Rob is an independent consultant on geopolitical and security risk. From 2009-2014 he was a managing director and head of the Office of Global Security for Goldman Sachs.
Prior to joining GPW’s Advisory Board, Rob worked at BP plc, where he was the director of International Security Affairs. Before that, he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 24 years, where he served in several senior leadership positions, including Chief of Operations for the Counter Terrorism Center, Chief of the Central Eurasia Division and Chief of the CIA’s Information Operations Center. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Donovan Award for Operational Excellence, the George HW Bush Award for Excellence in Counter Terrorism and the Director’s Award.
Rob is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Director of the National Counter-Terrorism Center and a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security
Rob earned a BA in International Relations from the University of Colorado and engaged in post-graduate study in Economics and Foreign Affairs at George Mason and Georgetown Universities.