About Paladin International and its Founder, Daniel Reid

Paladin is an international business development, negotiations, crisis and risk management consulting firm. Our negotiations side specializes in new country entry facilitation, contract and joint venture negotiations, business development, government liaison, and international business problem solving. Paladin also teaches international business and negotiations for Colorado State University and designs in-house negotiations courses for corporations and government entities. The Special Operations Branch provides risk assessment, crisis management planning and solutions as well as security services including audits and threat mitigation oversight. It also teaches executive awareness and provides facilitation for protection of company personnel and assets in high-risk areas throughout the world.

Paladin was founded in 1997 by Daniel Reid.

Curriculum Vitae – Daniel Reid


30+ YEARS – Business/Commercial Development, including:

  • Commercial negotiations and marketing
  • Contract negotiations, corporate relations and legal oversight
  • International negotiations and business development
  • Country political and project risk analysis
  • Domestic and international crisis planning and management


  • MBA – Colorado State University
  • NEGOTIATIONS PROJECT – Harvard University School of Law
  • DPP (Inactive) – NASD Tax Advantaged Securities Broker/Dealer Principal
  • BA – University of New Mexico – English/Linguistics, Communications
  • CPP – Board Certified by ASIS International (American Society for Industrial Security)

Military – Decorated combat veteran with extensive working relationships in the international security and military special operations community.
Significant achievements/contributions 1997 to present

  • Opened Paladin International, LLC, an international negotiations, business development and security firm
  • Managed asset issues in the UK for a large Canadian oil and gas company upon acquisition of a similar diverse company. Responsibilities included negotiations and mediation of contracts, sales of assets and security matters in Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Falkland Islands, Ivory Coast, Libya, Mongolia, North Sea, Romania, Syria and Yemen
  • Designed security and travel policy for a substantial independent oil and gas company in Algeria, Yemen and other high risk areas
  • Performed security audit for a major oil and gas company in Algeria
  • Taught negotiations, International business, crisis planning and management for Colorado State University
  • Designed and taught negotiation techniques in the Middle East to ADNOC, ARAMCO and KOC as well as negotiations courses and seminars for numerous companies and organizations
  • Designed a strategic plan for a $500MM US domestic oil company including legal and negotiations procedures, security and intelligence planning
  • Co-designed and managed the in country oil and gas field reactivation project for a Latin American National Oil Company
  • Managed security functions including security and crisis planning, travel security and international planning and field operations for a $1 Billion + US independent oil and gas company.
  • Performed ongoing security audits in the US, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Yemen. Performed all security and personnel/asset protection functions in New Orleans for company following losses due to Hurricane Katrina.
  • Member of due diligence team on behalf of a large US independent oil and gas company for multi-million dollar acquisition and divestiture

Employment by and contributions to a $1.5 billion+ Australian oil and gas corp prior to 1997 –

Lead negotiator and security coordinator for joint ventures and acquisitions:

  • Quiramare and La Cieba Block, Venezuela
  • Block Z-29, offshore Peru
  • 3 Blocks in the Upper Llanos Basin in Colombia
  • Formation of a strategic joint venture and study group to evaluate pipeline construction and gas marketing opportunities from northern Argentina into Brazil
  • Formation of study groups to evaluate bidding rounds and opportunities in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil and Mexi
  • Negotiated and settled significant legal actions for company; managed 3 major litigations

Negotiations Courses and Seminars

Courses taught for Colorado State University Graduate School of Business:

  • BUS626 – Managing Human Capital
  • BUS625 – Principles of Organizational Communication and Strategic Negotiations
  • BG662 – International Business
  • BG690 – Organizational Crisis Planning and Management
  • Negotiations for the Legal Professional
  • Negotiating for Success in Business

Paladin and Colorado State will work with you and your company to custom-build a negotiations seminar or a course for certification. Topics can include such areas as internal negotiations, salary and benefits, managing employees, peer negotiations or client development and closing,

In addition, Paladin will work directly with governments, companies, or organizations to give presentations and seminars as well as to teach in-house courses in all areas of business negotiations. Previous clients for these courses, seminars and presentations include:

  • Aramco
  • AAPL/DAPL/HAPL seminars
  • Aspect Resources, LLC.
  • Association of Legal Administrators – Rocky Mountains
  • Barnes & Lewis, P.C.
  • Barrett Resources Corp.
  • Beta West, Ltd.
  • Colorado Interstate Gas
  • Colorado River Conservation District
  • Colorado State University and its Denver Center
  • Gulf Canada Resources
  • Holme, Roberts & Owen
  • Intentia Global Operations
  • Kuwait National Oil Company
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Louisiana Landsman’s Association
  • MediaOne Group Inc.
  • Murphy Oil
  • Norwest Questa Engineering
  • The Oil and Gas Investor
  • Rike Services
  • Sentinel Worldwide
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vintage Petroleum

All courses are based on Dan Reid’s extensive domestic and international experience as a negotiator and the Harvard University Law School Program on Negotiations as developed by Professors Roger Fisher and William Ury and the Harvard University Faculty and staff.