June 21, 2017 – Mike Baker

The Top Crises Facing the USA: Cyber-security, Syria, ISIS, Iran, Russia, N.Korea

A talk by Mike Baker

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

6:30 PM, Lambs Room New Canaan Library

mike-baker

Mike Baker: President/Americas & Co-founder Diligence, LLC. Mike will talk about the top crises facing the USA: cyber-security, Syria, ISIS, Iran, Russia, and North Korea.  mbaker@diligence.com    1-646 703 1030

During a career spanning over 15 years as a covert field operations officer for the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mike specialized in counterterrorism,
counternarcotics and counterinsurgency operations. He engaged in, organized
and supervised operations around the globe, working in Asia, the Middle East,
Africa, Europe, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. He was recognized
professionally for outstanding performance and for operational achievements in
hostile environments.

After leaving government service, Mike co-founded Diligence LLC, a global
intelligence, investigations, risk management and security firm that has grown
over the past decade into one of the acknowledged industry leaders. As a
principal partner he has led the company as it expanded around the world,
opening offices in London, New York, Washington DC, Moscow, Sao Paulo,
Brussels and Geneva. He also established the company’s security operations in
Iraq, building a team of over 300 expat and local personnel involved in security
and information collection.

The Diligence Advisory Board has included numerous senior leaders from the
intelligence world, government and business. The non-executive Chairman is
Judge William Webster, former Director of both the CIA and Federal Bureau of
Investigation. Lord Charles Powell, former National Security Advisor to Margaret
Thatcher, Mack McClarty, former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and
several others have worked with Mike and the Diligence management team to
create business opportunities and assist in the company’s growth strategy.
Investors and partners have included Haley Barbour, the former Governor of
Mississippi and Ed Mathias, senior partner of The Carlyle Group.

Mike is a regular contributor in the national and international media on
intelligence, security, counterterrorist issues, geopolitical affairs and
cybersecurity. He appears regularly on Fox News and CNN, as well as other
major media outlets.

Represented by AGI Entertainment, Mike has cohosted television series
including America Declassified and also World Access on the Travel Channel,
and SPY on the UK’s Channel Four. He is a partner in Classified Trash, a
television and film production company and is involved in the creation and
development of television shows, and serves as a technical consultant and script
advisor for feature films and television.

A former resident of New Canaan, Mike, his wife Emily and their three young
sons now reside out West in Boise, Idaho.