Charles (Chuck) Randolph

IPSB President

Mr. Randolph has over twenty-two years of experience in the protective security industry and over 25 years as a military officer. Since joining the corporate world in 2000 after honorably serving our country, he has taken on ever-increasing responsibilities and expanded the scope of the services and assets his teams provide to the industry.

Bryan Flannery

President / Foresight Security Consulting

Bryan Flannery is the Founder and President of Foresight Security Consulting. His passion to keep people safe leads him to bring a holistic approach to security and safety garnered over 25 years serving in the military, law enforcement, and as a private consultant for government agencies, corporations, UHNW Families, media organizations, and houses of worship. Bryan’s unique approach is gained from vast experience in Risk Mitigation, Personal Safety, and in developing Threat Assessment & Management programs. He is a dynamic speaker having presented to national audiences in Personal Safety and Security, Threat Assessment, and Targeted Violence detection and response. Mr. Flannery is a nearly two decades long member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and is the immediate Past-President of the board of the NW Chapter. He is a recipient of both, the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association and Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Medal of Valor, and was most recently recognized by the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence as a Protective Intelligence “Thought Leader Honoree”.

Dr. Tre Pennie

Executive Director The National Fallen Officer Foundation

Dr. Tre Pennie holds a Doctorate in Education from Texas Tech University. He asserts a diverse background as a college professor, a U.S. Army veteran, and a national law enforcement advocate. He currently serves as the President of the National Fallen Officer Foundation and brings a wealth of experience from his 22-year tenure as a “retired” Dallas Police Sergeant. With an unwavering commitment to public service spanning nearly 30 years, Dr. Pennie has dedicated his life to protecting the security interests of this nation, while honoring the brave men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe. Dr. Pennie’s expertise has led to consulting roles in public policy for the U.S. House and Senate. He has testified in both chambers of Congress, contributing to greater discussions on safeguarding law enforcement and public safety.

Jim McConnell

Principal Ask McConnell, LLC – Converged Security Services Provider

Jim has had the privilege of working in the security and technology "space" for over 41 years, in multiple CIKR industries for over 33 years, and most recently as a Fellow in a Fortune 25 Corporate Security organization. Jim has 15 US Patents around fraud, analytics, insider threat, autonomous sensing and user interface design. He is the Principal for Ask McConnell, LLC, a Converged Security Services Provider HQ’ed in DFW, Texas, servicing all industries with solving key security pain points from a Converged Security perspective. Jim has developed significant expertise in executive protection program management, investigations, M&A, supply chain investigations, assessments, training, and metrics solutions, cyber/information security, fraud, analytics, and government liaison, over the last 30 years involving multiple countries. Jim has provided training in all security areas to US and International audiences in multiple industries. Jim published his first book in December 2022 on Converged Security Metrics to provide over 500 actionable metrics solutions across 21 different security functions and audiences that allow for year over year improvements. Jim is working on his second book, due out in early 2024 on Supply Chain Security. Jim is Active First Responder and mentors law enforcement and military in transition to Corporate Security and provides pro bono support to over hundreds of churches across the USA.

Allison Sands

Vice President Corporate Security & Resilience, Gilead Sciences

Allison Sands has over 15 years in the intelligence and security industry and is currently the Vice President of Corporate Security and Resilience at Gilead Sciences. Prior to joining Gilead in October, she was a Security Director at NBC Universal and led threat intelligence and security programs at Roku to support its rapid growth during the pandemic. Before entering corporate security, Allison had a career in government service - first as a Presidential Management Fellow for the U.S. Navy, then as an intelligence analyst and HUMINT targeter for the Department of Defense, and most recently as a Special Agent with the FBI, where she specialized in cyber and counterintelligence investigations. Allison holds a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University, a Master’s degree in Security Policy from Georgetown University, and is pursuing an MBA from the University of Illinois. She is the founder of Project Hummingbird, an initiative that seeks to improve de-escalation and situational awareness within the security industry. Allison is a leader of the Silicon Valley Security Group, a Bay Area non-profit organization that promotes community and professional development in security while removing traditional barriers to entry. She also volunteers as a mentor for Girl Security and sits on the Board of Directors at W.O.M.A.N. Inc, a San Francisco-based non-profit. When she is not working or volunteering, you can find Allison on the slopes, on the yoga mat, or exploring the wineries of Northern California. She lives in Danville, CA with her husband and 10 pound “security” dog.

Chris Olcese

Protective Services, The Boeing Company

Chris has over 25 years of experience in executive protection and is currently the Head of Protective Services for The Boeing Company. Responsible for the worldwide protective operations of top company leadership and all company major events. With over 20 years working for Boeing in Protective Services, Chris has vast corporate experience managing risk to a company with a 75-billion-dollar annual revenue. Prior to his time with Boeing, Chris worked as a Criminal Investigator in the US Marine Corps and for various family offices and high-profile contracts.”

Patrick Kane

Senior Director Security for Atlas Air

Patrick Kane is Senior Director Security for Atlas Air, a US airline conducting cargo and public/private passenger operations worldwide. Patrick is heavily focused on developing and implementing mitigation measures to support highly mobile global workforce and multiple travelers, to include pre-travel risk assessments, coordinating secure transportation and journey management, assessing hotel and transportation options. Patrick currently serves as the Chair of the ASIS International Santa Barbara Ventura Chapter #21 and is the President of the Corporate Executive Protection Leadership Council (CEPLC). He recently spearheaded the creation of a Travel Risk Working Group within ASIS International. Patrick is also the past Chair and Chair Emeritus of the OSAC Aviation Security Working Group. He has over 20 years of experience working in private sector corporate security; most of that time focused on international operations and has personal experience on the ground in more than 70 countries. Since 1996 Patrick has been a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) in good standing under the auspices of ASIS International. He received an International Executive MBA from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain in 2004. . Prior to entering the private sector, Patrick served as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps. He welcomes questions, comments and suggestions and can be reached at or .

Michael Husnik

Director, Protective Services

Michael Husnik leads Meta's Global Protective Services team with a direct focus on intelligence-led risk mitigation, executive protection, and comprehensive threat investigations and analysis. His team plays a pivotal role in mitigating risks encountered by global teams, often arising from dangerous individuals, organizations, and evolving threat landscapes. Prior to joining Meta, Michael showcased his entrepreneurial acumen by establishing a security-related start-up. As CEO, he steered the company through a period of significant growth and expansion, breaking new ground by integrating technology into novel areas within the security industry. Michael further refined his expertise during his tenure as the Director of Operations and Executive Protection Services for AFIMAC, a global risk mitigation firm. In this role, he managed a wide array of global security operations for both public and private sectors, while leading a substantial team. Simultaneously, he imparted his knowledge as a Professor in Emergency Management at George Brown College in Toronto. Michael's skill set is augmented by his advanced expertise in harnessing technology, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, for threat detection and analysis. He excels in the development, leadership, and delivery of advanced risk mitigation solutions from concept to market, earning him respect in the convergence of technology and security fields. Recently, Michael received recognition from the Federal Minister of Public Safety Canada for his significant contributions to the fields of Intelligence, National Security, and Counter Terrorism.

Jacquie Davis

Ops Director, Optimal Risk Group

Jacquie started her career as a police officer in London UK back in the 1970’s Realising very quickly due to the times she was never going to be the next commissioner and determined to forge a career in the private security sector was the first female to do the close protection and surveillance course. On entering the security industry, she found the old boys network a great supplier of work so by infiltrating that network she was passed around to various agencies working close protection and undercover tasks. Jacquie worked her way up the ladder and took on many tasks which were high risk including hostage rescue but used her skill set to the best of her ability. She has worked in close protection for over 40 years and is now Operations Director at Optimal Risk Group Ltd a UK based risk management company, she organises the CP and surveillance teams who travel around the world with their clients. Jacquie also spends a lot of time mentoring new persons entering the security sector using her own experiences. She is the author of The Circuit a book about her life which was turned into a film by Netflix called CLOSE. A further TV series is in the pipeline.

Chris Sargent

Director of Client Services, West Coast, 360 Privacy

Chris is a seasoned Consultant in Executive Services with a distinguished background in Army Special Operations and Intelligence Agencies, including service with the NSA and DOJ. With an extensive career in security and intelligence, Chris brings a wealth of experience and expertise to every endeavor.

Benjamin Barrontine

VP, Executive Services, 360 Privacy

After spending 15 years in the military ranging from Infantry to Special Operations Intelligence with extensive experience in social engineering, digital exploitation and cyber targeting with the NSA and US Marshalls before spending a year with NASA as an astronaut communicator and eventually moving to 360 Privacy.

Trinity Davis

Senior VP of Strategic Engagement, 360 Privacy

Trinity boasts an 18-year tenure in the Executive Protection Industry, during which he has expertly cultivated and guided cross-functional teams. His unwavering commitment has been pivotal in safeguarding the security and privacy of executives and their families across diverse sectors, including private industry, Social Media, FinTech, and the Private Family Office Space. Through his exceptional leadership, he has consistently ensured the highest standards of safety and confidentiality, earning trust from those he has been charged with protecting, and peers alike.

Rex Tillerson

Brian Bixler

Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Foresight Security Consulting

Prior to joining the Foresight team, he spent 27 years with the Los Angeles Police Department retiring at the rank of Captain III and as the Commanding Officer of Metropolitan Division which includes SWAT, K9, Mounted Platoon, Dignitary Protection Unit, Maritime Operations Team, Underwater Dive Unit, Crime Impact Team/ATF Task Force, Crowd Control, and Tactical Support Platoons. He served as the Officer in Charge of the Crisis Response Support Section for 5-years which includes the Threat Management Unit and Mental Evaluation Unit. He is an internationally recognized expert and speaker having presented on issues related to policing persons suffering from a mental health crisis, and threat assessment and management at the Forensic Mental Health Association of California Annual Conference, the Crisis Intervention Team International Conference, the National Alliance on Mental Illness California Annual Conference, the Threat Management Conference, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference.

Fred Burton

Executive Director of Protective Intelligence, Ontic

Fred Burton, former Chief Security and Compliance Officer at Stratfor, has a distinguished law enforcement and security background. He began his career in law enforcement in 1981 with the U.S. Secret Service and was a special agent with the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), eventually becoming the deputy chief of the DSS protective intelligence & counterterrorism division. Notably, he played a pivotal role in apprehending the World Trade Center bomber, Ramzi Yousef, and investigated the 1988 plane crash which killed the President of Pakistan and U.S. Ambassador, and the hostages held captive by Hezbolllah. Burton is also a New York Times bestselling author of several books, is a host of the Ontic Protective Intelligence podcast, and has appeared on major news outlets to include The Daily Show, CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America, Morning Joe, and many others.

Rosetta “Etta,” Lanum

Program Manager, Threat Management, Intercon Security

Rosetta “Etta,” Lanum is an intelligence professional for InterCon Security, working on assignment in a client’s threat management department in Seattle, WA. Etta has been privately employed in protective and geopolitical intelligence for more than a decade, serving in the Washington Army National Guard before that. Etta is a Juris Doctor candidate at Seattle University (graduating December 2023) and holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations; she has been published by Lawfare Media, Slate Magazine, the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, and IO Sphere (a professional journal of the Joint Information Operations Warfare Center).

Dr. Michael Guirguis

Chief Medical Officer at Raven Medical Support Group

Michael Guirguis, M.D. is a Harvard Medical School graduate and Board Certified and trained in Emergency Medicine. He is a Reserve Sheriff Deputy with San Bernardino Sheriff Air Rescue team, where he has flown over 800 medical and rescue missions, worked with SWAT and their Dive Team. Dr. Guirguis has extensive experience in Pre-Hospital Care, Tactical Medicine, Flight Medicine, and EMS. Over the last 20 years, he has provided medical care at NASCAR, Indy Racing, Motocross, Baja 500/1000, large venue concerts, and sporting events. He spent 5 years as a team physician for the Ontario Reign hockey team (LA Kings Affiliate). Dr. Guirguis continues to work clinically in Emergency Medicine and founded Raven Medical Support Group. RMSG provides medical threat assessment consulting, medical direction, and oversight for ultra-high-net-worth private family offices and corporate executive protection programs that operate domestically and internationally. He oversees the medical programs and training of all executive protection agents. He is also the Chief Medical Officer for XPJ, an Air Force (PJ) Pararescuemen owned and operated company that provides Protective Medicine coverage for Corporate and Private Executive Protection teams. He has written extensively for Security and Executive Protection publications and sits on the working group and technical committee of the Board of Executive Protection Professionals, reviewing, providing his expertise, and editing the medical standard for executive protection professionals.

Lee Oughton

Chief Customer Officer, Special Projects and Services Ltd (SPS)

Lee is the Chief Customer Officer at SPS, The Co-Founder and Kindness Crusader for the Kindness Games. A Board Member for Project ZF and a recognized positive, proactive, and dynamic C Suite Executive with a highly successful International career within security and risk management; working extensively within corporate and high-risk environments. A champion strategist: building businesses, corporate programs, formulating policies and procedures designed to minimize exposure to risks, threats, vulnerabilities & associated consequences within organizations. Lee utilizes his strong skills and platform in communication and negotiation to influence high level decisions and to build strategic relationships with executives, key decision makers, customers, service providers and law enforcement agencies.

Mac Segal


Mac's company, AHNA Group is the culmination of over 30 years of Executive Protection,operations, training and consulting experience in the Security Industry. Specializing in Executive Protection and Security Consulting for corporate clients, Mac and AHNA Group bring real world knowledge, experience and expertise to all facets of their performance. As a fixed asset Subject Matter Expert, Mac conducts security assessments and designs security master plans as well as routine and emergency procedures for business facilities, hotels and critical infrastructure the world over. Working extensively with Fortune 500 companies and UHNWI worldwide he possesses and in depth understanding of the challenges facing businesses and infrastructure in today's world. Mac has published many articles on hotel and general security and is a regular speaker at security conferences the world over as well as SME to governments, major television and print news outlets. Mac leads training programs in Covert Executive Protection, Surveillance Detection, Hotel Security, Travel Security Awareness, Emergency Response Procedures and other topics. Mac has taught, non-security employees, managers, security professionals, government units and C suite executives as well as corporate employees Born in South Africa, Mac has served in two militaries as well as government service, living in Africa, Europe, USA and the Middle East whilst operating around the globe. This facilitates him with an excellent multi-cultural understanding which allows him to provide tailor-made, relevant and practical security and safety solutions.

Rachael Frost

Chief Executive Officer, Frost ICED

Master Inv. (ret.) Frost is a 20-year law enforcement veteran specializing in threat assessment and intimate partner violence-related cases, specifically, physical and emotional abuse, stalking, strangulation, restraining orders, sexual abuse, child abuse. An internationally recognized trainer, she is a member of the Cadre of Sexual Assault Experts for End Violence Against Women International, on staff at the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention training strangulation and staged suicide investigation, owns Frost ICED for high-end investigations into violence and abuse and agency/corporate program development for effective violence prevention and response programs, operates the ACTION Academy for exemplary multi-disciplinary team training courses, and works as an expert witness in violence, abuse, and police policies and procedures. She is currently the Secretary on the National Board of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, owns and operates the wellness program Survivor of the Fittest for survivors of abuse and those who serve them, and is the Chief Financial Officer of the nonprofit Kids Court and Counseling Center.