Former U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Randy Beardsworth is a General Partner at Hivers and Strivers Fund II and serves as a board member for the Hivers and Strivers Investment Funds. Hivers and Strivers invest exclusively in exceptional entrepreneurs with military backgrounds.
Beardsworth had careers in the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He now only consults on projects that interest him and where he believes he can add value. He brings over 30 years of strategic, policy, and operational experience, with expertise in maritime security, maritime domain awareness, border and transportation security, law enforcement, and immigration policy. As CEO of Catalyst Maritime, Beardsworth manages select clients’ interactions with government agencies and lends his expertise as a subject matter expert on various projects.
Beardsworth’s policy career began as a National Security Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. He was also a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has served on the National Security Council staff under three presidents, primarily as Director of Defense Policy, with a portfolio that included ocean issues. Beardsworth served as Chief Operating Officer for the Border and Transportation Security Directorate and later served as Acting Under Secretary of the Directorate. He also served as Assistant Secretary for Strategic Plans at DHS, where he created a long-range vision for the agency and also oversaw its counterterrorism strategic planning.