The Chertoff Group Expands Senior Team, Announces New Hire and Multiple Promotions

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Global security advisory firm recognizes and expands its talented team of industry experts.

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The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that enables clients to navigate changes in security risk, technology and policy, today announced the addition of Aaron Roth to its growing team as well as the promotions of Lee Kair and Ryan Hoffman.

Aaron Roth joins The Chertoff Group as a managing director in its Strategic Advisory Services practice. Roth most recently served as the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) deputy executive assistant administrator for operations support where he led TSA’s intelligence and analysis, global strategies, security policy, industry engagement and requirements and capabilities analysis efforts. Prior to TSA, Roth served in the U.S. Coast Guard where he led numerous operational assignments conducting counter-terrorism and law enforcement missions and held several high-profile roles, including serving as the strategic advisor to the commandant.

At The Chertoff Group, Roth will be actively engaged in the firm’s physical security program focusing on strategic growth strategies, identifying business solutions and advising on policy implications across the defense and homeland security sectors. Roth will use his extensive experience in the military and government to advise clients on policy issues related to business risk, security operations and security equipment.

The Chertoff Group Announces New Promotions

Lee Kair has been promoted from managing director to principal in the firm’s Strategic Advisory Services practice. Since joining the firm two years ago, Kair has utilized his expertise in transportation security and operations, homeland security technology and the government procurement and acquisition process to advise Fortune 500 companies on business, technical and policy issues. Kair is focused on staying at the forefront of advances in transportation security and is an industry expert on the application of biometrics, X-ray technology, cargo screening and enhanced security measures.

Ryan Hoffman has been promoted from senior director to managing director in the firm’s Merchant Banking practice, Chertoff Capital. Since joining the firm six years ago, he has successfully executed over 30 transactions, most recently the sales of Next Century Corporation and H2M Group. Hoffman is also actively involved in The Chertoff Group’s private equity investments, having supported the firm’s investments in Delta Risk, LLC and Coalfire Systems, Inc. With more than 12 years of experience in the defense technology, security and government services markets, Hoffman is a proven leader in his field.

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About The Chertoff Group
The Chertoff Group is a global advisory services firm focused on security and risk management. The firm applies security expertise, technology insights, and policy intelligence to help clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage, and accelerate growth. Through the firm’s Strategic Advisory Services Practice Area, The Chertoff Group offers comprehensive security assessments, risk management strategies, policy and planning frameworks, and ongoing monitoring services to help clients anticipate, prepare for and build capabilities necessary to navigate today’s complex threat environment. For more information about The Chertoff Group, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Chertoff Capital LLC
Chertoff Capital is an industry leading investment bank serving high-growth, mission-focused companies in the national security, information security and government technology markets. As the investment banking subsidiary of The Chertoff Group, Chertoff Capital works closely with senior executives and subject matter experts across the entire firm to provide clients with a highly differentiated advisory offering that brings together significant transaction experience with unparalleled business strategy insights. Chertoff Capital professionals have advised on well over 100 transactions over the last 20 years.

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