Successful companies excel at achieving scale. However, sometimes what usually works just…doesn’t. Often, this is because a dynamic challenge is being met with a static solution. We think creatively and expansively to design unique strategies that are proven to succeed against even the slimmest of odds. Viking offers business advisory services, strategic/crisis communications; public affairs; risk analysis & mitigation planning; management consulting; and stakeholder/third-party engagement.
Leaders need to be able to connect-the-dots and see 'The Big Picture.' We help you see around corners and gain context by building unique, data-driven insights that leverage an interdisciplinary network of professionals and experts, including former Administration officials; senior intelligence and national security officers; accomplished academics, technologists, and researchers; and experienced business leaders.
Achieving critical business priorities requires successfully navigating competitive environments. We guide clients seeking competitive advantage amidst the disruptive dynamics of transformation at the intersection of technology, business and government. Whether an innovative startup, established market player or a global industry leader, Viking helps organizations to "punch above their weight" and achieve high-stakes outcomes.
A skillful navigator of transformation’s collision with public policy, Greg is an imaginative and visionary strategist helping organizations to shape favorable operating environments, accelerate growth, and manage risk.
Described as "able to convince an iceberg to move because it is in your way", he is a committed advocate of free enterprise who helped redefine the public dialogue about Microsoft and open-source software, improving perception among government elites and avoiding multi-billion dollar penalties by U.S. and E.U. anti-trust regulators.
He began his career in Washington, DC, helping to develop the post-9/11 Congressional agenda on cybersecurity and privacy. After public service, he advocated in favor of pragmatic, innovation-friendly policy solutions for cybersecurity and data privacy, and against government-mandated “backdoors” and other misguided efforts to weaken encryption. More recently, he has focused on ensuring that the Internet remains free from government control and accountable to its’ global community of stakeholders.
Greg maintains an extensive network of relationships with key Congressional offices, think tanks, the Administration, and, more broadly, with thought leaders, investors, and technologists around the globe.
Today, he advises organizations addressing business priorities in regulated and/or highly competitive environments - devising game-changing solutions that win.