Mr. Robert Grossman-Vermaas is a conflict, assessment, operations and monitoring & evaluation specialist with over 15 years of experience working in conflict, post-conflict, fragile, and transitioning environments for clients including USAID, DoS, DoD and the intelligence community. Mr. Grossman-Vermaas currently serves as a Principal at IBTCI, and Senior Technical Advisor on a USAID IQC and a DoS IDIQ, where he leads, designs, implements and manages assessment, monitoring/verification and evaluation programs in over 30 countries, leading teams of 2 to 100 people. He recently served as a Team Leader for the PEACE II Program, where he led the evaluation design, implementation and report writing for a conflict mitigation program on the fragile Kenya-Somalia/Kenya-Uganda borders. Mr. Grossman-Vermaas has led several other large-scale programs including a joint, 1207-funded evaluation of a stabilization program in Haiti; Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE), an innovative interagency program sponsored by DoS (S/CRS), USAID and DoD; the program evaluation for the Army Global Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness Program (AGCMEP); the Geaorgia Monitoring Project where he provided oversight to an assessment of INL/DOJ activities in Georgia; and a Russia INL M&E program. He has also led multi-year, multi-method counterinsurgency M&E projects for DoD/DoS/USAID in Afghanistan, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of mixed-methods techniques, including using remote sensing. He has extensive experience designing results frameworks and PMPs for USAID and other donors, including Missions in Somalia and Russia. Mr. Grossman-Vermaas has published over two dozen articles on stability operations, M&E, conflict assessment, inter-agency planning, civil-military relations, post-crisis assessment, and post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction.