Studies, Univ. of Western Ontario and Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem; MBA, Harvard. Formerly: with Carlyle Group; Co-Founder, Rosemont Capital; Pentagon adviser to US Central Command, Qatar; foreign policy and communications adviser to US Senate; one of longest serving civilian officials in Iraq during George W Bush administration; Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to Governor Mitt Romney, 2008 presidential election and 2012 presidential campaign. Senior Adviser to Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), 2012 presidential campaign. Investor, Elliott Management Corp. Co-Author, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle (2009). Recipient, Distinguished Civilian Service Award, Pentagon.