About Giuliani Partners LLC

“Mr. 9/11†becomes Mr. 411
Giuliani Partners was founded in 2002 by its namesake executive, former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who capitalized on his reputation as a strong leader during crisis situations to start a management consulting services firm that doles out advice to businesses and governments.  Situated at the heart of New York City’s Times Square, Giuliani Partners is tight-lipped when it comes to its clients, what it does for them and how much it is paid for its services.  But because of Giuliani’s almost-mythic status in American politics, many media reports have dug up a few names to fill the information gap.  An unofficial list of Giuliani Partners’ clients includes Nextel, Delta Airlines, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, U.S. Airways, Mexico City and the Greater New York Hospital Association.  In addition to its management consulting services, Giuliani Partners includes two divisions that offer security advice in the United States (Giuliani Security & Safety) and abroad (Giuliani Security & Safety Asia).

Turning politics into profits
Rudy Giuliani founded Giuliani Partners after leaving office as New York City’s mayor in January 2002, bringing with him three members of his outgoing administration.  The firm’s most valuable asset continues to be the reputation Giuliani earned for his leadership following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.  At its start, Giuliani Partners and its handful of consultants entered into a strategic alliance with accounting firm Ernst & Young, which brought instant business and know-how to the fledgling firm and attracted some big names, including Thomas Van Essen, former commissioner of the New York City Fire Department; Richard Sheirer, former emergency management commissioner and director of New York City Homeland Security; Pasquale D’Amuro, a highly regarded counterterrorism expert who had worked for the FBI; and Joseph Volpe, the 16-year director of the Metropolitan Opera.  In the first year of his first major foray into the business world, Giuliani earned the 2002 Consultant of the Year title from Consulting magazine.

Part-time partner?
In June 2007, Giuliani stepped down as chief executive to pursue hopes of becoming President Giuliani (we all know how that turned out).  Vice Chairman Peter Powers took over as the firm’s chief in the interim.  Without its star, Giuliani Partners’ star power began to fade.  During the presidential campaign, the firm’s client list and revenue decreased, as did its employee numbers.  Since quitting the race to the White House in January 2008, Giuliani has returned to the firm, though he is not spending all his time in Times Square.  For a while, he devoted much of his energy to supporting Republican presidential candidate John McCain in hopes of securing a post in his administration.  Since the 2008 presidential election was decided, Giuliani reportedly splits his time between the speakers’ circuit and the Houston-based law firm Bracewell & Giuliani, where he joined as partner in 2005.  He continues to campaign for various political issues on behalf of the Republican Party.

Giuliani Partners LLC

5 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 931-7300
Fax: (212) 931-7310


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman & CEO: Peter J. Powers
  • 2008 Employees: 50

Vault Company ID: 27915

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