ERIC H. TWERDAHL
Eric H. Twerdahl is the Managing Partner with International
Risk Intelligence LLC, New York, a leading private intelligence
firm specializing with corporate intelligence, security intelligence,
and proprietary intelligence management.
Mr. Twerdahl assists many domestic and international corporations,
foundations, endowments, and institutions with strategic planning
and corporate development. He specializes in risk evaluation surrounding
M&A, alliances, partnerships, and investments using broad international
resources. Risk assessment, analysis, investigations, and recommendations
focus on sovereign/political, legal, financial, market/product, security,
and management along with risk factors specific to particular countries
Mr. Twerdahl has been a Consultant
with the Yale
School of Public Health and with the City of New
Haven, for example, focusing
on security risks along with federal
all-hazard contingencies and communications.
Twerdahl has over 30 years experience in international risk analysis,
in M&A advisory, security,
intelligence, and financial services organizations. Prior to joining
IRI, he was Senior Vice President, Kroll,
New York, responsible for global relationships with multinational
he served as acting COO and Director of Finance of Comweb
Wayne, NJ (education technology and software); and President, COO,
and Director of Industrial Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ),
Milford, CT (laser systems).
Mr. Twerdahl was a partner with Fox,
Twerdahl, Lehmann & Co., Inc., an international M&A
advisory and intelligence firm with principal offices in New York,
Zurich, and Dallas. He
was U.S. Advisor, Austrian Industries AG (Austrian-government-owned--steel,
aluminum, petrochemicals, electronics, large-scale engineering)
with a focus on environmental technologies; and he was also engaged
by Swiss interests to assist with very large-scale environmental
projects in Latin America.
Earlier, Mr. Twerdahl was Senior Vice
President and Division Head, Sanwa Bank Ltd. (The
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Bank, one of Japan's leading commercial banks), in New
York, where he started the first U.S. Corporate
Banking and Finance Division (including real estate and syndications)
overseeing a portfolio exceeding $3 billion.
He was Vice President, Manufacturers
Hanover Trust Co., (JPMorganChase) New
York and Boston, and was active in Holland, Belgium, England,
and Switzerland. He began
with The First National Bank of Boston (Bank
of America), covering China and Southeast Asia, and he
was responsible for select U.S. and
foreign multinationals; he was desk officer for Japan
and lived in Tokyo.
Mr. Twerdahl received his BA in International
Relations from The Johns Hopkins University and
an MBA from Boston
Twerdahl has been a guest speaker at the United States
Annapolis, MD, The World Affairs Forum, and
Economic Forum, among other institutions and organizations.
Mr. Twerdahl has also served
as Chairman, Emergency Medical Services Commission
Response Coordinator under the aegis of the CDC.
Mr. Twerdahl is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy
and has served as as a board
member and President of the
FBI New Haven Citizens Academy Alumni Association.
He has also served as a board member of Infragard,
Connecticut, a collaboration led by the FBI along
with state and federal agencies and
private sector corporations and institutions addressing national