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Intellectual Capital Group (ICG)
An ICG managing principal, Gordon Housworth focuses on matters related to global business intelligence, strategic risk, intellectual property theft, supply chain analysis, infrastructure defense and terrorism.
Housworth became a member of the intelligence community via military intelligence and the National Security Agency, participating in land, air, and sea-based mobile platforms and special activities in Asia and the Middle East, the tasking for which rose from NSA, CIA, Secretary of State, or third party foreign governments through SecState. Moving to the commercial sector, Housworth refined international skills in the Pacific Rim (including Japan, China, Korea and India), Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.
Operating in both new and maturing markets, Housworth has twenty-five years experience in Asia and Europe in international operations, joint venture technology programs, and due-diligence responses to Asian and European partners. Sponsored by the Nomura Institute of Management to attend the Nomura-Berkeley Strategic Management of Innovation Program in Tokyo, Housworth gained insight into Japanese managerial style, investment decisions and product innovation.
Specialty areas are investment viability and safety, intellectual property (IP) protection, supply chain analysis, and active Sarbanes-Oxley compliance support.
• Investment viability and safety in “low data – bad data” regions of Asia, Africa, and the Americas, areas where “low cost is not low risk.” Early, gray-area event risk, strategic market risk, and supply chain evaluation allow effective risk pricing when hedges are inexpensive and changes do not mean interruptions.
• Intellectual property (IP) protection, especially in offshore environments, where the usual investigative means and legal remedies are ineffective. Non-alertive interventions allow clients to identify and ameliorate IP exposure without interrupting normal business activities or disturbing the client-host country relationship.
• Supply chain analysis addressing five risk areas: commercial/financial, environmental, intellectual property, criminal, and terrorist.
• Active Sarbanes-Oxley compliance support to eliminate personal and corporate threat of fiduciary breach by extending passive audits into active risk remediation in order to flag omissions and recommend disciplined, monitoring protocols.