John Iannarelli

John Iannarelli

Former FBI Special Agent


John Iannarelli retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which time he was the FBI’s National Spokesperson, on the FBI Cyber Division executive staff, an FBI SWAT team member, and the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Phoenix Division, where he oversaw all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence Investigations throughout Arizona. John has participated in many extensive investigations, including:

  • The Oklahoma City Bombing
  • The 9/11 attack
  • Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shooting
  • The Sony hack

During his FBI tenure, John was the recipient of the FBI Director’s Distinguished Service Award, for which he was selected from the ranks of the Bureau’s 35,000 employees. John is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Computer Science in recognition of his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.

A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, to include international studies at Oxford, England, John is an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

John is the author of:


  • Disorderly Conduct- Humorous stories from life inside the FBI. Coming Soon!
  • How to Spot A Terrorist Before It’s Too Late- Help every-day persons recognize and prevent terrorism before it can occur
  • Information Governance Security – How businesses can protect their important information from loss or compromise
  • Why Teens Fail and What to Fix – A parents’ guide to protecting their children from Internet predators and other dangers
  • The Eighty Thieves- the non-fiction story of the first American P.O.W.s of World War II held by the Japanese

A frequent on-air law enforcement contributor for national television news programs, John is a highly sought after speaker who shares his extensive experience through intriguing story telling along with a sense of humor, ensuring his audiences are both informed and entertained. He has presented at hundreds of gatherings in front of tens of thousands, to include Fortune 100 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and even at the Vatican where he met personally with Pope Francis to share his recommendations.