Born in the fires and funerals of September 11th and baptised in the waters of Hurricane Katrina, RED ALERT GROUP provides proactive, integrated security solutions to overcome the specific challenges of commercial and governmental customers.
team members have exceptional backgrounds and skills-set that are
deployed to develop, design and deliver high-quality, customer-centered
services on all aspects of Homeland Security, Counterterrorism, Cyber
Security, Physical Protection, and Continuity & Recovery of Operations. Using our
expertise in the essential elements of each of these areas
distinguishes RED ALERT GROUP in
our ability to produce and provide experienced-based research,
analysis, and solutions leading to sound strategic decisions and
Timothy A. Holly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has been involved with international asset management and protection for over 25 years with extensive expertise in international finance, foreign commercial intelligence, political risk assessments, and strategic planning. From 1996 through 2003, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of All Points Telecom, Inc., a communications merchant banking firm. Prior to All Points, he spent 18 years heading a registered investment firm managing the assets of investors and institutions from the Middle East and Europe, including members of the Saudi Royal Family. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Indiana University; Masters of Arts studies in Comparative Systems at the University of Notre Dame; a Compton Foundation Fellow working towards a Ph.D. in International Business at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Harvard and Tufts Universities); attended Georgetown University Law Center; and received a Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School. Active in education, he was on the faculties of the University of Massachusetts and the City Colleges of Chicago, the research staff of the Negotiation Center of the Institute for International and Foreign Trade Law, the Board of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, the General Editor of the Fletcher Forum: A Journal of International Affairs. He is listed in Marquis 2007 and 2009 Who's Who in the World, and has been a member of numerous organizations including: Military Intelligence Corps Association; Association of the United States Army; ASIS International; Southern Center for International Studies; International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals; and the Homeland Security Leadership Alliance.
J. C. Irons, Director andChief Information Security Officer has over 32 years experience in designing, testing, monitoring, and administration of network communications. He is an expert on every mode of communications -- land (wire), air (wireless), or light (cable). More than half of his distinguished career has been in managed network solutions with AT&T covering voice and data transmissions. A senior systems engineer, he is responsible for all aspects of cyber security including the establishment and provisioning of intrusion detection sensors and server-based firewall protection offerings, cyber attack responses, cyber attack recovery systems, customer coordination schemes, and evaluation of third-party vendor security and equipment proposal. He is an industry advisor to government intelligence operations dealing with homeland security countermeasures to cyber terrorism as well as cyber security policy and strategic planning. Mr. Irons holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Lincoln University.b
Cecil Page Brown, Directorand President of Red Alert Secure Transport, has substantial experience in international management and systems. Prior to joining Red Alert Group, he was posted in the Arabian Gulf with the United Arab Shipping Company, the largest ocean carrier for dry cargo to the Middle East. At the shipper's headquarters in Kuwait, Mr. Brown designed, implemented and monitored international transportation information and security systems. From 1997 through 2001, he was a principal, with his brother James Page Brown, at Topology Systems International. His previous experience includes: Audit Director, Atlanta Housing Authority; Data Processing Manager for Burgan Bank in Kuwait, where he was responsible for system audits and the monitoring of services such as export and import financings, foreign exchange trading, and government-to-government transactions; Data Processing Systems Auditor for ARAMCO Services (Texas and Saudi Arabia); Systems Auditor for Oglethorpe Power Corp.; and 15 years in Management of Financial Systems and Auditing with Chrysler Corporation. He has also been a Financial Systems Consultant to the Gulf Investment Co. in Kuwait and the (Sheik) Al-Latiff Banking and Trade Establishment in Bahrain. Mr. Brown holds a Masters in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University, with an emphasis in Management Information Systems, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College.
James Page Brown, Director, is an internationally recognized scientist holding numerous patents for protective cover fabrics and other emergency response related technologies. A Bachelor of Science graduate of Morehouse College, he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organic Chemistry for Pennsylvania State University and was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Tennessee School of Biomedical Sciences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. From 1975 through 1996, he was a leading Research Chemist for Procter and Gamble, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, he was both Business Development Manager of Topology Systems International, a Year 2000 software consulting firm and Director of the Center of Excellence for Science, Engineering and Mathematics at Morehouse College, where he administered a $6,000,000 federal program to increase students in acquiring technical degrees.
William H. Swift, Director, is an established Atlanta businessman. Since 1994, he has headed Business Traveler Services, Inc., a company that provides business and convenience services at airports throughout the United States, and was recognized as the "Best Airport Business Service Company" by the World Airport Retail Association. Mr. Swift has been involved with the airport industry for 25 years -- first as Purchasing Director for the City of Atlanta, and finally as a concessionaire at nine major airports. In the aftermath of September 11, he was called to testify before Congress on H.R. 3011, a bill authorizing assistance to firms that suffered economic injury from the attacks. He is President of the Airport Minority Advisory Council. Mr. Swift holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and completed his undergraduate studies at Central State University.
Dwight D. Ellison, Director, retired from a decade of service as the Vice President of Corporate Security for Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) where he directed a 113-member security department covering every aspect of the entertainment enterprise that includes Cable News Network, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, Castle Rock Entertainment, Turner Field, the 1.5-million-square-foot multipurpose headquarters complex, a major hotel and office towers with a shopping mall, and thousands of employees. His security concerns not only included over 20 TBS offices throughout the United States but also its foreign operations -- which often faced major terrorist threats. Mr. Ellison supervised the selection and installation of locking and computer key-entry systems, alarms, state-of-the-art mail and package screening machines, closed circuit television and surveillance devices, and encrypted telecommunications. He was responsible for the redesign of building entrances for access control, operation of Atlanta's ComNet system, in which businesses communicate with each other and the local police department. His security team was responsible for three venues during the 1996 Olympics and several international venues during the numerous Goodwill Games sponsored by Ted Turner. Prior to joining TBS, Mr. Ellison served from 1971 to 1991 in the United States Secret Service, holding various supervisory positions including: Special Agent in Charge, Atlanta Field Office; Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Investigations; Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Presidential Protective Division assigned to protect President Ronald Reagan; and Special Agent, Presidential Protective Division assigned to guard President Carter and his family. Agent Ellison supervised and conducted complex security surveys domestically and in Canada, Asia, the Philippines, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In addition to his Secret Service training, he holds a Babchelor of Arts degree from Clark College.
Stephen Kent Radford, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, has over 20 years experience in sales, marketing and financial management wherein he established an excellent reputation as a creative and analytical executive capable of formulating and implementing strategic programs to fully utilize corporate resources. From 1996 through 2003, Mr. Radford served as President and Director of All Points Telecom, Inc., a merchant banking firm in the communications bindustry. Throughout his professional career, he has been an active investor of his own extensive multimillion-dollar real estate and securities portfolios. A financial services and asset manager with Merrill Lynch and Investors Diversified Services, he also spent 10 years in management with Hallmark Cards, Inc., where he developed and implemented computerized financial systems for real estate development resulting in a reduction of over 50% in overhead costs while increasing efficiency and quality of financial information. Mr. Radford also owned and operated a regional screen printing company involved in specialty manufacturing. Mr. Radford has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Valparaiso University.
Andre H. McKoy, Vice President, Red Alert Security Finance, has an extensive background in corporate finance. From August 1999 to August 2003, he served as Chief Financial Officer of DME Interactive Holdings, Inc., a public company providing specialized Internet services and portals. He also held various corporate finance positions ranging from asset securitization to highly leveraged financings with Citicorp, a unit of Citigroup, including Vice President, Global Project Finance, from 1997 to 1999, Vice President, Global Banks Industry group, from 1995 to 1997, and Assistant Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Securitization group, from 1992 to 1995. Mr. McKoy received a B.M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pratt Institute in 1986 and a M.B.A. in Finance and Corporate Strategy from the University of Michigan in 1992.
Eduard W. Logher, Vice-President, Red Alert Force, is an expert in Intelligence and Special Operations. He recently retired from over 34 years in the Royal Netherlands Navy where his assignments included: Head, Psychological Operations in Afghanistan for NATO (which resulted in their first democratic elections); 2nd in Command, Bosnian Liaison Observation Team; Naval Station Operations Officer responsible for 200 aircrew flying P3C Orion (intelligence and anti-submarine) aircraft at sites throughout Southern Europe, Northern Europe and the Caribbean; and other classified activities. During Gulf War I and the Bosnian War, he flew several search and rescue, air emergency, counter drugs, and combat missions over Iraq and Bosnia, and also participated in Joint Combat Flying Operations and Joint Planning Cells in Operation Desert Storm and Deny Flights.Earlier is his career, Mr. Logher served as Electronic Warfare Coordinator aboard the Hnlms van Kinsbergen.Educated in the Netherlands Royal Navy, he completed college studies at the School for Communication.