Biography

Jeff Lanza was an FBI Special Agent for over 20 years. While with the FBI, he investigated cybercrime, fraud, organized crime, human trafficking and terrorism. Jeff appears regularly on CNBC’s Closing Bell and Power Lunch, the Fox News Channel and has appeared on Larry King Live, the Today Show and Good Morning America. A published author of a two critically-acclaimed books, Jeff has lectured at Princeton University and Harvard University, consulted for Oscar winning movie director Ang Lee, and presented around the globe and in 49 U.S. States.

Jeff was chosen as the best speaker in the 50-year history of Kansas City’s prestigious Plaza Club. He is a professional speaker who has provided over one thousand presentations on the topics of cybercrime, leadership, crisis communication, ethics, identity theft, body language and more. His clients include 20th Century Fox Entertainment, UBS, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Nationwide, Citigroup, The Young Presidents Organization, American Century, Hallmark, H & R Block, Hess Oil, Standard and Poor’s, Financial Executives International, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and others. He developed and presented a program on identity theft prevention which was used to educate a nationwide audience of Citigroup employees. His program on the topic of leadership integrity has been certified for education credits across the United States. Jeff was the 2017 International Keynote Speaker for a cyber security road show in Australia, during which he spoke to businesses about cyber crime prevention.

Jeff was head of operations security for the Kansas City FBI and a graduate of the world-renowned John E. Reid School of Interviewing and Interrogation. He is a certified FBI instructor and has trained numerous government agencies and corporate clients on how to interpret and project body language for more effective interpersonal communication.

In addition to his latest book on the topic of cybersecurity, Jeff authored speeches for FBI executives and has been published in The Kansas City Star, Ingram’s Magazine and on the FBI national website.

Jeff consulted for academy award winning director Ang Lee during the production of “Ride with the Devil”, and he has provided regular consulting services for television and movie production in Hollywood at Steele Films and Granfalloon Productions. Jeff was a major contributor and appeared on camera in a recent episode of The History Channel’s, “America’s Book of Secrets”. He was featured in the companion documentary to the major theatrical release “Runner – Runner”, which stars Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. Jeff has been featured in television commercials on the topic of fraud prevention.

Jeff was recruited by the FBI from Xerox Corporation, where he was a Computer Systems Analyst. He has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven (Connecticut) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas.

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Thank you for speaking at the EPCOR conference yesterday. I just wanted to share that you were the best speaker I listened to all week and I received a ton positive comments from our attendees. As the closing Keynote Speaker, you really ended the conference on a high note and I hope to hear you speak again soon.
– Kelly Burkett, Meeting Planner, Professional Development Group II
Jeff knows the subject manner exceptionally well! Jeff has a knack for connecting with a diverse audience in a very effective manner.
– John Williams, President, First National Bank of Pennsylvania
Jeff’s presentation on cyber security and identity theft was a tremendous help to me and now I am a big fan!
– Nancy K. – Washington, D.C. (Attended a Morgan Stanley Client event)
I have had the opportunity to witness Jeff Lanza present to 5 organizations over the past few years. Jeff is one of my favorite speakers to listen to. Each one of his presentations has been different. He combines his many years of FBI experience with exceptional humor as well as fascinating story telling. If you are looking for an experienced, presenter that has mastered several interesting topics you cannot go wrong with Jeff Lanza.
– Norman Craig, MA, LUTCF Principal, ProPartners Wealth
LOVED the speaker! He had a lot of great information that I feel businesses can actually implement with little or no cost. I heard several comments as I was leaving, “he was a great speaker”, “he brought life to a not-so-fun subject”. Whoever booked him made a great call!
– Angela Lynn, Metropolitan National Bank
Jeff is masterful at reading the audience and paced his remarks accordingly. Laughter, lots of “aha” moments, sincere interest and furious note taking are the hallmarks of an interested audience and an interesting speaker!
– Rebecca Smith, US Bank, Medford, Oregon
I have attended many conferences and have listened to a number speakers, but have to say I only remember one other speaker who impressed me as much as you did. Your presentation was absolutely AWESOME!! Not only did you present a lot of useful information, it was presented in an entertaining manner – the two hours were not long enough. This is one presentation I will not forget.
– Amelia Amy Brandt, CPCS Medical Staff Services Office
I had been looking forward to hearing you speak and was not disappointed. The topics of cyber-crime, social media, and media communication are so timely and critical to both our professional and personal lives. You made these topics easy to understand and you did it in a highly engaging and entertaining manner. Your presentation was one of the best I’ve seen and I would highly recommend it to any group or organization.
– Jan Duncan, PMP KC PMI Chapter member

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CYBERCRIME: How to Stay Safe From Online Fraud and Identity Theft.

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