Christian Whiton has extensive experience with international business, finance, politics and foreign policy issues.
Prior to joining DC International Advisory as a principal, Mr. Whiton served as a U.S. State Department official from 2003-2009, first as a special advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, and then as a deputy special envoy. Mr. Whiton advised the Under Secretary on strategic communications and public affairs. He managed the Office of the Special Envoy, and acted as the senior policy advisor on North Korean human rights and transnational issues, interacting extensively with Asian and European governments and numerous international organizations. He spoke frequently in public about U.S. policy and programs.
Before joining the State Department, Mr. Whiton worked for the corporate finance practice of KPMG LLP, where he was a senior associate, overseeing daily activities of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) engagements and other financial consulting projects. Deals included sales of companies and capital-raising, including a merger of IT services companies in a half-dozen countries.
Mr. Whiton cofounded and presently serves as chairman of the board of the Hamilton Foundation, a not-for-profit policy research organization. He coauthored the monograph "Fixing Foreign Aid: The Missing Middle." During the 2008 presidential campaign, he served as an advisor to the Asia policy team for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee. During the 2012 campaign, he was a senior campaign advisor and deputy director of national security staff for the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign.
Mr. Whiton received undergraduate degrees in History and Economics from Tulane University. He holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he focused on strategy and management. Mr. Whiton writes and speaks frequently about business and foreign policy issues, appearing on the Fox News Channel and other networks. His articles have been published by the Daily Caller, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Fox News Opinion, and numerous other publications.