Using Social Listening
Customized tools to Uncover Population Sentiment and Identify Potential Threats: Data Analytics, Social Media Exploitation, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing
To Uncover Social Risk
Population-based Threats to Businesses, Governments, and Other Organizations: Protests, Litigation, Online Movements, Negative Sentiments, Ousted Elites, Scandals, PR Crises, Violence
For Maximum Social Impact
Lasting Change to Manage and All Prevent Future Threats: Mitigate Risk, Safeguard Reputation, Increase and Improve Safety, Profits, and Efficiency, Manage Crises
Get to Know Us
Leveraging decades of experience and expertise in international development, international business, real-world military operations, and social science competencies.
The ENODO Team
James R. Sisco | Founder & CEO
James R. Sisco is the Founder and CEO of ENODO Global. Jim draws upon an extensive military career in US Marine Corps special operations and Naval Intelligence to lead ENODO. He brings to ENODO a unique understanding of risk analysis and a wealth of knowledge and experience in leadership, management, intelligence analysis, strategy development, and counterinsurgency warfare, developed through military operations across the globe where he immersed himself in diverse cultures.
Career highlights include serving as Military Liaison to the Afghan President, supporting the US Director of Intelligence as an authority on Afghanistan, and establishing the US Navy’s Irregular Warfare Office. Jim earned a BA in Political Science and Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MS in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University. Jim has been published in numerous professional journals and co-authored Left of Bang: The Value of Sociocultural Analysis in Today’s Environment.
Robert Smith | Chief Operating Officer
Robert Smith (Lieutenant Colonel US Army, Retired) draws upon a distinguished military and civilian career to bring ENODO experience in leadership, data analytics, contract negotiation, strategy, and international business development.
Bob understands population-centric risk through his work around the globe, in Korea, Germany, the Middle East, West Africa, Russia, Kazakstan, Armenia and others, on varied projects including: combat assignments, a position as Raytheon Chief Scientist, DynCorp leadership, business development for global FEMA, LOGCAP, DOS, DOD and AFRICAP, a joint venture to run the DOE Nevada Nuclear Test Site, and engineering/ mining.
Bob earned a BS in Engineering from West Point and was designated for the USMA Medical School program at Emory. Bob obtained an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MS in Operations Research/ Systems Analysis from the Air Force Institute of Technology. In 2001 Bob obtained an MA from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Dr. Aswin Subanthore | Director of Analysis & VP (South Asia)
Dr. Aswin Subanthore is ENODO’s Vice President (South Asia) and Director of Analysis. Aswin brings over 15 years of research and data analysis experience from his tenure in academia and leads ENODO’s analytical efforts. During his stint in academia, Aswin published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, taught at U.S. universities, and presented in renowned conferences. Aswin’s business development portfolio in ENODO includes expanding ENODO in South Asia, presently he is engaging key stakeholders to solve India’s numerous Social Risk problems. As the lead for ENODO’s training, Aswin oversees ENODO’s Social Training course and provides support to ENODO’s Executive Seminar Series.
Aswin holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Geography, an M.S. in Geography, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering, all from Oklahoma State University. Before leaving for the States from India, he earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras in Chennai, India.
Robert (Bob) Ludke | Senior Consultant
Mr. Robert (Bob) Ludke joins ENODO to provide strategic consultation across different topics and industries. Throughout his career, Bob has advised policymakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, taught at the U.S. International University in Nairobi, Kenya, provided counsel on strategy, reputation management, and public affairs to the largest companies in the world, and led numerous crisis engagements and reputation building campaigns. He has developed an expertise in assisting organizations on CSR, sustainability, and environment, social, and governance (ESG) practices to bolster their brand, safeguard their reputations, and drive business results.
Bob’s work includes: creating a beta version of a first of its kind index to rank S&P 500 companies on their business strategy, external engagements, and culture; Developing an ESG investment framework for a global asset manager with $270B AUM; and Developing an assessment methodology to determine the sustainability criteria for infrastructure projects. Moreover, he has worked on a series of mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on leading the communications and public affairs strategies for foreign transactions requiring a national security review by the U.S. government, including the largest outbound investment in the history of China.
He is the author of Transformative Markets, a book about the role of markets in fostering a more sustainable and prosperous society (published in April through the Creator Institute of Georgetown University)
Felipe Elias | VP LATAM Operations
Felipe Elias is a corporate strategist who served as Director of Latin American Affairs for several multinational corporations across various industries. He brings almost 30 years of experience in corporate relations and strategy as well as specific focus in finance and risk analysis for private and public sector clients.
Felipe comes from a diplomatic background and has lived and traveled in many countries around the world. He has immersed himself in the culture and traditions of these countries, studied behavioral aspects of their populations, and learned how to establish relationships and create human connections to effectively participate in community life throughout these regions.
Felipe holds a BS in Electronics Engineering and Information Technology, an MA in Cryptography and Network Security and an MBA in Finance. He currently resides in Canada and is licensed by the Ontario Securities Commission and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
Drew O'Sullivan | Project Lead and Analyst
Drew O’Sullivan joins ENODO Global as a project lead and analyst. Drew is proficient in research & development and project management, drawing on his previous experience as a paralegal in two private law firms, where he developed extensive skills in case supervision, client negotiation, and investigation of legal precedent. Drew earned a B.A. from the University of Miami in Political Science with a focus on socio-political relations in the Middle East.
Drew received recognition from several national organizations for academic achievement during his undergraduate career. He also held multiple leadership positions in various student organizations, earning both individual honors and aggregative awards. Drew has a passion for volunteerism and has worked with charitable organizations in a range of capacities, including the organization of a multi-thousand-dollar fundraiser for the differently-abled and providing aid to underprivileged communities in Miami and Virginia.
The ENODO Advisory Board
Mary Andrade | Board Member
Mary Andrade currently serves as the CEO of Ultimate Risk Services. Previously, Mary held positions at Ashoka Foundation, NextEra Energy and G4S where she implemented risk compliance as a member of the Divisional Risk Committee and Board Member in 11 countries.
Mary has extensive experience in risk analysis/mitigation as well as in corporate, tax, and labor laws, and accounting. Mary worked with the Big Four in international markets, specializing in oil and mining in South America. She also managed complex financial reviews in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. She also has experience running and implementing multi-lateral loans with the IADB and in Global M&A.
Mary earned a BA in Inter-American Studies, Political Science and Economics from University of the Pacific–Elbert Covell College and a Global MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has won awards from Harvard, MIT, KPMG, Thunderbird University, US Government, Wharton, and is a frequent presenter to industry groups.
James D. Filpi | Board Member
James D. Filpi is a Senior Counsel with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in the Office of the General Counsel of the US Department of Commerce, where he assists commercial leaders all over the world in developing legal infrastructure. Mr. Filpi has worked in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, as well as Central and South America.
Prior to joining CLDP, Mr. Filpi practiced law with the International Competition Group of the DC office of the law firm Goodwin Procter, LLP, where he advised clients regarding commercial transactions and federal administrative procedures. Mr. Filpi received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Filpi is a member of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and served as Co-Chair of the Middle East Committee. Mr. Filpi is also a member of the Maryland Bar Association Section of Business Law and the DC Bar Association Section of International Law.
Norman Hayes | Board Member
Norman Hayes (Rear Admiral, United States Navy, Retired) is currently serving as Professor for the Master’s degree Cybersecurity Studies program, College of Professional Studies, George Washington University and is CEO of Deep Futures Consulting, LLC.
As a former Executive Vice President of Cybersecurity and Intelligence for two Alexandria, VA based companies, Mr. Hayes exercised broad authorities for contract management, business development, software development and growth strategies. He also served for three years as President, Naval Intelligence Professionals Charitable Foundation. As an Admiral he served as Director of Intelligence, United States European Command, and as the Director of the National Security Operations Center at the National Security Agency. Other career highlights include: Commanding Officer, Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center; Director of Intelligence, Combined Forces Command – Afghanistan; Executive Assistant to Director of Naval Intelligence, and Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Commander Seventh Fleet.
J. T. Swick | Board Member
J.T. Swick II MD is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Penn State University. J.T. earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the West Virginia Institute of Technology. He then served as a warfare analyst with the Department of Navy. Some of his projects included United Nations sanctions verification, targeting analysis and complex network analysis in support of multiple peacetime and combat operations.
J.T. later earned his MD from Virginia Commonwealth University and was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He served 13 years of combined service in the US Air Force and Air National Guard. His military experience includes missions in Central America, deployments to the Middle East as a Critical Care Air Transport Team physician in support of contingency operations, and assignments with Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).
J.T. is currently a flight surgeon in the Air National Guard and a student at the US Air Force–Air University.
Montgomery McFate | Board Member
Dr. Montgomery ‘Mitzy’ McFate is a professor at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Formerly, she was the Senior Social Scientist for the US Army’s Human Terrain System, which she helped develop from a ‘good idea’ to a $150 million dollar-a-year Army program. She has held positions at a variety of think tanks, including RAND and the Institute for Defense Analyses. She was an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow at the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research, where she was awarded a Distinguished Public Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy. She has served on the Army Science Board and the Defense Science Board, and was an instructor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Dr. McFate received a BA from UC Berkeley, a PhD in Anthropology from Yale, and a JD from Harvard Law School. She is the editor of Social Science Goes to War (Oxford University Press, 2015) and author of Military Anthropology (Oxford University Press, 2018). She was a key contributor to US Army Field Manual 3-24, Counterinsurgency, and has published in such journals as Journal of Conflict Studies, Military Review and Joint Forces Quarterly.
Douglas A. Smith | Board Member
Douglas Smith has spent the last 25 years serving at the highest levels of government in national security and the private sector and is a serial entrepreneur having helped start numerous companies. Doug is currently a Managing Director for Kent Strategies, a strategic consulting firm, where he leads the firm’s engagements with national security work, private equity and international governments.
Smith brings over 25 years of global experience in government relations, business development, communications, coalition building, public policy, and creating and managing public-private partnerships among Federal, State and local governments, and private industry. He has managed large-scale special projects and initiatives both within and outside of government.
Douglas is a graduate of Beloit College where he received a BA in International Relations and Asian Studies. While at Beloit, he also earned a degree from the School for International Training in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
James B. Smith | Board Member
Jim Smith’s career spans senior executive positions in the military, education, diplomacy, and international business. Mr. Smith is a former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, where he supported American business and education. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Smith headed a military airplane manufacturing facility and held senior management positions at two major multinational companies.
A retired Air Force Brigadier General, he was an F-15 fighter pilot and flew combat missions in Operation Desert Storm and served across the globe. He commanded the 18th Fighter Wing in Japan, the largest combat wing in the US Air Force and was later exercise director for Millennium Challenge, the most complex transformation experiment in US military history.
Mr. Smith holds a BS from the US Air Force Academy and an MA from Indiana University. He is also graduate of the National War College, where he later became Air Force Chair and Professor of National Security Strategy. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Southern New Hampshire University, where he established the College of Engineering, Technology & Aeronautics, Daniel Webster College and the University of Maryland University College.
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