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About ETS Risk Management

Helping Client's Navigate Risk. ETS is AgileETS is ResponsiveETS is Discrete

ETS Risk Management helps clients to navigate risk with agility, global insight, and a commitment to simplification. Founded in the USA in 2012, our journey has been driven by a vision to offer bespoke global security solutions that resonate deeply with corporations, family offices, and VIPs.

Our mission is to navigate and mitigate risks in an ever-evolving global landscape, offering services that are as responsive and adaptable as they are comprehensive. This core principle of agility enables us to meet the nuanced needs of our clients, providing protective services and risk management solutions with precision and personalized attention

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Our Story

Navigating Risk with Agility and Global Reach

ETS Risk Management emerged from the unique synergy between deep operational experience and advanced academic insight. Mark, a former British Givernment Officer with a storied career in covert counter-terrorism, brings a tactical acumen honed by working in and alongside great specialist teams. His expertise in intelligence and security operations provides our clients with discreet and effective risk management solutions.

Tara, co-founder and academic with a Master’s degree in Terrorism and Society, complements Mark’s operational skills with her understanding of the broader impacts of crime, terrorism, and geo-political issues. Her academic work enriches our strategic approach, ensuring that our solutions are both intellectually grounded and practically relevant.

Recognizing a gap in the market, Mark and Tara founded ETS Risk Management to serve global corporations, VIPs, and Family Offices seeking reliable partners who could seamlessly integrate with their culture and teams. They envisioned a service that wasn’t just about security, but also about understanding client needs, solving complex problems, listening effectively, and managing projects efficiently. ETS Risk Management was designed to be that trusted force multiplier for our clients, adapting our solutions in real-time to meet the dynamic challenges of the global landscape.

A Trusted Network, A Personal Approach

The foundation of ETS lies in our expansive global network and a management team rooted in the elite echelons of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) and British Special Forces. This unique combination allows us to extend on-demand, world-class support to our clients, ensuring that our solutions are not only effective but also respectful of local nuances and complexities. From executive protection to special event security, we are committed to listening, solving, and managing with the utmost discretion and professionalism, empowering clients to concentrate on core activities with the confidence that security is expertly managed.

Experience and Integrity at the Core

With over a decade of dedicated service in the commercial world, our team’s proficiency in delivering solutions that prioritize integrity, client privacy, and ethical business practices is unmatched. Remaining independently owned, ETS is bound by the values of teamwork, cultural sensitivity, and industry-leading practices, ensuring engagements across all spheres are handled with the highest respect and efficiency.

ETS maintains its original ethos of teamwork and delivering security solutions that are not only effective but also simple, effective, and ethical. This ethos attracted professionals from the highest echelons of government and special forces, each bringing their own stories and expertise, yet united by a common belief in the power of simplicity, integrity, and genuine partnership.

How can we help you?

We need professional VIP Protection and Secure Transport in foreign countries. What are our options?2024-02-28T08:21:15-05:00

At ETS we provide clients with a user-friendly, global and standardized personal security service. Always focusing on simplification we offer a simple, transparent Transfer rate and a Day rate wherever we operate. Across the globe we have English speaking drivers, armored and non-armored vehicles, security drivers, and VIP protection personnel. All prices are transparent and provided clearly and are always all-inclusive.

How do I know what level of security we need in various locations to be commensurate with risk?2024-04-09T02:43:38-04:00

The sheer number of variables relevant to personal security and risk management including political, criminal, socio-economic, special events, reason for travel, and dates of travel etc. All dictate the necessity to speak with a team that understand where you are going and can assess your itinerary/operations and provide accurate advice. Our team is on the phone, email, and LiveChat. Please contact us and we will work to advise you accordingly.

If you conduct business or operate in a challenging environment our gap analysis and risk assessments have helped shape numerous client operations globally.

As a public facing figure/company we are extremely cognizant of brand and reputation management. How can ETS Risk Management’s security help us avoid the ‘typical bodyguard’ and security pitfalls?2024-05-14T09:39:47-04:00

ETS Risk Management has over 12 years of commercial experience facilitating secure travel and lifestyle in all environments. VIPs chaperoned by world-class tier-one operators can safely and efficiently move globally while remaining under the radar. Low profile, discreet, and respectful, the ETS Executive Protection operator is a proven and powerful enabler. A conscientious professional able to read the environment and quietly get the job done is an invaluable part of a VIP’s team.

As seen repeatedly in the celebrity and corporate worlds, unprofessional personal security can inflict long-lasting reputational harm, or worse. There are multiple untold horror stories of VIP security gone wrong including personal security operators and drivers getting lost on the way to meetings, driving through high-risk environments, and having their VIPs attacked. There are examples of personal security negligently discharging firearms, crashing vehicles, and losing track of their protectee. Even less extreme failures have a serious negative impact on VIP effectiveness, brand reputation, and personal image. Far too often those most in need of high-level security make the mistake of saving on cost in favor of ‘large, imposing bodyguards’ yet rarely consider if these persons have the training and ability to react.

My business is undertaking operations in a challenging environment. How can you help us mitigate and manage risk?2024-02-28T08:09:13-05:00

The first, key stage is to conduct a Security Vulnerability Risk Assessment (SVRA). This technique contrasts the existing risk management framework and processes with the desired risk management framework and processes. Our understanding of best practice procedure, coupled with our focus on client requirements and desired processes will allow us to produce a list of recommendations and ‘actions’ that need to be made in order to bridge the gap between the current and desired risk management system. In close consultation with the client, ETS will outline the recommended prioritization for the development and updating of any risk management system. Our aim is to provide recommendations and services to strengthen a client’s operational program at every juncture.

This process ensures our client a more informed and balanced decision making capability regarding operational security concerns. This is far more than a simple security risk assessment checklist — this is a comprehensive and customized assessment based upon a client’s unique specifications and circumstances.

We are planning a special event, what do we need to consider in relation to comprehensive event security?2024-03-30T01:12:40-04:00

For special event security to be its most effective it must be integrated throughout every component, and have advisors brought in at the very earliest stages of event planning. This forges the relationships between all stakeholders and security, allows for questions to be asked early that may affect the design and detail of the event, and helps develop a culture and understanding of how security is pervasive throughout every level. Whether floor layout design, access control, asset protection, credentialing, green rooms, stage design, transportation, fire safety, or VIP & Law enforcement liaison and much more.

Event Security is not about standing around ready to react if something goes wrong. That is reactive. In-fact it needs to be the opposite, security pro-actively identifying threats and the risk of those threats to help plan to avoid the danger. This is not just the physical aspect of protecting people and assets from serious threats such as terrorism, but involves reputation and brand protection as well as protection from litigation. There are multiple examples of events hitting the media spotlight for all the wrong reasons, including unprofessional security being aggressive or mishandling situations.

Identifying threats and the risk of those threats to help plan to avoid the danger. This is not just the physical aspect of protecting people and assets from serious threats such as terrorism, but involves reputation and brand protection as well as protection from litigation. There are multiple examples of events hitting the media spotlight for all the wrong reasons, including unprofessional security being aggressive or mishandling situations.

Why do I need to conduct background checks, due diligence, or social media profiling to manage risk of my business or organization?2024-02-28T08:25:26-05:00

Whether legally obligated in a merger or acquisition, or voluntarily sought to protect reputation, or to reduce corporate and personal liability, comprehensive intelligence gathering is critical to a well-established process of background inquiry. Open-source intelligence (OSINT) varies from country to country but generally includes criminal, civil, and open-source records. Social media analysis and Dark web searches also help organizations learn more about potential persons or entities of interest.

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