As President of Business Development and Strategy, Matt Olsen drives IronNet’s business growth by building critical partnerships and relationships, ensuring customer success, facilitating sales opportunities, and developing the business and market strategy for the company.
Mr. Olsen is a leading authority on national security, intelligence, and law enforcement issues, having played a critical role in shaping the nation’s counterterrorism and cybersecurity efforts. He was appointed by the President to serve as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), where he led the government’s efforts to integrate and analyze terrorism information and coordinate counterterrorism activities from 2011-2014. Prior to joining NCTC, Mr. Olsen was the General Counsel for the National Security Agency.
Mr. Olsen also served at the Department of Justice in a number of leadership positions and was responsible for national security and criminal cases. He was a federal prosecutor for over a decade and served as Special Counsel to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In addition to his work with IronNet Cybersecurity, Mr. Olsen teaches at Harvard Law School and is a national security analyst for ABC News. Mr. Olsen graduated from the University of Virginia and Harvard Law School.