Mr. Brad Brekke has served as the Director of the Office of Private Sector (OPS) since May 2014. Among other responsibilities, in this position, he oversees the overall coordination and prioritization of the FBI’s strategic engagement and meaningful dialogue with the private sector. OPS, established in 2014, serves as the FBI’s primary liaison with the American business community, aligns and coordinates key engagement programs within the Bureau, and is focused on the mitigation of threats through longstanding, mutually beneficial partnerships.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Brekke held the position of Vice President of Corporate Security for the Target Corporation. As Vice President, Mr. Brekke led a comprehensive effort to mitigate risk, minimize business disruption, and provide a safe and secure environment for Target across the globe. During his time at Target, Mr. Brekke also created Target & BLUE, an innovative framework to form connections with law enforcement, public safety, and criminal justice agencies.
Other positions over the years include, leading a consulting practice focused on partnerships and innovative business solutions in the areas of corporate security and public safety; serving as an FBI Special Agent investigating complex cases involving financial fraud and public corruption; and as a licensed attorney, practicing law in Minneapolis.
Mr. Brekke has served on a number of boards and foundations over the years, to include the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) for the U.S. Department of State, the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Foundation, the FBI Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), the Security Executive Council (SEC), and The Conference Board.