About Us

Deep industry expertise and ties

TRG was established in 2017 to deliver expertise to high-level audiences using new media and events. In producing weekly podcasts, special events and custom solutions, TRG Media convenes experts in politics and public policy including national security, foreign policy, economics and finance, cybersecurity, tech policy, healthcare, energy and climate, media and the law.

The company’s founders and senior management have spent decades working in these fields and have established themselves as leaders. 

TRG Media is also distinguished by the extensive expert network that appears on its media and via its live and on-demand offerings.

Bernard Schwartz

Chairman, The Rothkopf Group

Bernard Schwartz, Chairman, is CEO of BLS Investments, the former Chairman and CEO of Loral Space and Communications, a leading philanthropist and the author of the “Just Say Yes” a memoir and a prescription for a better America in politics and business.

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David Rothkopf


David Rothkopf, CEO: Former senior official in the Clinton administration, noted author, commentator and expert on national security and foreign policy, he is also the former CEO and Editor of The FP Group, publishers of Foreign Policy Magazine, and Managing Director for Kissinger Associates.

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Christopher Cotnoir


Chris Cotnoir, President: Chris has more than 20 years of experience in media (Financial Times and Foreign Policy), most recently as COO/CRO at Foreign Policy.

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Riley Fessler

Podcast Producer and Content Development Coordinator

Riley Fessler is Podcast Producer and Coordinator of Content Production for the DSR Network and Co-Host of the DSR Daily Brief. Before joining DSR, Riley worked at the Congressional Office for International Leadership in Washington, DC and interned with the Carter Center. Riley Graduated from Miami University in 2020 with degrees in International Studies and Political Science. When not working, you can find Riley volunteering at the Smithsonian in DC.

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