Dennis and Cory
Bespoke Explorer Principals Cory Coyne (L) and Dennis Arakelian (R)

The backgrounds of our two principals, Dennis Arakelian and Cory Coyne, form the nexus for the unique Bespoke Explorer approach to our clients and to adventure. Veterans and entrepreneurs, our team excels through attention to detail, global networks, and a passion for excitement and the unknown.



Dennis Arakelian is the former CEO of Imperial Defense and a current MBA candidate at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown. A prior-service Marine with multiple overseas deployments, Dennis possesses over 12 years’ experience working in the defense and intelligence communities. He is an avid traveler and life-long learner with degrees in history, political science, counter-terrorism, and Arabic studies. Dennis resides in Northern Virginia with his amazing wife and children.



Cory Coyne is the former COO of Imperial Defense and a US Army Special Forces "Green Beret" with over 15 years experience working in the Defense and Intelligence communities. He spent years living in the Middle East training and leading commando forces; meeting unique people and traveling to places off of the beaten path. Dual majoring in political science and international relations, Cory participated in multiple study abroad programs where he learned Spanish, French, and Russian. He now lives in Virginia with his beautiful wife and two children.