About Us

Mackinder Global is an international consultancy that provides strategy and solutions for a diverse clientele. In advising ultra high net-worth individuals, family offices, corporations, and states, we provide critical insights and proprietary methodologies to advance our client’s interests in the venture capital, private equity, conflict resolution, and economic development domains. Our experience, which spans the globe, includes consulting for the acquisition or development of patents, trademarks, technology, real estate, and public-private economic development projects. We provide tailored solutions to economic and business challenges enabling the confluence of capital, expertise, and opportunity.

Mackinder Global, A geopolitical, economic, & private equity consultancy. Andrew Frame, Michel Pierre-Louis, Matthew Snow, Mahir “Matt” Habibi, Esq., Lennon Stravato, Dr. Shahrzad Dilmaghani, Dylan Gaffney

Geopolitical Risk and Opportunity

Mackinder Global, A geopolitical, economic, & private equity consultancy. Andrew Frame, Michel Pierre-Louis, Matthew Snow, Mahir “Matt” Habibi, Esq., Lennon Stravato, Dr. Shahrzad Dilmaghani, Dylan Gaffney

Mackinder Global specializes in identifying the underlying opportunity inherent in risk and working with our clients to navigate challenges. Through our expert understanding of the changing geopolitical climate, impacting even the most localized ventures, we provide our clients with critical insight, alerting them to unique opportunities obscured by the many obstacles present in our complex, interconnected world. Unwed to conventional narratives, we provide strategic guidance sourced from economic, political, regulatory, and security analysis, enabling our clients to seize opportunity.

Private Equity

Mackinder Global consultants have broad experience advising ultra high net-worth individuals and family office investors, as well as firms seeking access to this unique non-institutional source of private capital. Our team assists in the structuring of investment opportunities to properly appeal to, and ultimately attract funding from equity investors both within and beyond the Mackinder Global network. We have been instrumental in the acquisition and development of national real estate portfolios across asset classes, as well as biotechnology and nuclear technology firms.

Economic Development

Mackinder Global conducts economic impact assessments, market analyses, and economic zone brokerage for both public and private clients focused on enhancing local and state economies. From microfinance to large scale special economic zone facilitation, our consultants draw from diverse experiences to provide our clients with unique solutions to the challenge of economic development.  As the necessity and value of effective regulatory frameworks continues to grow, Mackinder Global offers expertise and a broad network of accomplished partners capable of promoting a business friendly environment conducive to rapid, sustainable growth.

Conflict Resolution

Mackinder Global consultants have lived and worked in some of the world’s most enduring crises to understand the determinants of conflict and pathways toward peace. Developing and leveraging novel perspectives critical for resolving entrenched problem sets, our consultants’ unique expertise informs lectures presented at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Special Forces Academic Weeks, and deploying units from the conventional forces. Additionally, our consultants’ analyses has featured prominently in defense trade journals, academic journals, and various news outlets. Unique collection, proprietary analysis, and coherent dissemination underpin the services Mackinder Global provides.  
Mackinder Global, A geopolitical, economic, & private equity consultancy. Andrew Frame, Michel Pierre-Louis, Matthew Snow, Mahir “Matt” Habibi, Esq., Lennon Stravato, Dr. Shahrzad Dilmaghani, Dylan Gaffney

Our Team

Andrew Frame

A global risk professional for one of the world’s largest companies, Mr. Frame is also an experienced intelligence analyst with a background in intelligence support to cyber operations and strategic level analysis of information operations. Andrew earned an M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University and currently holds a Top Secret clearance.

Michel Pierre-Louis

A financial and economics professional with advanced consulting experience for nationally prominent firms. Mr. Pierre-Louis has an extensive background in developing economies, is fluent in French, and holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.

Matthew Snow

Experienced in Post Conflict Processes, Economic Development, and population-centric Counterinsurgency Strategy. Mr. Snow is proficient in Pakhto and has used his extensive experience in Eastern Afghanistan to become a noted lecturer for conventional and unconventional forces, as well as  academic audiences. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at Northwestern University.

Mahir “Matt” Habibi, Esq.

The managing attorney of the Law Office of Matt A. Habibi, PL, which serves as general counsel to several large real estate investment companies.  Prior to starting his law firm, Mr. Habibi was a Director within the Legal and Governance Practice of the Corporate Executive Board, a global research consultancy with a Fortune 500 client base.

Lennon Stravato

A private equity professional and Foreign Policy Contributor for The Hill, Mr. Stravato has broad experience at the intersection of private equity, economics, and international business development, nesting corporate growth within geostrategic thinking. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and attended graduate school at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs.

Dr. Shahrzad Dilmaghani

A Medical Professional with experience in biotechnology venture capital, healthcare, and public health management. Dr. Dilmaghani has appeared as a guest speaker at a national health conference, is fluent in Farsi, and has an extensive background in Middle Eastern history and culture.

Dylan Gaffney

A compassionate professional with eight years of practical experience addressing socio-cultural conflict, analyzing the causes of political violence, and implementing counterinsurgency strategy at the tactical level.

Jeffrey Ryan

An experienced strategic intelligence analyst with expertise in European and Turkish security issues who incorporates physical security into infrastructural expansion within conflict environments. Mr. Ryan is proficient in Turkish language and holds a Masters of Urban Policy and Planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Clients

The company that Mackinder Global keeps demonstrates our values of excellence, dependability, and professionalism. Our clients are involved all over the world, developing strong businesses, combatting global health crises, fostering knowledge based economies, mitigating international conflict, and expanding access to opportunity. A partial list of groups our team has consulted for include:

Regulon Inc.

Nucsafe

The Maneuver Captain’s Career Course (MCCC)

The 10th Special Forces Group (SFG)

The 3rd U.S. Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR)

Northwestern University

The Children’s Place

Contact Us

Mackinder Global

1518 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23230

Mackinder Global, A geopolitical, economic, & private equity consultancy. Andrew Frame, Michel Pierre-Louis, Matthew Snow, Mahir “Matt” Habibi, Esq., Lennon Stravato, Dr. Shahrzad Dilmaghani, Dylan Gaffney