Our Team

James Osburn

Chief Executive Officer

Renee Hasler

Chief Operation Officer

Nathaniel E. Ballantyne

Chief Financial Officer

Kristin Whittington

Chief Technology Officer

Rajat Gupta

Advisor-at-Large

Patrick Yaitch

Advisor-At-Large

Georgemay Figaro

Government Relations, United States and the Caribbean

Donald Lively

Advisor-at-Large

Peter Mayas

Senior Director, Global Strategies

Sen. Daphne Campbell

Advisor-At-Large

Ignacio Ditren

Chief Political Strategist, Latin America & Caribbean

Ambassador Rafael Tejeda

Chief International Business Strategist, Europe

Elizabeth Irish

Chief Political Strategist, USA

Dr. Tosk Pearse

Chief Political Strategist, Africa

Fritz Clairvil

Chief Business, Caribbean & Latin America

Emanuel Padilla

Senior Political Strategist, Latin America

Jean D. Vernet II

Senior Political Strategist and Community Relations

Franklin M. Calderon

Lead Operations Strategist Caribbean and Latin America

Sheila Johnson

Social Media Consultant

Eddie Vo

Director of Interactive Marketing

Dadly Filius

Director of Strategic Communications

Peter Martin

Senior Project Manager

Keyra Perez

Senior Project Manager

Jonathan Hasler​

Project Manager​

Dana Sanchez

Project Manager

Mariel Almonte Butten

Project Manager

Renee Hasler

As Chief Operations Officer at CASPI Ms. Hasler is responsible for the global operations of the company. She brings more than 30 years of experience to CASPI. Her experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering data driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth.

In addition to her work with CASPI, Ms. Hasler is the Founder and CEO of MedInd Group, a medical operations and clinical project management company with healthcare clients and operations in the United States and Internationally. Prior to CASPI, Ms. Hasler held a COO position and led a multistate team with over 200 employees. Additionally, she spent over 15 years in biopharmaceuticals with roles in sales and marketing, contracting, program development, grant allocation, clinical management and product access and reimbursement.  Ms.  Hasler has significant experience in product launch, business development and data analytics. She is a nurse by education and continued her post graduate work in healthcare finance and administration.

When she is not working Ms. Hasler has a keen interest in politics where she is a founding Board Member of the Haitian Diaspora Political Action Committee (HDPAC). Additionally, she was actively involved in GenePAC during her years at Genentech. She has been involved in local, state, national and international political campaigns serving with teams dedicated to public relations, candidate development, campaign strategy management and political commentary. She has been both a founding member and board member for non-profit organizations in a multitude of sectors where she has served as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Fund-Raising Chair.

Nathaniel E. Ballantyne

Mr. Ballantyne is a political strategist who started his career in New York City working for David Dinkins as the first Black Mayor of New York City. He has for the last three decades worked on several national and international political campaigns as advisor and political strategist leading to the elections of several presidents in the Caribbean and Africa. 

He is a public relations expert who has advised several candidates in effective communication and message packaging.  Mr. Ballantyne is a partner of CASPI, and his knowledge of local, national, and international politics including his communication skills is an asset to the company.  Mr. Nathaniel holds a political Science Degree from City University of New York a law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law.

Gupta Rajat

Rajat Gupta was the first foreign-born Managing Director and chief executive of management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company from 1994 to 2003. He was also a board member of several big corporations including Goldman SachsProcter & Gamble, and American Airlines, as well as an advisor to non-profits such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Additionally, he is the co-founder of the Indian School of BusinessAmerican India FoundationNew Silk Route and Scandent Solutions. 

Patrick Yaitch

Mr. Yaitch brings nearly six decades of legal, political, and business knowledge encompassing a wide range of diverse experiences that make him unmatchable.  As an international lawyer with expertise in IPO, merger and acquisitions, cross national deal structuring, he has represented over a hundred companies in several countries in Africa, Europe, South America, North America and the Caribbean. 

Mr. Yaitch possesses  specialized skills and knowledge that enable him  to foresee and effectively address the issues that often come up in conducting business in foreign countries. He has represented and advised individuals and corporate entities in complex international business involving government related matters.  He has consulted and advised clients doing business in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

In addition to his business experience, his political consultancy work is far-reaching, having help elected many presidents in the Caribbean and South America. Because CASPI operates in the intersection of business and politics, his experience as a political consultant to several  presidential candidates in different parts of the world makes him an excellent person to lead CASPI.

 From 1975 to 2002 Mr. Yaitch  was the managing  partner of his  law firm in Paris, France representing several multinational  companies.  Since 2002 Mr. Yaitch has worked exclusively in structuring financing for multi-billion dollar deals on behalf of several mulit-national companies.  He has developed and planned  financing for oil refineries in different  parts of the world including the Middle East.

Mr. Yaitch is the Vice-President of Fonds Français Pour La Nature et L’Environnement, (FFNE).  He holds law degree from University of Nanterre in France and a lecturer at L’Ecole Des Mines in Paris. He is married and has three children and several grand-children. He resides in Paris, France.

Georgemay Figaro

Georgemay Figaro is a political strategist and business consultant with over two decades of experience.  She has an extensive background in planning and managing cross-functional business operations and government projects specifically in the Caribbean.  She is an analytical and a conceptual thinker who effectively assess opportunities, facilitate strategic decisions, and drive successful implementation.  Her no-nonsense approach earned her the well-deserved reputation of a “go-getter.” 

As a seasoned professional, Georgemay has served as a consultant for several boards and held several conferences around the world representing the Haitian government.  In addition, she has 18 years of legal experience in the areas of immigration, real estate, business law and bankruptcy.  She most recently served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad, where she played a key role in bridging the gap between the Haitian Diaspora and the Haitian government.

Recently, she served as “Charge- de-Mission” for His Excellency Jovenel Moise in a social to low-income housing project.   She also served as Technical and legal Director for the National Society of Industrial Parks of Haiti. In this position, she was instrumental in developing and implementing institutional reform by developing a strategic plan with a broader perspective of covering industrial parks across Haiti

Georgemay is the President of Haiti Ambassador Airlines and an Executive board member of Haitian Renewal Alliance (HRA) and Haitian Diaspora Political Action Committee (HDPAC).  She is also a skilled mediator and a member of the Chamber of Conciliation and Arbitration of Haiti.  She holds a BBA from Hofstra University and a Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall School of Law.  Georgemay is a proud mother of two.

Sen. Daphne Campbell

Political strategist Advisor-At-Large

Former Senator Daphne Campbell is an accomplished Entrepreneur and former State Senator with more than a combined 25 plus years of experience providing strategic and operational servitude (both in and outside of the Senate). She is originally from Haiti and has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years. The Honorable Daphne Campbell understands how best to leverage her extensive experience in politics – and has been instrumental in using her expertise in the areas of crisis management, human capital issues, cultural diversity and leadership development, as well as using her exceptional abilities to analyze and identify procedural problems, provide practical solutions that result in greater effectiveness and productivity.

Former Senator Campbell’s journey began in 2010 when she ran a successful campaign in the Democratic primary to replace incumbent State Representative Ronald Brise, who left an open seat in the 108th District. She defeated her then opponent Alix Desulme by fewer than 400 votes, winning 52% of the vote and advancing to the general election, which she won unopposed. After six years spent in Tallahassee as State Representative (108th District), she became State Senator after the runoff opposing her to Philippe Brutus, another Haitian- American who ran as an NPA (No Party Affiliation) candidate. She then became the first Haitian-American on November 2016 to serve as a Florida State Senator. Winning her elected post in the 38th District State Senate race by a landslide (75.2%) crushing her opponent, the former State representative Philippe Brutus (24.8%).

Throughout her career, former Senator Campbell accomplished many things both for her constituency in House District 108, Senate District 38 and for the entire State of Florida. She was instrumental in championing several bills including: “Medical Malpractice,” “Affordable Housing,” and “Haitian American Nurses Awareness Week,” “Haitian Independence and Flag Day/Haitian, Haitian American, and Caribbean American Heritage Month,” and road designations within the “Transportation Facility j

Known for her moderate but independent stand on issues, Campbell worked tirelessly on policies and received numerous awards including, (a) 2017 Women of Inspiration Award from the Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce, (b) Best Woman of the Year from the Military and Law Enforcement Veterans Association (MILEVA), (c) Honorary Professor degree in Divinity,

(d) Honorary Doctorate degree in Divinity, (e) Women That Transcend, (f) Most Accomplished Black Community Leaders, and (g) Entrepreneurs-South Florida’s 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean American. 

 Like many female leaders before and during her time, the former Senator is a fierce advocate, wise counselor, committed person with the right habits and discipline, filled with tenacity, and inspiration, while working for the people as a “Voice for the Voiceless.” Former Senator Campbell acts as a liaison in her community to fill the gap and provide services that are needed by her fellow American constituents. She is known as the Senator who supports “All people” regardless of political ties, or boundary lines. Whether by ensuring the reunification of families, handling landlord tenant issues—preventing foreclosures, ensuring the education of children, distributing basic needs such as, working in conjunction with Farm Share Food Distribution, or simply showing love to those in need of it; she has spent her political time working with many local families, who inspired and motivated her to run for office. Moreover, she enjoys spending time with her children, reading, and volunteering in her communities.

Critical local issues are always at her forefront. The former Senator however chose not to limit herself to “one issue,” and instead focuses on making her mark addressing many issues including on the rights of youth empowerment, preventing crime, and employability for all. She established a reputation as a tough legislator who generally adheres to conservative principles, but who as a “maverick” has demonstrated the willingness to break from her party on certain issues. Her political views are shaped in part by her upbringing. As a child, her mother instilled family values of “We are our brother keepers,” a Biblical principle that the former Senator embraces as she served her community through her bold and spiritual leadership.

Her distinguished record of public service includes, working with and serving her community men, women, and children. She has participated with the Young Democrat Political Leaders and the Democratic Executive Committee Party, the Nomi Kids & Democracy Political Election Week for the students in Miami’s elementary, middle, and high schools, the grand opening of Overtown Youth Center’s Clinic as a volunteer registered nurse, and as an active member of the Citizens Coalition for Miami Dade Public School, PTA and PTSA.

She is a unique person, in the United States Senate, known for her down-to-earth, determined style. Accordingly, as a mother, critical care registered nurse, community leader, community advocate, and the first elected Haitian to Florida’s upper chamber, she fully understands how complex issues affect every day American families. Former Senator Campbell possesses the extraordinary leadership qualities required to rebuild, restore, empower, inspire, and work with local officials, community groups and individuals to develop an overall vision with specific tasks and measurable goals in Senate District 35, to be an even more successful community. She will be a tireless advocate for all people.

Senator Campbell has been honored and awarded for her excellency, integrity and passion for service on numerous occasions. She has chosen to run in 2020 for office because she has seen

too many times, individuals during their campaign run one way to get elected, then govern the complete opposite way when they get there. Her experience and knowledge of politics far supersedes her opponents, and Senate District 35 seat needs a more experienced elected official to stand up for the citizens, not just for getting elected. Below are a few more of her recognitions and awards:

Approbations Accomplishment:

Senator Campbell has been instrumental for over $ 1 billion in appropriations from 2011-2018 as a state representative and state senator. 

Title

Amount

Year

State Representative

$176,016,100

2011

State Representative

$269,018,488

2012

State Representative

$201,293,765

2014

State Senator

$149,270,712

2017

State Senator

$133,400,300

2018

Highlights:

  • AMI Kids Miami-Dade, Award Certificate of Appreciation, 2011-2012
  • Christian Family Coalition, Friend of the Family Award, Recognition for common sense family values, November 2012, Recognition for 100% voting record session, 2011
  • ICABA, 100 Most Accomplished Black Entrepreneurs and Community Leaders, 
  • Latin University of Theology, The Degree of Honorary Doctor of Divinity
  • Latin University of Theology, The Honorary Professorship Award
  • Unsung Heroes, Activist Award, 2012
  • WOW, Women That Transcend, Recognition Award, 2012
  • All Nations Community Service, Legislator of the Year Recognition Award, 2011 Miami 1st Haitian Church of God, Honorary Recognition Award, 2011
  • Ebenezer Christian Academy and Full Gospel Assembly of Miami, Award of Appreciation
  • Legislative appreciation from The Florida League of Cities for unwavering support for Florida’s Municipalities 

Former Senator Campbell is a hardworking leader who has seen too many suffering from a lack of affordable health care, individuals having to work multiple jobs to support their families, housing cost increasing with little increases in wages, our public schools neglected, solo families needing support, crime growing and public safety challenged, while elected officials do just enough to get by. She is a mother, a nurse, a politician, and most importantly she will serve her former District 35 seat with pride and become the VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS.

Quintessentially unique in his approach to politics and business, informed by his vast experiences across many industries during his illustrious career, Mr. Clairvil could have retired gracefully, but motivated by his desire to teach and share his knowledge he decided to join CASPI as a partner serving as Chief Business and Political Strategist with a large portfolio covering the United States, China, Africa and the Caribbean. Mr. Clairvil is a serial business entrepreneur including real estate and economic development. He is the Recipient of US Congressional Award, 100 Black Men of Distinction among of the many citations received by govenment officials and Community Based Organizations. For nearly four decades Mr. Clairvil has worked as a real estate entrepreneur, business owners, CEO, diplomat, political strategist, business advisors to several start-up companies and senior advisors to many national and international candidates for elective office.

Emanuel Padilla

Mr. Padilla is a United States Marine corps veteran who served as a squad leader in an infantry battalion for four years. He had been deployed twice in the AO Pacific and worked in several countries such as Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. During his military career Mr. Padilla has established his reputation as an over-achiever, and a no-nonsense strategist who accomplished every mission regardless of time constraints, challenges and or difficulties. He is known in the Marines as a team player who focused on the goal to be achieved.   

As active-duty personnel, he helped his battalion complete multiple tasks working in different countries around the world under severe stress.  Among his areas of expertise was exalted mentoring, which he developed in the military and is now applying in the civilian sector, specifically in the finance and communication industry.

Mr. Padilla’s military training and his knowledge and contacts in the South Pacific is an asset to CASPI.  Mr. Padilla is currently pursuing a degree in investment management at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida where he resides. He is fluent in several languages including Spanish.

JEAN VERNET

Jean D. Vernet, II is a long-time community activist and organizer who played a very visible and crucial role in mobilizing the Haitian American community in participating in the historic march of April 20, 1990 against the unscientific designation of Haitians as particularly susceptible to the HIV virus.  Subsequently, Jean worked on issues of voter participation, civic education and was successful enough to be solicited to run for the city council of New York in 2001.  His unsuccessful campaign was a high-water mark in the political participation of Haitian Americans in New York City.

He has a B.A. in Comparative Literature with a focus on the evolution of cultural Identity in both the diaspora and African literatures and a Master’s of Science in Community Economic Development from the Southern New Hampshire University.

Jean has an abiding interest in economic empowerment as key to community resiliency.  He has worked in that field in New York City and Haiti, providing training in business skills, money management and assets acquisition to marginalized communities.  

He has also worked as a consultant to the Central Bank of Haiti, the Office of the President of Haiti and the Deputy Speaker Assembly of the State of New York.

Jean’s commitment to community empowerment has recently been focused exclusively on financial education which is a natural outgrow of his education.  He is currently responsible for a Financial Literacy program in Brooklyn, New Yorkwhile continuing to work as a consultant in the private sector. 

Sheila Johnson

Ms. Johnson spent her early career working for several marketing firms in New York City. For the last two decades she has worked in many campaigns creating and developing many recognizable national and international brands. She is also a crisis manager having worked with several high-profile individuals during the most trying times of their lives.  As a public relations expert, she has successfully worked with several political campaigns to develop their messages, creating a winning narrative that captivates voters. She has served as brand ambassador for several companies both in the United States and Europe.

Ms. Johnson holds a BA in communications from Harvard University, and MA on Communication and Strategic Planning from Princeton University.  She resides in Boca Raton, Florida.

Eddie Vo

He is born in Boston and has been doing web development for 15 years. He has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 5 years in the digital data science space before starting his company, VE Digital, in 2017. He won the  Gold Award for Website Design for Small Businesses at the 16th Annual Davey Awards.  His clients include Fortune 500 biotech companies and as well as other medium to large U.S  enterprises. Eddie strives to engage his community by using media-driven initiatives to give back. 

Dadly Filius joins CASPI as Director of Digital Communications and Marketing in 2021. Prior to joining CASPI, Dadly served as Chief Executive Officer of Natif Logistics, LLC and Digital Marketing Director at Beyond Revealed Media, LLC. His experience in digital communication, knowledge of community, and passion for sales & marketing are the leading forces to helping our clients reach their desired goals consistently. Dadly knows that hard work, patience, and dedication produce good character. He is well versed in political affairs, community outreach, branding, marketing, and sales. Dadly, who resides in Florida, works with his local community leaders to ensure that residents of Broward County are included in all aspects of governmental support and business start-ups. Dadly invests his time and talents into medical cannabis awareness, youth mentorship programs, and entrepreneurship training for young professionals. He has worked with The Enlightened Voter, a political newspaper that educated voters on the democratic process. He has worked with the City of North Lauderdale, City of Miramar, Twisted Labs, LLC, and Ali Cultural Arts Center in Pompano Beach to mention a few. Currently he manages a column called “The Coconut Tree” in the New Pelican newspaper and is the President of The Greater Sawgrass Democratic Club. Dadly is highly trained in advertising, digital marketing, and brand development. His credentials include attendance at Miami Media School and Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. One of Dadly’s favorite quotes is “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” from a poem by Gil Scott-Heron.