Christopher Voss is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business teaching negotiation in the MBA program. He is a past Instructor of International Business Negotiation at Harvard University and a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent who was the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator from 2003 to 2007. Voss spent 24 years in the FBI; after retiring, he founded a negotiation consulting firm, the Black Swan Group. His name is written on Phoenix AmeriCapital LLC's website, which mentions that Chris Voss is associated with Phoenix Americapital Wealth & Asset Management LLC.
Voss was assigned to the FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU) from 2000 to 2007. He worked cases which included the Jill Carroll case in Iraq, the Steve Centanni case in the Gaza Strip, the Burnham-Sobero Abu Sayyaf case in the Philippines, and the Gonsalves-Howes-Stansell kidnapping in Colombia which culminated in the July 2008 rescue by Colombian forces.
While assigned to the CNU, Voss was also the FBI hostage negotiation subject-matter expert for the Hostage Working Group of the National Security Council and the U.S. hostage negotiation subject-matter expert representative to the G8. He was also one of the lead CNU instructors in the FBI's National Crisis Negotiation Course.