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"Optimizing Global Resources"

Institute for the Management of Conflict

Our Founders

        Our principals have over 40-years of combined experience strengthening the capacity of communities in developing countries. Founded by veterans of the United States Navy’s Special Operations Community, our goal is to provide a field-tested brand of growth and development in emerging markets. We prevent the destabilization of markets through programs  such as agriculture development, good governance, security sector reform and humanitarian crisis-management.


        Over the last two-decades, we were called on to lead a variety of challenging tasks in the midst of crisis in Panama, Colombia, Bosnia, Chad, Iraq, Cameroon, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Philippines, and Indonesia. We transformed information into action-action into resiliency. Our founders lived on the front lines of volatile environments and bring this experience to clients whose investments will be effected by poor social and economic conditions. Investing in our international experience is investing in long-term strategies for economic growth in frontier markets.

Our Board of Directors

Our Advisors

G. Martin Wynkoop, Chairman

Ernest C. Baynard, IV

Mr. Wynkoop has been in the medical biotech industry for over 28 years and is a veteran entrepreneur.  He has been part of the genesis of several startup companies and has contributed to the growth of a number of companies.  Marty has financial and business operations experience with both public and private companies, including the management of turnarounds, financial restructurings, integration of acquisitions, strategic shifts in core operations, and helping grow early-stage companies. He has been responsible for raising nearly $20m in investment capital from individuals to venture capitalist.


His experience includes; the Senior Principal of a successful consulting firm that provides strategic leadership and direction to small and start-up technology companies (www.koopco.com).  President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Sales and Marketing and co-founder of OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, recently acquired by Tornier, a large worldwide medical company. Mr. Wynkoop was an early contributor in the operations and customer development & relations at Regeneration Technology, a leader of biological orthopedic devices.  Previously, he was responsible for developing and marketing unique spinal implants at Biomet.  He was a successful surgical device sales representative for ten years, winning many performance awards.  Additionally, Mr. Wynkoop is an avid outdoorsman and married to Patricia and they have four children and six grandchildren.

Ernest C. Baynard IV has served as a strategic counselor and advocate to a diverse group of innovative companies over the past fifteen years.  Prior to founding Meridian Hill Strategies Inc. in 2002, Baynard served in several senior level positions in the White House and on Capitol Hill.  Baynard serves as a guest lecturer on media and politics at the United States Military Academy and has also lectured at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University.


Baynard and his firm, Meridian Hill Strategies (www.meridian-hill.com) work with some of the nation’s top CEOs, industry groups and political leaders to create a powerful voice for them inside the Beltway and in the national media.  Baynard has built an industry-leading public affairs firm with a focus on national security and defense issues that optimizes a diverse suite of professional services that have enabled its clients to win on critical federal issues and achieve rapid growth.


As a lawyer and communications expert with a strong background in technology and coalition building, he brings a diversified and innovative approach to his work.  Baynard and his firm currently represent number of highly acclaimed U.S. businesses, many of which are owned and led by military veterans that provide solutions to the U.S. government in the areas of defense, homeland security, transportation, trade, communications, clean energy and healthcare.  He resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife Lindsey, his sons Owen and Brendan, and their Boxer, Rocky.

Bill is a Professorial Lecturer at American University’s School of International Service. Mr. Belding is an authority on asymmetric warfare and counterinsurgency operations and has advised government programs and private companies. With the US military he conducted insurgency and counter-insurgency operations throughout Southeast Asia. Decades later he headed the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, an international non-profit entity conducting humanitarian work in support of war victims in Africa and Asia and co-founder of the International Campaign to Ban Land mines, winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.


Threats to international peace and security have frequently come from the world’s weakest states. The U.S. National Security Strategy describes weak and failed states as a significant challenge.  This issue has become a high policy priority, and is a view widely shared by policy-makers in other nations, and among global development agencies, the U.S. military, the United Nations and the European Union.  Mr. Belding brings his expertise on the study of weak and failed states to the IMC Advisory Board.  Mr. Belding holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law.

Bill Belding

Prior to founding the Kyle House Group in 2010, Porter led the lobbying and policy efforts of a boutique political consulting firm in DC.  Earlier in his career, Porter worked in the office of Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and in the Government Relations Practice Group at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer, and Murphy.


Porter possesses a strong background in legislative politics, having advised a broad spectrum of corporate clients, trade associations, non-profit organizations and coalition groups on authorizing and appropriations strategies before the U.S. Congress. Porter also has worked extensively on international relations and national security issues, having formerly served as an intelligence analyst for the Department of Defense, and having worked for several international defense companies as a political consultant on defense policy and contracting issues.


Porter also possesses substantial experience working on development assistance and global health issues. Porter has represented several high-profile foundations, NGOs, coalitions and celebrities on political strategies that resulted in multi-billion dollar funding increases for U.S. development assistance programs, and the bipartisan passage and signing into law of major development legislation. Porter has also advised a number of fortune 500 companies on their community development and corporate social responsibility programs around the globe. Porter has traveled extensively throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, and other areas of the developing world.


Porter graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University and received an M.A. in National Security Studies with Highest Honors and Distinction from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Porter earned a second masters degree in International Policy and Practice (MIPP) through a fellowship program at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Porter has also participated as a visiting lecturer on a range of international relations and political issues at Vanderbilt University and at American University.

In Memory of...


Tim has an extensive background in international business, strategic planning, information technology implementation and special operations. Tim was formerly a US Navy SEAL with significant combat experience who established the U.S. Navy’s Antiterrorism Force Protection Program for all ships, ports and bases throughout the world, and served as the Director of Information Operations and Information Warfare for the Chief of Naval Operations.  After developing experience in Information Technology Systems with HP Federal Systems, he joined Science Applications International Corporation, one of the largest U.S. Intelligence and Information Technology Defence Contractors, as Vice President for Port Security Programs.


Tim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an Engineers Degree in Ocean Engineering and a Masters of Management Science from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Damon Mauceri is an accomplished soldier, technology consultant and business leader with nearly 15 years of diversified corporate, field and operations experience.


Damon has worked for a variety of technology consulting firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, BTS, and CACI. Most recently, Damon served as a senior program manager and subject matter expert for U.S. Intelligence Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRCs) in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. He oversaw the design, engineering and deployment of advanced solutions for identity management, multi-intelligence targeting and analytic systems, and advanced tactical mobile wireless telecommunications solutions.


During Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Damon deployed as a forward senior program manager and embedded advisor for the U.S. Intelligence and Special Operations communities supporting biometric and forensic initiatives.


Prior to joining the defense industry, Damon enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry and was later commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer. In May 2003, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and is currently completing his Executive MBA at Georgetown University.

Tim Holden

Porter Delaney

Damon Mauceri

Trust in the resolve

        of silent doers.

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