NEWTON, N.H., Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — HALO Maritime Defense Systems, Inc. (“HALO”), a marine engineering technology company and provider of advanced engineered solutions for the security needs of strategic maritime assets, announced today that Michael B. Greenwald has joined the Board of Directors.
Michael is currently a Senior Vice President of Tiedemann Advisors and is a senior member of the firm’s business development strategy team and works closely with clients to understand and help implement their goals and objectives. Prior to joining Tiedemann in 2017, Michael served in senior roles within the United States Treasury working with Africa, Europe and serving as a financial diplomat in the Middle East spanning the tenures of U.S. Treasury Secretaries Geithner, Lew and Mnuchin.
Most recently, Michael served as the first United States Treasury Attaché appointed to Qatar and Kuwait and opened the Treasury Department’s office in Doha, Qatar in August 2015. Prior to that role, Michael served as the United States Treasury Policy Advisor for Europe. In this role, he was appointed as the head of the United States Delegation to the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism before the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. Michael was part of the U.S. Treasury team that crafted U.S. sanctions against Russia, the largest U.S. sanctions program to date, and negotiated similar sanctions by Europe.
Michael has also served in a variety of roles in the U.S. Intelligence Community and in the Office of General Council at the U.S Treasury working closely with the National Security Council at the White House on issues related to countering ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Iran, Ukraine/Russia, Syria and North Korea.
Greenwald is a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Greenwald is an Adjunct Professor at The Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He is a frequent speaker on international security, the Middle East, illicit finance, and geopolitical issues. Past speaking engagements include lectures at The Council on Foreign Relations, The Aspen Institute, The Atlantic Council, Harvard University, Yale Law School, Stanford, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and Northwestern Business School in Doha.
Eric Johnson, CEO of HALO, stated, “Michael Greenwald brings strategic leadership and international acumen to our Board and the company. Michael’s extensive experience in Europe and the Middle East is important in enhancing the key relationships we have already. I look forward to working with him as we build on our successes and continue our global expansion.”
Greenwald added, “I am excited to join the team at HALO Maritime Defense Systems which is leading the way in securing critical assets vulnerable to water-based attacks. Given the threat environment domestically and internationally, it is critically important to have high levels of protection against sensitive infrastructure.”
Michael earned a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Boston University School of Law, a Masters of Arts (M.A.) summa cum laude from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from George Washington University.
ABOUT HALO MARITIME DEFENSE SYSTEMS
HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HALO) offers unique maritime sea barrier solutions to secure critical assets vulnerable to water-based attacks. In a security-conscious world, both government assets (Naval bases, ships and facilities) and commercial and private assets (ports, terminals, nuclear power plants, and oil & gas rigs) have a real, immediate, and critical need for high levels of protection. HALO Maritime Defense Systems’ NEXT GENERATION patented maritime security products offer unique solutions to difficult marine security scenarios. Installed systems demonstrate increased protection against threats, in a smaller footprint with lower competitive lifecycle costs.
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