Daniel Odescalchi is president of Strategic Advantage International, a political consulting and public opinion management firm in New York City. He has consulted for candidates at every level in the United States and for political parties in the Middle East and throughout Eastern Europe. In 2012, he assisted the People's Party of Somalia for the UN mandated election. Previously, he helped Iraqi political parties develop party platforms and run campaigns and helped the Iraqi Chambers of Commerce develop advocacy programs.
Odescalchi has advised political operatives in Ukraine, Serbia, Belarus, Romania, Russia, and Croatia. He consulted for the prime minister of Hungary, the Democratic Convention in Romania, the Party of Co-existence in Slovakia, and the Alternative Council of Ministers in Bosnia Herzegovina. He also consulted for Newt Gingrich for President, was deputy national political director for the presidential bid of Republican Steve Forbes, and assisted New York Governor George Pataki. He is now fighting to quash a subpoena from the Moreland Commission against Public Corruption.
In an effort to assist new democratic parties in Eastern Europe, Odescalchi founded the Survival in a Democracy Project, which he funded by working with 13 international organizations, including USIS, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and the Westminster Foundation. He is a contributing author to the Handbook of Political Marketing and provides government relations assistance to corporate clients.