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Gus Krisantz


Risk Mitigation & Insider Threat

Gus Krisantz is an Advisor at Northwest Harbor, bringing over three decades of executive leadership, and deep risk mitigation and insider threat expertise to the Northwest Harbor Team.


Gus spent over 30 years in the counterintelligence world: leading elite teams and operations in dozens of countries around the globe. He designed and executed strategic-level missions, and was a key member of the design and leadership teams, of several transformational programs in U.S. Special Operations. He was also the architect and leader of a cutting-edge security and insider-threat program administered in the U.S. Navy SEAL enterprise, that became “the model” and best-practice within both the Department of Defense and U.S. intelligence community.


Gus served for 23 years as a senior executive in the U.S. Marine Corps Counterintelligence community. After leaving the Marine Corps, he served as management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, consulting on several transformative efforts in U.S. Special Operations. His efforts were critical to the design and leadership of a new, innovative SEAL organization: built from the ground up. Gus was responsible for leading a security and insider-threat initiative inside this “first-ever” unit. He leveraged the breadth of his leadership, change management and insider threat background, as he built and led a program to ensure both operational security and effectiveness: as this unit drove the integration of foreign-born and female special operators in U.S. Special Operations missions around the globe. Gus was eventually selected to serve as the senior civilian executive at the unit, prior to transitioning out of government service.


Gus’ strengths and expertise include:


  • Executive leadership

  • Change Management

  • Risk Mitigation

  • Insider Threat

  • Intelligence Analysis

  • Data Protection


Gus is an avid golfer and professional caddie in his spare time, and currently lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.

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