Mike McPherson has been appointed Senior Vice President of Security Operations at ReliaQuest. In his new role, McPherson will lead the firm's global security operations team.

McPherson most recently served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa Field Office at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In this role, he led the field office’s 600-person workforce for all cybersecurity, national security and criminal investigations across Central Florida. 

McPherson has more than 20 years of experience, which includes serving as the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division Chief of Operations for the domestic and international terrorism program. At the FBI, he developed strategies, aligned resources and led operations to combat terrorists’ use of the internet both as a weapon and a means of communication through encryption and obfuscation.

McPherson is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy and served on active duty for 10 years before joining the FBI.