Founder at Red Cell Intelligence Group

Avi Jorisch is the founder of the Red Cell Intelligence Group, a consulting and training firm that specializes in national security issues relating to terrorism, illicit finance and radical Islam. In addition, he is a Senior Fellow for Counter-terrorism at the American Foreign Policy Council and ... more

ALL CONTRIBUTIONS

A Higher Calling: How Israeli Marijuana Research Changed The World
As much of the world debates how to address marijuana use, an Israeli scientist is the first to isolate, analyze and synthesize the major psychoactive and non-psychoactive compounds in cannabis and developed a number of treatments.
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How Israel Can Help Stem Over-Fishing In The South China Sea
While world leaders and Asian policymakers focus on disputes in the South China Sea, a less-publicized threat looms right over the horizon: over-fishing. Israeli innovation has an important role to play in averting catastrophe.
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How To Supercharge The Autonomous Vehicle Industry
In early February, Ford announced that it will allocate a staggering $1 billion over the next five years to develop the first fully autonomous vehicle and Israel is playing a major part.
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A Stalled War On Terror Finance
Only two weeks after the attacks of September 11th, President George W. Bush addressed the media in the White House Rose Garden and declared "war" on terrorism financing. "Money is the lifeblood of terrorist operations," he told reporters.
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Banking Without Borders
Money laundering and terrorism financing are global problems that transcend national boundaries, and launderers and terrorists are constantly adapting their techniques to exploit vulnerabilities in the financial system.
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DGRLY DELEK GROUP ADR
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
ZN Zion Oil & Gas Inc

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Work Experience

Partner
Integrity Merchant Solutions/ Simplexity
June 2012 - Present (7 years)
Integrity Merchant Solutions (IMS) is an exclusive sales arm of First Data, the largest credit card processor in the country. As a result of our large customer base we are almost always able to provide businesses with extremely competitive rates for credit card fees - better than they are currently being charged. IMS services over 4500 businesses around the country.
Member of the Advisory Board
United Against a Nuclear Iran
October 2011 - Present (7 years 8 months)
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, advocacy group that seeks to prevent Iran from fulfilling its ambition to obtain nuclear weapons. UANI’s private sanctions campaigns and state and Federal legislative initiatives focus on ending the economic and financial support of the Iranian regime by corporations, firms, entities and individuals at a time when the international community is attempting to compel Iran to abandon its illegal nuclear weapons program, support f
Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism
American Foreign Policy Council
October 2011 - Present (7 years 8 months)
Conduct research and analysis on counter-terrorism related issues, including Militant Islam, Terrorism, terrorist finance, American companies' unwitting support of terrorist organizations, Al-Qaeda and Hizballah. The American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) plays an essential role in the U.S. foreign policy debate. Founded in 1982, AFPC is dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assisting world leaders with building democracie
Adjunct Fellow
RAND Corporation
October 2010 - Present (8 years 8 months)
Co-Founder & CEO
KYC2 Solutions
August 2010 - Present (8 years 10 months)
KYC2 Solutions, that offers a powerful system to monitor the global network of banking relationships. KYC2 provides its customers with an ability to know on an ongoing basis if their institution is directly or indirectly doing business with blacklisted financial institutions in jurisdictions that include North Korea, Iran, Syria and Sudan.
Founder
RedCell Intelligence Group
January 2008 - Present (11 years 5 months)
RedCell Intelligence Group is an international security consulting firm. RedCell provides expert staffing and intelligence gathering services on an international scale and offers clients significant experience in identifying, locating and recovering human and financial assets on a global level. RedCell personnel hail from the ranks of the intelligence and law enforcement community, finance and merchant services sector, think-tanks and the military.
Fellow
Air Force Special Operations University
November 2007 - Present (11 years 7 months)

Education

Al-Azhar University
2000 / 2001
The American University in Cairo
2000 / 2001
Arabic
The Hebrew University
MA
1997 / 2000
Islamic History/Arabic
State University of New York at Binghamton
BA
1993 / 1997
History

Publications

The Journal of International Security Affairs (Spring/Summer 2014)
Avi Jorisch
The Journal of International Security Affairs