Elena has been serving as Director and Head of Private Markets Research since 2019. Prior to joining Capstone, Elena was an analyst at A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council, where she provided client advisory services and authored public-facing research on how changes in geopolitics, economics, demographics, and technology impact the global business environment and specific industries. In addition, she served as the Council’s lead global energy analyst. Elena’s previous professional experiences include serving two years as a Middle East and energy subject matter expert in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as well as holding various Middle East and global energy focused analyst roles at the Eurasia Group, BMI Research, the Frontier Strategy Group, and the Stimson Center. She has an M.A. in Strategic Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University. Elena lives in Washington, D.C.