Washington, DC – WestExec Advisors is pleased to announce that Nicholas “Nick” Rasmussen and Elizabeth “Liz” Rosenberg have joined the firm as Senior Advisors.
Nick is the former Director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and has served in senior posts across three administrations, serving on the National Security Council (NSC) staff under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama before being appointed Director of NCTC by President Obama and continuing his tenure at the request of President Trump in 2017. During his nearly eight years of service at the White House and his nearly six years as both the Deputy Director and Director of NCTC, Nick was a key participant in national security decision-making on a wide range of issues, to include policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Middle East, North and East Africa, Southeast Asia, as well as homeland security and counterterrorism. Nick’s responsibilities at NCTC included leading the government’s efforts to analyze and respond to the full range of terrorist threats to the United States, to include cyber related threats. Nick will immediately contribute to a wide variety of WestExec clients.
Liz is a former Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Treasury, first working for the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, and then the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Liz helped to develop and implement financial and energy sanctions, including overseeing the tightening of global sanctions on Iran, the launching of new, comprehensive sanctions against Libya and Syria, and modification of Burma sanctions in step with normalization of diplomatic relations. She also helped to formulate anti-money laundering and counterterrorism and counter-proliferation financing policy and oversaw financial regulatory enforcement activities. Currently, Liz directs the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security where she is also a Senior Fellow. Liz is already helping WestExec clients, especially in the financial sector, understand sanctions and banking policy and how they might affect investments and business.
Antony Blinken, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, welcomed Nick and Liz to the team and noted that their deep expertise “will help WestExec continue to deliver the highest quality, cutting-edge advice to all of our clients; we are so fortunate to have them on the team.”
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