Michelle DiGruttolo is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura where she
brings more than 25 years of experience as a trusted advisor to senior
decision-makers in the White House, the Department of Defense, and the
Department of State, and to corporate executives. She leads the firm’s
geopolitical advisory team and is based in Washington, D.C.
Michelle leverages her geopolitical expertise to help clients identify risks
and opportunities in emerging and frontier markets, and specializes in the
developing field of digital terrain analysis. She is also an adjunct professor
at the Institute of World Politics, and the assistant director of Intelligence
for the Military Cyber Professionals Association.
Michelle is an Army intelligence veteran with over 20 years’ experience in
the U.S. intelligence community, primarily in military and geopolitical risk
analysis and production, and senior executive level support.
Prior to joining Ankura, Michelle worked as a business development
executive and strategic planner for Lockheed Martin. While there, she
developed a business strategy to capture over $600 million in defense
While still in uniform, Michelle served in various senior intelligence roles
at the Defense Intelligence Agency. As a division chief, she led a 40-person
team that developed, analyzed, and distributed global geopolitical and
threat intelligence products to worldwide military and political decisionmakers.