With twelve years of investment banking experience and fifteen years of intelligence experience, Ms. Foley has significant expertise in both disciplines. As the founding Director of the Competitive Intelligence Group of a privately held investment bank in Washington, DC, she designed intelligence collection and analysis methodologies that supported mergers and acquisitions for more than 80 projects. She also led intelligence and risk assessments for deals ranging from $10 million to $5 billion. She served four years as a member of the bank's Board of Management. Additionally, Ms. Foley has extensive experience in senior executive search and recruitment.
Previously, Ms. Foley was employed by the United States Department of Defense for eighteen years in a number of human intelligence and counterintelligence positions, with a focus on strategic debriefing and collections. Her international experience includes operations in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Latin America. In her free time, Ms. Foley enjoys sea kayaking and volunteers her time on the North Shore Paddler's Network, a non-profit group that promotes kayak safety and training.
Nathaniel H. Washington III
Before founding Checkmate Intelligence, Mr. Washington was engaged in competitive intelligence activities for an M&A advisory, where he produced comprehensive intelligence studies on high-growth industries, including district cooling in the Middle East, construction chemicals manufacturing in Europe and Asia, and IT security in North America. Previously, Mr. Washington worked at a privately held investment bank, where he managed intelligence projects supporting multi-million dollar transactions for clients worldwide. He has produced competitive intelligence studies on a number of industries, including manufacturing in Europe and Middle East, mining and energy in Africa, and transportation and logistics in East Europe and Russia.
Before relocating to Washington D.C., Mr. Washington spent the majority of his intelligence career in Central and Eastern Europe working for the United States Department of Defense. He received his B.A. in Russian from the University of Arizona and his M.A in International Affairs from Florida State University.