Transforming an EP program into one that keeps everyone safe, happy and productive
We talk to a number of companies, large and small, about executive protection programs every week. Sometimes, the conversation starts something like this: “Executive protection? Yeah, we tried that a few times, but it didn’t really work out for us, so we gave up the program.”
At times, the conversation ends there. There are other times when this makes for the beginning of a great dialogue.Read more
We have provided safe travel and other services for a number
of philanthropic organizations over the years. In terms of
objectives, these projects are quite similar to
any other EP program we deliver: Our goal is to keep the
principals and others in their entourages safe, happy and
productive wherever their travels take them.
Hurricane: Tell us what’s happening in an area cut off from all communications
Hurricane Odile was the most powerful storm ever to hit
Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. When she swept across the Cabo
San Lucas resort area in September, 2014, Odile packed
winds of up to 125 mph (200 km/hr) and dumped more
than 12 inches (320 mm) of rain.
“Global commuters” are often based in a foreign
country for a week or two, then home for a while, then
back on the road. When such travel regularly takes employees
to developing countries where the security situation
can be turbulent, questions of duty of care arise even
though the stays are temporary.
Comprehensive RTVA results in security turnaround for a major mining operation
Successful companies keep running – and running well –
even when the going gets tough. One of the ways they do
this is forward thinking concerning threats and risks: What
could go wrong in our core supply chain, or in those of our
critical suppliers? How do we prevent this from happening?
What do we do if it happens anyway?
Providing seamless security for a blockbuster international roadshow
Executive protection and event security are two core
AS Solution services. Rapid response, smooth travel logistics
and international expertise are another three core services
that our clients rely on.
No matter how much forward thinking a company does, we
are all sometimes surprised by a sudden turn of events.
It may be a competitor making a surprise move, civil unrest
that balloons into a sweeping socio-political upheaval,
or something as simple as a key employee getting in a car
Keeping track of key employees
Knowing exactly where key employees are is a cornerstone
of ensuring their security. Whether in proactive planning or
in solving emergency situations, the principal’s location is a
critical starting point for all EP activities.
Setting up, training and maintaining a covert EP and surveillance detection program to provide top-notch security
We regularly work with high net worth individuals, families
and their offi ces. In many ways, the EP and security needs of
these prominent families are similar to those of corporations.
After all, these high net worth individuals are often founders
of highly successful companies, and in that sense share
many characteristics with the C-suite principals for whom
we typically provide EP.
Medical evacuation from Northern Yemen
We help clients with emergency evacuations practically every
year, and 2014 was no exception.
EP and Travel Logistics
Ultimately, our goal is to replace the burden of travel with an
experience that keeps our clients safe, productive – and even
happy – when moving from A to B and beyond.
Arranging a trip on the fly to a restricted military airport in India
For our principals, the so-called work/life balance is different
than many people. They work a lot, some would say
constantly. They have a profound sense of purpose and
truly enjoy what they do, so the distinctions between “business
and pleasure” are seldom black and white.
Helping a client stay safe and make good decisions when all hell breaks loose
We provide secure travel logistics for our clients so they
can maintain their productivity and well-being wherever
their interests take them. While our managers and
agents always train and prepare for the worst, in normal
circumstances good planning and procedures allow us
to provide our principals with seamless transportation and
security that they hardly notice as they move about their
Quantum leap in intelligence analysis capacity within three months
Our executive protection services depend on up-to-date
information to stay abreast of emerging risks to our principals
wherever they might travel. So it’s no wonder we rely
on many sources – including our broad network of on the ground
eyes, ears and minds – to predict, prevent and mitigate
threats to our principals. Indeed, our most comprehensive
EP programs have dedicated intelligence analysts
as part of the team.
Opening a new subsidiary in the most dangerous city in the world
As an international executive protection company, we go
where our clients need to go – and do what it takes to
keep them safe, happy and productive. We normally work
on either a project basis or through embedded programs
in which we place executive protection agents/managers
and intelligence analysts within the client organization.
But sometimes the client’s needs are so wide-ranging that
other solutions are required.