As a Senior Managing Director in the San Francisco office of Guidepost Solutions, Stephanie Douglas, focuses on sensitive internal investigations and white collar crime investigations, intellectual property (IP) protection and investigations, holistic corporate security programs, and proactively educating executives about crisis management and insider threats. She has extensive experience in the management of criminal and national security investigations, domestic and global security operations and policy development and strategy. Ms. Douglas brings expertise in organizational change management, strategic planning, technology implementation, crisis management, physical security, and emergency planning to her role.
Ms. Douglas has a distiguished career in both private and public sectors. She retired as a Senior Executive from the Federal Bureau of Investigations in 2013 and was recruited by Pacific Gas & Electric. Serving as its Senior Director of Corporate Security, Ms. Douglas oversaw risk mitigation and issue response.
In her 23 years at the FBI, Ms. Douglas served in a variety of influential roles. In her last role with the FBI, she served as Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch. There she directed all of the FBI’s work related to domestic and international counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, weapons of mass destruction and intelligence matters, which included oversight of the Terrorist Screening Center. In this position, she reported to both the FBI Director and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Ms. Douglas represented the FBI in discussions of national security policy along with other US Intelligence Community partners. As part of her management responsibilities, she also oversaw both funding and personnel resources for the national security mission of the FBI and served as the Bureau’s Chief Intelligence Officer.
Prior to the above position, Ms. Douglas served as the Special Agent in Charge for the FBI’s San Francisco Division for over three years. In this position, she led all investigative and administrative operations of the division including those focused on white collar crime violations.
Ms. Douglas’s other FBI positions include those as Special Agent, then Supervisory Special Agent, where she ran special investigations and counter espionage operations, and she served as a FBI Inspector, managing high profile and politically sensitive investigations. During her tenure, she also served as the Deputy Assistant Director, Counterintelligence, and oversaw strategy and budget for the FBI’s counterintelligence resources.
Ms. Douglas continues to maintain excellent relationships in both the government and private sectors. She enjoys public speaking on a variety of security matters.