Our Consultants

Our many years of experience in managing various business and cultural functions, and 20 plus years of experience in international relations, conflict management, project management, and finance are what makes us an expert at meeting your company's needs.

Sean M. Warner

Managing Director of RusDialog



Sean holds an M.A in Diplomacy from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, and a B.A. in Russian Area Studies/Russian Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota. He founded RusDialog after working at various executive level finance postions during a 20+ year career at large financial institutions such as Norwest Bank, US Bank, and Chase Manhattan. Sean is also a honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army, having served both in the infantry and in military intelligence, and a graduate of Defense Language Institute and Foreign Language Center located at the Presidio of Monterey, California (Russian).


In his spare time, Sean enjoys chess, tennis, reading history books, hunting, fishing and amateur (ham) radio, callsign K0XQ.


Areas of expertise

  • Defense and Intelligence Analysis
  • Targeted Area Analysis within Russia and Belarus
  • Diplomacy and Conflict Management
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Translation Services and Certification (English<>Russian)
  • Project Management
  • Election Observation
  • Import/Export
  • International and Domestic Finance

Randi Buros, MAJ USA (Ret.)

Senior RusDialog Associate




Randi is a retired U.S. Army Military Intelligence officer who holds an M.A. in Diplomacy (International Terrorism and Homeland Security concentration) from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, as well as a B.A. in German from Winona State University in Winona, MN. Randi is also a graduate of Defense Language Institute and Foreign Language Center located at the Presidio of Monterey, CA (German.) Currently, Randi is a counterinsurgency instructor for newly commissioned Army officers at Ft. Huachuca, AZ.


Randi spends his spare time teaching taekwondo and hapkido, as well as spending time with his son Jarret.


Areas of Expertise:

  • International Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Defense and Intelligence Analysis
  • Diplomacy
  • Project Management
  • Translation/Interpretation (English<>German)

Evgeny (Jerry) Sidorov

International RusDialog Associate




Jerry holds a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from the South Ural State University (formerly known as the Chelyabinsk State Technical University) in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Jerry is also a graduate of the Open University of Great Britain, having earned a graduate degree in Buisness Management. Jerry has vast experience managing start ups and overseeing industrial management operations in Eurasian Russia, and is currently heavily involved in Surimpex, a trading and consulting company with extensive ties and contacts within the People's Republic of China, as well as other former Soviet Republics outside of the Russian Federation.


In his spare time, Jerry enjoys spending quality time with his wife Marina, his daughters, and his grandchildren. Like Sean, Jerry is also a long time amateur radio operator, callsign UA9AR.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Import/Export
  • Business Management
  • Project Management
  • International Trade Protocol
  • Translation/Interpretation (Russian<>English)