Francisco Lainez, a globally respected international diplomat and former Secretary of State, is leveraging his storied career, extraordinary strategic communications, negotiating skills, and economic/business development expertise to navigate and overcome regulatory, economic and governmental barriers within the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His successful career as Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of El Salvador resulted in the entire $446M Millennium Challenge Corporation compact, $200M+ above the initial request. In the face of increasing guerilla threats throughout Central America, he facilitated the availability of terrorist reinsurance to public transportation companies fearing boycotts and loss of property through intricate negotiations with the Government, Central Bank, insurance companies and USAID. He has also led intense negotiations with members of the Organization of American States for the final stages of the ratification of instruments, laws, and measures of the InterAmerican Commission Against Terrorism (CICTE) Agreement, partnered with representatives of the private sector and governmental representatives for the passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), and has received many awards and decorations in several countries in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. His expertise spans strategic communications, crisis management, negotiations, media relations, public speaking, client management, project management, fiscal accountability, economic development, policy administration, program management, and relationship building.