Our Company

Our Team

We come from the worlds of technology, political science, and finance, with a commitment to help customers solve some of the world’s most complex geopolitical challenges.

Leadership

Josh helped start Predata to tackle the challenges of understanding the internet beyond the realm of traditional social monitoring. Prior to founding Predata, Josh spent 10 years in the intelligence community focused on SIGINT tradecraft and analysis—both in the military and as a civilian. Josh is a passionate advocate of the DC Hospitality Industry.

Joshua Haecker

Chief Executive Officer

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Collin formerly developed software for Microsoft’s Applications and Services Group and TripAdvisor. He has a BSE in computer science from Princeton. Collin is a juggling enthusiast with experience ranging from diabolos to torches.

Collin Stedman

Chief Technology Officer

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Bob Deppisch is the VP of Sales for Predata where he oversees the customer acquisition and partnership development strategy for the company. Prior to joining Predata, Bob was a business development manager for Zignal Labs for over 5 years focused on initiating the Federal practice. He was also an active-duty Intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy for 10 years serving in numerous communities to include Naval Special Warfare Development Group where he was the lead intelligence officer for multiple forward deployed task forces. He has a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Bob Deppisch

VP of Sales

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Molly leads the team that manages Predata’s out–of-the-box geopolitical dataset and develops custom analytic products for key customers. She also serves as Predata’s Russia/Eurasia subject matter expert, leveraging her time in Department of State programs in Russia and her travels through the former Soviet Union. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and refinishing her creaky, old house.

Molly Dwyer

VP of Analysis

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Ben graduated from Bates College with a B.A. in Politics and a minor in Philosophy. Before joining Predata, he spent 4 years building the machine learning system for an AI personal assistant at x.ai. Ben enjoys playing speed chess and swimming long distances.

Ben Smith

VP of Engineering

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Our Advisors

Our Advisors


Andrew Choi
Senior Technology Specialist, World Bank; Senior Fellow, Federation of American Scientists

Anne-Marie Slaughter
CEO, New America

Beth Sanner
National Security Analyst; former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Mission Integration

Ambassador (Retired) Douglas Lute
President, Cambridge Global Advisors, LLC; former U.S. Ambassador to NATO; Lieutenant General, US Army (Retired)

Francis Landolf
Principal, Core Consulting

Hazem Dawani
Senior Founder, OptionsCity, Technology and Market Expert

Jim Shinn
Co-Founder of Predata

John Kringen
Consultant, Dyncorp International; former Director of Intelligence, CIA

John McLaughlin
Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University

Marcel Kasumovich
Experienced Global Macro Investor; formerly of Soros Fund Management, Goldman Sachs, and the International Monetary Fund

Mark Farrington
Global Macro PM

Mike Kostiw
Senior Advisor, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Scott Nations
President of Nations Indexes; CNBC Contributor

Michael Vickers
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Neal Brady
Former Founder and CEO, Eris Exchange, and Executive Chairman, ErisX; former Managing Director, Global Head of Business Development, CME Group;

Nicholas J. Rasmussen
Senior Director for National Security and Counterterrorism Programs, The McCain Institute for International Leadership

Our Investors

Predata is Now Part of FiscalNote

FiscalNote is the premier information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence. By combining AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data, FiscalNote is reinventing the way that organizations minimize risk and capitalize on opportunity.

Home to CQ, Roll Call, Oxford Analytica, and VoterVoice, FiscalNote empowers more than 5,000 clients worldwide to monitor, manage, and act on the issues that matter most to them. To learn more about FiscalNote and its family of brands, visit FiscalNote.com and follow @FiscalNote.