Jeff Kernohan is an associate managing director in the Security Risk Management practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in New York. Jeff has over 15 years of experience delivering comprehensive security services in protecting people and property. He has served a broad range of clients, including diverse federal agencies, museums, world-class residences/hotels, corporate headquarters for Fortune 100 companies, sports and entertainment venues, public utility infrastructure, institutional entities such as the United Nations, world-renowned religious institutions and high-net-worth individuals. Jeff has expertise in security consulting and master planning, threat and risk assessment, project management, integrated engineering, technology and design services. 

Jeff began his journey with Kroll in 2000 and played a key role in several significant security engagements, especially in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. After September 11, 2001, Jeff transferred from Kroll’s Texas office to New York City, where he was responsible for overseeing 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 the 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 2000–2012, Jeff took on greater leadership responsibilities with Kroll, ultimately serving as an associate vice president from 2010–2012. In this role, Jeff managed Kroll’s security consulting, design and engineering services for the East Coast. 

Between 2012–2015, Jeff also 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, he was involved in the sports and entertainment practice. He also simultaneously managed Guidepost’s Private Client Protection Security practice.

Jeff holds a B.S. in criminal justice administration from Sam Houston State University. He is an American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Certified Protection Professional. He is affiliated with ASIS, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology and the American Criminal Justice Graduate Students Organization. 

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