Studies at the University, Western Ontario and Hebrew University, Jerusalem; MBA graduate, Harvard Business School. Formerly: with Carlyle Group; co-founded 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 administration of George W Bush; 2008, Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to Governor Mitt Romney, during presidential election. Currently, Senior Adviser and investor, Elliott Associates. Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations. Co-Author, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle (2009). Recipient of Distinguished Civilian Service Award, Pentagon.