Brian Cooke


  • Americas
  • Security Risk Management
  • Operational and Protective Services

Brian Cooke is a Principal in Control Risks’ Security and Risk Consulting practice in North America and is responsible for advising Control Risks’ clients on issues related to enterprise security risk management, security program development and implementation. He is a recognized expert with more than 25 years of public- and private-sector experience in security management, operations, investigations and intelligence. 

Examples of Brian’s work include:

  • Designing and building the geopolitical risk intelligence program for a multinational energy company
  • Coordinating and directing a large and complex multi-country executive protection mission for Fortune 25 executives
  • Creating and managing an enterprise-wide travel risk management program for a multinational company
  • Authoring crisis management plans and conducting tabletop exercises for a multinational company
  • Hiring, mentoring, and professionally developing teams of junior intelligence analysts and operations coordinators
  • Brian’s career includes service in the United States Marine Corps, as a Special Agent and Regional Security Officer in the US Department of State and as the director of international and maritime security for a multinational company. Brian is a well-known leader in the industry and a subject matter expert on travel risk management, executive protection, workplace violence prevention, physical security, geopolitical risk, and intelligence and investigations. He has served in over a dozen countries in Latin America, is bilingual in Spanish, and has experience supporting clients in the energy, technology, financial and manufacturing industries. 

    Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland at College Park and is board certified by the American Society for Industrial Security as a Certified Protection Professional, a globally recognized standard for security management professionals who have demonstrated knowledge and competency in seven key security domains.

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