Allan R. Starkie, Ph.D. - Partner
Allan Starkie is a Partner at Knightsbridge Advisors, Inc. specializing in wealth management. He also provides management consulting and merger and acquisition support for many of the company’s major clients.
Prior to joining Knightsbridge Advisors, Allan served as partner at Riotto-Jones, an executive search firm, where he successfully led CEO and high net worth sales searches and gained significant acquisition experience.
Before that, he served as CEO and managing partner for Oceonics, an international property development and financial services company, where his partners included former U.S. Treasury Secretary William E. Simon. He also worked as General Manager for Miller Druck International, an international contractor in London, after spending five years as Project Manager for Turner Construction in New York.
Through personal associations, Allan served as business advisor to the Duchess of York from 1991 to 1995, overseeing her family office and working with her to establish a Children’s Foundation with Princess Esmeralda of Belgium.
A 1979 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Allan served as a Green Beret, Airborne, Ranger and Army Intelligence Captain before joining the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he was decorated for his covert collection operations in the Grenada, Korean and Chad/Libyan crises. While assigned to the Pentagon working for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Allan was selected as an aide to President Reagan and served in that capacity until leaving government service in 1985 to pursue a business career.
Allan has published numerous articles on wealth management trends and is currently a guest columnist for Private Asset Management. He is also frequent speaker at industry conferences and events and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Harvard Club of New York, the West Point Society of New York and the New York Athletic Club, Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and Microsoft’s Capital Market’s Advisory Board.
An international bestselling author, Allan has penned three biographies, including Jet Set: Memoir of an International Playboy; Fergie: Her Secret Life and, most recently, A Date with Death. In connection with his work as a writer, Allan also appears regularly on A&E and Fox.
Allan earned a Masters degree in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College in 1985, and a Ph.D. in Business from American World University in conjunction with Templeton College Oxford in 1993. Fluent in German and French, he has also attended post-graduate business curricula at Templeton College, Oxford University and Harvard Business School.