News

Chris Piehota Joins Lowers Risk Group as Executive Vice President of Business Development and Operations

Welcome Chris Piehota, Executive Vice President, Business Development and Operations Lowers Risk Group

Piehota will lead business development, program management, and operations of strategic ventures for Lowers Risk Group’s emerging markets and risk mitigation business lines.

(Purcellville, VA) February 17, 2020 – Leading enterprise risk management consulting company, Lowers Risk Group, is pleased to announce that Chris Piehota has joined as Executive Vice President of Business Development and Operations for the company’s emerging markets and risk mitigation business lines. In this capacity, Piehota will focus his efforts on increasing Lowers Risk Group’s capabilities around cyber risk management, aerial surveillance, insuretech, government relations, and more.

Prior to joining Lowers Risk Group, Piehota served nearly four years as the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI’s Science and Technology Branch (STB). The STB provides strategic oversight in the development and delivery of investigative technological products and services via his leadership for the FBI’s  Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Laboratory Division, and Operational Technology Division. Throughout his career at the FBI, Piehota has served in roles such as Special Agent investigator, Unit Chief in the Counterterrorism Division, Counterintelligence Supervisory Special Agent, and Special Agent in Charge for field office investigations, operations, intelligence, and administration. In 2013, he was promoted to the role of Director of the U.S. Government’s Terrorist Screening Center, where he led 24 hour inter-agency efforts to detect and interdict terrorist activities around the world.

Piehota is a certified FBI Intelligence Officer, an Office of the Director of National Intelligence recognized Senior Intelligence Officer, and holds U.S. Intelligence Community Joint Duty Certification. In 2018, he received the Presidential Rank Award for his national security leadership, organizational accomplishments, and commitment to public service.

A U.S. Air Force military veteran, Piehota has a Ph.D. in Human Performance Improvement from Capella University; a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Seton Hall University; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Mark Lowers, President and CEO of Lowers Risk Group, states, “Chris Piehota’s strong background in domestic and international law enforcement and his proven track record of federal government leadership will provide unique insights and capabilities to help us continue to address our clients most pressing challenges.”

Piehota remarks, “I look forward to contributing innovative, meaningful ideas and strong leadership to help the Lowers Risk Group team continue to pave the way for enterprises in emerging markets and high risk industries.”

Lowers Risk Group provides comprehensive enterprise risk management solutions to organizations operating in high-risk, highly-regulated environments and to organizations that value risk mitigation.

To learn more about Lowers Risk Group visit lowersriskgroup.com.

Media Contact:
Michael Gaul
EVP, Marketing
Lowers Risk Group
mgaul@lowersriskgroup.com
(540) 338-7151

Lowers Risk Group