Nick Shapiro

Ex CIA deputy chief of staff
Expert on crisis management, national security, strategic communications
Fee: Please inquire
"There is none better than Nick Shapiro, when it comes to designing and implementing communications strategies during challenging times. His experience, public relations acumen, and deft personal touch are absolutely invaluable."
John Brennan
Former Director, CIA
Areas of Expertise

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

  • Collaboration, communication
  • Security, counterterrorism
  • Political issues, international business
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Inspiring, motivating
  • Leadership, strategy, vision
  • Performance improvement, sales
  • Media, entertainment
Nick's Background

Former CIA Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Director Nick Shapiro has more than 15 years of crisis management, national security and strategic communications experience in the White House, at the CIA and in the private sector.

While with the federal government, Shapiro helped lead the Obama Administration's response to the H1N1 Pandemic, the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, the Gulf Oil Spill, the Christmas Day "Underwear Bomber" Terrorist Attack, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, as well as numerous cyber attacks, data breaches, wildfires, floods, and hurricanes.

Since leaving the U.S. Government in 2015, Shapiro founded 10th Avenue Consulting, and has advised and led global crisis management for a myriad of high-profile individuals and companies, including  Airbnb, Affirm, Bill.com, the Long Term Stock Exchange, Lime, Visa, the 2020 GRAMMY Awards, the Governor of California, former CIA Director John Brennan and others.

Presentation Examples
  • Crisis Management, Planning & Communication
  • Risk Assessment & Mitigation
Partnership Examples
  • Visa
  • Airbnb
  • Former CIA Director John Brennan
  • 2020 GRAMMY Awards
Listen to Nick featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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