Areas of Expertise
John is available for training, consulting and speaking engagements, with notable expertise in the following areas:
- Security, counterterrorism
- Intelligence, clandestine operations
- Political issues, international business
- Leadership, strategy, vision
- Collaboration, communication
- Performance improvement, sales
John Sipher retired in 2014 after a 28-year career in the CIA's National Clandestine Service, as a member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service, the leadership team that guides CIA activities globally.
A subject matter expert on Russian intelligence, John served multiple overseas tours as chief of station and deputy chief of station in Europe, Asia, and in high-threat environments. He has significant experience working with foreign and domestic partners to solve national security challenges.
Available for compelling and inspiring speaking engagements, this SPYEX consultant is a frequent guest speaker and contributor of The NYTimes, Washington Post, The Atlantic, BBC, Lawfare, and Just Security.
- Russian Intelligence Mindset
- National Security & Corporate Security
- Safeguarding Your International Business
- McChrystal Group
- Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center
- Harvard University
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