With global threats, political risk and terrorism on the rise, the mission of the Guardian Group is to provide bespoke intelligence, security and digital security advice to safeguard critical human, corporate and governmental assets worldwide.
The principals of the Guardian Group come from the upper echelons of both the New York City Police Department, Central Intelligence Agency and the private sector. Collectively, they have more than 100 years of real world experience designing, implementing and executing complex and innovative intelligence and security solutions for the City of New York, United States and private sector.
During their time serving in New York, the team prevented and thwarted more than 20 terrorist plots against the city of New York and ensured the protection of hundreds of heads of state.
Ray is the Chief Executive Officer of the Guardian Group. Ray is New York City’s longest-serving police commissioner and brings decades of experience setting strategy to combat threats faced by cities around the world, by the public and by the private sector. Ray established the first Counterterrorism Bureau at any municipal police department in the nation and built the Department’s Intelligence Bureau, creating a global intelligence program with detectives stationed in cities abroad. Ray has an unrivaled 50-year career in public service, including serving as Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service and as Undersecretary of Enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department.
Mitch is a professional global political risk and intelligence analyst and has more than 20 years of experience creating, building and leading teams dedicated to providing high-end finished intelligence, bespoke consulting and digital security advisory work for a wide range of corporate, financial and governmental clients. At the NYPD, for 8 years, Mitch was the Director of Intelligence Analysis and ran the Analysis and Cyber Units. As a partner at FTI Consulting he led the Geopolitical Intelligence practice. Mitch is a visiting lecturer at Columbia University’s graduate School for International and Public Affairs and the author of The Al Qaeda Factor, (2012, University of Pennsylvania Press)
David is one of the world’s leading authorities on intelligence analysis and operations. He served as the Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and revolutionized the way the NYPD collected, analyzed and used intelligence. At the CIA, Cohen served as Deputy Director of Operations, overseeing CIA’s global network of personnel as well as its relationships with foreign government security and intelligence services. He also served as CIA’s Associate Director of Intelligence overseeing all CIA economic, political and military analysis, advising the President and the nation’s national security leadership.