Daniel Hoffman

Ex CIA senior officer & station chief
Expert on leadership, cybersecurity, intelligence, security
Fee: Please inquire
"Dan totally nailed it. His presentation was great, extremely well-received, his content was really interesting, and afterwards, Dan was mobbed by attendees who couldn’t get enough of him. We recommend him highly as a speaker."
Drury Design
Areas of Expertise

Dan is available for training, consulting and speaking engagements, with notable expertise in the following areas:

  • Crime, investigation
  • Security, counterterrorism
  • Intelligence, clandestine operations
  • Political issues, international business
  • Inspiring, motivating
  • Leadership, strategy, vision
  • Collaboration, communication
  • Performance improvement, sales
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Cybersecurity, technology
  • Media, entertainment

Dan's Background

Dan Hoffman is a three-time CIA station chief and a senior executive Clandestine Services officer. Hoffman led large-scale HUMINT (human intelligence gathering) and technical programs, and his assignments included tours of duty in the former Soviet Union, Europe, and war zones in the Middle East and South Asia. In addition, Hoffman served as director of the CIA Middle East and North Africa Division.

A recognized expert on Russia and counterterrorism, Hoffman covered President Trump’s summits with Russian President Putin in Finland, as well as with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi and Singapore, as a member of the media.

Hoffman has appeared as a commentator, consultant and analyst for news outlets and private organizations. He regularly speaks on national security issues as well as applying lessons learned from a career at the CIA to leadership and cybersecurity in the private sector.

Presentation Examples
  • Lessons in Leadership
  • Cybersecurity Must-knows
  • The Art of Intelligence
  • National Security: How it impacts your world
Partnership Examples
  • Drury Design
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • IBM InterConnect
  • Flywheel Data
Listen to Dan featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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