Ioannis "Gianni" Koskinas is a retired special operations military officer, published author, highly effective leader, coach, and mentor. Prior to retirement, Gianni focused on national security matters as senior advisor to General Stan McChrystal (twice), General Nordy Schwartz (Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force), and the Honorable Mike Vickers (Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict).
In commercial life, he has focused on extractive industries, capacity development, aviation, risk mitigation strategies, and bespoke consulting for Fortune 500 company initiatives.
In his 12 years in the international maritime transportation sector, Angelos has negotiated and concluded over a billion dollars in sales for some of the largest chemical producers and trading houses in the world. Prior to joining the Hoplite Group, he specialized in the analysis of transportation patterns in Central and Latin America, working with private and government enterprises.
As Operations Director he is bringing his extensive experience in business development and capture, customer satisfaction and retention, problem solving, risk assessment, analytics, and program management to the Hoplite Group and all of our valued business partners.
Director Business Development
Toby joins us from the Private Security Sector where he specialized in delivering solutions for large scale government contracts, particularly for the diplomatic community in high threat, complex environments.
Prior to moving into the Private Security Sector Toby served for 21 years as an infantry officer in The British Army’s Brigade of Gurkhas spending well over half of his military career assigned to overseas postings in Europe, Central and South East Asia. A graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Toby was commended for distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009 and appointed a Member of the Most Honorable Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2011.
Director Marketing & Communications
Zena joined the Hoplite Group in 2014, initially part time consultant supporting branding and marketing. In 2020, she joined the team full time as our Director of Marketing & Communications, bringing over 15 years of business experience on complex services across multi-disciplinary industries and with global geographical reach, to the Hoplite Group.
She holds a Master’s Degrees in Business Leadership and Marketing. She speaks French, Arabic, Spanish and English and completed her graduate and post-graduate education in France, Tunisia and the UK. Besides marketing, she has also edited all Hoplite Group analytical products covering the North Africa and Sahel regions.
Administration & Finance Manager
As Administration and Finance Manager, Tenaya is responsible for all administrative matters to include finance, human resources, and daily business operations. Additionally, she serves as our Facility Security Officer.
Prior to joining the Hoplite Group, Tenaya served in the United States Air Force as a career enlisted aviator in ACC and AFSOC, with over 3500 hours in the E8-C Joint STARS, MQ-1B Predator, and MQ-9A Reaper aircraft.
She holds a BS Degree in Business Management/Marketing and continues to serve as First Sergeant, in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.