Our founder and CEO, Dennis Bartow, is one of the United States’ foremost experts on “Great Power Competition.” He helped write the “Great Power Competition Strategy” for the U.S. Department of Defense while serving as Deputy Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Policy.
He also represented the Pentagon at the formation of the highly successful Prosper Africa initiative, the U.S. interagency framework to increase two-way trade between the United States and Africa.
Dennis was the Department of Defense’s Small Business Director, becoming the first DoD Small Business Director in more than five years. There was a gap from 2014 to his appointment in 2019, during which the amount of businesses doing business with the DoD declined by around 70 percent!
Dennis’s passion is providing defense support for economic initiatives. He endeavors to “outcompete” our near peer competitors such as China and Russia and to provide less developed countries with the opportunity to Prosper. He believes our values travel as far as our influence.