Aboutthe
Soufan Group

Team

ALI SOUFAN
CHAIRMAN & CEO

Ali Soufan is the Chief Executive Officer of The Soufan Group. Mr. Soufan is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent who investigated and supervised highly sensitive and complex international terrorism cases, including the East Africa Embassy Bombings, the attack on the USS Cole, and the events surrounding 9/11.

MICHAEL G MASTERS
OF COUNSEL

Mr. Masters is the former Executive Director of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Cook County, Illinois. He previously served as the Chief of Staff for the Chicago Police Department, helping to direct the policy, operations and strategy of the second largest local law enforcement agency in the United States.

STEPHEN WHITE
VICE PRESIDENT FOR EUROPE

Mr. White served for 26 years as a senior UK police officer and for five years as a Special Adviser to the European Union’s Secretary General and as the Head of Mission for the EU’s Integrated Rule of Law Mission for Iraq.

SUSAN SIM
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ASIA

Ms. Sim is a former intelligence analyst and foreign correspondent and has been Singapore’s Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington, D.C. She also serves as a Consultant with the Home Team Academy of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore and is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

RICHARD BARRETT
SENIOR ADVISOR

Mr. Barrett worked for 9 years at the United Nations on counterterrorism. Before that he spent more than 25 years with the British government working in the Security Service, the Foreign Office, and the Secret Intelligence Service.

Raymond S Mey
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER

Raymond Mey is a Senior Program Manager of TSG. He is an internationally recognized law enforcement and security professional with extensive experience in counterterrorism investigations, major event security, crisis management and hostage rescue.

MIREILLE FRANCHI
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Mireille Franchi is an Executive Assistant at The Soufan Group, New York. Originally from Lebanon, Ms. Franchi is fluent in English, French, Arabic and Italian

MARTIN REARDON
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Mr. Reardon is a 21-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His last position at the FBI, prior to joining TSG, was as Chief of the 24/7 Terrorist Screening Operations Center, overseeing the worldwide management of encounters with known and suspected terrorists.

JEFFREY RINGEL
DIRECTOR

Jeffrey Ringel is a 21-year veteran of the FBI. He spent 15 years at the New York Field Office of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, rising to the rank of Coordinating Supervisory Special Agent and supervising a host of terrorism investigations involving al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.

JOHN WADDELL
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

John Waddell is an honorably retired U.S. Marine. Since 2006, he has resided full-time in Qatar and worked in projects involving critical infrastructure security evaluations, national-level risk management and security related training. Mr. Waddell is an ASIS CPP.

MOLLIE SALTSKOG
Intelligence Analyst

Mollie Saltskog is an Intelligence Analyst at The Soufan Group. She has global experience in international security, specifically on issues related to terrorism, geopolitics, and foreign policy. At The Soufan Group, Ms. Saltskog works on providing research and analysis on special projects relating to security matters around the globe, ranging from conflict analysis to geopolitics and counterterrorism.

AHMAD KHALIL
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Ahmad Khalil is the Financial Controller for The Soufan Group and is responsible for all the financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations. Mr. Khalil holds a BBA from the University of Toledo and a Master of Science in Accounting from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mr. Khalil has over ten years in business and financial management experience.

Anita Waddell
ASSOCIATE

Anita Waddell serves as the Executive Associate seconded to Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS). Prior to joining TSG, Anita spent 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).