We are a group of U.S. executive-level professionals who have an established record in testing assumptions and identifying the positive or negative consequences of actual or potential disruptions and risks locally, nationally, and globally. We are experienced in market reputation/perception research and analysis.
We have served a cross-section of industries, including: international banking and investment; communications; satellites; drone applications; consumer goods; pharmaceuticals; aviation suppliers; commercial property management; industrial safety; food production and distribution; product and graphic design; civil engineering; international expansion of public utilities; extractive mining, and, service providers.
We apply our six-step, proprietary Signatures© analytical capability to identify Indicators and Warnings (I&W) that help clients determine how their products or services are perceived against competitors regarding the sentiments that drive customers’ preferences for one product versus another. I&W serve as the basis for preventive or proactive strategies and tactics in operations, marketing, and sales.
We tested the assumptions behind the security policies and their forecast outcomes of the U.S. Departments of Defense’s Special Operation Forces, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
The policies of these departments and agencies affect the operational environment of business globally, nationally, and locally. Consequently, we apply to private industry the research, critical analysis, and communications skills used in policymaking, particularly in the sectors of technology innovation, development, introduction, and brand extensions.
We have shown how finance, banking, aviation, communications, social media, the sharing economy, energy, transportation, personal safety, infrastructure, travel, the Iternet, commercial property management, and many other industries can exploit the opportunities created by policy changes and the technologies and processes spun off by DARPA.
We are fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. We are experts in simultaneous interpretation and culturally-accurate translations of technical specifications and users’ manuals to ensure the communication of meaning - what is meant, not just said, verbally or in writing. We have decades-long, on-the-ground knowledge of the comprehensive modus operandi of the countries in the Western Hemisphere, Europe, The Middle East, and Asia, including China. This intimate knowledge of each country enables us access to reliable, trusted, high-level sources in academia, government, armed forces, intelligence and security, and private industry to give the client a timely evaluation of disruptive or opportunity scenarios and how to best respond to them.