John Presley | Vice President, Corporate Security & Crisis Management
The Athos Group
John Presley serves as Athos’ Vice-President, Corporate Security
and Crisis Management. He brings over 30 years of experience including
the U.S. Army, police, FBI, corporate security, and as an entrepreneur.
John left public service as an Agent with the FBI to move to corporate
security where he held positions such as Security Director for Enron and
Global Security Director for one of the General Electric businesses. He
also has previous experience in academia as the Executive Director and
Adjunct Professor for the University of Houston- Downtown's Masters
of Security Management program. John is very accustomed to working with
senior executives on complex and sensitive issues and throughout his career
has traveled the globe extensively.
While in law enforcement John served in many roles and received special
training/certifications in areas such as investigations, firearms instructor
training, forensics, crisis management, surveillance, tactical operations,
executive protection, and communications. Over the last 18 years, that
background has been utilized in the private security management profession
in such areas as managing international and business risk, conducting
due-diligence, vulnerability assessments, investigations/audits, crisis
management, FCPA issues and programs, managing travel risk programs, addressing
high-net-worth individual’s unique security risk, and supporting
special projects related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
John holds a Master’s Degree in Security Management from the University
of Houston – Downtown. He is a member of the Energy Security Council
(ESC), both the International and Houston Chapters of the American Society
of Industrial Security (ASIS), the Society for Human Resource Management
(SHRM), and the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA).
John is active in his local community mentoring youth and supporting organizations
for children with disabilities. He is an avid fisherman, outdoorsman and
does woodworking as a hobby. He and his wife, a medical professional,
have four children.