GM Risk Group
Chief Executive Officer
Liam has 15 + years industry experience ranging from executive security and risk management, corporate advisory and the provision of security solutions for large multinationals and ultra-high net worth entities to operational surveillance, close personal protection and logistics in high risk and conflict zones around the globe.
He specialises in the provision of domestic and international protective services, risk mitigation, logistics, operational surveillance, integrated security solution and emergency management in high risk and complex environments.
Global operational experience thought out South East Asia, Central, East & Northern Africa, Americas and the Middle East.
Chief Operating Officer
GM Risk Group Chief Operating Officer Doug Nicholson is a highly experienced security & risk management professional, with extensive experience in the Middle East, South East and Central Asia. Doug has managed complex operations during conflict and disasters, including managing 300+ personnel from 22 different nations in a remote conflict region with the United Nations during and post-disaster.
Doug holds an MBA, has conducted research into physiological and psychological responses during interpersonal human conflict, and has authored a number of articles on security and safety training and operations.
Johanna comes from a long military background serving as a Combat Medic with the Dutch Royal Army and later as a member of the Royal Australian Navy.
She holds certifications in Advanced First Aid and Advanced Resus/CPR. Alongside this Johanna has experience in a Primary Trauma Life supporter role and is army nursing trained.
She has completed internationally recognised Hostile Environment, Personal Security Detail (PSD), Counter-Terrorism, Tactical driving, Surveillance and Weapons Training courses alongside being current on hostile environment first responder.
Johanna`s experience in the private sector has extended for over 7 years, and she has extensive experience in the provision of security services and the facilitation of corporate executives, VIP’s and high net worth individuals. Johanna is one of the few, if not only, female Close Personal Protection (CPP) officers that also has military experience in Europe and Australia. Johanna can provide a unique and professional security service that is also family and female friendly. Johanna is fluent in English and Dutch.
Operations Director USA
GM Risk Group Operations Director (USA) Alex Trafton has extensive experience in the Middle East conducting risk consultancy and training. Alex is also a current law enforcement officer and is the head instructor of Krav Maga San Diego. Alex is the senior instructor for all US based Global Media Risk courses.
Alex operated as a Krav Maga instructor teaching Krav Maga to elite units from the IDF as well as visiting elite units from foreign militaries. In addition to years of high level Krav Maga experience, he is multi-lingual and a Gracie Jiu Jitsu law enforcement instructor and an NRA certified range safety officer.
He holds a BA in Middle Eastern studies from UC Berkeley, and is completing his MA in Government and Counter Terrorism..
Cyber Security Director
“K” is an information security professional with 18+ years of experience. He is an expert in web, infrastructure and mobile (iOS and Android) penetration testing using industry standard methodologies i.e. OWASP and OSSTMM etc. His experience comprises of working with federal and state government agencies, finance and banking, telecommunication, and broadcast media.
He holds industry certifications OSCP, CISSP, GPEN, CISA, CRISC and PMP. “K” has a keen interest in tech startups, most notably Fintech.
Senior Tactics Instructor
GM Risk Group Senior Tactics Instructor Matthew Klier is a 12-year US Navy Iraq veteran and current law enforcement Sergeant and SWAT team member.
Matthew regular conducts high-end training and executive protection operations in the US. Matt is the head instructor for GM Risk Group as well as an avid competition shooter.
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