Meet the Rest of the Team

Chris Voss

CEO & Founder, Author

Chris has 24 years of FBI experience and was the former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator. Chris is the author of negotiation best-seller, “Never Split The Difference.”

Maya Voss

Director of Events & Marketing

Maya has over 10 years of sales and marketing experience. She coordinates speaking at client events for the team and also is the hard work behind The Black Swan Group’s live seminars.

Derek Gaunt

Expert Trainer & Coach

With 29 years of experience, Derek has commanded and trained police department hostage negotiation teams. An expert trainer and coach, Derek has trained across the US and around the world.

Isaac R. Betancourt

Isaac is an 82nd Airborne Division war veteran and retired Arlington County Police Officer, where he served as a hostage negotiator for over 20 years.