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Corporate Executive Protection

Corporate Executive Protection

by Christian West and Brian Jantzen

An Introduction for Corporations and Security Professionals

In this first-of-its-kind book, seasoned security pros Christian West and Brian Jantzen share lessons learned from years of protecting some of corporate America’s most prominent people.
Full of practical, hands-on information, this guide provides a comprehensive overview of how to conceive, build and run successful executive protection programs in corporate settings. With insights that only experience in all phases of program execution can provide, the authors dig into the key questions that corporations need to ask and answer.

The book begins by laying the foundations of contemporary corporate executive protection: why companies choose to establish programs, how they decide to set them up, which roles different stakeholders in the corporate ecosystem play, what to outsource and what to insource, and how to find the right service partners.

Then, the authors move on to discuss the management of corporate executive protection. This is a people business, and the advice given on hiring and managing the individuals who will be responsible for protecting the corporation’s most prominent person is proven and practical. In a profession that is inherently up-close and personal with the principal, often the CEO, the ultimate success and sustainability of a protective program hinges directly on the selection, training, and management of the right staff.

Finally, West and Jantzen turn their eye toward successfully managing the transitions that programs will inevitably experience—from start-up to turnaround—and provide a number of illustrative, real-world cases of what executive protection professionals actually do.

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Executive Protection: Smarter. Faster. Better.

oatman executive protection book

Executive Protection Smarter Faster Better. by R.L. Oatmanby Robert L. Oatman

Executive Protection is a security specialty focused on safeguarding the life, health, time, reputation, and peace of mind of corporate executives and others who face elevated risk. This book is for directors who manage or hope to develop Executive Protection programs, whether in-house or contracted; EP managers and specialists who need to stay up to date in EP best practices; and security, law enforcement, and other personnel wishing to learn more about EP with an eye toward entering the field. Corporate travel staff, public relations staff, and top executives themselves can likewise learn here about the value of executive protection and the best ways to practice it. This book is carefully designed to help security practitioners work smarter through digital counter-surveillance and psychological threat assessment; faster through security metrics and optimized executive transportation; and better through avoidance of the seven deadly sins of EP.


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