PE-backed geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor hires CFO

Stratfor, which is backed by Teakwood Capital, has named Paul Baker as its new chief financial officer. Previously, Baker worked at Troux Technologies Inc where he served as CFO. Based in Austin, Texas, Stratfor is a a geopolitical intelligence and advisory firm.


AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – December 10, 2015) – Stratfor today announced that Paul Baker has joined the leading geopolitical intelligence and advisory firm as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Baker brings decades of experience managing strategic growth for multi-national software and technology organizations. At Stratfor, he will oversee finance, compliance and operations.

“We look forward to integrating Paul’s vast professional experience as we move forward with our ambitious vision for Stratfor’s future,” said Stratfor President and CEO Shea Morenz. “He has a proven track record of driving transformational change in dynamic team environments like our own.”

Throughout his career, Baker has guided successful organizations to greater efficiency and profitability. During his time as chief financial officer at Texas-based software firm Motive, Inc., Baker helped the company generate its first profits, funded growth, managed competitor acquisitions, executed a successful IPO and drove cultural change as that organization doubled in size.

“This is an exciting time to join the innovative team of analysts and business leaders at Stratfor,” said Baker, who will also serve as chief compliance officer for the Austin-based company. “Over the past 20 years, Stratfor has earned its reputation as the world’s premier geopolitical intelligence firm. It is now poised to go even further with a refined business model, expanded scope and unique insight.”

Baker most recently served as chief financial officer at Troux Technologies, Inc., where he drove profitability, managed continued growth and led the merger with Texas-based Planview. He holds a Bachelor of Finance and Accounting from the University of East London and is a Chartered Accountant.

In October, Teakwood Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm that invests in profitable technology-focused companies, made a major growth equity investment in Stratfor.

About Stratfor
Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we give customers a strategic advantage as they work to anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments.