President & Founder
James Sisco (U.S. Navy, Retired) is the founder and President of ENODO Global. He draws upon a distinguished 23-year military career in U.S. Marine Corps special operations and Naval Intelligence to lead and manage ENODO. He brings to this company 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 Presidential 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 authority on Afghanistan, 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 chosen and successfully established 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 also co-authored “Left of Bang” with Lieutenant General Flynn, U.S. Army, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and is recognized within the intelligence community as a leader in Socio-cultural analysis.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Chief Data Scientist
Joseph Gochal is ENODO Global’s Chief Data Scientist. Joe joins ENODO after 15 years at New York University and the U.S. Intelligence Community where he developed data-driven solutions for national security activities. Joe designed and integrated machine learning tools, social network analysis, Bayesian statistics, Monte Carlo methods, econometric techniques, and decision theory models to support operations across the globe. He is an expert incorporating quantitative data with qualitative expertise to rigorously forecast, assess, and mitigate emerging risks in support of complex diplomatic and military operations in dynamic security environments.
Joe’s blended approach of combining “hard” numbers with “soft” knowledge is particularly useful when addressing novel threats to critical economic, infrastructure, and transportation networks. Joe’s broad analytical acumen and leadership skills are the result of managing programs in Africa and Middle East. His cross-functional experience provides a strong background in leading multi-disciplinary teams comprised of operational, technical, and subject matter experts.
Joe earned a B.A. from Rutgers University with a major in Political Science and a M.A. in Politics with a focus on Quantitative Methods from New York University.
Communications & Public
Mr. Hani Ukayli is a communications strategist with a proven record of improving perception for global corporations and government ministries, particularly in the GCC. He has experience developing social and organizational transformation programs. Hani worked with Hill & Knowlton, Royal Dutch Shell, The World Bank, and the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to improve their public perception and approval ratings. During his time at the World Bank he developed programs that increased public acceptance for new social and economic reforms through targeted communications and cultural change programs. He also designed and implemented targeted public affairs programs to increase public acceptance of atomic energy programs.
Hani is a dual national, fluent in Arabic and English. He holds a degree in Organization and Behavior Science and Economics from George Washington University and serves as ENODO’s communication and public affairs strategist.
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.
Patrick Brennan is ENODO Global’s Oil & Gas Business Development Specialist. He is an intelligence professional with more than 20 years of experience in the field and has held business development positions in the oil and gas field, vessel operations, maritime security, and international risk mitigation.Prior to joining ENODO, he conducted business development for a U.S. security company working in West and sub-Saharan Africa and assisted oil and gas firms operating in the region. Before transitioning his career toward business development, he was a maritime agent and port captain for several international oil and gas companies. As the primary liquid natural gas (LNG) shipper representative at Cove Point LNG, he managed more than 200 port calls.
Earlier in his career, Patrick served as an intelligence officer for the U.S. Treasury Department where he supported counterterrorism investigations and worked as an analyst on national security matters. Patrick started his professional career serving in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve as an intelligence specialist. Patrick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and minor in law from the University of Baltimore. He also has extensive U.S. government training in the intelligence and counterterrorism fields.