Brian White

Partner at DBO Partners

Brian leads the global security practice for DBO partners, a leading boutique investment bank. Prior to DBO, Brian served as a vice president at Forcepoint, which he joined following the acquisition of RedOwl, a security analytics firm. At RedOwl, Brian served as the COO and a member of the Board of Directors where he managed day-to-day operations, led all go-to-market activities, and drove the strategic direction of the business. During his time at RedOwl, Brian raised more than $30M in venture capital, led their expansion into the UK, and ultimately led the acquisition process which resulted in a sale to Raytheon/Forcepoint.

Prior to RedOwl, Brian was a partner of the Chertoff Group where he led their global advisory business and established and built out their San Francisco office. Prior to his time at the Chertoff Group, Brian led a $100M business development and strategy team for Lockheed Martin. Brian also served as a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security, where he concluded his tenure as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary. Other notable positions include serving as the Chief of Staff in the Office of Policy; and serving as the Congressionally mandated Director of Cargo, Maritime, and Trade Security policy. Brian also served as a Professional Staff Member in both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives as well as an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Brian currently serves as Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he was a member of the Commission of Cybersecurity for the 45th President. Brian is a frequent speaker on cyber issues including regular appearances on Bloomberg Technology.