John Sipher

Ex CIA senior officer & station chief
Expert on intelligence, security, foreign policy, entertainment, social media
Fee: Please inquire
"John's compelling lecture on Russian active measures helped our audience expand their horizons and strategic awareness."
Dr. Ziya Meral
Senior Resident Fellow, Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research
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
  • Media, entertainment
John's Background

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.

John is the co-founder of Spycraft Entertainment, a production firm providing content and talent to the entertainment industry. John is a social media influencer (@john_sipher), as well as a frequent guest speaker and contributor of The NYTimes, Washington Post, The Atlantic, BBC, Lawfare, and Just Security.

Presentation Examples
  • Russian Intelligence Mindset
  • National Security & Corporate Security
  • Safeguarding Your International Business
Partnership Examples
  • McChrystal Group
  • CrossLead
  • Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center
  • Harvard University
Listen to John featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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