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Empowering Leaders. 
Shaping Nations.

ABOUT VARYAG

With a team of seasoned professionals who have extensive experience in government affairs, and international relations, we are uniquely positioned to guide our clients through the intricacies of today's complex global landscape.
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MEET OUR TEAM

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GLENN CORN

PRINCIPAL

A 34-year veteran of the U.S. Intelligence and Foreign Affairs communities, Glenn Corn has served for over 20 years abroad, including tours in Russia, Turkey, Central Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East. He also held senior leadership positions within the Intelligence Community in the U.S. and is a graduate of multiple specialized training programs in the fields of Intelligence, Security, and Executive Leadership.

 

Glenn has a Master’s Degree in Russian Language and Literature from American University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian Studies from Hofstra University, and he is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Russian Institute. He speaks Russian and Turkish and has also studied and worked in the Arabic, Uzbek, and Azeri languages during his career.

 

Glenn is married with two adult sons and a Turkish shepherd dog named “Üzüm.”

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JOHN LADD

PRINCIPAL

John Ladd has a 33-year history of working across Legislative and Executive branches of the U.S. Government, including the Departments of Treasury and State, as well as International Financial Institutions, to provide insight and experience with respect to policy development and implementation. 

 

As an accomplished attorney and advocate, John represents strategic and consequential clients across a range of industries, including the largest bank across Central America and the Caribbean Basin. He also spearheaded the successful Capitol Hill efforts for SoftBank's groundbreaking $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint, the then-largest foreign investment into the United States, which revolutionized the wireless network and enhanced Sprint's competitiveness.

 

John’s track record also includes a strong focus on large transactions, particularly in his support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Most recently, Ladd secured $1.65 billion in loan relief for 45 HBCUs facing financial paralysis during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling these institutions to continue their vital educational missions.

 

John is married with three adult sons. He resides in Virginia.

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LUIS RIVAS

PRINCIPAL

Luis Rivas has more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector. He has held top management positions in international banks operating in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. He led multitask teams to design, plan, and execute business strategies, establish policies and procedures, and maintain and foster relationships with stakeholders.

Prior to his career in banking, Luis worked in central banking and treasury in his home country. He led high-level policy teams in designing and negotiating the structural reforms necessary to obtain debt forgiveness with multilateral, bilateral and private creditors.

At the beginning of his career, after obtaining his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University, Luis taught at Vanderbilt University. His research work is published in peer-reviewed journals and books.

 

Luis participates in several boards and collaborates in different forums. Currently, he is part of the Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue.

Luis is married and has 5 children. He resides with his family in Virginia.

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