Varun is the Chief Operating Officer of C4ADS. Previously, he served as Chief of Analysis and oversaw projects and investigations across various illicit systems — including but not limited to narcotics trafficking, asset tracing, wildlife trafficking, and conflict financing. Varun’s work at C4ADS has been featured in the daily intelligence briefings at the very highest levels of the U.S. government, and he has briefed flag officers, ambassadors, and leadership at various government agencies, including the Departments of State, Treasury, and Defense.
Before joining C4ADS, Varun worked as a consultant for the World Bank, in the office of then-Senator John Kerry, and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Varun received his Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and Economics from Syracuse University, and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.