Nada Bakos is the current Principal Advisor and Owner of GlassGC, a strategic analysis, research, and communications consultancy. GlassGC specialized in applying the intelligence analysis framework to research and translating complex trends for the US Government's most senior policy makers and executives and Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to this, Ms. Bakos served as the Government Affairs Manager at Starbucks Coffee Company. In this role she was responsible for setting the geopolitical strategic priorities and execution of day-to-day operations. She directed assessments to remediate geopolitical or logistical risks and opportunities related to brand, and relevant issue trends in key markets. She was responsible for monitoring external risks to business and reviewing external communications documents, collaborating to craft media engagement strategy, writing backgrounder pieces and grassroots strategic plans.
Prior to serving at Starbucks Coffee Company, Ms. Bakos served as a Senior Analyst and Director n the Analysis and Targeting Operations Branch of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this role she was responsible for setting priorities and strategy for the group. She produced and assisted in managing all final documents, backgrounder pieces, and strategic plans and messaging. This work included supporting US policymakers through monitoring and assessing leadership, motivations, plans, and intentions of foreign actors through long term strategic intelligence products. Through her service she received 6 exceptional performance awards, a Team Award, and 2 exceptional accomplishment Awards.