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Meet the Advisors of The Chertoff Group

Our Board of Advisors, which  includes truly exemplary individuals who bring outstanding qualifications in the areas of intelligence, foreign policy, international trade, homeland security and financial services, compliments our entire team with their sound advice, trusted experience and reliable judgment.




Jean-Louis Bruguière


Judge Bruguière is an international expert on terrorism. With more than 25 years of experience serving as France’s leading magistrate for investigating counter-terrorism, Judge Bruguière is responsible for hundreds of important arrests and convictions including among them one of the world’s most famous terrorists Carlos (“the Jackal”). He was also appointed by the European Union to the U.S. Department of Treasury to oversee the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program.


Ambassador Michael Gfoeller


Ambassador Michael Gfoeller served 26 years as a U.S. diplomat including service in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Poland, and Belgium.  He retired from the State Department with the rank of Ambassador in 2010. After his diplomatic service, Amb. Gfoeller was the head of Middle East and North African (MENA) affairs at ExxonMobil’s International Government Relations Department from 2010 to 2012.


Admiral Timothy Keating


Admiral Keating is a highly decorated, retired Admiral in the U.S. Navy and the former Commander of the United States Pacific Command (CINCPAC), where he worked to preserve the security of our nation across the Asia-Pacific region. Previously he served as Commander of the United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM), responsible for protecting the United States homeland and providing support to federal, state and local officials in times of crisis. During this same time, he also served as Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), providing aerospace warning, air sovereignty and defense for the United States and Canada.


Robert D. Rodriguez


Robert served over twenty-two years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. He is the founder of the Security Innovation Network™ (SINET) www.security-innovation.org whose mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat cyber security threats. SINET serves as the catalyst that connects builders, buyers, researchers and investors in the cyber security domain. read more >>>


Bob Rose


Bob Rose is an Executive Vice President at Thomson Reuters.  He serves on various appointed U.S. government advisory positions in the area of national security, cyber, homeland security and counterterrorism and is a member of the U.S. Department of State’s International Security Advisory Board, the National Security Agency’s Cyber Awareness and Response Board, the National Counterterrorism Center Director’s Advisory Board and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Financial Sector Advisory Board. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Mr. Rose spent the majority of his 40-year career building and managing fixed income, foreign exchange and futures sales desks at major Wall Street firms.

William H. Saito


An authority in the fields of encryption, authentication
and biometric technology
, William H. Saito has spent the past two decades shaping information security policy, establishing startups and managing public corporations.
In 1991, he founded I/O Software, Inc., in California,
and built it into a global leader in security software development, earning recognition in 1998 as
Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young, NASDAQ and USA Today. read more >>>


Sir John M. Scarlett KCMG OBE


Sir John Scarlett served for 38 years with the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and three years (2001-2004) as Chairman of the Cabinet Office Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC). He took over the JIC six days before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. From 2004 to 2009, he was Chief of MI6. Sir John is currently a Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of PwC and Swiss Re and a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum.


Maurice Sonnenberg


Mr. Sonnenberg currently serves as Senior International Advisor at J.P. Morgan.  He has served in five U.S. presidential administrations holding various appointed advisory positions in the areas of finance, international trade, and intelligence and counterterrorism, including the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.  He is currently Co-Chair of the National Commission for the Review of the Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, and a member of the Special Navy Advisory Panel to the Secretary of the Navy at the Department of Defense. 

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