Jose Rodriguez, former director of the National Clandestine Service at the CIA, has joined strategy and professional services firm Novitas Group LLC as managing director for global strategic affairs.
The company said Rodriguez, who also served as deputy director for operations, will help bring the company’s capabilities to government, business partners and organizations worldwide.
“He has spent his life both in the trenches and as a global leader for our nation and remains committed to finding enduring solutions to the difficult challenges we all face in an era of complexity and change,” said Chris Taylor, CEO of Novitas Group.
“The services that Novitas Group provides are important to governments, global enterprises and international organizations,” said Rodriguez. “I look forward to working side by side with the entire Novitas Group team.”
Rodriguez served in the CIA for 31 years and led counterterrorism efforts for two years, served as a deputy director for counternarcotics and serving in seven overseas assignments before retiring in 2008.
He is the author of “Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives” published last year and a New York Times bestseller.
Rodriguez is also a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Award and three Director of Central Intelligence Awards.