Global Expert Marketplace

The world is changing: globally-minded companies need on demand access to world experts and intelligence.


Dūcō 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. Dūcō’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.

Carefully recruited and vetted, Dūcō 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.
Dūcō 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
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On Demand

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.

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Cost Effective

Pay for what you get: a three-page political risk assessment on investing in a new company in Burma or a 45 minute call to discuss oil and gas trends in Nigeria.

Dūcō Leadership

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    Sidney Olinyk

    Co-founder & CEO - sidney@ducoadvisors.com

    Sidney's career in Washington, DC spans national security, foreign policy, and leadership development – from the Pentagon to civil society to Washington’s startup community. She has extensive experience managing people, processes, and operations in multiple organizations in both the private and public sectors. A former Obama Administration political appointee, Sidney served as the Chief of Staff for Middle East Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Her private sector experience includes serving as the Vice President for Sayara International and as the first employee at Measure, the leading Drone as a Service company, that provides services related to unmanned aerial systems for commercial and civilian use around the world. As CEO of Dūcō, she brings together her passion for public policy and her drive to build an organization with lasting impact.

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    Alicia Sloan

    Co-founder & COO - alicia@ducoadvisors.com

    Alicia Sloan commands nearly 10 years of national security experience advising policymakers through her work for the Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, and Capitol Hill. Her robust body of work and analysis on the Middle East has garnered praise from senior policymakers and awards, including selection by the Central Intelligence Agency as one of the top foresight products of 2015. She is a recipient of Meritorious Unit Citations from the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the CIA. Alicia's cultural and linguistic expertise add depth to her methodology of approaching complex questions in foreign affairs. She has demonstrated proficiency in Arabic, French, and Spanish as well as lived in Amman, Damascus, Mexico City, and Paris. Alicia received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University, a Masters from Sciences-Po Paris, and a Fulbright to Jordan.

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    Kristian Bouw

    Technical Advisor

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    Mike Keung

    Technical Advisor

Dūcō Team

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    Aimee Stoltz

    Director of Business Development

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    Daniel Karr

    Research Associate

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    Natalie Myers

    Operations Coordinator

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    Brendan Reed

    Research Analyst

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    Nischal Mainali

    Web Developer Intern

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    Zach Mumbauer

    Product Intern