Addition of Stephanie Douglas Enhances Investigation and Security Capabilities for Clients
August 15, 2016 – San Francisco, CA – Guidepost Solutions, a global leader in compliance, investigations and risk management, announced that Stephanie Douglas has joined the firm as a managing director in its San Francisco office. Douglas, a retired FBI official and former senior director of security at Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will assist clients with investigations, corporate security, intellectual property protection, and insider threat management.
“Having recently led the FBI’s National Security Branch, Stephanie brings an extremely contemporary understanding of security challenges facing U.S. businesses and the greater public. Her distinguished career in the private and public sectors offers an invaluable combination of expertise,” stated Chief Executive Officer Julie Myers Wood. “She will certainly contribute to our company’s well-earned reputation of providing clients with strategic solutions to tackle complex security and investigative issues.”
Recruited by PG&E in 2013 after retiring from a 23-year career with the FBI, Douglas oversaw security risk mitigation and issue response. She has extensive experience in organizational change, strategic planning, technology implementation, crisis management, physical security, and emergency planning.
At the FBI, Douglas served in a variety of influential roles. Most recently as the Executive Assistant Director, National Security Branch she directed the Bureau’s work related to domestic and international counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, weapons of mass destruction and intelligence matters. In this position, Douglas reported to the FBI Director and the Director of National Intelligence. She represented the Bureau in discussions of national security policy along with other U.S. Intelligence Community partners. As part of her management responsibilities, she served as the Chief Intelligence Officer.
Douglas began her career at the FBI as a Special Agent, then Supervisory Special Agent running special investigations and counter espionage operations. She also served as an FBI Inspector managing high profile and politically sensitive investigations; as the Deputy Assistant Director, Counterintelligence, overseeing strategy and budget for the FBI’s counterintelligence resources; and as the Special Agent in Charge of the San Francisco Division.
Douglas received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee. She is a member of ASIS International, the International Security Management Association, the Rhode Island Cyber Security Commission and has served as a Senior Advisor for the RANE-Risk Assistance Network Exchange.