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Frank  Figliuzzi

Frank Figliuzzi

Former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, NBC News National Security Analyst & Author, The FBI Way


Best-selling author Frank Figliuzzi is the former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, where he directed all espionage investigations across the government and frequently briefed the White House, Attorney General, and Congress. In his current role as a respected National Security Analyst, Figliuzzi regularly appears on NBC and MSNBC news, bringing his FBI background and legal training to breaking news and urgent national security issues such as cybersecurity, terrorism, the law, and law enforcement. His best-seller, The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau’s Code of Excellence, has been heralded as a field-tested playbook for unlocking individual and organizational excellence in any profession or industry. Leveraging years of experience in the field, Washington and as high-level corporate security consultant, his authoritative talks explore the intersection of leadership, values and security. Read More >

An FBI Special Agent for 25 years, Figliuzzi held senior FBI leadership positions in major American cities and was appointed Chief Inspector by then-FBI Director Robert Mueller. In this role, he was known as the “keeper of the code” of FBI values — overseeing sensitive internal inquiries and performance audits to ensure that each employee met the Bureau's exacting standards. Figliuzzi’s career highlights include leading the FBI's efforts to counter economic espionage in Silicon Valley, overseeing major financial crimes and public corruption, serving as on-scene commander of the largest HAZMAT (anthrax) evidence recovery effort in FBI history, and the resolution of the Toledo terror plot in Ohio. He was also featured in documentaries and news shows on the FBI’s successful operation against 10 Russian sleeper agents in the U.S.

Following his retirement from the FBI, Figliuzzi became a corporate security executive for a Fortune 10 company operating in 180 countries. In this role, he led global investigations that focused on insider threat, workplace violence prevention, data and intellectual property protection, and special event security, including the Olympics. Figliuzzi earned a Juris Doctorate cum laude from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Fairfield University. He has also completed the National Security Program for Senior Executives at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Executive Course on Leading Strategic Change at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

A sought-after speaker and panelist, Frank Figliuzzi brings invaluable perspective to the many external and internal threats facing the United States, its businesses and institutions. He also shares essential lessons on how to improve performance, empower ethical leadership and create a culture of excellence and values through the proven practices of  “The FBI Way.” Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

On Domestic Terrorism

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Speech Topics

The FBI Way: Values-Based Leadership

Frank Figliuzzi was the "Keeper of the Code" at the FBI, charged with preserving and protecting its institutional core values and ensuring that every employee met the Bureau’s exacting standards. Drawing upon his best-seller, The FBI Way, Frank takes audiences inside the Code responsible for the Bureau’s extraordinary track record of excellence — from the training of new recruits in "The FBI Way" to the Bureau's rigorous maintenance of its standards and values up and down the organization. Sharing the Bureau’s field-tested playbook for unlocking individual and organizational excellence with pulse-pounding examples from his career in the FBI, Figliuzzi shows audiences how to apply “The FBI Way” to improving both their individual lives and the success of any organization.

Seeking Security in an Unstable World

In these talks, Frank Figliuzzi journeys around the globe with his audience as he answers the question: “Is our world more or less stable and secure, and how do we find the security we’re all seeking?” Frank begins with current and timely assessments of global geopolitics and security, and moves increasingly closer to home to cover national, regional and local security concerns until he “enters” the homes of audience members to discuss personal cybersecurity, threats to our jobs and companies, and domestic extremism, violence and polarization. Ending on a positive note of a better, stronger tomorrow, Frank leaves audiences with both tangible action items and hope for the future.

Risk & Threat Mitigation

From small businesses to giant global organizations, Frank Figliuzzi shares his insights and proven strategies to assess and address the risks and threats to your company and your mission. Frank’s experience in government and the corporate world is apparent as he customizes approaches especially for your audience’s most pressing risk concerns – including crisis management, business continuity, supply-chain security, special event security, intellectual property protection, workplace violence, and more. This is an opportunity for your organization to design a world-class presentation that meets the specific needs of your attendees.