While President Obama is planning to name Julia Pierson the new Secret Service director, the agency’s former chief is forming a powerhouse firm of odd bedfellows: Mark Sullivan is teaming up with the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf to form a new security company.
According to paperwork filed in Arizona and first reported by the Center for Investigative Reporting, other partners include the former U.S. attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke, and Noah Kroloff, who recently left his job as chief of staff to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
Sullivan retired last month after three decades at the Secret Service and was named director in 2006 — a tenure that spanned the scandal last year in which agents hired prostitutes while preparing for a presidential visit to Colombia.
The name of the limited-liability company is SRB2K, and will call itself Global Security and Intelligence Strategies, a spokesman tells CIR. Which is a little cryptic. But then again, that’s kind of the point, no?