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FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF OF US SPECIAL FORCES COMMAND JOINS ARCANUM
August 7, 2023
Maj. Gen. James B. Linder brings unmatched expertise to Arcanum’s strategic intelligence team
Washington, DC, August 1, 2023 – Arcanum, a global strategic intelligence company and a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Magellan Investment Holdings, is pleased to announce the addition of Maj. Gen. James
Linder to their esteemed team. Maj. Gen. Linder, previously the Chief of Staff of U.S. Special Operations
Command, brings with him more than three decades of direct command leadership around the world.
As Chief of Staff of USSOCOM, he successfully directed a staff of 2,200 personnel responsible for the
resourcing and support of U.S. Special Operations Forces in combat and sensitive operations worldwide.
His exceptional leadership and deep understanding of strategic intelligence and irregular warfare make
him an invaluable asset to Arcanum.
“Having Maj. Gen. Linder join Arcanum is a momentous occasion for us,” stated Ron Wahid, Chairman of
Arcanum. “Jim’s unparalleled expertise as a highly skilled strategist and tactician in the world of Special
Forces and Intelligence will enhance our capabilities to develop cutting-edge, tailored products for our
Maj. Gen. Linder expressed his enthusiasm for joining Arcanum, saying, “Ron has built a deep bench of experienced talent in strategic intelligence and risk mitigation who get after wicked problems. It’s exciting to be on a team of such high caliber professionals.”
Throughout his distinguished career, Maj. Gen. Linder has traversed a remarkable span of 71 countries
including Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America.
As a General Officer, he spearheaded the creation of groundbreaking capabilities, he assumed leadership
and command responsibilities for all US special operations activities across the African continent, deftly
engaging with US interagency personnel and African leaders to uphold and advance vital US national
As commandant of the Army Center of Excellence, he brought his vision to the process of selecting and
training Special Operations Forces. During a critical phase of transition, he commanded the entirety of
US and NATO special operations forces engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan.
Most recently, in his role as Chief of Staff for USSOCOM, Maj. Gen. Linder achieved outstanding
outcomes through effective management of a multifaceted and agile organization comprising 80,000
individuals. Overseeing a substantial government operating budget of $13.4 billion, he consistently
prioritized value-driven results, aligning the organization with its mission and objectives.
His prior assignment in the Army included Commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force –
Afghanistan. He has served in various troop and staff assignments, including the 82nd Airborne Division,
1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment (Airborne), and 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Maj. Gen. Linder is currently the President of Tenax Aerospace, a leading provider of special mission
aviation and services.
Arcanum takes pride in its exceptional intellectual resources, with an executive leadership team
comprising senior leaders from all over the world with intelligence, law enforcement, military, diplomacy,
finance, and legal backgrounds.
The addition of Maj. Gen. James Linder to the Arcanum team further solidifies the company’s position as
a leader in strategic intelligence and underscores its commitment to providing exceptional services to its
About Magellan Investment Holdings
Magellan Investment Holdings is a holding company with investments in aerospace & defense, financial
services, fintech, real estate and technology. Magellan is the parent company of its operating subsidiaries
RJI Capital, a merchant banking and strategic advisory firm, and Arcanum, an intelligence company.
Arcanum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Investment Holdings, is a global intelligence company
that provides a host of bespoke and tailored strategic intelligence products to US and allied governments
and select private sector enterprises. By maintaining a highly diversified intelligence and business
network around the globe, Arcanum’s industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are
delivered from its offices in Washington DC, London, Paris, Zurich, New York, and Hong Kong.
For further information, go to www.arcanumglobal.com.
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