Dutch-American security and crisis management advisor Glenn Schoen has over 35 years’ experience supporting corporations, governments and international institutions with acute security challenges.
Dutch-American security and crisis management advisor Glenn Schoen is a dynamic speaker with over 35 years’ experience supporting corporations, governments and international institutions with acute security challenges. From New York to London to Dubai to Tokyo, he has given more than 150 speeches for audiences ranging from corporates to the FBI, DHS and UN.
As CEO of Boardroom@Crisis BV, his daily work centers on helping clients manage threats from extremism, IP theft, ransomware, espionage, terrorism, and extortion to workplace violence. He has done this in over 30 countries for more than 300 organizations, from Fortune 100 firms to the World Bank to the European Parliament and OPCW, not seldom from a unique vantage point: security operations centers, boardrooms, and the White House.
Known as a dynamic, energetic and passionate presenter focused on delivering fresh, applicable content, Schoen focuses on the topics of security, crisis and risk management: how do we best gain control of serious security threats such as applying Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) principles? Combining the theoretical with the practical, he typically offers context on the threat, insight on the latest trends surrounding it, and sharing management experience on how to address it effectively. What are others doing about that threat, what works in practice, what doesn’t, and why? What are the pitfalls we need to watch out for, and what can we expect up ahead?
For his presentations, Schoen draws extensively from his deep experience with leading advisory and service firms. This includes past postings in Amsterdam and Washington DC as Business Unit Director of G4S Risk Advisory, Senior Manager for Ernst & Young Security and Integrity Services, Director of Analytical Services for International Security Management, and Director of Analysis and Director of European Operations for TranSecur.
In addition, he leverages insight from his various volunteer and sidebar activities for his speeches, activities that range from participation in various UN and industry expert groups to work for the White House Presidential Personnel Department, and as a professor of practice on terrorism at Georgetown University’s SSCE program.
Schoen enjoys high ratings as a speaker as measured by a number of industry groups, including OSAC, ASIS International, IBSA and the AIPC. Testimony to his expertise and professional standing, he has provided expert testimony to the US Congress, served as a courtroom expert witness, and done more than 1,000 media interviews for the likes of NBC, ABC, NPR, Reuters, AFP, the BBC and the Washington Post. He has made appearances on the world’s largest news platform, CNN, for over 25 years.
Glenn Schoen has a BA from Wittenberg University, a MA from The Ohio State University, and has attended post-graduate studies and various other courses and programs at, among others, American University, Georgetown University, Harvard University’s Kennedy School and INSEAD.
To capture and pass on some of his learnings to a wider audience, Schoen published his first book on KDP Amazon in 2022. His experience-based, anecdote-filled “Code Black: 50 Lessons in Crisis Management for Effective Leadership” forms a compendium of hard-learned knowledge on managing organizational risk. The book quickly made Amazon bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic in the category ‘Business – Leadership,’ and received acclaim in both the US and Dutch trade press.