David Gordon, who spent more than ten years working at the highest levels of US foreign and national security policy processes, provides clients with his perspective of US and global macro issues from Washington. Formerly the firm's chairman, he directed the research platform and helped steer the firm's analysis for several years. From 2007 to 2009, David served as the director of policy planning under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He played a leading role in developing policy ideas for Rice on issues ranging from Afghanistan and Pakistan to US engagement in East Asia to the multilateral response to the international financial crisis. He also led the department's strategic policy dialogues with more than 20 countries around the globe.