Ian began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London and quickly garnered a reputation for an inherent understanding of internal controls, risk assessment, and mitigation. In 2002 he was transferred to the New York office to manage the U.S. firm response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and subsequently developed the global monitoring and compliance systems to capture and report data to the PCAOB, FRC, and other localized regulatory authorities.
In 2007, Ian became one of eight Global Inspectors, and as such identified control weakness and areas of non-compliance with regulatory and Network standards. He led quality reviews throughout Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin & North America.
After PwC, Ian co-founded an Oracle consulting business, serving Fortune 500 clients, winning the Blue-Ribbon Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, he exited to a private buyer, and became Chief of Staff at Linking the World, an international NGO focused on combating violent extremism through the use of predictive analytics in areas of conflict, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria.
Since 2017, Ian turned his attention to assisting fellow entrepreneurs, typically assisting with business plans, financial projections, valuations, funding counsel and strategic projects, all on a fractional / freelance basis. To date, his clients have raised over $112M, and range from pre-revenue SaaS models, to $500M healthcare companies.
Ian has been ghost published in CNN, Fortune, Foreign Policy Journal, Forbes, Defense One and The Hill, writing on issues of policy, humanitarian aid, development, the application of emerging technologies and data science capabilities by the sector and its role in the context of national security and global stability. He was written speeches delivered at Republican and Democratic National Conventions, as well as the United Nations, and has assisted in the development of academic programs tied to humanitarian aid and disaster response at the United States Department of Defense and the United States Military Academy at West Point.
In 2018, Ian graduated from the National Security Program at the U.S. Army War College, and earned a place as a Presidential Leadership Scholar, graduating in 2019.