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Aaron Richman, Phd

Chief Executive Officer

Aaron has a celebrated career managing homeland security programs involving mass transit, aviation, healthcare, school safety, and emergency response in Israel, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the United States. He has a PhD in public policy with a focus on homeland security manage- ment and leadership.

After serving military tours in Israel, Aaron was recruited to the Israeli National Police’s Central Command and worked in counter-narcotics and counterterrorism initiatives. He has managed NATO-sponsored counterterrorism projects and served with the US Department of Homeland Security re- garding mass-casualty incidents and weapons of mass de- struction, as the Director of the Center for Special Opera- tions Training for Philadelphia’s weapons of mass destruc- tion preparedness program, and the US State Department to develop and facilitated terrorism-response exercises in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Ety Richman


Having worked extensively in emergency management and logistics, diplomacy, and the Israel Defense Forces intelligence corps, Ety now serves as CEO of TAM-C. She previously served under the Israeli deputy consul in Philadelphia and held a range of roles in support of the consulate’s activities in the eastern United States. While serving on the leadership team at the Israel Emergency Medical Services national headquarters, she oversaw a nationwide first responder training and drill program.

In her previous roles, Ety collaborated with teams providing NATO and the EU with program management and research and development services. She has organized and delivered professional training programs in homeland security, national security studies, emergency management, disaster medicine, and intelligence in Israel, the United States, certain regions of Africa, and the UAE. Ety has degrees from David Yellin College and Philadelphia University, and she is currently completing her PhD in Business Administration and Information Systems Management at Walden University.


Barak Shabtai


Barak has nearly over two decades of experience in intelligence operations both in government and private sectors. He currently manages corporate operations at TAM-C’s Virginia, Pennsylvania, London, Dubai, and Jerusalem offices. Before assuming the COO position, Barak led TAM-C’s Middle East Division as a Program Manager.

Prior to joining TAM-C, Barak was in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for ten years where he served in the Special Intelligence Unit, also known as 8200. During his military service, Barak was part of the SIGINT division and took an active part in the process of developing sophisticated intelligence briefings for the IDF leadership.

Ceng Sagnic

Chief of Analysis

Ceng’s career combines extensive experience in both the private sector and academia prior to and during his work at TAM-C. In his current role, Ceng oversees the company’s analytical geopolitical security products, intellectual integrity and the overall intelligence collection and analysis method- ologies. Ceng has held multiple positions of increasing authority and responsibility at TAM-C since 2011, leading various projects for corporate and intergovernmental clients in different regions of the Middle East, Africa and North America.

As a geopolitical security and Middle East history professional, Ceng held multiple positions at think tanks and universities as a researcher, program coordinator and editor while serving at TAM-C. Ceng is a regular commentator on Middle Eastern politics for international media, and has published extensively on a range of geopolitical issues.

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Board of Advisors

Ahmed Obaid Al Mansoori

Ahmed Obaid Al Mansoori is the founder of the Strategists Center, a think tank focused on Middle Eastern geopolitical affairs, and is the Managing Director at Al-Mansoori Consultancy, whose clients include governments, NGOs, and private corporations. Previously, Ahmed was a member of the UAE Federal National Council; pioneered the development of the UAE space sector, including satellite design, manufacturing, and operations; and established Dubai Consultancy, a think tank that has assisted the government in sector development, security, dynamics of power, and international relations. He has also held many positions in the govern- ment of Dubai relating to developing Dubai into its current status as a hub for business and tourism. Ahmed is the founder of three museums under the trade name Cross- roads of Civilizations, aiming to promote multiculturalism, tolerance, and coexistence.

Charles “Sonny” Hudson

Charles “Sonny” Hudson retired as a Senior Intelligence Operations Officer (SIS) with over 31 years of government service, particularly in foreign fields, in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations (DO), now known as the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Through his career and years of service, Charles gained experience and expertise in a range of inter- national environments and in all aspects of the Intelligence Collection Cycle. He worked in a variety of positions, including team operator, instructor, and manager, ultimately serving as a Senior Executive leader in the CIA. Charles served multiple tours of duty, primarily throughout Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. After retirement, Charles joined the security team at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC), involved in international exploration and production activity spanning the Far East, Africa, and Latin America and domestically across North America and the Gulf of Mexico. He retired from Anadarko as Director of Corporate Security in late 2019.

Major General Edward M. Reeder Jr.

Major General Edward M. Reeder Jr. retired from the US Army after nearly 35 years of service, having served as a Special Forces Officer commanding for 30 years at every level in the US Army Special Forces. Edward was the Commanding General of the US Army Special Forces Command, overseeing 15,000 soldiers with a $450M operating budget, and was responsible for manning, training, equipping, and deploying the US Army Green Berets daily in 56 countries. He also served as the Commanding General of the US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School and oversaw the entry-level training of the US Army Special Forces, Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs, and the select advanced training throughout the US Special Operations community.

Edward’s experience in military operations includes serving as National Civil Defense Advisor for El Salvador in 1988, organizing, training, and equipping a local defense force of 58,000 and commanding Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha 786 as well as providing support for Operation Just Cause under Task Force Black for Panama in 1989. As part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Edward commanded Special Operations Task Force 32 in 2002 and 2003, oversaw all US Army Special Operations in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and served as the Commanding General of the first Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010. At various points while serving in Afghanistan, Edward also oversaw the special operations of the UAE, Australia, New Zealand, France, Canada, the Netherlands and Jordan. From 2014 to 2015, he also served as the Commanding General of the Special Operations Joint Task Force/ NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Freedom Sentinel, over- seeing 12,500 service members from 21 countries with an operating budget of $1.3 billion.

Gary Kessler

Gary Kessler, PhD, CISSP, is president of Gary Kessler Associates, a principal consultant at Fathom5, and a retired professor of cybersecurity. He is also the Chief of the Cyber Augmentation Branch in the Cybersecurity Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, guest faculty in the Electrical Engineering & Cyber Systems Section at the US Coast Guard Academy, and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative. He has been involved in the field of information security since the late 1970s, with current research relating to maritime cybersecurity, particularly in AIS and maritime communication protocol vulnerabilities. Gary is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has authored more than 75 papers, articles, and book chapters in addition to three books, including Maritime Cybersecurity: A Guide for Leaders and Managers, which he co-authored and published in 2020. Gary holds a BA in Mathematics, an MS in Computer Science, and a PhD in Computing Technology in Education. He is a Master SCUBA Diver Trainer and holds a 50 GT merchant mariner credential.

Offer Einav

Offer Einav is a developer of holistic security solutions and is widely regarded as an expert in the fields of aviation security, counterterrorism, homeland security, and public safety. Following an intensive, 12-year career in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) elite force, Offer joined the Israel Security Agency (ISA) in 1986, was appointed to the Israel National Aviation Security Program as Aviation Security Manager, and was voted Security Director at El Al Airlines in 2005. Offer has managed the development and implementation of innovative domestic and international security programs. Having retired after 27 years in government service, Offer began working in international consulting. As an active partner in various European R&D programs, Offer is involved in various research and development initiatives in Europe, working with advanced holistic security technology solutions to counter emerging threats and with integrating operations, technologies, and procedures in various security fields. He is frequently invited as a speaker and is quoted in the US, European, Indian, and Israeli press on issues re- lating to aviation security, counterterrorism, and homeland security.