Mike Emmerman

Managing Director – Neuberger Berman, LLC


Michael N Emmerman leads at least three lives.  He is a Managing Director and a Money Manager at the investment management firm of Neuberger Berman, LLC, where he has been for the past 39 years of his 48 years in the financial community.  For the past 31 years, Mike has also been an advisor to public safety and law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Emmerman is the Director of the Special Operations Support Group, a not-for-profit organization that provides research and technical advice to law enforcement and public safety agencies. He is a Board Certified Forensic Examiner and a Diplomat & Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.  He holds the position of Intelligence Analyst with the Drug Enforcement Administration.  He also serves as a Government Liaison Officer for the American Red Cross, an Honorary Deputy Chief of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), and an Honorary Battalion Chief of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).

Mike works closely with the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force’s Strike Force in New York City, and with the DEA Intelligence and Financial Investigations Teams throughout the USA.  Mike has also been accessed by the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force and Counterterrorism Division, as well as by many other federal, state and municipal law enforcement agencies, and United States military combatant commands.  Because of his extensive financial experience, he has been called upon to assist in case work and to train federal agents tasked with financial investigations.

For the past several years, Mr. Emmerman has been called upon by law enforcement agencies and the military to assist in the investigation of cases involving international money laundering perpetrated by organized crime, drug traffickers and terrorists. This case work, combined with his four decades of day-to-day work in international finance, has resulted in providing him with a unique view of the geopolitical issues we face today.

His briefing, titled “Changing the World Map”, which reviews this unique view in detail, has been presented to all levels of law enforcement across the USA and internationally, as well as the United States military.

In his role as a disaster response specialist, he has served at many major disaster scenes including the TWA Flight 800 recovery operation, and at the World Trade Center on 9-11, where he was trapped by debris.  After his experiences on 9-11, he has dedicated much of his time working with law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and the United States military on issues of money laundering, threat finance and terrorism, and educating the public about disaster preparedness.

Mike is the recipient of the 2009 Clara Barton Award, which is highest recognition a volunteer can receive for service to the American Red Cross.  Mike volunteers his time to all public safety, law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and the U.S. military.

Mike Emmerman