Chief Executive Officer
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is co-founder and chief executive officer of the consulting firm Valens Global, which has twice been named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s E360 list of the top small businesses in the U.S. Previous positions he has held include senior advisor to the director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Community Partnerships and adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. Daveed recently led Valens Global’s efforts to support the drafting, threat assessment, and crafting of priority actions for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s September 2019 Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence, which received widespread acclaim, with the New York Times editorializing that it “focuses unapologetically on right-wing terrorism, particularly white supremacist extremism,” which constitutes “a shift that is both urgently needed and long overdue.” He is the author or volume editor of 23 books and monographs. Daveed holds a Ph.D. in world politics from the Catholic University of America and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He is a Fellow of the second class of the Civil Society Fellowship, a Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.