Areas of Focus:
Security risk management - physical and cyber
M&A due diligence within security sector
Previous Government Service:
Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Prior to joining The Chertoff Group, Mr. Isles worked at Raytheon Company where he was the Director of Strategy and Policy Consulting for homeland security. In this role, Mr. Isles built and managed a team of subject matter experts responsible for helping homeland security customers analyze mission needs and develop risk management strategies and technology solutions to mitigate security concerns. He is a certified Raytheon Six Sigma specialist.
Previously, Mr. Isles served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where he worked daily with the Secretary to coordinate department-wide operations. Before joining the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Isles served at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he started his legal career as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division in 1997. From 2002-2003, he was a Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council.
Mr. Isles is currently a Senior Associate (non-resident) at the Center for Strategic & International Studies Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Program and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Regional Plan Association of New York. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in history from Yale University, and is a member of the New York, Massachusetts and District of Columbia bars.