Changing the way businesses connect with the world's leading consultants.


Sidney Olinyk

Founder & CEO

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Scott Hoch

VP of Engineering

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Abbie Attwood

VP of Partnerships & Growth

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Abbie Attwood

Abbie has experience leading business development teams, managing consulting projects, designing successful growth strategies, and creating value through customer success initiatives. An economics and math geek at heart, she began her career in Washington running data and operations analysis for a technology and consulting company. She transitioned to business development after discovering her passion for the correlation between customer success and business growth. She then led business development at Bloomberg Government, working closely with over 300 government affairs teams to further their policy initiatives in Washington. Abbie grew their pharmaceutical business by over 400%, scaled their nonprofit market strategy to double the number of clients per account, and ran company-wide sales training for all associates. Throughout her career she has led the top performing sales teams by revenue to consistently outperform company growth goals. A Maine native and addicted runner/cyclist, she is a member of a pro running team and teaches spin classes on the side.

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Vyria Paselk

Director of Partnerships

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Natalie Myers Operations Coordinator
Bryan Walters Associate
Karthick Mahalingam Software Engineer Intern
Christian Gomez Design Intern
Ben Kim Research Intern
Smeet Patel Research Intern
William Robertson Research Intern
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Duco Journey

3rd, August 2016

Duco, the world's premier on-demand business intelligence network, is launched in Washington D.C.

16th, December 2016

Duco is featured in The Diplomatic Courier Constructive Disruption: A Fresh Alternative to the Expert Consulting Model.

18th, January 2017

Duco partners with The Diplomatic Courier to create a special Inaugural edition of the magazine.

25th, January 2017

Duco's co-founders appear on the Bosses Who Brunch podcast.

21st, February 2017

Duco's pitch is awarded 2nd place at TechCrunch Distrupt Washington D.C.

May 2017

Duco moves its headquarters to Palo Alto, California to join the Summer 2017 class of NFX Guild..

June 2017

Lead Engineer Scott Hoch joins Duco as employee #1.

June 2017

Duco is featured in Women2.0.

August 2017

Vice President of Business Development Abbie Attwood joins Duco.

September 2017

Duco presents to a packed house at NFX Demo Day.

What is the problem?

The world is changing faster than ever and global companies need on-demand access to world experts and intelligence.

How can we help?

Duco makes it easier, faster, and more cost effective for decision-makers to connect with experts, gather information, and follow global trends to solve real-world business objectives. Duco’s platform allows businesses to quickly find and speak with geopolitical, regulatory, security, and technology innovation experts, who have insights needed to succeed in the global economy.

Our Experts

Carefully recruited and vetted, Duco experts have at least a decade of experience in some of the most competitive positions in their fields. They are experienced briefers, analysts, innovators, and deliver immediate insight to our clients.
Duco experts have:

  • Advised the U.S. President
  • Started cyber security companies
  • Commanded brigades in wartime
  • Led international negotiations
  • Ran for and served in political office
  • Worked in the intelligence community

Easy to connect

In a few clicks or less than a minute, you can text and email an expert to schedule a call. 97% of our experts told us they could get on a 30-minute call in less than 12 hours.