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WE ARE / HAYES GROUP INTERNATIONAL

Hayes Group International (HGI) is a global security and intelligence consulting and advisory firm specializing in emerging and frontier markets. Focused on development of solutions involving security, cultural intelligence, and delivering comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation services, HGI takes a unique approach to challenges and provides solutions that focus on the other side of the equation. HGI capitalizes on vast regional networks, inclusion of the “Other 50%”, and diverse and experienced talent to provide comprehensive and nuanced products and services. We are proud to partner with Bulwark Intelligence in Lagos, Nigeria.

VISION

HGI aims to change the paradigm by bringing exceptional cultural and business solutions by leveraging real-world experience of a select cadre of regional subject matter experts who share their tremendous passion to be a catalyst for change. HGI presents a unique perspective that challenges conventional methodologies in order to better understand the social and political risk for operational and investment decisions. Our goal is to deliver the most distinct and diverse geopolitical analysis, strategic security analysis and business development services to our clients.

WE ARE / IN THE SEAMS OF CONFLICT

AFGHANISTAN / CAMEROON / CHAD / DJIBOUTI / DRC / IRAQ / KENYA / LIBYA / MALI / NIGER / NIGERIA / SOMALIA / SYRIA / THAILAND / UKRAINE / UGANDA

Between the Seams… The HGI team brings a new methodology that implements an already enhanced form of credentials and field experience, but also an outreach network that is second-to-none. Known for our “ local content”, we work within the seams of conflict, looking for solutions from a 360 perspective. These networks encompass private industry, financial institutions, public health, non-governmental organizations, U.S. and foreign government agencies and departments, and the best academic institutions in the world. HGI with our highly skilled members, partners and innovative solutions are accustom to working in high risk conflict and grey zones but also within the planning of missions, allocation of funding, and development of overall strategy.

Seams of Conflict Map Placeholder
Seams of Conflict Map

REGIONAL CELLS

NIGERIA

NIGERIA

9.0765° N, 7.3986° E

DRC

DRC

4.3871° S, 15.9700° E

SOMALIA

SOMALIA

2.0469° N, 45.3182° E

SYRIA

SYRIA

33.5138° N, 36.2765° E

WE ARE / THE OTHER 50%

The voice and perspective of the other side of the equation can have game-changing impact on policies and actions. With our highly skilled members and innovative solutions, HGI aims to increase the role of women, not only within high impact, risk conflict zones but mission planning, allocation of funding, and the development of overall counter-terrorism strategies. Women bring unique power bases, networks, and lines of influence within the cross-sections of their communities; yet, the female perspective and influence are often underrepresented in planning and execution.

CAPACITY / CAPABILTY / COMPETENCY

THE OTHER 50%

The “Other 50%” refers to a unique information gathering and analysis mechanism that capitalizes on nuances and perspective through a different lens. On the continuum of time this solution focuses primarily left of crisis or at phase zero. Recognizing and understanding women’s role as sympathizers or support to combatants has often been elusive to those developing effective political and conflict strategies. Despite both passive and active involvement, women are often the last to be included within the counter–terrorism and security dialogue. A strategy to counter terrorist threats should have an understanding of the complete environment, a full and concise picture that is inclusive of all aspects of society. HGI employs and engages with the “Other 50%” by deploying diverse teams of subject matter experts with executive, field, and development experience and technical expertise in the following areas.

HEALTH

ECONOMY

RELIGION

EDUCATION

COMMUNICATIONS

WE ARE / BEYOND KEVLAR

An inability to know the competition equates to an inability to effectively subdue and defeat the competition. HGI capitalizes on vast regional networks, inclusion of the the “Other 50%”, and diverse and experienced talent to provide comprehensive and nuanced products and services. HGI offers a global network who are at the forefront of their fields, they speak the local dialects, know the culture and can move freely within communities. Our network has pre-identified unique power bases, networks, and lines of influence within the cross-sections of at risk communities. HGI also offers a full range of business advisory and development services. Referred to as HG360, we bring over thirty years experience in DoD, State and USAID markets both national and internationally.

Cultural Intelligence Assessment

HGI offers comprehensive, nuanced, and operationally-relevant Social Cultural Analysis (SCA). Our products capture regional human networks as well as Social Network Analysis (SNA).

Areas of expertise include:

  • Gender Violence
  • Gender Inequality
  • Migrant Issues
  • Gender Roles in Conflict
  • Health & Education
  • Development
  • Organizational Culture
CT & Security Analysis

HGI conducts consulting on a range of issues and topics to include:

  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Media & Information
  • Social Network
  • Information
  • Communications Technology
  • Regional & Cultural Issues
  • Development & Aid
Red Cell Consulting

HGI offers red teaming services know as “Red Zone” to government, private sector and development entities. Our methodology looks at opposition or competition mindset, behaviors, threat landscapes, group modus operandi, and most-likely outcomes.

Our teams focus on:

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Operational Planning
  • Exercises & Drills
  • Education & Training
  • Small Team Behavior
  • Cultural Dimensions in Strategic Decision-Making
Business Intelligence Products

HGI provides a breadth of security and CT solutions through its core team and extensive network of carefully sourced subject matter experts.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Intel Reporting & Products
  • Fusion Center Support
  • Cyber Operations Expertise
  • Social Media
  • Threat Analysis
  • Preparation of Environment
  • Media & information Operations
  • Maritime Security Products & Solutions
Strategic Consulting

HGI offers a full spectrum of BI services, starting with foundational strategy activities to specific targeting to address complex business problems. Our products are tailored to the client’s problem set, from rapid to developing situation response. Our analysis is customized to your BI activities and requirements.

WE ARE / EXCEPTIONAL LEADERS

Founder & CEO

SELINA HAYES


As founder and CEO of Hayes Group International, Ms. Hayes leads a team of exceptional subject matter experts and commands a well-developed network, in addition to playing an active role as Chief Analyst & Strategist. Also an experienced executive and humanitarian Ms. Hayes has access to strategic partners and networks across Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Focused on security, cultural intelligence, counter terriorism and strategic consulting, Ms. Hayes has been a senior advisor and program manager for both military and civilian organizations working primarily in fragile states and areas of conflict. She has held a variety of positions at strategic, operational, and tactical level. Ms. Hayes also was a SME working cultural assessments and social media products working with SOCOM, EUCOM, AFRICOM, the TSOC’s, and Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (JTFHOA). Outside of the corporate world, Ms. Hayes has served on the board of Invisible Children focused on the LRA problem set and assisting with the complexity of managing programs in Central Africa. Ms. Hayes is also the co-founder of the nonprofit Project H.O.W (Helping Other Women). Over the course of her career Ms. Hayes has participated in numerous civ-mil exercise and programs providing for a unique perspective and blend of effective humanitarian work with a detailed understanding of military operations, State Dept and security organizations.

EXPERTISE

  • Cultural Intelligence Assessment
  • Information Communication Technology programs (ICT)
  • Social Media strategy
  • Department of Defense program management (PM)
  • Business Development
  • Government and Defense sectors
  • Development – Health & gender issues
  • Counterterrorism Analysis and Risk Assessment
  • Civil-military partnerships and exercises

WE ARE / GLOBAL ADVISORS

Coronado

+1 619 410 9337

Washington D.C.

+1 202 643 6758

Tampa

+1 813 563 7782

Lagos

011 +234 813 669 5839

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