Gail Ospedale is a member of Red5’s Board of Directors and serves as a Senior Advisor. She brings her extensive experience in intelligence, policy, and security related issues to support high net worth and Fortune 50 corporate clients. Gail has filled strategic roles within Red5 to include Chief Operations Officer.
Prior to joining Red5, Gail was a member of the Senior Intelligence Service with the Central Intelligence Agency. Throughout her career, she lived and worked overseas extensively in support of various intelligence operations.
As a Senior Executive, she served in a number of demanding leadership positions inside and outside of the Agency, where she was often charged with decision-making on matters of exceptional sensitivity. Gail served as a Director for the DCIA’s Review Group for Renditions, Detentions, and Interrogations. In this capacity, she served as the Agency’s representative to the Presidential Executive Order Task Force.
Gail also has private sector experience at a big five consulting firm. As part of a rotational assignment to the private sector as a senior CIA executive, she helped establish Deloitte’s Business Intelligence Services on the West Coast.
Gail has an extensive background in investigations and law enforcement, serving as an Inspector in the Agency’s Office of the Inspector General where she led teams that assessed and made recommendations to improve the efficiency of CIA programs. She also served as the Agency’s lead detail on the Webster Commission, where she participated in the review of FBI security programs commissioned after the Hanssen espionage case. Prior to the Webster Commission, Gail served as the Chief of the CIA’s Security Protective Service. As the CIA’s top law enforcement officer, she provided executive oversight for the design, development, and implementation of security policies; law enforcement operations; and programs to protect the Agency’s personnel, facilities, and information domestically and overseas.
Gail graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and a member of the American Polygraph Association.