Board Member, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman – Principal, Third Point
Chairman of the Board – Attorney at Law, London & Mead
Mark London started the Washington, DC litigation firm of London & Mead in 1989 after leaving a partnership with a well-known law firm. He has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation and corporate investigations. He is an arbitrator and mediator in the American Arbitration Association.
Mark is the co-author of Amazon (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983), The Four Little Dragons: Inside Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore at the Dawn ofthe Pacific Century (Simon & Schuster, 1989) and The Last Forest: The Amazon in the Age of Globalization (Random House, 2007). He is the producer of the documentaries Shark Loves the Amazon about the creation of the award winning Rio Juma Sustainability Project in the Brazilian Amazonand The Warrior Scholar Project about the early days of our organization.
Since 1996, Mark has been the Vice Chairman of the Special Operations Fund, an organization that has sent more than 300 children and widows of our nation’s heroes to college. He joined the WSP board in 2013 and has been its Chairman since 2016.
Board Member – Principal & Co-Founder, Sylmar Group
Peter Brooks is the co-founder and principal of Sylmar Group, which explores transformative technologies and businesses in the water and wastewater sector. Previously, Peter served as the vice president of waterTALENT and as the direct of business development for NLine Energy.
Peter has spent the last seven years focused on water resource management across the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He worked as a business development manager at Xylem, a global water technology company; as a Fulbright Scholar in India; and as the executive director of the Harvard Water Federalism Initiative.
Peter served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, deploying twice to Al Anbar Province, Iraq where he led hundreds of missions in support of counterinsurgency and capacity-building operations. He commanded multiple infantry platoons and a rifle company of 200 marines. Peter completed his active duty service as assistant operations officer of his 1200-person infantry battalion and the officer in charge of field-testing the new Marine Corps Infantry Automatic Rifle. He achieved the rank of Captain. Peter also co-founded a policy initiative at The Aspen Institute, worked in two defense think-tanks, and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Peter graduated from Harvard College with an AB in Government (High Honors) where he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team and the battalion commander of the MIT Navy ROTC. Peter received a joint MBA-MPP at Harvard Business School and Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Zuckerman Fellow, Tillman Military Scholar, George Leadership Fellow, Tim Day Marine Fellow, Truman National Security Fellow, and received a Derek C. Bok Award for undergraduate teaching excellence.
Peter lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lily Stockman, an artist, writer, and entrepreneur.
Board Member and Treasurer – Co-Founder, Taconic Capital
Frank Brosens is a co-founder of Taconic. Prior to founding Taconic, Mr. Brosens was a general partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was head of the risk arbitrage area, the stock options business, the equity derivatives area, the Japanese warrants business (which he co-founded), as well as co-head of the energy trading business.
Mr. Brosens is a member of the board of directors for the Economic Club of New York and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He formerly served as chairman of the board of the Northern Westchester Hospital and as a member of the board of directors at PRINCO, the Princeton University Investment Company. Mr. Brosens received a B.S.E. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, magna cum laude, from Princeton University in 1979, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Board Member – COO, Holocene Advisors, LP
Julia Dailey currently serves as COO to Holocene Advisors, LP. Previously, Julie served at Broadfin Capital as chief operating officer from 2014-2016. She is responsible for the non-investment functions of the firm including marketing and investor relations. Prior to that, she was chief operating officer at Barlow Partners, a fund of hedge funds. Julia’s responsibilities included the administration of the Firm which included the day-to-day management of the business and the coordination of the technology, finance, and investment activities. She was also a member of the Investment Committee.
Before joining Barlow Partners, Ms. Dailey was a principal and chief operating officer of Andor Capital Management from 2006-2008, having served earlier from 2002-2006 as Andor’s director of marketing and investor relations. Ms. Dailey spent her prior career in various leadership roles at JP Morgan and its affiliates: 2000-2002 as managing director and deputy head, National Institutional Equity Research Sales (JP Morgan Chase); 1993-2000 as managing director and member of The Equities Management Committee, Institutional Equity Division-Research Sales and Sales/Trading (JP Morgan Securities); and 1989-1993 ADR Department (Morgan Guaranty Trust).
Ms. Dailey received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of Holy Cross in 1988. She serves as a board member of The Special Operations Fund, Washington D.C., and the College of the Holy Cross New York Leadership Council. She and her husband, Michael, reside in Rye, N.Y. with their six children.
Board Member – CEO, Concord Energy Holdings
Matthew Flavin currently serves as CEO at Concord Energy Holdings. Before joining Concord, he was senior vice president at Energy Corporation of America (ECA). During Mr. Flavin’s time at ECA, he led the company’s international business efforts and was responsible for acquisition and divestiture activities.
Before working in the energy sector, Mr. Flavin served at the White House on the National Security Council as the director of the Veterans, Military Families, and Wounded Warriors Task Force. He also worked as the deputy chief of staff to the deputy secretary of defense, where he advised senior defense leadership on a broad array of high-priority policy objectives and operational matters. In 2008, Mr. Flavin was the co-lead for Special Operations on the Defense Transition Team. In this role, he helped spearhead a comprehensive analysis of special operations policies and operations.
Mr. Flavin was a United States Naval Officer and completed combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, and also deployed to Bosnia. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Georgetown Law School and serves on the Board of the Special Operations Fund and as a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Flavin is also a member of JP Morgan Chase’s Military and Veterans Affairs External Advisory Council.
Mr. Flavin resides in Denver, Colo. with his wife, Brooke, and their two sons.
Board Member and Secretary – Director of Undergraduate Studies for Environmental Studies and Lecturer in Political Science, Yale University
Dr. Michael Fotos
Dr. Fotos is a lecturer in Political Science and Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University and associate program director and visiting assistant professor in the graduate program in public policy at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
He is presently writing a book of lessons in policy analysis based on the work of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. His other research interests and publications relate to coal mining regulation, voter turnout, ecosystem services, and counter-insurgency doctrine and operations.
Dr. Fotos was born and raised in Huntington, W.Va. He is a 1978 graduate of Yale College. He holds an MPA from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University. He has a lifelong interest in energy and the environment and has worked in sales and marketing for wind energy, oil, and coal companies, as a senior administrator for state energy and environmental agencies in West Virginia, and as a director of land protection for an environmental NGO. He has taught at Trinity College since 2000 and at Yale since 2007. In addition to serving as a volunteer instructor and board member of WSP, Dr. Fotos volunteers as a director of the Connecticut Farmland Trust and presently serves as the president of its board of directors.
Board Member – Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Yale University
Dr. Marla Geha
Marla Geha is a professor and astrophysicist at Yale University. She obtained her B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University in 1995 and her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003.
Geha utilizes the world’s largest telescopes to study the smallest galaxies in the Universe. Geha’s science has been featured in many popular articles in publications including Time Magazine, CNN, The Daily Mail, and the John F. Kennedy Legacy Gallery. She has received various honors including Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10” young scientists (2009), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2010), a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professorship (2018). She is the founder and faculty director of the Research Experience for Veteran Undergraduates (REVU) Program.
Board Member – Managing Director, Kinderhook Industries
Chris is a managing director of Kinderhook. From 1999 through 2003, Chris was a partner at Soros Private Equity Partners, a multi-billion dollar leveraged buyout fund sponsored by George Soros. From 1996 to 1999, Chris was an investment manager with Capital Resource Partners, a middle market growth mezzanine investment firm based in Boston, Mass.
Prior to Capital Resource Partners, Chris was an associate at Colony Capital, a real estate investment firm based in Los Angeles. Chris began his career as an M&A analyst at Salomon Brothers, Inc. Chris graduated from Yale University and received his MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Chris serves on the board of directors of Longevity Alliance, Primeritus Financial Services, Armored AutoGroup Parent Inc. and CSDVRS. He is also the chairman of Clinical Research Advantage, E4 Health, GlobalHealth, and WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG). He has relevant investment experience in healthcare services, light manufacturing, and business services.
Alumni Board Member – Founder, Grid North
Originally from Houston, Jessica earned a B.A. from Smith College in 2019, where she majored in Psychology and concentrated on Community Engagement and Social Change.
Upon graduation from Smith College, she served as a Lead for America fellow working for the City of Jackson, Miss. on special grant projects for organizations like Kellogg and the Aspen Institute.
Jessica served as an enlisted member in the Marine Corps from 2012-2018. While in the military, she served as a Geospatial Analyst and Reserve Intelligence Chief in South Korea, Okinawa, and Kuwait. Jessica attended the Warrior-Scholar Project academic boot camp in 2017 at Princeton University. Jessica also served as a humanities fellow for three summers with Warrior-Scholar Project, assisting active-duty service members and veterans in their transition to higher education.
Jessica is currently working on starting Grid North, a nonprofit assisting transitioning service members and veterans in Mississippi with the transition to careers in the civilian workforce. Jessica intends to attend law school with plans to continue a career in public service.
Board Member – Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Brandywine Trust Company, LLC
Mr. Patterson is the founder and chairman of the board of directors of Brandywine Trust Group as well as the chairman of the Investment Committee of Brandywine Group Advisors, Inc.
Prior to founding Brandywine in 1992, Mr. Patterson was administrative assistant to the Hon. Francis W. Sargent, governor of Massachusetts; law clerk to the Hon. Carl McGowan, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; law clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Supreme Court of the United States; Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief Appellate Attorney, Southern District of New York; and associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Board Member and Co-Founder – Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Originally from Decatur, Ill., Jesse Reising earned a B.A. from Yale University, where he played linebacker and double-majored in economics (distinction) and political science (distinction).
Jesse intended to serve his country as an officer in the Marine Corps upon graduating from Yale, but those plans were derailed by an injury he sustained while making a tackle during the 2010 Harvard-Yale football game. Unable to serve in the Marines, Jesse co-founded Warrior-Scholar Project with two of his Yale classmates, Chris Howell and Nick Rugoff, in order to support those serving in the military in his place.
Jesse has also worked as a contractor overseeing engineering and construction projects in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province and as a federal prosecutor with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department in Chicago. Jesse is a graduate of Harvard Law School and currently serves as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Board Member, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman – Principal, Third Point
Nick Rugoff is the co-founder, board member, and vice chairman of Warrior-Scholar Project. He works as an investment professional in New York and received a B.A. from Yale University.