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.


For Clients

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.

For wonks

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 Sidar
Chief Executive Officer
Fatih Orhan
Chief Operating Officer
Bilal Baloch
Chief 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.


Richard Peterson
Senior Product Engineer
Scott Siler
Director, Analytics
Nigel Greenhill
Director, Business Development
Jenny Shin
Director, Client Relations
Nick Borroz
Director, Expert Network
Harry Kruglik
Director, Marketing & Comms.
Cemil Kor
Director, Creative
Rebecca Dailey
Senior Associate, Corporate Development
Rachel Ziemba
Advisor, Global Research


Thomas Barnett

Thomas 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 McBride

Terri 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 Millsap

Marshall 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 Mitter

Navroop 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 Nasr

Vali 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 Peterson

DJ 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 Ramzy

Heba 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'Connor

Chris 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.