The Chertoff Group


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides strategic consulting, risk management and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services, is pleased to announce that Jeremy Grant, former Senior Executive Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is joining the Firm as a Managing Director, effective July 1.

At The Chertoff Group, Mr. Grant will work with the Firm’s clientele to develop growth strategies, identify market solutions and advise on policy impacts across the information technology and cybersecurity sectors.   

“Jeremy is an incredible industry leader and recognized expert in identity, privacy and cybersecurity,” said Michael Chertoff, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of The Chertoff Group.  “As a seasoned veteran of the cybersecurity and government IT communities, Jeremy will deliver incredible value to our Firm’s existing clientele as they seek to develop innovative solutions and create more trusted, secure environments for today’s Internet activities and transactions.” 

Prior to joining The Chertoff Group, Mr. Grant established and led the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), the first new cybersecurity program launched by the Obama Administration.  Housed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Mr. Grant led the Administration’s activities across private and public sectors to drive a marketplace of more secure, privacy-enhancing identity solutions for online services. In this role, Mr. Grant coordinated development of a common shared identity service ( for citizen-facing government digital applications and helped establish the private-sector led Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, which is crafting a framework of standards and rules to enable a trusted online environment that can validate the identities of individuals securely with minimal disclosure of personal information. Mr. Grant also led efforts to improve identity and authentication for individuals and devices in the NIST Roadmap for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.

“The Chertoff Group helps clients build and execute programs to distinguish their competitive advantage, leverage relevant policy, establish effective alliances and shape meaningful business development programs to capture new opportunities,” said Jim Pflaging, a Principal at The Chertoff Group and Head of the Firm’s Business Strategy Practice. “Jeremy’s success in leading technology transformation for commercial and government organizations will be of great value to our clients looking to grow and evolve their business in today’s dynamic environment where both security and privacy concerns are of great significance.”

Mr. Grant has led major government initiatives involving multiple stakeholders including the White House, federal and state agencies, Capitol Hill, non-profits, and advocacy groups in addition to having worked alongside large private sector organizations leading growth development and cybersecurity projects.

“When I left government, I was blessed with many options, but none were as exciting as The Chertoff Group,” said Jeremy Grant.  “The Firm delivers a remarkable combination of strategy, risk management and M&A advisory services, offering the perfect platform for me to combine my past experience in the technical, policy, business and finance aspects of cybersecurity, privacy and identity.”

As a recognized expert in the fields of information technology, identity and cybersecurity, Mr. Grant is a frequent speaker at major industry events and has been featured on C-SPAN, CBS Evening News, The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.  GovInfoSecurity magazine named him one of the top 10 influencers in Government IT Security in 2015.  Mr. Grant is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

About The Chertoff Group

The Chertoff Group is a premier global advisory firm focused on security and risk management. The Chertoff Group helps clients grow and secure their enterprise through business strategy, mergers and acquisitions and risk management services. The Chertoff Group, and its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital, have advised on multiple M&A transactions totaling nearly $7 billion in deal value. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the Firm maintains offices in Houston, London, Menlo Park, and New York. For more information about The Chertoff Group, visit

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