The Chertoff Group


Former McKesson SVP & CSO, Pocica brings nearly 40 years of security and risk management experience to The Chertoff Group’s clients

Washington DC – January 30th, 2019 - The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that enables clients to navigate changes in security risk, technology and policy, today announced the expansion of its senior advisor network with renowned security expert Robert Pocica. As a recognized authority on security risk management, supply-chain security, crisis management and threat intelligence solutions, Pocica advises C-suite clients on strategies to help them grow, manage security threats and protect their commercial enterprises.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bob to our elite Senior Advisor team,” said Michael Chertoff, executive chairman and co-founder of The Chertoff Group. “Bob possesses a unique depth of security and intelligence knowledge as well as a deep understanding of security effectiveness. In addition to his more than 20 years of FBI experience, Bob has an established track record of building holistic security programs for Fortune 500 corporations, making him an exceptional asset in our Senior Advisor team.”

Prior to joining The Chertoff Group, Pocica served as senior vice president and chief security officer at McKesson, where he was responsible for the security and safety of McKesson’s people, product and property. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, he implemented incident tracking and case management systems to ensure the safety and security of the workforce. Before McKesson, Pocica served as senior director of global security programs at Pfizer Pharmaceutical. At Pfizer, Pocica was responsible for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and training programs for the global security department. He also supported and coordinated global investigations and served as deputy to the vice president, providing oversight and coordination of the global security group.

Pocica began his career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he spent nearly 23 years serving as a special agent. While at the FBI, Pocica was assigned to several field offices working various criminal investigations. He also worked in several FBI headquarters components in managerial roles.

“It is an honor to join a globally respected team of security experts who are on the frontlines of the evolving security landscape,” said Pocica. “I look forward to helping The Chertoff Group’s clients build, secure and maintain more resilient and competitive organizations.”

An internationally recognized leader in security and risk management advisory services, The Chertoff Group applies unmatched industry insights around security technology, global threats, strategy and public policy to enable a more secure world. Through its Senior Advisor program, The Chertoff Group leverages its strong, global network of strategic relationships and trusted partners to enable clients to reduce cyber and physical risk, protect critical assets and position their enterprises for growth.

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The Chertoff Group is a global advisory services firm that applies security expertise, technology insights and policy intelligence to help clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth. Through its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital, the firm provides M&A advisory services in global security markets and growth equity investments in cyber and tech-enabled security companies. For more information, visit

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