Advisory Board

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JOHN IANNARELLI (FBI Ret.) Esq.

Speaker / Author / Consultant

The Voice of Cyber & Security

John Iannarelli retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which he was a member of the FBI SWAT Team and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 9/11 attack, the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and the Sony hack. Among his many FBI assignments, John served in Washington, D.C. as the FBI National Spokesperson and on the Executive Staff of the FBI’s Cyber Division. He was a Squad Supervisor before becoming the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Phoenix Division, the number two position overseeing all Criminal, Cyber and Counterintelligence investigations. During his career John was presented with the FBI Director’s Distinguished Service Award.


A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law with international studies at Oxford, England, John is an attorney admitted to practice law in California, the District of Columbia and Maryland. In addition, he is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Computer Science in recognition of his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.


John is the author of five books, including Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children on the Internet and other dangers, and How to Spot A Terrorist Before It’s Too Late. His just released 5th book, Disorderly Conduct, examines the lighter side of law enforcement and the humorous moments during John’s FBI career.


John is a frequent on-air contributor for the national news media, to include the Fox News Channel and CNN, and has been profiled in Forbes. He provided live on-scene coverage from Las Vegas of the Mandalay Bay mass shooting attack as it occurred. An engaging and entertaining keynote speaker, John is a National Speakers Association Certified Speaking Professional ® known for sharing his intriguing insights combined with his superb sense of humor. He has presented to numerous Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and the Vatican, where he has personally met on several occasions with Pope Francis.