Charles Bartoldus

Recognized expert in all things Customs and Risk Management

Charles Bartoldus is an operations and policy executive who brings extensive national security, border management, and risk-based targeting experience to CT Strategies as a Senior Advisor.


Senior Director, Transportation & Border Security, National Security Staff (NSS), Executive Office of the President

Most recently in government, Mr. Bartoldus served as Senior Director of Transportation & Border Security of the NSS at the Executive Office of the President. In this capacity, he chaired interagency policy committees on immigration, supply chain security, information sharing, risk-management strategies, screening policies, and other programs. He developed policy options, strategies, and implementation guidance across agencies for the U.S. Information Sharing Environment and led the policy teams responsible for the 2014 Presidential Executive Order.

Deputy Assistant, Secretary, Office of Policy Resilience, DHS

Prior to serving at the NSS, Mr. Bartoldus served in the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy-Resilience for DHS, where he was responsible for the formulation and implementation of DHS policies on disaster preparation and recovery.

Senior Director, Screening Coordination Office, DHS

Mr. Bartoldus previously served as the Senior Director of the Screening Coordination Office at DHS, where he was directly responsible for the development and implementation of DHS-wide improved traveler screening and watch-listing programs, the development of the TSA Secure Flight Program, the “one-DHS solution,” international screening platforms, and shared information technology solutions.

Executive Director, National Targeting and Security, CBP

In the position of Executive Director of National Targeting and Security at the CBP, Mr. Bartoldus designed and launched the establishment of the National Targeting Center for passenger and cargo. He directly managed daily operations, led the development of automated risk-based screening systems, successfully integrated Immigration & Naturalization Service and Customs anti-terrorism staff into one team, and directly supported the development and operation of the Container Security Initiative, CTPAT, and the Immigration Advisory Programs.

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