During a nearly 20-year career as a CIA covert field operations officer, Mike specialized in counterterrorism, counternarcotics, and counterinsurgency operations. He worked around the globe and was recognized professionally for outstanding performance and operational achievements in hostile environments.
Following government service, Mike co-founded Diligence, a global intelligence and security firm. As a principal partner he led the company as it expanded around the world. Mike recently completed a successful buy out of his business from investors and merged the company with the crisis communications and public policy firm Portman Square Group.
Mike is a regular contributor in the media on intelligence matters, national security concerns, and geopolitical affairs. He appears regularly on a variety of networks.
In addition to being a script advisor and consultant to the television and film industry, Mike is the host of the Discovery Network’s series Black Files Declassified, currently in production for its second season.