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Zey Akalin

Managing Associate, International Development Economics

Involved in international development since 2005, Ms. Akalin specializes in development economics and policy. Since joining the firm she has managed and supported five USAID projects and three World Bank projects, honing her technical skills in economic impact evaluation, economic analysis of trade...

Oktay Akkus

Principal Economist

Oktay Akkus analyzes the economic impact of price-fixing, monopolization, and other anticompetitive behavior in industries as diverse as consumer electronics and transportation. His experience includes building predictive models, conducting simulations, and performing cost-benefit analyses. Dr....

Rachid Benjelloun

Vice President, Trade & Logistics

Since his first assignment at Nathan Associates criss-crossing Africa, Mr. Benjelloun has worked passionately to build developing countries' capacity for trade. He now oversees operational, technical, and strategic aspects of the firm’s diverse, expanding trade and logistics business.Mr. Benjelloun...

Mike Blakeley

Managing Director, Enterprise & Industry Development

Michael Blakeley is a former exporter and business owner who applies his hands-on experience to design, manage and implement economic development programs. With 20 years of experience in emerging markets, Mr. Blakeley is an expert in developing strategies for industry and enterprises to optimize...

Bruce Bolnick

Principal Consultant, International Group

A development economist with more than 35 years of experience as a professor, technical adviser, project manager, and international consultant, Dr. Bruce Bolnick joined Nathan Associates in 2003 as Chief Economist for the International Group. At Nathan, he has served as Chief of Party for the first...

D. Scott Bosworth

Principal Economist

Mr. Bosworth has over a decade of experience in economic instruction, research, and expert analysis, consulting, and testimony. He has provided expert analysis, opinions, and testimony in state and federal courts. His practice encompasses multiple areas of economic analysis and litigation,...

Paul D. Bourquin

Managing Economist

Mr. Bourquin, an economist and survey researcher, joined Nathan Associates in 1982. He designs and implements surveys for private clients. For clients involved in litigation or regulatory matters, Mr. Bourquin has conducted web-based and telephone surveys of various populations, such as satellite...

Timothy Buehrer

Chief of Party, ASEAN Connectivity Through Trade and Investment Project

An economist and lawyer, Dr. Buehrer has advised governments on reforming economic and trade policy, working in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, Micronesia, and the Middle East. His record for directing complex policy-reform initiatives has earned him recognition at the U.S. Agency for...

Usha Chaudhary

Board Member

Usha Chaudhary, who joined Nathan’s board in 2014, has extensive senior executive experience with for-profit (public and private) and nonprofit organizations. She possesses expertise in several disciplines, including finance, strategy, operations, and risk management in the financial services, news...

Susan B. Chodakewitz

Chief Executive Officer

Susan Chodakewitz is a dynamic and client-focused executive whose expertise spans a full range of business services in the public and private sectors. She has a record of accomplishment in aviation, information technology, infrastructure and international relations. Ms. Chodakewitz is well known...

Katherine K. Clark

Board Member

Katherine Clark began her career managing a mainframe network at Blue Cross/Blue Shield and developing software to improve its performance. She and a colleague then negotiated a deal for intellectual property rights to the software, and Ms. Clark founded Landmark Systems Corporation in 1983,...

Bret C. Cohen

Vice President and General Counsel

Bret C. Cohen is Vice President and General Counsel at Nathan. Mr. Cohen is regarded for his ability to identify and implement practical business solutions for operational, strategic, and legal challenges.  He utilizes all aspects of his technical and diverse corporate background to help internal...

Niall Condon

Consultant, Nathan Associates London Ltd

Niall Condon is a consultant with experience in private sector development, trade and investment policy analysis, and business environment reform. Since joining Nathan Associates in 2012, Niall has advised the Government of Mauritius on the development of a new Africa-focused trade and investment...

Michael J. Connor

Board Member

Michael J. Connor, who joined Nathan’s Board of Directors in February 2016, is Principal of Tower Hill Advisors, a management consulting firm for the media, financial services, and financial information/technology industries.  Prior to this, Mr. Connor was chief executive officer of Gimme Credit...

Robert Damuth

Principal Consultant

Mr. Damuth's expertise lies in helping people understand the economic impacts of change. He helps clients see how a change in legislation, regulation, or general economic conditions affects production, employment, wages, and tax revenues directly and indirectly. A change in the demand for the...

Rafael Enríquez

Vice President, Project Finance

A transport economist with more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Enríquez has a wide range of technical expertise—project finance, privatization, financial analysis, strategic planning, policymaking, economic regulation and regulatory frameworks, project development and structuring, mergers and...

Carlos Espíndola

Managing Associate

An expert in travel demand forecasting, particularly for toll roads in various international settings, Carlos Espíndola has 11 years of experience in transportation engineering and has worked in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. He is currently coordinating a road improvement...

Ignacio Fiestas

Senior Consultant, Nathan Associates London Ltd

Ignacio Fiestas is an economist with more than 10 years of experience as policy specialist in poverty, growth, and private sector development policy. He has provided technical advice and managed large projects involving private sector development and rural economics in Africa and Latin America. He...

Gary L. French

Principal Consultant

Dr. French has 30 years of experience as an expert economist in litigation and regulatory proceedings, and has testified before federal and state courts on more than 50 occasions. He has provided expert testimony in various kinds of litigation, including antitrust, bankruptcy, contract, employment...

Darrell Freund

Managing Director, Economic Policy and Governance

Darrell Freund helps put countries on the path to sustained growth through sound economic and fiscal policies, good governance, and supporting and sustaining institutional reforms. He specializes in assuring proper management of public finances, improving the performance and accountability of the...

Eric Fruits

Principal Consultant, Pacific-Northwest Region

Dr. Eric Fruits is an economics, finance, and statistics expert based in Portland, Oregon and directing the firm’s work in the Pacific-Northwest region. Dr. Fruits has produced numerous research studies involving economic analysis, financial modeling, and statistical analysis, and provides expert ...

Eric Goldstein

Senior Economist

Eric Goldstein has extensive experience conducting economic and statistical analyses in complex litigation.  Mr. Goldstein has worked on a variety of cases including antitrust, patent infringement, and contract disputes, on behalf of direct and indirect purchaser classes, individual and...

Kerry Hamilton

Senior Consultant, Nathan Associates London Ltd

Kerry Hamilton is a Senior Consultant at Nathan Associates London with broad experience in project management, financial sector development, corporate social responsibility and international banking. Kerry has 18 years of experience in supporting initiatives throughout Africa, Asia and the UK. ...

Todd V. Hasson

Managing Economist

Todd Hasson is a CFA® Charterholder with more than 20 years of experience providing financial and economic analysis to parties involved in disputes, investigations, and negotiations. He has testified at deposition on lost profit damages and forgone investment opportunities. Mr. Hasson has submitted...

Suzanne Heinemann

Vice President, Litigation

Ms. Heinemann has worked in the litigation consulting field for more than 20 years, providing economic analysis for commercial disputes and intellectual property matters. Ms. Heinemann is a forensic accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, and has testified widely as a qualified expert witness...

Ann Katsiak

Principal Associate

Ms. Katsiak directs the firm’s Regional Economic Integration Unit, providing home office technical oversight for a portfolio of more than $45 million. She also serves as acting chief of party for the US–APEC Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration (US-ATAARI) Project, Nathan’s largest...

Paul E. Kent

Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Planning and Economics

A leading authority on port privatization and regulation, Dr. Kent has directed or participated in port and logistics projects in nearly 45 countries. His expertise covers institutional reform, port organizational restructuring, legal and regulatory matters, competitiveness assessments and...

Robert S. Knudsen

Vice President

Mr. Knudsen has 34 years of experience in auditing, management consulting, reorganization and workout consulting, business valuation, investigative accounting, and analysis of financial and business issues in commercial litigation. He has testified many times in state and federal courts, at...

Chi Leng

Principal Consultant

Dr. Leng, a Principal Consultant to Nathan Associates, specializes in antitrust class actions and damage analysis. Her experience includes research pertaining to class certification, analysis of pricing behavior, and evaluation of allegations of collusion, bid rigging, and market allocation. Her...

Stephen Magiera

Principal Consultant

With nearly 30 years of experience in trade policy, Mr. Magiera spent nearly 12 years in Indonesia, much of the time working in the Ministry of Industry and Trade on Nathan’s PEG project. He analyzed issues related to the WTO, APEC and ASEAN; built the analytical capacity of Indonesia’s tariff...

Russell W. Mangum III

Senior Vice President, Litigation Services

Dr. Mangum has over 15 years experience in economic research and analysis. He has served as a consulting and testifying expert in the private sector and for local, state, and federal governments. His practice focuses on economic analysis and expert testimony in a wide range of matters involving...

Janine Mans

Managing Associate

Ms. Janine Mans is an international development practitioner with over eight years in economic policy analysis and project management. She provides technical assistance for Nathan Associates’ projects, including research and writing  for program design and deliverables, and  provides guidance on...

Eric Matolo

Principal Economist

Dr. Matolo is a Principal Economist in Nathan Associates’ business and litigation consulting practice in Southern California. He specializes in the economic analysis of complex business issues, including economic damages, valuation, and economic impacts. Dr. Matolo has experience evaluating...

Alan P. Meister

Principal Economist

Dr. Meister is an economist specializing in the application of economic analysis to litigation, regulatory, public policy, and economic development, and business operations matters.Dr. Meister provides economic research, analysis, and expert testimony in various types of litigation, including...

Ashok Menon

Principal Associate

For the past 16 years, Mr. Menon has been helping developing countries identify trade capacity building needs, understand trading rules and institutions, benefit from the world trading system, improve their business environments, and pursue economic reforms. He supports business development and...

Howard Miller

Senior Consultant, Nathan Associates in London; Principal, Nathan Associates India

Howard is a Senior Consultant with Nathan Associates London, and Principal, Nathan Associates India. He specializes in financial inclusion, challenge funds and the market systems approach to development. A trained economist, Howard has extensive experience in consultancy, public policy, and...

Peter Miller

Managing Associate

Mr. Miller brings an impressive range of quantitative and technological skills to his role as an economic analyst and program manager at Nathan Associates. He is versed in Access, Excel, and SAS, as well as Cloud technology and website development. During multiple assignments at Nathan, Mr. Miller...

Paul W. Moore

Senior Vice President, International Services

Paul Moore directs Nathan’s Associates’ International Services practice, overseeing the operations, staffing, and management of a portfolio of economic policy, trade capacity building (TCB), and competitiveness projects. In this role, he draws on his 20 years of experience as a US trade negotiator...

Jaleen Moroney

Vice President, Corporate Operations

An economist with Nathan for 27 years, Jaleen Moroney has spent the last 21 working in Egypt on USAID and World Bank projects. Her current and previous two projects were devoted to improving Egypt’s system of intellectual property protection: Intellectual Property Rights Assistance (IPRA),...

Anna Nesterenko

Managing Economist

Dr. Anna Nesterenko, a managing economist, specializes in the economic and statistical analysis of labor and employment issues. She works closely with experts and clients to develop complex analytical databases and design relevant statistical models.Dr. Nesterenko has applied her analysis to...

Maggie Pagel

Senior Economist

Maggie Pagel has over 7 years of economic analysis experience across domestic litigation and international development projects. Maggie specializes in data management, interpretation and analysis for large and complex datasets, enabling her to combine quantitative results with qualitative research...

Steve Parker

Principal Associate

As resident adviser in Myanmar under the ACTI Project, Steve Parker will be assisting the government in implementing its Framework for Economic and Social Reform. Previously, he was Chief of Party for the LUNA-Lao project (Laos-United States International and ASEAN Integration) in Ventiane. That...

Pooja Pokhrel

Managing Associate

Ms. Pokhrel designs and manages complex international development projects. In addition to performing economic analysis that supports macroeconomic and public financial management, private sector development, and trade expansion, she has expertise in economic measurement and creating analytical...

B. Lynn Salinger

Principal Associate

Lynn Salinger is an expert in multiple facets of development economies—trade, labor and workforce development, and agriculture and food policy. She has been helping governments, associations, firms, and individuals in middle- and low-income countries acquire the skills necessary to benefit from...

Buddhika Samarasinghe

Director, Nathan Associates London Ltd.

Buddhika Samarasinghe specializes in private sector development, agriculture and rural development, and financial inclusion. A practicing economist since 1995, he applies his expertise to designing, managing and reviewing market systems programs—including the making markets work for the poor...

Tessie San Martin

Board Member

Tessie San Martin, a board member since 2011, has worked for more than 25 years in bilateral and multilateral development agencies, academia, and private business. Dr. San Martin is president and chief executive officer of Plan International USA, part of Plan International, a global organization...

Jeremy Schanck

Principal Associate

Jeremy Schanck is a versatile trade capacity building professional with more than 12 years of experience managing large, complex technical assistance programs throughout the developing world. As deputy chief of party for the $11 million USAID Worldwide Support for Trade Capacity Building (TCBoost)...

Jonathan Schwartz

Vice President, Litigation

Mr. Schwartz is an economist with more than 10 years of litigation consulting experience.  His work has covered a broad range of matters including antitrust, finance, intellectual property, international arbitration, and contract disputes.  Mr. Schwartz has performed analysis related to antitrust...

Stephen E. Sellick

Senior Vice President, Litigation Services

Stephen E. Sellick manages the Litigation Consulting practice at Nathan and is the Managing Director and Founder of Gnarus Advisors LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nathan. Mr. Sellick is also a member of Nathan’s Board of Directors. Mr. Sellick is a leader in complex quantitative analysis in...

Jeffrey Singer

Senior Vice President, Global Strategy

Jeffrey Singer is an enterprising, visionary leader who marshals Nathan’s full array of global talent to solve complex domestic and international challenges. Mr. Singer has extensive program management and business development experience including more than a decade of serving in executive...

Chen Song

Senior Vice President, Litigation

Dr. Song is an economist, CFA charter holder, and expert witness. Since receiving her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, she has provided consulting and expert testimony in single-plaintiff, multiple-plaintiff, and class action discrimination disputes, as well as class action wage...

Ram Tamara

Vice President and Senior Economic Adviser; Acting Executive Director, Nathan India

Dr. Tamara, a Nathan Associates vice president and the firm's senior economic adviser, is an expert in industrial organization as well as behavioral and financial economics. He also serves as acting executive director of Nathan’s Indian subsidiary, Nathan Economic Consulting India Private Ltd. (...

Carla Tena Unna

Managing Associate

Ms. Tena has more than ten years of experience working with governments, development agencies, corporations, and nonprofits on trade facilitation, border management, customs modernization, and regional integration. With Nathan, she oversees the trade facilitation component of our Regional Trade...

Mark Thomas

Director, Nathan Associates London Ltd; Director, Agriculture and Rural Development

Mark Thomas is a Director of Nathan Associates London and leads the firm’s Agriculture and Rural Development practice. Having worked as a development economist in Africa and the Caribbean for 30 years, Mr. Thomas has an advanced understanding of the process of agricultural and rural development and...

Wolfgang Tolle

Board Member

Wolfgang Tolle is an international business executive, consultant, and technology entrepreneur accomplished in fields as diverse as digital media and medical devices. He is chief executive officer of VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, the developer, maker, and marketer of an implantable...

Maria Valenzuela

Business Developer, Nathan Associates London

Ms. Valenzuela is Head of Business Development at Nathan Associates London and has 10 years of professional experience on donor-funded technical assistance projects. She identifies and prioritizes opportunities for new business in the public and private sector, manages the business development team...

Bruno E. Viani

Managing Director, Telecommunications

Dr. Viani has more than 18 years of experience with telecommunications policy and analysis, including regulation and competition, and telecommunications transactions. He has advised governments and telecommunications firms on a host of issues. Dr. Viani has advised regulators on setting competition...

Victoria Waite

Principal Associate; Chief of Party, US-ATAARI

With more than 19 years of professional experience, Ms. Waite is the Chief of Party of the US-APEC Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration (US-ATAARI) project. She manages the US$27 million project and is its key point of contact, having developed collaborative working relationships...

James Wallar

Senior Adviser, International Development; Program Manager, LPFM II

James Wallar is program manager of the Leadership in Public Financial Mangement II project, which started in October 2014. He was Senior Vice President of the firm's International Group from 2010 to 2014. From 2006-2008, he was chief of party and resident trade specialist for the firm’s ASEAN-US...

Mark Walter

Managing Director, Trade Policy

Leading Nathan’s work in developing country legal reform and capacity building related to compliance with trade agreements, Mark Walter oversees new business development, program management, and technical work. His technical specialization is in trade and business regulatory and capacity...

Louise Williams

Principal Associate, Trade

Louise Williams is a lawyer who has contributed to the U.S. government's promotion of sound commercial law and institutional governance since 1997, when she first supported a USAID commercial law reform project in Skopje, Macedonia. Since then, she served as counsel to the International Committee...

Douglas Young

Principal Consultant

Mr. Young specializes in applying financial, economic, and statistical analyses to estimate damages in complex business litigation. He has provided expert testimony regarding economic damages in commercial dispute, consumer fraud, antitrust, bankruptcy, and investment suitability and trust fund...

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