An expert in the fields of executive protection, critical infrastructure, and event security, George Sax spent more than 25 years in federal law enforcement before transitioning into the private sector. He began his career as a uniformed officer with the United States Secret Service before progressing into increasingly more advanced leadership positions, most recently serving as Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Investigations.
Throughout his career, Mr. Sax has specialized in leading, planning, and managing complex security operations in both the United States and around the world. For example, during his time as Special Agent in Charge of the Dignitary Protective Division, Mr. Sax was directly responsible for budgeting, resourcing and managing security for a variety of high-risk, highexposure events including the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign, the 2017 U.S. Presidential Inauguration, and nine other National Special Security Events (NSSEs) deemed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to be potential targets for terrorism or other criminal activity.
While Special Agent in Charge of the Dignitary Protective Division, he directed security operations for all visiting foreign heads of state and governments, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of the Treasury and others as directed by the President of the United States. As Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division, he also managed the daily security for the President of the United States and his family.
Mr. Sax’s security expertise also extends into preventing and countering cyber-related crime. As Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Investigations, he led the development of the federal government’s comprehensive strategy to combat the growth of cyber-related financial crimes. He has directed the strategic development, budget planning, and personnel and equipment resourcing for the global financial and cyber investigative domains.
Mr. Sax is known as a decisive leader with significant experience in the multijurisdictional and multinational environments who has effectively engaged with all levels of United States and international leadership, private sector executives and staff, and the general public. He has overseen policy development, staffing, and budgeting for domestic and international protective and investigative missions.
His work includes managing national security and critical infrastructure protection programs, made more successful through the development of essential joint public-private partnerships. Core strengths include his ability to build and mentor strong, diverse teams and develop valuable partnerships that enable operational and strategic successes, often under significant budget and time constraints.
Deputy Assistant Director,
Office of Investigations, United States Secret Service
Special Agent in Charge, Dignitary Protective Division, United States Secret Service
Uniformed Officer, United States Secret Service
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