The Protective Circle:

A Framework for Executive Protection Excellence

What clients and practitioners need to know about executive protection

With insights only lived experience can provide, security pro Christian West shares lessons learned from years of protecting some of America’s most prominent people.

In his latest book, West presents a straightforward but powerful framework that empowers stakeholders in corporations, family offices, and provider companies to understand the foundations of protective quality. The Protective Circle provides fresh perspectives of West’s latest thinking on:

  • Risk mitigation made personal
  • The importance of a comprehensive approach to protection
  • What separates best-in-class protection from the rest

In a profession that is inherently up-close and personal, West convincingly argues that executive protection is a people business whose ultimate success depends directly on the right staff and management as well as proven procedures and technology. The Protective Circle gives clients and practitioners alike the insight they need to ask the key questions they need to answer.

Why companies, family offices, and ultra-high-net worth individuals establish personal protection programs

Why adapting protective best practices to the individual lifestyles and preferences of the principal is not a luxury, but a necessity
How the many different aspects of personal risk mitigation come together in an effective, holistic approach to executive protection
How to set up and manage quality protective programs – and troubleshoot or turn around underperforming programs
Which roles corporate/family office stakeholders play in the protective ecosystem – and what practitioners must understand about them
What to outsource, what to insource, and how to find the right service partners

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