Mike Baker is chief executive director of Prescience LLC, a business intelligence firm, and Prescience Capital, a private equity fund manager. He is the co-founder of Diligence LLC, however in 2005 he sold his holdings in the company and founded a new firm, Veritas Global, an information and risk management consulting firm.
Baker is a former covert field operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, specializing in counterterrorism, counternarcotics and counterinsurgency operations. He served fourteen years in the CIA's Operations Directorate.
As he has been involved in building and running several companies in the private intelligence, security and risk management sector, he appears frequently in the media as an expert on such issues. Baker also serves as a script consultant and advisor within the entertainment industry, lending his technical expertise to such programs as the BBC's popular spy series Spooks, and the major motion pictures Proof of Life and Spy Game. He is also regular contributor to the Fox News late-night talk show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.