Ian Brzezinski brings two decades of national security experience, including senior positions in the Department of Defense, the Congress and defense industry. He leads the Brzezinski Group, LLC a strategic advisory services firm that supports clients in the defense, energy and other market sectors.
Ian assists his clients in developing and refining market strategies, identifying opportunities, devising and executing capture plans, managing critical government relationships, and better understanding how near and long term geopolitical developments affect their market positions. He has served clients undertaking start-up ventures and successfully supported the capture of significant international defense and energy tenders.
Brzezinski served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy (2001-05). For seven years, he worked on Capitol Hill, first as a Legislative Assistant for National Security Affairs to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Bill Roth, and then as a Senior Professional Staff Member on the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Before that, he served as a volunteer in Ukraine where he advised the Ukrainian National Security Council, Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry and Parliament; as a member of the Policy Planning Staff in the U.S. Department of Defense; and, as a Support Analyst at the National Security Council.
For his public service, Mr. Brzezinski was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service; the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gedimas; the Latvian Ministry of Defense Award; the Romanian Medal for National Service, Order of Commander; and, the Order of Merit, Republic of Poland, Officer Class.
Mr. Brzezinski worked for five years as a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. He is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington D.C