Joel McCleary "is one of the foremost political strategists in the world. Currently, Mr. McCleary is founder and Chairman of the Board of Pharmathena, one of the leading companies in biotechnology and bio-defense in the United States. In addition, Mr. McCleary is co-founder of ABI and a partner in DMG, Inc.
Over the years, Mr. McCleary has consulted for several secretaries of state on foreign elections on several continents. He is an expert in strategic planning, grassroots development, fundraising, research and all aspects of democratization and election management." 
"Mr. McCleary has served as a White House Aide, Treasurer of the Democratic Party, and President of the Sawyer-Miller Group and the Institute for Asian Democracy. He has served as a consultant to the Department of State and advised the Presidents and Prime Ministers (or candidates for these offices) in Israel, Colombia, Philippines, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Greece, South Korea, Spain, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, and Ecuador on matters of political importance. As a private investor he co-founded Kava Pharmaceuticals Inc. with Dr. Peter Staats, Director of the John Hopkins University Pain Center and Raydiance Inc. with former AOL President Barry Schuler and former Amb. Steve Green. He serves on the Harvard Medical School's board of advisors and is an advisor to the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mr. McCleary is currently Founding Partner, Four Seasons Ventures, LLC." 
"Joel McCleary received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1971. He was treasurer of the Democratic National Committee from 1977 to 1978, and White House assistant to the President from 1978 to 1980. From 1981 to 1989, he ran overseas presidential campaigns as president of Sawyer Miller International. Founder of the Institute of Asian Democracy, he has been a personal advisor to his Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and currently serves on the board of the International Campaign for Tibet." 
He also serves on the advisory board for STAR.