Peter J. Ahearn
President & Founder
Following a twenty-nine year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mr. Ahearn served two years as a Senior Advisor with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). In this role, he was responsible for assisting the ODNI in the area of National Intelligence integration, Human Intelligence policy, providing guidance on Homeland Security, National Security and law enforcement intelligence programs, National Intelligence budget, and Congressional intelligence oversight matters.
Prior to his retirement from the FBI in March 2006, Mr. Ahearn served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. After several years investigating White Collar Crime, Public Corruption, Violent Crime, International Drugs and Organized Crime groups, Terrorism and National Security matters in Pittsburgh, PA and Newark, NJ, he was promoted to Supervisor of the Newark, New Jersey, Division's Organized Crime/Drug Program, where he remained until his transfer to FBI Headquarters in May 1991. There he assumed national/international program management responsibility for the FBI's International Organized Crime operations, as well as served as an Assistant Inspector in the FBI's Inspection Division. He was promoted again in January 1996, as the FBI Liaison Representative to the Office of International Affairs, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., with collateral duties as the FBI Liaison Representative to the Office of National Drug Control Policy from January 1996 through July 1996. He has instructed at international law enforcement academies in Bangkok, Thailand and worked on a team to help the United Arab Emirates conduct a comprehensive review of their law enforcement training needs. In July 1996, Mr. Ahearn received an appointment as Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the FBI's San Diego, California, Division, with program responsibility for the Organized Crime/Drug and Violent Crime/Major Offender investigative programs, closely coordinating with Mexican authorities on matters of mutual concern. On July 20, 1998, the Bureau promoted Mr. Ahearn to the Senior Executive Service (SES) and assigned to a joint duty assignment as the Deputy Assistant Administrator of Intelligence for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), managing DEA’s domestic and international analytical program. In March 2001, the Bureau appointed Mr. Ahearn to the position of Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Buffalo, New York, Division, which was recognized during his tenure with multiple Director's awards, Attorney General’s Awards, and the Service to America Medal for its work in the "Lackawanna Six” international terrorism case, James Charles Kopp anti-abortion terrorist and Teamster Local 91 RICO prosecution in Niagara Falls, NY. He was instrumental in establishing the FBI supported Regional Computer Forensics Lab for Western New York, the Buffalo FBI’s Cyber Security program and Public Corruption Task Force. He oversaw crisis management and tactical operations having been a former FBI SWAT team leader. Mr. Ahearn graduated from Rutgers University in 1976 with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. His consulting firm, Ahearn Consulting Group in the Washington, D.C. area, is a company that provides executive consulting and business development on National Security, Cyber Security, Crisis Management and Law Enforcement matters.