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Conversations In Close Protection is a podcast about the Executive/Close Protection industry. We use the podcast to enhance discussions about the industry and promote values, information and education within the Close Protection Community and try to have fun doing it!

Conversations in Close Protection Chris Story, Chuck Randolph

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Conversations In Close Protection is a podcast about the Executive/Close Protection industry. We use the podcast to enhance discussions about the industry and promote values, information and education within the Close Protection Community and try to have fun doing it!

    Vehicle Armor: Armormax CEO Mark Burton

    Vehicle Armor: Armormax CEO Mark Burton

    Armored vehicles are often talked about but not really experienced by many protectors. This week we talk vehicle armor with Mark Burton, the CEO of one of the nation’s leading vehicle armorers, ArmorMax. In this episode we explore vehicle armor history, armor evolution, technology, James Bond gadgetry, its uses and more. If you want to know about vehicle armor, this is the episode for you.

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    The Online Bodyguard, Threat Assessments and the Difference Between Feeling Safe and Being Safe: Defuse Global’s Philip Grindell

    The Online Bodyguard, Threat Assessments and the Difference Between Feeling Safe and Being Safe: Defuse Global’s Philip Grindell

    This week we speak with former Scotland Yard Detective and current CEO of Defuse Global, Philip Grindell about threat assessment and the value in helping clients feel safer versus being physically safe. Through Philip's lens as a threat assessment professional, this is a great discussion on threat assessments, educating those around you on what you do and don't do as a protector and the successful transition from public service to the private sector.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Ed's Manifesto's Ed Calderon: Ed the Protector

    Ed's Manifesto's Ed Calderon: Ed the Protector

    This week we have a gritty, honest conversation with one of our time's most preeminent and experienced personal protector, security consultant and trainer Ed Calderon. Ed talks about growing up in Mexico, his entry into law enforcement when he was Ed the Police Officer, to and through his career that led to being the head of protection for one of Mexico's most prominent governors in a time when cartel and other threats were escalating. It is eye opening if you have not walked his path or anything like it.

    • 2 hrs 52 min
    Tactical Tuesday: Innocent Armor CEO Mike Wang and Bullet Resistant Clothing

    Tactical Tuesday: Innocent Armor CEO Mike Wang and Bullet Resistant Clothing

    In honor of our friend Byron Rodger's Protector Symposium 2.0, we thought we'd release some more tactically featured discussions on select Tactical Tuesdays. In our first TT episode we talk with Innocent Armor CEO Mike Wang about their armor, their very cool concept and innovation and what Innocent Armor is all about discreet fashionable body armor.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Introducing Presilience as a Mindset: Dr. Gavriel (Gav) Schneider

    Introducing Presilience as a Mindset: Dr. Gavriel (Gav) Schneider

    In a conversation that reminded us why we created the podcast in the first place, we talk to career protector, author and protective thought leader, Dr. Gavriel (Gav) Schneider about a higher level approach to protection. Armed with a shared moral responsibility to guide others in the industry, we discuss skills, risk, client assumptions and more. As well, Dr. Schneider introduces us to presilience and why it matters. Lastly we talk transitioning careers from MIL/LE to EP and from EP to other fields.

    • 2 hrs 35 min
    Celebrity Protection: ICON Global CEO Elijah Shaw

    Celebrity Protection: ICON Global CEO Elijah Shaw

    CEO of ICON Global, Elijah Shaw is an icon in the protective industry. As an operator, author, trainer and businessperson, he is constantly focused on his mantra, “always make sure they call you back.”  Elijah has built a brand along with an operational footprint and shared his experiences in “An Introduction to Celebrity Protection and Touring: A Guide to Mastering the Business of VIP Security” which he wrote with fellow practitioner, Dale June. It is a thoughtful discussion about trajectories and

    • 2 hrs 15 min

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