Our team of corporate executives, legal and policy experts and seasoned researchers leverages our networks to illuminate the interior power structures of foreign entities for our clients.
Using our deep expertise and business acumen with markets and governments the world over, we’ve developed a seasoned feel for balancing risk with incisive understanding, allowing us to deliver courtroom-ready intelligence to ensure the desired outcomes of our clients.
By leveraging over three decades of executive experience and insight in the global business arena, Patrick has positioned Pointe Bello to be a disruptor in understanding and balancing risk. From the United States to Asia to South America, he has developed noteworthy expertise building businesses in power generation and electric infrastructure, including companies providing sustainable energy solutions in China. A number of organizations have recognized Patrick’s business leadership through the years, including Ernst & Young, the Dallas Regional Chamber and the U.S. Department of State. His speaking engagements have included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Council on Foreign Relations, The Aspen Institute and the Milken Institute, and Patrick has testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Chinese investment in the United States. Patrick is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has been a featured commentator for The Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News and other news organizations.
With more than 20 years in the global business and nonprofit arenas, Amanda has developed a keen understanding of how to transform vision into strategy and action for meaningful, measurable impact. As director of global initiatives at the George W. Bush Institute, she worked with the former President and First Lady to help realize their strategic vision for an action-oriented policy and programming organization during its founding years. At notable public policy research institutions like Freedom House and the American Enterprise Institute, Amanda honed her management, editorial and technical skills in research design for definitive studies analyzing country-level and geopolitical risks, individual experiences of freedom, and critical global challenges in U.S. foreign policy. Amanda has testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, and her writing has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Foreign Policy, Orange County Register, Wall Street Journal Europe and other publications. Amanda is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and holds degrees from Georgetown University and Southern Methodist University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Gabo is a seasoned U.S. national security professional who blends superior research design and execution with deep subject matter expertise on Chinese political, economic and security objectives. His experience delivering value to public and private sector clients includes time at Cadmus, where he assessed risks and developed exercises in the homeland security space, and with Crumpton Group, as senior China analyst and deputy team chief. Gabo has served his country as a political analyst in government, including at the U.S. Department of State in the bureaus of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Western Hemisphere Affairs, and his analysis has been featured in The Diplomat, Cipher Brief, Defense News Early Bird Brief and other news outlets. Gabo holds degrees from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and Oberlin College.