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Jeff Kernohan is an Associate Managing Director with Kroll’s Security Risk Management practice, based in the Chicago office. Jeff has over 15 years of delivering comprehensive security services that have aided a broad range of clients — including diverse federal agencies, museums, religious institutions, and high-net-worth individuals — in protecting people and property. Jeff has particular expertise in security consulting, threat and risk assessment, and project management as well as integrated engineering, technology, and design services.
Jeff has played a key role in a number of significant security engagements since he began his professional career with Kroll in 2000, especially in the aftermath of September 11. From 2000-2012, Jeff steadily took on greater leadership responsibilities with Kroll, ultimately serving as Associate Vice President from 2010-2012, with responsibility for managing all of Kroll’s security consulting, design and engineering services for the East Coast. After September 11, Jeff transferred from Kroll’s Texas office to New York City, where he was responsible for ensuring the quality of work conducted by more than 60 security professionals performing risk assessments in the year following the terrorist attacks. He was also instrumental in developing with outside counsel Kroll’s successful application for Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Safety Act status, a DHS effort designed to help promote the creation, deployment, and use of anti-terrorism technologies.
From 2012 -2015, Jeff served as Mid-Atlantic Regional Director in Washington, D.C., for Guidepost Solutions LLC, a global provider of monitoring, compliance, investigations, and risk management solutions. In this role Jeff was heavily involved in the Sports and Entertainment practice at Guidepost working with League offices, Teams and Facility Owners to ensure the integrity of these high profile facilities. He also concurrently managed Guidepost’s Private Client Protection Security practice.
Jeff has managed over 100 Security Consulting projects that include:
- World-class residential/hotel projects
- Corporate headquarters for Fortune 100 companies
- Sports and Entertainment Venues
- Public utility infrastructure
- Institutional entities such as the United Nations
- World-renowned religious institutions
Education and Certifications
- B.S., Criminal Justice Administration, Sam Houston State University
Affiliations and Memberships
- American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
- American Society of Criminology
- American Criminal Justice Graduate Students Organization
- Security Master Planning
- Operational Security
- Threat Assessments
- Electronic Security Design and Engineering