Tiedemann Advisors Speaker Series

Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond
with Dr. Samantha Ravich, Former Deputy National Security Advisor and Michael Greenwald, Director at Tiedemann Advisors


Speaker Biographies


Dr. Samantha Ravich
Former Deputy National Security Advisor and
Current Congressional Cyber Commissioner

Dr. Samantha Ravich is a defense and intelligence policy and tech entrepreneur, with a focus on cyber, emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain, and supply chain vulnerabilities and mitigation. She is the Chair of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; the Vice Chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board; a Commissioner on the Congressionally-mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission; and a member of the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board where she is Co-Chair of the AI subcommittee.

Dr. Ravich is also a managing partner at the data analytics firm, A2P, LLC; a Board Governor at the NYSE-listed company, International Game Technology (NTSE:IGT) where she sits on the Nominating and Governance Committee; and, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) where she sits on the Audit and R&D Committees. Previously, she was the Republican Co-Chair of the Congressionally-mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community and served as Deputy National Security Advisor for Vice President Cheney. Her groundbreaking work on Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare is shaping a growing field of study on this threat and the term was cited in the 2018 National Security Strategy.

Dr. Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School. Her book, “Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences,” (Cambridge University Press) is used as a basic textbook in international economics, political science, and Asian studies college courses. Dr. Ravich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Dr. Ravich is a frequent keynote speaker on: Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare; What Corporate Boards need to know about Cyber Security and Warfare; The Longer-Term Trends in International Security; and the Future of Intelligence Collection and Analysis.



Michael Greenwald
Director, Tiedemann Advisors
Former US Treasury Diplomat

Michael is responsible for working with clients and prospective clients and is a member of the firm’s business development strategy team.

Prior to joining Tiedemann in 2017, Michael worked in senior diplomatic roles within the U.S. government, serving as a financial diplomat in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East spanning the tenures of U.S. Treasury Secretaries Geithner, Lew and Mnuchin. Most recently, Michael served as the first United States Treasury Attaché appointed to Qatar and Kuwait and opened the Treasury Department’s office in Doha, Qatar in August 2015. Prior to that role, Michael served as the United States Treasury Policy Advisor for Europe. In this role, he was appointed as the head of the United States Delegation to the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism before the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. Michael has also served in a variety of roles in the U.S. Intelligence Community and in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Treasury working closely with the National Security Council at the White House working on issues related to countering ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Iran, Ukraine/Russia, Syria, and North Korea.

He is a frequent speaker on international security, the Middle East and illicit finance issues. Past speaking engagements include lectures at The Council on Foreign Relations, The Aspen Institute, The Atlantic Council, Harvard University, Yale Law School, Stanford, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and Northwestern Business School in Doha.

Certifications and memberships include:

  • Visiting Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
  • Adjunct Professor, Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies
  • Deputy Executive Director, The Trilateral Commission
  • Member, Atlantic Council
  • Chairman Emeritus, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Next Generation Board
  • Member, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • National Board Member and Chairman of the Finance Committee, Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Board Member, Public Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan
  • Board Member, Halo Maritime Defense Systems
  • Board Member, Aspen Institute Vanguard Society of Fellows
  • Member, Concordia

Michael earned a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law, a Master of Arts from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from George Washington University. Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Michael resides in New York City.