One of the great things about working in the executive protection field is the sense of community that we share, the feeling that we’re in this thing together and that we’re trying to make ourselves and each other better.
No one said that life is supposed to be fair. Spending a lot of time with idiots can indeed make you an idiot. But as EP professionals (should) know, spending a lot of time with billionaires does not make you a billionaire. Go figure.
Those of us who have been in the security industry for a while know there's a disconnect between how we approach residential security compared to other types of executive protection and corporate security.
highly successful companies and individuals we serve, it would be fair to call the industry “conservative.” To be more accurate, if less politically correct, some parts of the executive protection look a lot like out-to-pasture dinosaurs just waiting for extinction.
Hiring executive security drivers is often considered a luxury reserved only for the upper echelons of major corporations. However, when seen from a business perspective – and through the lens of risk management – using well-trained drivers to help executives with ground transportation can indeed be a very good...
By Craig McKim and Christian West Some people are natural networkers. For others, networking is like flossing your teeth: You know you’re supposed to do it regularly, but for some reason, you never get around to
By Christian West & Brian Jantzen So you want to write a corporate executive protection strategy, and you’re looking for a template. Good luck. Because unlike many other aspects of corporate life, executive protection often seems
By Jared Van Driessche & Christian West Everybody slips up sometimes. We’re only human after all. And as Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden pointed out, “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.”
By Jared Van Driessche Chameleons have the amazing ability to change the color of their skin according to their surroundings or mood. They can blend into the background to escape danger. They can stand out to