June 30, 2022

Jeremy Katz and Derek Smith Join CNAS Board of Advisors

Washington, June 30, 2022—The Center for a New American Security is pleased to welcome Jeremy Katz and Derek Smith to its Board of Advisors.

“I’m delighted to welcome Jeremy and Derek to the CNAS Board of Advisors,” said Richard Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. “From Jeremy’s expertise as a trusted business and economic policy advisor, to Derek's experience as founder and chief executive officer of multiple technology companies, the Center will benefit from their valuable perspectives.”

Katz is the President and Chief Operating Officer of D1 Capital Partners. D1 is a global investment firm that operates across public and private markets. Prior to D1, Katz served in the White House as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council (NEC). In that role, he coordinated economic policy design and implementation on a broad range of issues, including the landmark tax reform act of 2017. In addition, he served as a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. Katz served in a number of roles in the George W. Bush Administration, including Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce and Special Assistant to the President working in the office of the White House Chief of Staff. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Smith has co-founded several start-ups which he built as CEO including the market-defining cybersecurity companies Oakley Networks (the first Data Leak Prevention company) which was acquired by Raytheon and is now a foundational part of Forcepoint; and Shape Security (the first bot defense company) which was acquired by F5. Smith also served as Senior Advisor for Cyber-Policy at the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. Smith is currently the Senior Vice President for Security at F5 and is a strategic advisor at Ballistic Ventures, a cyber-security focused venture capital fund.

For more information, contact Cameron Edinburgh at comms@cnas.org or call 202-457-9425.