Philip J. Reiner
Philip J. Reiner is the Executive Director of Technology for Global Security, a non-profit network based in the Bay Area focused on solving international security challenges with a technological nexus. Additionally, he serves as Director for Advisory, North America at AETOS Strategy & Advisory, is an Affiliate at Stanford University’s CISAC, and is an advisor to Do No Digital Harm. He served at the White House as Senior Director for South Asia on the National Security Council staff, and previously as Senior Advisor for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Director for Pakistan. Prior to the NSC, Mr. Reiner worked in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, where he received the OSD Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service; and at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. He has built and led teams under significant pressure, facilitated and negotiated international agreements, sold tough ideas to antagonistic audiences, led crisis-management efforts, and is known for his skills in long-term strategic planning and leadership. Mr. Reiner holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religions/History from UCSB. He completed an executive education course on Leadership in the 21st Century at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, has guest lectured at Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, and George Washington University, and serves as a mentor and volunteer in his local community. He currently resides in the California Bay Area with his wife and daughters.