White Mountain Research (WMR) towers above an increasingly crowded market to offer corporate and government clients a superior and diversified international security resource to understand and pre-empt complex foes in the most demanding environments. Our holistic, multi-level solutions based on our integrated approach combine state of the art knowledge with proven operational innovation and integrity. We confront warfare’s changing face with confidence that sees beyond the horizon.
White Mountain Research is a service disabled veteran owned small business.
Chief executive officer
Lt. Col. Rudolph Atallah, USAF (Ret.), is Chief Executive Officer of White Mountain Research, dedicated to understanding and mitigating complex global threats to human security. A native of Beirut, Lebanon and fluent in Arabic and French, Rudy’s 21-year career in the United States Air Force spanned from aviation and special operations to intelligence and counterterrorism....
Chief Operating Officer
Zeno Gamble is the Chief Operating Officer at White Mountain Research devoted to a global mission of helping people. He is responsible for managing the full portfolio of operations and specializes in the study of violent non-state actors operating in Africa and the Middle East....
chief strategy officer
Carl Began his law enforcement career as a Ranger with the Tennessee Department of Conservation where he was a member of the SRC specializing in whitewater and mountain rescue. He retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration after 27 years of service, most recently as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Special Operations Division, overseeing Canada, Mexico and Central America...
Principal & Chief Technology Officer
Todd is a former Air Force Special Tactics Officer with public and private sector experience in technology development and investment. After leading special operations and advanced military technology programs for more than 23 years in the Air Force, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and Joint Special Operations Command, Todd joined the senior staff of Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab where he championed operator-centric technology development....
Director for Strategic Communications
Michael Powell is the Director of Strategic Communications at White Mountain Research.
Michael was previously the Director of Development at Mercury One, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Dallas, committed to taking action through humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and education initiatives. As the principal fundraiser for the organization, he was responsible for the organization’s donor development and management strategy....
SENIOR STRATEGY ADVISOR
Marielle Costanza is the Senior Strategic Advisor at White Mountain Research where she is responsible for developing strategic initiatives and building partnerships with likeminded organizations. Marielle is a versatile leader who has developed a successful start-up company, as well as an operations department and two business development practices.
Teri Moy serves as a project manager for a wide variety of White Mountain Research. In this role, she provides key communications support between multiple international projects, bringing together people and critical information by delivering thorough assessments, expert services, and providing unique solutions to global clients.
East Asia Operations Manager
Ephraim Mattos is the East Asia Operations Manager for White Mountain Research. Ephraim served in the US military for 6 years as a US Navy SEAL seeing combat in the Middle East and deploying to multiple countries throughout the Persian Gulf and South East Asia.
Middle East Operations Manager
Jawad Abou Jaoude is White Mountain Research’s Middle East Operations Manager. He has over 18 years experience working in the security sector and is very well known in the levant for his ability to manage large teams in areas of regional conflict. He has successfully planned, coordinated, and executed operations supporting more than 21,000 refugees requiring critical logistical and security support for safe movements throughout the levant.
MIDDLE EAST PROJECT MANAGER
Charbel Chami is a Middle East subject matter expert. He is responsible for managing projects in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Iraq. Charbel has a background in transportation, health, safety and security operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is primarily responsible for humanitarian assistance of displaced refugees. In this role, he manages the care, transportation and logistical support to at-risk communities.
MIDDLE EAST PROJECT MANAGER
Atrn Bahram is a Middle East subject matter expert. He provides operational support to WMR’s humanitarian efforts in Iraq. In this role, Atrn coordinates transportation and logistics for team members and clients, conducts safety and security assessments of new environments, assists in refugee resettlement, and facilitates medical and psychological treatment for refugees and other communities in need.
EAST AFRICA PROJECT MANAGER
Lucas Sosoika is our East Africa regional expert who is responsible for managing projects in Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania. When he joined WMR in 2016, Lucas put together plans to build a church, school and medical clinic in a remote Masai village on the Kenyan border near lake Natron. Thanks to his hard work, the school, which originally had 12 kids, is now ranked #1 in the region and serves 150 full time students. His relentless pursuit to help the needy and the less fortunate makes Lucas a valuable member of the WMR team.
WEST AFRICA PROJECT MANAGER
Abdoulaye Ag Mohamed
Abdoulaye Ag Mohamed is our West Africa subject matter expert. He is responsible for managing projects in primarily Tuareg areas in northern Mali and Niger. He is dedicated to humanitarian aid and also provides geo-political context for WMR’s analysis of regional conflicts. Abdou maintains knowledge of current events in Niger, Mali, Algeria, Libya, and Burkina Faso.
Jeffrey B. Cozzens
Jeffrey B. Cozzens has for over a decade supported counter-terrorism initiatives for clients in the intelligence, defense and homeland security sectors. Mr. Cozzens is an accomplished writer and briefer, with a primary academic focus on the ideological, social and strategic dimensions of jihadi thought and activism in the West and a secondary focus on the Middle East....
Stephen Red Bow
Stephen V. Red Bow is Executive Partner of White Mountain Research and Director of Operations. A highly decorated Navy SEAL Command Master Chief, he retired in January 2010 after 21 years of service. An accomplished manager, leader, instructor and operator with broad expertise in leading Personal Security Details (PSD) and implementing force protection programs, Mr. Red Bow has successfully planned, coordinated and executed hundreds of joint operations and combat missions in multiple theaters around the world.....