitical aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
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