Chris White | CEO and Founder
The Athos Group
Chris White, CEO and Founder of
Athos, comes from a strong tradition of public service. His commitment to integrity
and teamwork was formed early as he watched his father serve their community
in several positions such as Emergency Management Coordinator, Firefighter,
Paramedic, and certified Arson and Explosives Investigator.
Following in his father’s example, Chris entered the police academy
at age 19 and became a Sheriff’s Deputy soon thereafter. He rose
rapidly through the ranks of his department; from Patrol, to Detective,
to Chief Investigator and member of the SWAT Team. He was promoted to
the rank of Captain, leading the agency’s Investigations Division.
Chris received special training focusing on crimes against persons and
child victims, and was a member of a multi-agency Child Advocacy Center,
an interdisciplinary team investigating child deaths and sexual assaults.
Chris helped form, and served as Co-Coordinator of, the region’s
Search and Rescue Team comprised of law enforcement, fire department,
state parks and wildlife, and state corrections department officers to
recover missing children, lost hunters and others in peril.
Like many officers struggling to provide for their families, Chris began
working off-duty security jobs to supplement his income and purchased
his first home with the money he earned. He then began assisting fellow
officers by helping them schedule other regional off-duty requests, and
built an early reputation for reliability, accountability and customer
service. His success continued, and in 2006 he formed
Innovative Surveillance Solutions (ISS).
Chris realized that he could provide reliable off-duty work for law enforcement
officers while helping businesses manage risk, and began leading his company
full time. Starting with fewer than 100 law enforcement officer associates
and 2 initial clients, the company grew over the last decade to supporting
more than two hundred clients in all major corporate sectors and partnering
with more than 4000 officers to provide services.
ISS became the
Athos Group, and even with the tremendous growth of his company, the core values
Chris first established remain at its foundation: trust, accountability,
integrity, and partnership.
Chris, a triathlete, mountain biker, skier, and golfer enjoys classical
music and opera. Chris and his wife have 3 children.