Panel Discussion: Crisis in Ukraine


Watch the CrossLead panel discussion, recorded March 2nd at 12:00 PM (EST), about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, sponsored by Red Cell PartnersDave Silverman will be facilitating a conversation with former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Roger Ferguson, and former member of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Sipher.


  • Summary of Putin’s strategic ambition
  • Likely scenarios for Russia’s next steps following the “special operation”
  • Implications for China-Russia trade relations
  • How western businesses should be mitigating risk internationally and domestically

Meet the Host

Entrepreneur, best-selling author, and former Navy SEAL, David Silverman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CrossLead, Inc. Founded in 2016, CrossLead is a services and training company whose leadership and management framework is used by leaders and companies around the globe.

Meet the Panel

John Sipher

John is a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and the co-founder of Spycraft Entertainment, a production firm providing content to the entertainment industry.

John is a Russia expert and will provide unique insights into the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

John is also a foreign policy and intelligence expert and social media influencer. His articles have been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Politico, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, Slate, Lawfare, and Just Security, among others. He regularly appears on the PBS NewsHour, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, BBC and speaks to corporate, academic and governmental groups.

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

Former President and CEO of TIAA, a Fortune 100 financial services organization and the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields.

Former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, representing the Fed on several international policy groups and serving on key Federal Reserve System committees, including Payment System Oversight, Reserve Bank Operations and Supervision and Regulation.

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