Patrick Ryan is the Chief Operating Officer of Second Front Systems. He has more than a decade of experience in the security community, where he has focused on identifying and delivering innovative technology solutions to key defense organizations, intelligence agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. Before joining Second Front, Pat was Co-Founder and President of Praescient Analytics, a technology integration firm that implemented cutting-edge data analytics platforms across the federal market. He served as an Army intelligence officer, including two combat tours in Iraq, where he led a specialized team of intelligence analysts, interrogators, and technical specialists targeting Al Qaeda leadership. Pat was a Distinguished Graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown's Security Studies Program. He is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Board of Directors of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Pat was recently selected as a 'Next Generation National Security Leader' by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and a 'Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leader' by the Diplomatic Courier.