Kristi Rogers, Managing Director of Principal to Principal, joins Navin and talks about her mantra and how she applied it in all facets of life, whether she was in Liberia, Afghanistan, or at the head of the board room table.

Guest Bio

Kristi M. Rogers has over 25 years of experience in executive-level problem solving, corporate leadership, risk management, and crisis communications.

Her strategic advice and counsel are regularly sought on issues relating to security and disaster response, federal government contracting, complex and dynamic business environments (including markets emerging from conflict), public-private partnerships, and crisis communications.

Kristi is currently the Managing Partner and co-founder of Principal to Principal (P2P). Principal to Principal’s CEO Forum brings together senior executive leaders and decision-makers in a private setting to consider new and constructive approaches to today’s multifaceted public policy issues. P2P also assists Boards of Directors and C-suite executives in successfully addressing complex challenges.

A recovering start-up CEO, Kristi successfully launched two companies with extensive overseas operations. The first was Aegis LLC, where she served as President and CEO. Aegis (acquired by GardaWorld) was a leading risk management and security company providing government and corporate clients with a full spectrum of risk management and culturally sensitive security solutions to operational and development challenges around the world.

Following Aegis, Kristi was a co-founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Healthcare Services/Aspen Medical International (AMI). During her tenure, Aspen successfully ran full service medical clinics in Liberia and Sierra Leone, including nine Ebola treatment units in the affected countries.

Kristi also held senior positions within the U.S. government including her appointment as Assistant Commissioner at U.S. Customs & Border Protection and as senior official with the U.S. Department of Defense, serving nine months in Iraq.

Kristi currently serves on Qualys Inc.’s Board of Directors. (a publicly traded company), ForgePoint Capital Cyber Advisory Council, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Board, and Business Executives for National Security’s Board of Directors.

Kristi is also President of the State Society of Michigan and a regular speaker at Michigan State University’s College of Social Science and other institutions.


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