Adam M. Pechter – President & CEO
Founder and CEO of P3, Adam M. Pechter, has conducted more opinion research projects on hard-to-reach populations of interest to Five Eye governments than any other American over the last five years. He is proficient in Arabic and Spanish. Proficient in Arabic and Spanish, Mr. Pechter is a graduate of Yale, Vanderbilt Law School, and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he conducted research and wrote on Arab polling. He has given lectures on surgery research in fragile environments at the US Army War College (AWC), the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Princeton and Yale.
Mouaz Moustafa – Consultant on Syria
Mr. Moustafa was born and raised in Damascus, Syria before moving to the US as a teenager. He is the current Political Director for SETF and UFS (United For a Free Syria) and a board member of the Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS). As former staffer for Congressman Vic Snyder and Senator Blanche Lincoln, Mr. Moustafa spent four and a half years working in Congress before leaving to work briefly with Egyptian opposition. Mr. Moustafa also worked with the Libyan Revolution. During this period, Mr. Moustafa was the Executive Director of the Libyan Council of North America (LCNA) and Political Director of the Libyan Emergency Task Force (LETF), and worked closely with top officials within the Transitional National Council (TNC). Mr. Moustafa joined SETF in the fall of 2011 to help advocate on behalf of the pro-democracy movement in his native Syria. Mr. Moustafa boasts an extensive network of Syrian activists, opposition figures and FSA commanders with whom he is in regular contact.
Dr. David Pollock – Cultural Advisor
Former chief of Near East/South Asia and Africa Research for the US Information Agency (USIA), and former Middle East regional expert at Policy Planning at the US State Department, Dr. David Pollock spent nearly thirty years as a pioneer of survey research in conflict areas and fragile states. He is the author of several books on the subject, including Slippery Polls: Uses and Abuses of Opinion Surveys from Arab States” (2008). currently, he is the Kaufman Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Studies in Washington DC. He is completely fluent in Arabic and French, and is proficient in Turkish, Kurdish and Swahili. He hold both a BA and a PHD from Harvard, and before his time in government was a Middle East Studies professor at Harvard
Dr. Ronald D. Fricker, Jr. – Senior Statistician
Dr. Ronald D. Fricker Jr. was formerly a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) located in Monterey, California. prior to joining NPS, he was a Senior Statistician at the RAND Corporation and the Associate Director of the RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD). NSRD, a division responsible for conducting research and analysis on complex national defense policy and strategy problems, includes the National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the OFfice of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Commands, and the defense agencies. As the Associate Director, Dr. Fricker was responsible for the operations planning and financial management of an organization that receives over $40 million in annual funding for research. Dr. Fricker holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in statistics from Yale University, an M.S. in Operations Research from the George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, he serves as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy. An author of more than 70 papers, monographs, and book chapters, Professor Fricker has published in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Statistics in Medicine, Journal of Quality Technology, Quality Engineering, Information Fusion, Naval Research Logistics, Statistics, Politics, and Policy and the Naval Institute’s Proceedings. Dr. Fricker is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. He is a former chair of the Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security (SDNS) of the ASA. Prior to the creation of SDNS, he was a member of the Committee of Statisticians in Defense and National Security, serving as both Chair and Vice Chair.
Harvey Glasgow – Facility Security Officer (FSO)
Mr. Glasgow worked for 18 years as the CFO of Clayton Group, Inc. a wholesale distraction company selling pipe and fittings for underground water and sewer systems (Sales in excess of $100 million) with 15 locations operating in 5 states servicing the Southeastern United States, Central America, and South America. For a decade before that, he spent 10 years as an Independent Consultant to Fortune 500 companies, where he offered specialized audits, forensic accounting, sales tax recovery, and accounts payable audits for overpayments. Before that, he owned and operated a Lumber Yard in Central Florida selling to contractor and the local community. He served in the Unites States Army during the Vietnam War with honors.