August 31, 2015
Establishes New Washington D.C. Office
August 31, 2015, DALLAS – Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm, has announced the appointment of Ms. Michelle DiGruttolo as Senior Managing Director. In addition, Ankura Consulting Group has established an office in Washington D.C. at 1050 Connecticut Ave, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.
Roger Carlile, Chief Executive Officer of Ankura Consulting Group commented, “We are pleased that Michelle has joined the Ankura team. In an increasingly complex world in which globalization is often a priority for multi-national companies seeking growth, geopolitical risk analysis is a key aspect of assessing potential investments, both in terms of capital expenditure and ongoing operational risk. Michelle’s distinguished career in the intelligence community and her experience as an advisor at the highest levels place her in an unparalleled position to assist clients in identifying, monitoring and analyzing geopolitical risk to international operations.”
Ms. DiGruttolo joins Ankura Consulting Group from Lockheed Martin where she was a Strategic Planner in the company’s Information Systems & Global Solutions segment. Prior to joining the private sector, Ms. DiGruttolo served for over 20 years as an Intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. During her distinguished career, she held a number of leadership positions in the analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence. Most recently, Ms. DiGruttolo was a Division Chief at the Defense Intelligence Agency.
In 2012, Ms. DiGruttolo served as the President’s Daily Briefer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where she produced and personally delivered daily national security intelligence updates to President Barack Obama and former White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew. She also traveled with the President to provide intelligence support and produce current intelligence updates on the road. Prior to working with the executive Office, Ms. DiGruttolo served on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, where she supervised an elite team of analysts, media specialists and intelligence subject matter experts that produced and disseminated the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Daily Intelligence Briefing.
Ms. DiGruttolo has held a number of additional positions at the Pentagon, NATO and the Defense Intelligence Agency.