Daniel Odescalchi has worked with political parties in Lebanon, Iraq, Eastern Europe, and the United States as president of Strategic Advantage International, a political consulting and public opinion management firm based in New York. Odescalchi has assisted the Center for International Private Enterprise in teaching Iraqi political parties to develop party platforms and run campaigns. He was one of the first to be hired on the highly publicized Tea Party candidacy of conservative Doug Hoffman in New York’s 23rd Congressional District.
Odescalchi has advised political operatives from Ukraine, Serbia, Belarus, Romania, Russia, and Croatia and has consulted for political leaders in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He founded the Survival in a Democracy Project, which assisted new democratic parties in Eastern Europe. To raise the funds for the project, he worked with 13 international organizations, including USIS, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and the Westminster Foundation.
An expert on voter trends in emerging democracies, Odescalchi has spoken extensively on the topic. He was deputy national political director for the presidential bid of Republican Steve Forbes and assisted former New York Governor George Pataki.
Odescalchi is also president of Electric Reels Productions, which specializes in political advertising. He is a contributing author to the Handbook of Political Marketing and provides government relations assistance to corporate clients.