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Phil Celestini

Chief Security and Risk Officer

Phil Celestini leads security and risk management across Syniverse, including adopting new technologies and building industry awareness of critical threats and opportunities arising from such areas as the internet of things and 5G. With a career spanning more than 35 years across government, law enforcement, and the military, Mr. Celestini brings executive leadership experience in security, risk, and compliance. From 1992 to 2018, he served as Special Agent in the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he was most recently Special Agent in Charge in Washington, D.C., and also served as the FBI’s senior representative to the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. Previously, he served as an intelligence operations officer in the U.S. Air Force. He received his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a master’s degree in public safety leadership.