About Us

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 understand, predict, and act to empower clients as they navigate and address emergent challenges rooted in security, technology, and a changing global society.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 Leadership

Derek Jones, Colonel
(Ret.), U.S. Army
(Special Forces)

Chief Executive Officer


Chief Operating Officer

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