GlobalWonks is made up of people who know firsthand that experts are everywhere. We believe that businesses shouldn’t have to pay several thousands of dollars per month, or more, to access knowledge about countries, markets, and industries. And we know a new breed of expert is rising in the knowledge economy, in developing as well as developed contexts. Empowered by improved technology and connectivity worldwide, these experts are ready and willing to share what they know with customers worldwide.
GlobalWonks set out to discover untapped or under-utilized experts and make their knowledge available more quickly and easily than ever before. We began with the idea that businesses learning about a new field or market never want just one opinion, they want a comprehensive understanding of their topic -- which we deliver with our innovating offering, Network Pulse™.
We have also reimagined traditional consulting products such as expert calls, reports, and meetings to make the experts easier to find, collaborate with, and pay -- and the client gets their results faster.
But our tech-enabled marketplace is only the beginning. Next, we’re laying out the future -- the Centaur Model of human-machine collaboration. Powered by the knowledge of experts enhanced by machine learning, we’re building a new future for the consulting industry. You can read all about it in our CEO Cenk’s article.
We provide freedom from ‘Big Four’ fees or boutique-firms hopping to cover all of your regional and market areas of interest. Instead, you get direct access to all the expertise needed to make informed decisions.
We provide a way to reach new clients and grow your business, a community to develop your professional expertise, and relief from administrative hassles like drafting contracts and chasing payment.
Cenk SidarChief Executive Officer
Fatih OrhanChief Operating Officer
Bilal BalochChief Strategy Officer
CENK spent 12 years as a global risk executive before launching GlobalWonks as our CEO. He has worked extensively assisting top financial institutions, multinational corporations, risk management firms, and legal firms operating in high-risk regions. Cenk holds an MA degree in international economics and international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, a postgraduate degree in European studies from SAIS’s Bologna Center in Italy, and a BA degree in business administration and international relations from the Istanbul Bilgi University.
FATIH keeps GlobalWonks on course as our COO, maintaining our internal operations and leading our product development efforts. He has more than 7 years of experience in project/program and financial management serving as the Executive Director at the American-Turkish Council (ATC) in Washington, DC. He was born and raised in Ankara, Turkey and attended Baskent University. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, he moved to Washington, DC to pursue his MBA and Masters in Project Management degrees at Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University in 2008. He completed both of his Master’s with distinction. Fatih is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum Master Certified (SMC).
BILAL is an academic in international affairs with a focus on South Asia and the Middle East at the University of Pennsylvania and visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in addition to serving as CSO to GlobalWonks. Previously, Bilal was chief of staff to Dean Vali Nasr at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington and an Associate at leading expert-network firm, Macro Advisory Partners in London. Bilal completed his undergraduate studies at the London School of Economics and holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He completed his doctorate in political science from Oxford University.
Richard PetersonSenior Product Engineer
Scott SilerDirector, Analytics
Nigel GreenhillDirector, Business Development
Jenny ShinDirector, Client Relations
Nick BorrozDirector, Expert Network
Harry KruglikDirector, Marketing & Comms.
Cemil KorDirector, Creative
Rebecca DaileySenior Associate, Corporate Development
Rachel ZiembaAdvisor, Global Research
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Thomas BarnettThomas has been active in US national security circles for three decades and holds a PhD in Political Science from Harvard. A New York Times-bestselling author and TED speaker, he’s worked in government, think tanks, academia, consultancies, mass media, and a series of successful technology-driven startups.
Terri McBrideTerri has over 15 years' experience with AT Kearney and McKinsey, where she was a COO, EMEA, group, McKinsey. Her expertise is in organization, board and top team effectiveness, with extensive experience in talent management, and executive learning and development.
Marshall MillsapMarshall spent over 3 decades in international banking at JPMorgan. He has extensive experience in value-transfer networks and financial market infrastructures. In 2017, he started Sprezzatura Advisors, a team of seasoned negotiators providing on demand advice and coaching.
Navroop MitterNavroop is an experienced technology entrepreneur. Practice builder and privacy expert, he is CEO of ArmorText. He has worked with governments, startups, and the Global 2000 in Retail, Banking, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Energy, and Telecomm.
Vali NasrVali is Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a leading author on a range of global affairs issues and served as senior advisor to US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Holbrooke, 2009-11.
DJ PetersonDJ has 30 years of experience in research and consulting, as well as a PhD in Political Science from UCLA. Before founding Longview Global Advisors in 2013, he built and led the Corporate Advisory Services practice at Eurasia Group and he ran diverse research ventures at The RAND Corporation.
Heba RamzyHeba has over 20 years of professional experience forging strategic initiatives, successful partnerships, innovative communities and high performing teams while advancing critical public policy dialogue. Most recently she led Microsoft Middle East and Africa Corporate Affairs.
Chris O'ConnorChris has advised UK Ministers and Prime Ministers on foreign policy challenges in Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa. He was named Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen for his role as UK Ambassador to Tunisia during the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings.