Doug Patteson

Ex CIA operations officer
Expert on security, intelligence, firearms, hostage advocacy, entertainment
Fee: Please inquire
"Whether consulting on film projects — from historical to modern — or helping us sort out a tricky security issue, we know we can count on Doug to deliver exceptional support to Sony and our extended network of partners."
Tom Bernard
Co-President, Sony Pictures Classics
Areas of Expertise

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

  • Intelligence, clandestine operations
  • Performance improvement, sales
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Security, counterterrorism
  • Collaboration, communication
  • Leadership, strategy, vision
  • Media, entertainment
Doug's Background

Former CIA case officer, Doug Patteson, is now a consultant and entertainment producer. Equally at home in the markets of Manila, a Hollywood studio or a boardroom in New York, Doug is a highly sought-after expert. Certified in HUMINT collection and counterterrorism with multiple overseas tours, today Doug is also a professor at the University of New Hampshire.

Doug has consulted on film and television projects for SONY Pictures Classics, CBS Television, Universal Pictures, and numerous others.

Further, Doug runs IngloriousAmateurs.com, a website focused on the history of intelligence collection. Doug also serves as CFO of Turbocam International, a multinational manufacturer headquartered in New Hampshire. 

Doug is a published author, with publications focused on security, travel safety, and intelligence, including pieces for SpotterUp.com and three chapters of the book More Stories from Langley.

Presentation Examples
  • History of Intelligence (emphasis on OSS and earlier)
  • Lessons in HUMINT for sales and business
  • Reel spies, fact and fiction in the on screen intelligence universe
  • Operating in Denied Areas
  • Is HUMINT dead in the face of omnipresent technology?
  • Leadership and strategic planning in business
Partnership Examples
  • Wells Fargo
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • CBS Television
  • AK Waters Productions
  • Simple Life Recycling Inc.
  • MacLaren Entertainment
  • Universal Pictures
  • Bayard and Holmes
Listen to Doug featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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