Former national security adviser Robert O’Brien and other former Trump officials have launched a consulting firm that will assist companies on issues involving geopolitics, the US government, and crisis management.
The company, US global strategies, was founded by O’Brien and Trump’s former National Security Council (NSC) chief of staff, Alex Gray.
The group’s website describes the firm as a “boutique strategy consulting firm” that identifies risks, seizes opportunities and maximizes value for its clients.
“Whether it’s assessing the global geopolitical environment, developing strategies for navigating U.S. government processes and policies, helping with international trade agreements, or managing Home crisis situations, AGS provides unparalleled expertise to our clients in the defense, aerospace, maritime, technology, finance and private equity sectors, ”the website states.
Greg Smith, former deputy political director of the White House and vice chairman of the group, said the company was looking to team up with companies that want to operate overseas, including in Asia, Europe, Israel and in d ‘other Middle Eastern countries, according to Bloomberg.
The group declined to disclose its clients at Bloomberg’s request and said it was making no lobbying efforts. He said that due to the nature of his job, he would not have to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The company, however, said it has worked with executives in technology, defense, private equity, marine and manufacturing, including two Fortune 100 companies, according to Bloomberg.
Brian Cavanaugh, former senior director of resilience policy at the NSC; Adrielle Churchill Wiese, former senior director of legislative affairs for the NSC; and Allison Hooker, former senior director for Asia at NSC, has also joined the company, according to Bloomberg.
O’Brien in November dismissed rumors he could make a 2024 offer for the White House, calling for a report from Politics that he was preparing a campaign of “speculation”.
He said the report was “what I call a Washington article inside the Beltway”.
“So I am completely focused on my current job. I’m not running for anything at the moment, ”he added.
O’Brien, during his tenure as National Security Advisor from September 2019 until Trump’s departure, advocated for more money to be allocated to shipbuilding in the budget and to bolstering the Navy’s fleet. Navy by about 55 traditional warships, according to Bloomberg.