Advisor to President Obama on Latin American issues. Expert on US Elections, Foreign Policy, and Latin America

  • Founding Partner of Dinámica Americas, a team of experienced foreign affairs professionals focused on helping organizations successfully navigate evolving conditions in the Americas
  • Veteran of the White House under the administration of President Barack Obama
  • Senior Advisor to the President on the Western Hemisphere on the National Security Council
  • He was a spokesperson in Spanish during the 2008 general election
  • He has been recognized three years in a row as one of the most influential Latinos in the US
  • He made history by being the first person to participate in a White House press conference in Spanish

Dan Restrepo is a Founding Partner of Dinámica Americas where he provides strategic counsel at the intersection of policy, politics, communications, and law to those engaged in or exploring business, philanthropy, and public policy in the Americas and Spain.

Dan has advised senior leaders of a wide range of multinational companies and multilateral organizations; investors and investment funds; and philanthropists and foundations. He has worked at the highest levels of all three branches of the U.S. Federal government; has advised on Latin America and Latino issues in each of the past 6 U.S. presidential campaigns; worked on the presidential transitions in 2008-2009 and 2020-2021; and served as principal advisor to President Obama on issues related to Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada on the National Security Council staff at the White House.

Dan tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics listed below. Please ask us about any subject that interests you:

  • Communication
  • Latin America
  • Public and electoral policy
  • Hispanic community in the US
  • Politics and international relations

Geopolitical Consequences of the 2024 US Election 

In November 2024, US voters will elect the country’s next President. A decision with profound geopolitical effects in 2025 and beyond: Will the US back Ukraine or Russia? Will US-China competition become confrontation? Will it defend or turn away from Israel? Will confrontation with Iran escalate or recede? Will the energy transition continue? Will it double-down on North America competitiveness or use the 2026 sunset of the USMCA to further US protectionism? Will it declare tariff wars on countries of migration? Will it deploy US Special Forces against drug cartels? A bipartisan pair of strategic advisors -- Dan Restrepo (White House adviser to President Obama) and Juan Cruz (White House adviser to President Trump) -- are available to, together, unpack these scenarios and more to help business, investment, political, and civic leaders prepare for what comes next in the Americas and around the world. 

Available Speakers:

  • Dan Restrepo has spent 30 years advising public- and private-sector leaders at the intersection of policy, politics, communication, and law in the Americas, including as principal advisor for the Americas to President Obama. 
  • Juan Cruz is an advisor and consultant on Latin American issues for the private and public sectors helping determine risk, chart solutions, execute strategies, and resolve challenges based on his more than 30 years of experience. Cruz served as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the White House, 2017-2019.
  • Roberta S. Jacobson was U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and White House Coordinator for the Southwest Border. She serves on the Board of Directors of Liberty Latin America and SoundThinking. 
  • Ricardo Zuniga served as President Obama’s principal advisor for the Americas in the White House, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle, and U.S. Consul General in São Paulo, where he advanced U.S. commercial relations with Brazil. 
  • Nick Zimmerman served as Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the UN and White House National Security Council Director for Brazil & Southern Cone Affairs. He has had leadership roles in several advisory firms such as WestExec Advisors and Macro Advisory Partners.
  • Travels from: Washington D.C., USA

  • Fee Range: USD 10.001 to USD 30.000