Executive Team

Adam Falkoff, President and Principal

Adam Falkoff has over 20 years of experience in public policy, international relations, and business development. He has advised CEOs of the Fortune 100, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers and Ambassadors. Mr. Falkoff is currently the President of CapitalKeys, a bipartisan global public policy and strategic consulting firm based in Washington D.C. His expertise is to successfully help clientele understand, anticipate, and navigate the complex public policy environment as well as develop strategies and relationships for business development driving client revenues. Additionally, he has expertise working with contractors, integrators and vendors assisting them with maximizing their Federal sales portfolios.

Mr. Falkoff has worked on a variety of domestic and international issues involving telecommunications, technology, transportation, defense, educational institutions, traditional and alternative energy, financial services, health care, insurance, and the environment for clients including several Fortune 100 companies. Prior to founding CapitalKeys, Mr. Falkoff was the co-founder of the Quinn Gillespie & Associates (QGA) International Practice. Prior to joining QGA, Mr. Falkoff served as the Vice President of Government Affairs for The Gilman Group. Before joining The Gilman Group, Mr. Falkoff served as the Senior Director of Government Affairs for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), working with the Congress and the Administration on behalf of over 2,000 technology corporations. Prior to CEA, he served in the United States Senate for U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato as professional staff.

Mr. Falkoff was a 2018 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for service to the United States of America and named in the Power 100 of Washington, D.C. by Washington Life Magazine. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for several publicly listed companies and charitable non-profits. In the media Mr. Falkoff has been called, “One to know and the one to call in Washington” and “A Powerhouse of K Street”. Mr. Falkoff has been an invited guest speaker, panelist, and moderator on a wide range of public policy and business development related topics in several industries. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Palm Beach Post, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, The Washington Diplomat, Jack O'Dwyer's Newsletter, Capitol File, Washington Life, National Journal, Technology Law Journal, Greenwire, Appliance Magazine, and The Opportunist Magazine.

Mr. Falkoff received a B.A. from Duke University and both an M.B.A. and M.I.M. (Master of International Management) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management on an academic scholarship. During his graduate studies, he was asked and served as an assistant to former Vice President Dan Quayle. Mr. Falkoff also holds a Certificate in International Law from the University of Salzburg, Institute on International Legal Studies. The coursework was instructed by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

Susan Lavine, Principal & Managing Director, London

Ms. Lavine is a Principal and Managing Director based in London of the firm. She brings over 20 years of political, corporate, and philanthropic experience through her work in the Clinton Administration and with corporations, non-profits, foundations, and affluent families. 

Prior to joining CapitalKeys, she worked with a variety of clients including the United Nations Foundation People Speak Program, NASDAQ, America Online, Wachovia, the William Haseltine Foundation for Medical Sciences and the Arts, and the Engelhard Foundation. During the Clinton Administration, Ms. Lavine served in the Office of the White House Chief of Staff before being tapped to be the White House Liaison for the Democratic National Committee. She later received an appointment to serve Secretary Mickey Kantor and then Secretary William Daley in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Commerce.

Prior to her service in the Clinton Administration, Ms. Lavine worked for the Delegation Offices of the European Community, Hill and Knowlton, U.S. News and World Report, and as the Deputy Marketing Director of the multi-million dollar national Bill of Rights Project commemorating the 250th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Ms. Lavine began her career in the office of House Ways and Mean Committee Member Congressman William Coyne.

An active supporter of philanthropic causes, she has supported the Clinton Global Initiative, the American Heart Association, the Washington Area Women’s Foundation Grant Committee, and the DC Leukemia Cup Regatta for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Ms. Lavine has been published in The Washington Post and co-produced an episode of the PBS Charlie Rose show with guest Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

She received her B.A. from Smith College and studied at the Yale University Paul Mellon Centre for British Studies, London England.

Frank Troise, Principal & Managing Director, Singapore

Mr. Troise is a Principal and Managing Director of CapitalKeys Singapore. With over 20 years of political and financial experience he is the Founder SoHo Advisors, a private US investment firm and merchant bank founded in 1997 with offices in Montecito, NYC, Washington DC, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore. CEOs worldwide at the apex of finance, technology, media, and telecommunications have leveraged SoHo’s team as a strategic advisors, operating executives/partners, and investment bankers to help their companies successfully expand in Asia, Europe, MENA, and the USA. 

Mr. Troise is one of Asia’s leading strategic voices and market commentators.  He is a frequent co-host and commentator on CNBC's The RunDown, Squawk Box, and Street Signs in both Asia and the USA.  He is the anchor for the online show "Unhedged" which airs weekly. The show is available on Apple Podcasts. Mr. Troise’s research, work, and op-eds, have been published in The Economist, Institutional Investor, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, The Straits Times, The Sacramento Bee, The Pacific Coast Business Times, Derivatives Weekly, Pension & Investments, and Investment News.   

He received his B.S. in Managerial Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and his MBA in Finance from New York University.