WHO WE ARE

Goldmill Group is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with strategic partnerships around the world. Led by Christian Picciolini, we provide our clients with unparalleled expertise in extremism research and investigative analysis, hands-on educational programming and consulting, and strategic planning to address private and public security needs to combat extremism and prevent terrorism in all its forms.

Our unique combination of firsthand experience, one-of-a-kind access, and on-the-ground insight enables us to provide the most accurate, realistic, up-to-the minute intelligence and analysis, and to translate this knowledge into practical and effective, real-world applications for our clients. As such, we only employ the world's finest and brightest to tackle one of the world's foremost problems.

Our team

Christian Picciolini

CHRISTIAN PICCIOLINI

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Christian Picciolini is a world-renowned leader in the field of extremism intervention, prevention, and disengagement. He trains government and law enforcements agencies throughout the world in the most effective approaches to counter and disrupt violence and hate-based movements. He has helped launch "exit" programs in the United States, Canada, Slovakia, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Christian has both the experience of being a former far-right extremist and the expertise of working in the intervention and disengagement space for over three decades. His skillset in regards to developing and applying methodologies in this field of practice is second to none. He is highly sought after for his knowledge, insight, and proven abilities in developing highly functional, community-based counter-violence programs. Christian has testified before Congress about domestic terrorism and makes regular appearances in media outlets like BBC, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post, and NPR.

Education:

  • De Paul University, B.A. in International Relations and International Business

Certifications:

Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans Course on Research Ethics (TCPS 2: CORE)

PUBLICATIONS:

AWARDS/HIGHLIGHTS:

Regional Emmy Award winner and 4-time Emmy nominee, Edward R. Murrow National Award winner, TEDx speaker