Mitchell D. Silber
- Senior Managing Director, Head of Geopolitical Intelligence
- T: +1 646 485 0575
- F: +1 212 841 9350
- Three Times Square
- 9th Floor
- New York, NY, 10036
- United States
- T: +1 212 247 1010
- F: +1 212 841 9350
- B.A., Economics and European History, University of Pennsylvania
- M.A., in International Affairs, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
- Life Member, Council on Foreign Relations
- Visiting Lecturer, Columbia University School of Public and International Affairs
- Dean’s Advisory Board, Columbia University School of Public and International Affairs
- Forensic Litigation Consulting
Mitch Silber is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting in New York. He is the head of the Geopolitical Intelligence practice, located within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment’s Global Risk and Investigations Practice.
Mr. Silber is a professional global political risk and intelligence analyst and has more than 20 years of experience creating, building and leading analytic teams and organizations dedicated to providing high-end finished intelligence, bespoke consulting and advisory work for a wide range of corporate, financial and governmental clients. He is a regular commentator on political risk and terrorism related issues for both print and broadcast news outlets
Before joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Silber served for more than three years as the Executive Managing Director of the Threat Intelligence and Data Analytics practice areas at K2 Intelligence. He also led teams conducting anti-trust investigations, investigations of Ponzi schemes, public corruption investigations, cyber security assessments as well as threat intelligence analyses.
Prior to his work at K2, Mr. Silber served as Director of Intelligence Analysis at the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) and was responsible for building out and managing the Analytic and Cyber Units. He supervised the research, collection and analysis for the Intelligence Division’s entire portfolio of ongoing terrorism related investigations and was responsible for strategic assessments of emerging and future threats to the City of New York. Mr. Silber was involved in internal planning, development and new unit creation for the department and initiated and managed relations with foreign intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
Mr. Silber has presented at the White House, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Counter Terrorism Center and has testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He is the author of The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West, published in 2012 by the University of Pennsylvania Press and is a co-author of soon to be published Cyberwarfare: Understanding the Law, Policy and Technology (2016 Thomson Reuters).
Mr. Silber is a visiting lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (“SIPA”) where he teaches a course on Modern Urban Counterterrorism. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at SIPA and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Silber received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania before spending nine years in corporate finance as a partner at The Carson Group and later as a principal at Evolution Capital, LLC, a boutique investment bank. Following his work in corporate finance, Mr. Silber earned his M.A. in International Relations from Columbia University.