CEO and Founder
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.
In 2016 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.