The RMA have announced their featured speaker for March 1 at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church.
Michael Baker is President and Co-founder of Diligence LLC, a private intelligence and security firm, which is a leading provider of competitive/strategic intelligence, due diligence, litigation support and investigative services to multinationals, financial institutions, law firms, governments and high net wealth individuals around the globe.
During a career spanning over fifteen years as a covert field operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mike specialized in counterterrorism, counter-narcotics and counterinsurgency operations. He engaged in, organized and supervised operations around the globe, working in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. He was recognized professionally for outstanding performance and for operational achievements in hostile environments.
After leaving government service in December 2000, Mike co-founded Diligence with the goal of building the premier intelligence and risk management firm. As a principal partner over the years he has worked to grow the company as it expanded around the globe, opening offices in London, New York, Washington, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Brussels and Geneva. He also worked to establish the company’s security operations in Iraq in 2003, as Diligence built a team of over 300 expat and local personnel involved in security and information collection.
Based in New York City and Boise, Idaho, Mike now oversees the company’s operations and growth throughout the Americas. He is a regular contributor in the national and international media on intelligence, security and counterterrorism and geopolitical issues. He appears regularly on Fox News and CNN as a commentator and occasional host, as well as other major media outlets.