Chris Pierce is an accomplished Senior Executive, Consultant, and Advisor with +30 years of success across the military, civil, intelligence, commercial and international markets focused on management and technology consulting. His broad areas of expertise include cybersecurity, network security, technology, global business, business development and proposal success, process improvement, change management, and strategic planning. Chris holds a key leadership position as the Principal Consultant and Advisor for his own consulting practice where he speaks to strategic cyber needs down to technical levels in various cyber disciplines. While at Booz Allen, Chris served in multiple roles across Defense, Civil, Intelligence, and Commercial clients for +23 years. His last two roles at Booz Allen were leading the entire international business for the Firm, and then developing the strategy for the entirety of the Intelligence business. Chris stood up the Cyber Security Functional Community across the Firm, leading the initial kick-off, identifying leadership and evangelists, aligning and defining initial roles, and instituting initial affiliation workstreams. Chris was also known for his competitive acumen in shaping, developing and then delivering on proposals (across government and commercial), in both the written format as well as oral presentations. Prior to his roles at Booz Allen Hamilton, Chris was a Naval Flight Officer flying C-130 “Hercules" as a Lieutenant in the US Navy. Chris holds a M.S. in Business Organization and Systems Management from the University of LaVerne as well as a B.S. in Oceanography from the United States Naval Academy. He has received his CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional, MCSE (MS Cert Systems Engineering), MCT: MSFT (Certified Trainer), RHCT (Red Hat Cert Technician), and the Cisco Certified Network Analyst (CCNA) certifications.