Neil C. Livingstone
Neil C. Livingstone is the Chairman and CEO of ExecutiveAction LLC. He was the founder and, until November, 2006, CEO of GlobalOptions Inc., which went public in 2005 and currently has sales of more than $80 million.
Livingstone is also Lead Director of Erickson Air-Crane, a $186 million helicopter company headquartered in Central Point, Oregon, and a member of the M&A committee.
Livingstone was described by former NBC anchor Tom Brokow as "one of this nation's preeminent authorities on terrorism." He is a familiar face on the nation's newscasts as a commentator on terrorism, intelligence, and national security issues. A veteran of more than 1300 television appearances, he has appeared on such programs as "Nightline," "Meet the Press," "Today," "The Early Show," "Crossfire," "Newsmaker Sunday," "The Charlie Rose Show," "Hardball," "Dateline," "The Newshour with Jim Lehrer," "The O'Reilly Report," and the evening newscasts on all of the major networks. He served as an on-air commentator for NBC News during the Atlanta Olympics and in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City and 9/11 terrorist attacks. He predicted the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center on CNBC six months before they occurred, said the terrorists would drop both towers, and that Osama bin Laden would be behind the attacks.
He is the author of nine books on terrorism, security, and foreign policy, including Inside the PLO, The War Against Terrorism, and Rescue My Child, which was an NBC movie-of-the-week. In addition, he has published more than 200 articles in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, USA Today, and The Los Angeles Times.
Leading corporations and institutions routinely seek his views on a variety of topics, and he has delivered more than 500 major addresses, both in the U.S. and abroad, including recent talks at the House of Commons and the United Nations. He has advised top government officials and testified before Congress.
He serves on a number of fiduciary and advisory boards. Among the advisory boards are Supercom Inc., NeoStem, Inc., Digital Ally, the Africa Society, and No Greater Love (a non-profit, non-political humanitarian organization dedicated to programs of remembrance, friendship, and care for families who have lost loved ones in service to the country or through acts of terrorism). In the past, he was a Founding Member and Incorporator of the Solidarity Endowment, formed in the West to promote the goals of Polish Solidarity. He also was the Founder and Chairman of the Institute on Terrorism and Subnational Conflict. He served as President of Watergate South for more than seven years. Over the years, he has advised the Secretary of State, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Pentagon.
He is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, the George Town Club, the Cosmos Club, the Writers Guild of America, and Iran Policy Committee.
An Honors graduate of the College of William and Mary, he has earned three Masters Degrees, as well as a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.
Protect Yourself in an Uncertain World: A Comprehensive Handbook for Your Personal and Business Security. (New York: Mastermedia, Sept., 1996).
Rescue My Child: The Story of the Ex-Delta Force Commandos Who Bring Home Children Abducted Overseas. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992). Literary Guild book club alternate selection, Doubleday book club selection, 4 foreign language printings. (Was made into an NBC movie-of-the-week.)
Inside the PLO, with David Halevy. (New York: Morrow, 1990). Also soft cover edition by Quill/Morrow, 1991. Published in the United Kingdom by Robert Hale, 1991.
The Complete Security Guide for Executives. (Lexington: Lexington Books, 1989). Soft cover edition by Lexington Books, 1991.
The Cult of Counterterrorism. (Lexington: Lexington Books, 1989).
Beyond the Iran/Contra Crisis: The Shape of U.S. Counter-Terrorism Policy in the Post-Reagan Era, with Terrell E. Arnold. (Lexington: Lexington Books, 1988). Soft cover edition by Lexington Books, 1988.
America the Vulnerable: The Threat of Chemical/Biological Warfare, with Joseph D. Douglass Jr. (Lexington: Lexington Books, 1987. Two printings. First soft cover edition by Lexington Books, 1990.
Fighting Back: Winning the War Against Terrorism, with Terrell E. Arnold. (Lexington: Lexington Books, 1985. Introduction by Robert C. McFarlane. Four printing in hard cover, six printings in soft cover. First printing in Portuguese (Brazil, 1987).
The War Against Terrorism. (Lexington: Lexington Books, 1982). Two printings in hard cover, eight in soft cover by Lexington Books, 1982.
Failure: America's Misdirected Efforts to Combat Terrorism and Recommendations for a More Effective Policy, (Washington, D.C.: The Center for Global Security and Cooperation, 1997).
American Bhopals: The Threat of Catastrophic Refinery Accidents and Sabotage to Hydrofluoric Acid Alkylation Units, (Lincolnshire, Ill.: Energy Safety Council, 1991).
CBW: The Poor Man's Atomic Bomb, with Joseph D. Douglass, Jr., (Cambridge, Mass.: Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, 1984). Introduction by Senator John Tower.
Personal Security Hints for Business and Government Employees, (Washington, D.C.: Joseph J. Cappucci Assocs., Inc., 1979.
Crisis Management for Kidnap and Extortion Incidents, (Washington, D.C.: Josephy J. Cappucci Assocs., Inc., 1979.
A Collection of the Wit and Wisdom of Leo Gross, with Farrokh Jhabvala, (Hull, Mass.: The Friends of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1976).
Nine chapters in books.
Major Scholarly papers.
More than 200 articles in publications such as: New York Times, Washington Post, Los angeles Times, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsday, Sea Power, Army, DomesticPreparedness.com, Justice, Counterterrorism & Security, Washington Times, Soldier of Fortune, Reader’s Digest, International Freedom Review, Washingtonian, Washington Jewish Week, National Review, This World, World Affairs, Detroit News, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Air University Review, Conflict, Leaders, International Security Review, Strategic Review, World & I, Officer Review, The Center Magazine, Roll Call, The Sunday Times (Singapore), and Adventure Unlimited.