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Our Team


Managing Director

Mr. Gallagher is Meridican’s Managing Director and is an accomplished consultant and problem solver with deep and diversified experience in international affairs. He has been deeply involved in international business and relations in the last twenty years through his company, Meridican, Inc.  Gallagher has more than 40 years of legal and government affairs experience representing clients at federal, state and local levels both in the US and internationally. He concentrates on providing expert consulting and strategic management services and government relations for domestic and international clients with strong emphasis on business in North America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.

As a lawyer, Gallagher successfully represents American companies overseas and foreign companies in the US in the acquisition of highly technological space and satellite equipment, and transfer of advanced technologies. He is a sub-contractor for the U.S. Air Force on military procurement matters and the acquisition of equipment and technologies, for military and dual-purpose use. He is licensed by the U.S. State Department to export, import and broker military and dual-use equipment.

For 10 years, Gallagher was Chairman of the US Industry Coalition, a non-profit established by Congress to address nuclear energy and biological concerns in Eastern Europe. He has extensive experience in energy matters in the US and Europe, including nuclear energy and nuclear waste management.

Mr. Gallagher received a B.A., maxima cum laude, from LaSalle University, and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania. For 33 years, John Gallagher has been rated AV®PreeminentTM by Martindale-Hubbell® – a Peer Review Rating which demonstrates that he has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics.


Executive Director

Eugene R. Sullivan is a retired Federal Judge in Washington D.C. with over 16 years of appellate court judicial experience. Nominated by President Reagan and confirmed by the Senate, Judge Sullivan was installed as a Federal Judge in 1986. In 1990, President Bush named him the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals (AF).  Judge Sullivan was the covert General Counsel of the National Reconnaissance Office (“NRO”-a then super-secret US satellite intelligence agency).

Judge Sullivan also served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. Later Judge Sullivan served in the Pentagon for 14th U.S. Air Force General Counsel and the Chief Ethics Officer of the U.S. Air Force after serving initially as the U.S.A.F. Deputy General Counsel. For many years, he was the chair of the International Judicial Conference.

Judge Sullivan served in the Army for over five years. He is a Distinguished Member of the Ranger Training Brigade, was awarded the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and other decorations and was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame. Some of his many other recognitions include the Medal of Justice from Romania, the First Class Medal of Defense from Hungary, the Defense Minister’s Citation of Merit from the Republic of China, a Doctor of Law degree (Hon) from the New England School of Law, the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, and the Defense Department Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

Judge Sullivan graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, serving as an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.  He is also a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Nataly Shevchenko

Chief of Staff

Nataly Shevchenko is a Meridican’s Director, specializing in the field of international corporate transactions, with a focus on emerging companies and markets in US, Europe and the former soviet bloc countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. She brings her legal and business experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, complex and diverse industry-specific transactions relating to acquisition of military equipment, telecommunications, aeronautic and technologies transfers to our clients, always with a focus on identifying opportunities and avoiding pitfalls.

Ms. Shevchenko is responsible for Meridican’ s operations in Europe and Asia and is responsible for expanding Meridican’s business interests in new geographic regions across all markets. She also leads Meridican’s global client management initiative, coordinating the work of the company’s global client managers and developing best practices that ensure Meridican’s high standards of client service, confidentiality and compliance are consistent across all operations.

Ms. Shevchenko worked at a multinational company based in Moscow, Russia in the capacity of a legal counsel. Prior to that she was the Assistant District Attorney and criminal prosecutor at the General’s Prosecutor’s Office in Ukraine. She holds a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from Kharkov Judiciary Academy and is admitted to the bar in Ukraine. Nataly speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian.


Financial Director

Mr. Boonin is a business consultant and a leader in the field of scenario planning. He is a consummate identifier of potential problems and able problem solver when challenges arise. Boonin is experienced in the development of funding worthy business plans for early-stage businesses, including the creation of pro-forma financial statements. Boonin is known for is objectivity and analytical attention to details which he has applied over the decades domestically and internationally. He is also experienced in government relations.

Mr. Boonin has held multiple private sector positions, often serving as a CFO, COO or Executive VP. He has also served as a regulatory commissioner, advisor to high-ranking governmental officials, manager of large intergovernmental operations, member of a large city’s planning commission and as a local legislator.

Boonin earned a B.S. and M.A. in economics from the Wharton School and Brown University.


General Counsel

Eugene R. Sullivan II represents businesses and individuals facing investigation by federal and state law enforcement authorities and provides counsel on compliance and control issues. He has served as counsel to a court-appointed monitor reviewing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance issues in the global operations of a Fortune 100 company.  Mr. Sullivan was the lead field attorney for a cross-border investigation (Ukraine, Russia and Austria) involving the effect of EU sanctions on the operation of an EU based corporation.  He conducted an internal investigation for an international sports governing body into allegations of bribery and corruption.  Mr. Sullivan also was a litigator focused on international trade and intellectual property. He specialized in patent litigation in U.S. district courts and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Sullivan also has worked in the London office of a global law firm where he specialized in U.K. and U.S. intellectual property litigation. He has represented multinational entities in disputes relating to infringement of intellectual property rights, protection of confidential information and licensing.

Mr. Sullivan is a graduate of Duke University, the London School of Economics (LL.B. with upper second-class honors) and Columbia Law School (LL.M). Mr. Sullivan is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.


Director of Operations, International Division

Mr. Denny is a proven senior leader with a highly successful career in management and operations, progressive decision making and problem solving in diverse areas, including strategic planning & communications; policy analysis; international inter-agency operations and program management in support of US Government and commercial organizations; financial, logistical and human resource management. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the fields of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Counterintelligence, HUMINT and Special Operations with numerous deployments to Africa, Middle East, South Pacific and Central Asia.

Mr. Denny has served in many capacities. In the private sector, he has been the VP of Security for a satellite surveillance company and a consultant to the US government in many high threat locations.  As a government employee he has served as a senior ISR mission manager, a senior counterintelligence agent and many other intelligence related positions for the US Army.

Mr. Denny is highly trained in the fields of information systems, counterintelligence and surveillance and information warfare.


On a project as needed basis, Meridican uses other domestic and international human resources to best serve its clients. Many of these remain confidential.