Jack Devine is a founding partner and President of The Arkin Group LLC, which specialises in international crisis management, strategic intelligence, investigative research and business problem solving. He is a 32-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Mr Devine served as both Acting Director and Associate Director of CIA’s operations outside the United States from 1993–1995. He served as Chief of the Latin American Division from 1992–1993 and was the principal manager of the CIA’s sensitive projects in Latin America. He headed the CIA’s Counternarcotics Center from 1990–1992 and the CIA’s Afghan Task Force from 1985–1987, which successfully countered Soviet aggression in the region. In 1987, he was awarded the CIA’s Meritorious Officer Award for this accomplishment. He is the recipient of the Agency’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal and several meritorious awards.

Mr Devine is a recognised expert in Intelligence matters and has written Op-Ed articles for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Foreign Affair Magazine, The World Policy Journal, Politico and The Atlantic Monthly. He has also made guest appearances on National Press Club, CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox News, CSPAN, Bloomberg News as well as the History and Discovery channels, PBS, NPR and ABC Radio. Mr Devine serves on a number of advisory boards, including Kohl’s Cyber Security Advisory Group and SAP National Security Services (NS2). Mr Devine’s book, Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story, a New York Times bestseller, was published in June 2014.