Our Mission.

Valens seeks to raise the standard for understanding and addressing the challenges posed by violent non-state actors, through rigorous research, advanced methods of analysis, seamlessly integrated capabilities, and a creative, adaptive organization that is highly responsive to its customers and well suited to producing innovative solutions.

Our Mission.

Valens seeks to raise the standard for understanding and addressing the challenges posed by violent non-state actors, through rigorous research, advanced methods of analysis, seamlessly integrated capabilities, and a creative, adaptive organization that is highly responsive to its customers and well suited to producing innovative solutions.

Our Story

Valens Global was established in August 2014 by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, who by then was already established as an analyst, author, and scholar specializing in terrorism and violent non-state actors. Valens was founded on the belief that the private sector was vital to advancing the national security interests of America and its allies, and to saving lives by protecting the public from terrorist attacks and other threats of sub-state violence. Also central to Valens Global’s founding mission was the belief that the national-security field needed to improve.

Valens is dedicated to undertaking analysis that is more granular, more historically informed, and that takes full advantage of big data and other methods enabled by new technological developments. Our high-quality analysis is paired with numerous interlocking capabilities, including in physical security, training, threat assessments, detection of insider threats, and counter-messaging.

Our goal, simply put, is to raise the standard for understanding and responding to terrorism and other sub-state threats. We have a strong track record, and consistently deliver services and products that both exceed our clients’ expectations and stand the test of time.

Our Goals

Both our long and short-term goals are rooted in the four E’s

Challenge ourselves, and frequently elevate standards so that our team continues to increase its capabilities and improve its results.

Evolve

Challenge ourselves, and frequently elevate standards so that our team continues to increase its capabilities and improve its results.

Support our analysts and empower them to challenge conventional wisdom and widely-held beliefs so they are able to improve the fields in which they work.

Empower

Support our analysts and empower them to challenge conventional wisdom and widely-held beliefs so they are able to improve the fields in which they work.

Understand that we can prevent losses to both clients and the public and ensure excellence by addressing threats accurately and efficiently.

Ensure

Understand that we can prevent losses to both clients and the public and ensure excellence by addressing threats accurately and efficiently.

Foster an endless hunger for knowledge and passionate intellectual curiosity among our team.

Endless

Foster an endless hunger for knowledge and passionate intellectual curiosity among our team.

Our Founder

DR. DAVEED GARTENSTEIN-ROSS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Described by The International Herald Tribune as “a rising star in the counterterrorism community,” Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is a prominent scholar, practitioner, and entrepreneur. His career has focused on understanding how terrorist groups and other violent non-state actors (VNSAs) are changing the world, and helping governments and private clients fashion creative solutions to save lives and safeguard their interests.  Daveed is also a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and an associate fellow at the click to read more…