Paladin Capital Group has named Jeremy Bash to its strategic advisory group. The founder of Beacon Global Strategies, Bash was formerly the chief of staff at the Department of Defense and the CIA. He was a senior advisor to Leon Panetta in both roles.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014
Paladin Capital Group is pleased to announce that the Founder and Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies, Jeremy Bash, has joined Paladin’s Strategic Advisory Group.
“Jeremy and the Beacon Global Strategies team will add a new and dynamic domestic and international viewpoint to Paladin and our portfolio companies,” said Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Capital Group. “We are delighted to have Jeremy join our Strategic Advisory Group, especially as we further expand our cyber investing activity.”
He is the only Obama Administration official to have served as Chief of Staff in two national security departments or agencies: first as Chief of Staff to the Director of the CIA (2009-2011) and most recently as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (2011-2013). As a senior advisor to Leon E. Panetta in both roles, Mr. Bash worked on a number of key initiatives, including the creation of a new defense strategy, formation of two defense budgets, the drawdown of two wars, counterterrorism operations, a new cyber strategy, and a range of sensitive intelligence operations. He traveled with Secretary Panetta to more than 50 countries. From August 2010 to May 2011, he was a member of the CIA’s senior management team overseeing the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.
At the Pentagon, Mr. Bash managed the Office of the Secretary of Defense, an entity with 2,500 employees and a budget of $4 billion.
From 2004-2008, Mr. Bash served in a variety of roles on Capitol Hill, including Chief Counsel to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and as a senior national security advisor to Congresswoman Jane Harman. In 2008, he was a member of the Obama-Biden transition team.
Mr. Bash practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where his practice focused on litigation, high-profile investigations, and strategic counseling to CEOs of several publicly traded companies.
In 2000, Mr. Bash was the Defense and Foreign Policy Director of the Presidential Campaign of Vice President Al Gore. He was a member of Gore’s legal team during the 36-day recount in Florida.
In 2000, he served as an Associate with Fontheim International, one of the preeminent consulting firms advising major corporations on trade policy, business social responsibility, and political risk.
He is a recipient of the Department of Defense’s Distinguished Public Service Medal, the CIA Director’s Award, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, and the Donovan Award from the National Clandestine Service. In 2010, Time Magazine named Mr. Bash one of the nation’s Top 40 Civic Leaders Under 40.
Mr. Bash graduated from Georgetown University, magna cum laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Mr. Bash is a Global Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Bash is a frequent commentator on national security matters on NBC, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC.
About Paladin Capital Group
Paladin Capital Group is a leading multi-stage private equity firm comprised of individuals with a proven track record of financial expertise, and national security experience. Paladin is an experienced investor in cyber security technologies and solutions worldwide having completed 34 cyber investments over the last decade. Paladin provides capital and strategic guidance to growing companies in the IT, and telecommunications sectors. The firm focuses on companies with products and services that are “dual use” in nature, serving both commercial and government customers.
Paladin has over $950 million dollars of committed capital across multiple funds and has invested in over 60 portfolio companies. For more information, visit http://www.paladincapgroup.com.