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Glenn Gaffney


Glenn Gaffney joined the team in January 2023 when Emerge was spun out from In-Q-Tel (IQT) and into the new merger with NobleReach. He was a co-founder of Emerge along with Simon Davidson while serving as an EVP and Senior Fellow at IQT, where he served from 2017–2022.

Before joining the private sector, Mr. Gaffney served in the US Intelligence Community for 31 years. His government service included senior positions as the Director of Science and Technology for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection, and the Associate Director of CIA for Talent. Throughout his career he has led new endeavors in technical collection operations, the analysis of space and advanced conventional weapons systems, information operations, and identity intelligence to address critical national security challenges.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Gaffney has received two Presidential Rank Awards, two National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medals, three CIA director’s awards, and two CIA Distinguished Service Medals.

Mr. Gaffney is an engineering sciences graduate from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.