Global Intelligence and Executive Protection at McDonald’s
For McDonald’s, the intelligence function serves as a trusted advisor and business partner to the organization. What started as a one-person executive protection team has grown into a fully integrated department of hybrid expertise backed by enthusiastic executive support.
How did it happen? Former military-turned-private-sector intelligence champion Ryan Long saw the business opportunity in a robust intelligence and protection function. Now as Head of Global Intelligence and Protection for McDonald’s, Ryan built success on a foundation of internal relationships and alignment.
In this episode, Ryan breaks down:
- How to tailor intelligence for decision-makers to gain buy-in
- How to build internal credibility and identify champions for your initiatives
- Tips for transitioning from the public to the private sector
- The future of the intelligence profession and associations like AIRIP