I am Mike Howard, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Microsoft for 16 years, with previous careers at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 22 years and in my youth, a few years with the Oakland, California Police Department.
My wife and I are recently retired and have moved to the Las Vegas area.
I am now publishing my first book, “The Art of Ronin Leadership.” The premise of my book is that no matter how successful you have been or are as a leader, you are never finished with your leadership journey.
You have to forge your own path to leadership to become truly “masterless” when it comes to leadership acumen. My book also stresses the importance of being selfless in your leadership style and actions. Your team comes first, you come second!
I have committed myself to lifelong learning so that I can continue to hone my leadership skills.
Education, Associations, and Affiliations
President, Howard Consulting Services, LLC
16 Years at Microsoft – Chief Security Officer – CSO
22 Years at the Central Intelligence Agency as an Operations Officer
2 Years as a Police Officer – Oakland, California
BS – Criminal Justice/Sociology – San Jose State University – 1980
Martial Arts Expertise – Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido
Married – One step-daughter
International Security Management Association (ISMA) Board of Directors, Past President.
U.S State Dept. Overseas Advisory Council (OSAC) – Former Chair of the Fostering Innovation (Technology)
Past member -Security Industry Association Board of Directors as of 2011 -2018
ASIS CSO Roundtable Advisory Board – 2012 – Past President of CSO Roundtable Advisory Board
Regularly asked to speak on Security and Leadership Issues
Mentors and Coaches Leaders