Founder and CEO
Prior to founding Quinlan, Paul spent his career as a journalist reporting in some of the most competitive news markets, including South Florida and Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill. He has broken national news stories on politics, government, the environment, and the financial industry and has researched some of the largest public and private companies, executives and management teams on behalf of top asset managers, private equity and law firms, and institutional investors.
A former National Press Foundation fellow, Paul has appeared on CNN and been published by The New York Times, National Journal, USA Today, The St. Petersburg Times, The Miami Herald, The Palm Beach Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Salon, and others. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.
Joe’s two decades of professional experience in geopolitical risk, intelligence, and strategic advisory include work at the highest levels of government, international NGOs, and private institutions. He has advised C-suite executives and heads of state, and his overseas assignments span the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, among other emerging markets and hostile environments.
As an intelligence officer for the U.S. government, Joe led and served in mission-critical units assessing risks and potential threats to national security, producing analysis for the President, cabinet, and senior U.S. officials and supporting covert operations. Previously, he held a variety of assignments with the U.N., an international NGO, and the U.S. government. Joe taught graduate-level courses on global security at Georgetown University and Columbia University. He earned a Master’s in international affairs from Columbia and a bachelor’s in psychology and communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kelly is an award-winning former investigative journalist whose work has resulted in Congressional inquiries, federal investigations and some of the industry’s highest honors. At Quinlan, she leads corporate fraud, competitive intelligence and enhanced due diligence investigations on public and private companies and their executive teams. She was the first recipient of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Fellowship for Investigative Reporting and has received the George Polk Award for Business Reporting and the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. Her work at Reuters and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has focused on international tax evasion, accounting malpractice, shell companies and money laundering. Kelly has an MFA from Goucher College and a journalism degree from West Virginia University.
Caleb has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software development with an emphasis in cyber security and cloud based commerce platforms. He founded two software companies, and a network motioning and security application he created won a prestigious national product award. He has served as a board director and subject matter expert for leadings tech industry groups.
He has served as a consultant with several Fortune 500 organizations on their software development practices and provided software application security consulting to some of the largest consumer brands in the world. More recently, Caleb led the software development team and worked closely with clients at a leading ecommerce agency.
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Our team consists of award-winning journalists, professional researchers, and data experts.
Quinlan’s associates have an average of 20 years’ professional experience working for major media and law enforcement organizations and are experts in fraud, public records, business, financial markets, private equity, technology, media, telecommunications, energy, the environment, healthcare, retail, trade, politics, and the federal government, among many other topics.
They have experience working in all major U.S. cities, South America, Europe, and Asia. They have been on Pulitzer-winning reporting teams, won dozens of professional awards and recognitions, and received prestigious fellowships such as Harvard’s Nieman, Columbia University’s Knight-Bagehot, and The Boston Globe’s Spotlight.
Quinlan’s associates have been published in the print and online editions of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, Dow Jones, GlobalPost and others, including leading foreign news and broadcast outlets.