Daniel Freifeld is the founder of Callaway Capital, an investment firm specializing in energy, infrastructure, and emerging and frontier market securities. He was previously Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy at the U.S. Department of State, where he was responsible for oil and gas issues in Iraq, Turkey, Russia, and the eastern Mediterranean. Before that, he was director of international programs at New York University's Center on Law and Security, a foreign policy advisor on Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and a program coordinator for the Near East South Asia Center at the U.S. Department of Defense, working in more than ten Middle Eastern countries. He has also held appointments at the World Bank and Baker Botts, LLP. He is currently an associate of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. He speaks Turkish and French and conversational Arabic, Farsi, and Spanish and holds a bachelor's degree from Emory University and a juris doctor from New York University School of Law.
Daniel Phillips joined Callaway Capital in 2013. He previously worked in the Washington, DC office of Mintz, Levin, a leading international law and government relations firm, working on government affairs for a diverse group of energy companies and associations. Prior to that he worked in Hong Kong for a private equity fund during its inception and startup phases, as a reporter for Lebanon's The Daily Star newspaper covering business issues, and at PFC Energy as an analyst in the upstream division. He has also held positions with columnist George Will of the Washington Post and Newsweek, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Atlantic magazine, and the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. He also serves as Managing Director of the Washington International Research Group, a public relations and geopolitical risk consulting firm. He received his B.A. in International Relations and Arabic at Georgetown University.