Strategic Advisor

James R. Knodell is a highly respected and dedicated security professional who has spent the last 39 years working in the Federal Government and corporate security. Mr. Knodell was tasked with handling several of the most important and sensitive high- level jobs in the U.S. Government while also planning and executing a vast array of critical and demanding security missions. Mr. Knodell is an experienced security professional offering a proven record in domestic and international security, executive protection, continuity of operations planning (COOP), investigations, and risk mitigation.

He has consistently demonstrated effectiveness and accountability as a trusted leader and was responsible for overseeing protection at the highest levels of Government to include the White House, the U.S. Secret Service Presidential Protection Division and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. Following his distinguished career in Government, Mr. Knodell continued his career in the private sector as the Executive Director of Corporate Security and Protection for BlueCross/BlueShield.

Mr. Knodell possesses vast expertise in overseas travel security and advance planning, asset management, access control, and threat assessment, deterrence, and mitigation. Additionally, Mr. Knodell is an expert in Executive Protection Training Programs, Strategic Planning Investigations and Security Crisis Management. Mr. Knodell has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University and held an Active Top Secret SCI Security Clearance throughout his federal government career.

Robert McDonald