R. Kris Coleman - Founder, President, and CEO
Mr. Kris Coleman founded Red Five Security in 2004 to provide world class, state of the art security and protective intelligence services. Mr. Coleman continues to use his knowledge, experience, and integrity to grow Red Five into a multi-faceted company focused on bespoke security solutions for unique clientele.
Working in both the private and public sectors throughout his 20+ year career, he has served with the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and as a former Principal with Good Harbor Consulting. Mr. Coleman’s depth and range of experiences allows the Red Five team to specialize in high quality, proactive, and discreet security services. He has built a unique capability in Red Five to support clients with tailored low-profile security operations, analysis, training, and program and system design.
A distinctive portion of Mr. Coleman’s work in the private sector includes the complete assessment, design development, and installation of cutting-edge security programs for high net worth clients. Projects have included large residences in Florida, California and the Washington DC, area (some in excess of 45,000 square feet), commercial facilities with challenging security requirements, as well as unique sites overseas.
Mr. Coleman has also consulted on the pre-construction security design review for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim, and Sheik Zayed National Museums on Saadiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates as part of a multi-disciplinary team. He has extensive experience re-evaluating protective units and residential security for US-based Fortune 50 CEOs and their global properties, including one effort to completely re-engineer and retrain a family’s protective detail. He also led a team for a top US retail client to conduct risk assessments for executives involved in an acquisition in Central America.
During his tenure with the CIA, Mr. Coleman conducted threat and vulnerability assessments and developed programmatic approaches to counterterrorism and law enforcement for such countries as Italy, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, and Jordan. Deployed with the CIA’s protective operations cadre he was a Senior Instructor, Team Leader, and Operator for low and high-profile operations.
Mr. Coleman also served four years as a Special Agent with the FBI, with a focus on criminal investigation of international organized crime and international terrorism. He was a member of the FBI’s enhanced SWAT Team and is an FBI-certified instructor in firearms, protection, surveillance and counter-surveillance. Over the course of his government career he has been involved in numerous major security events both overseas and domestically with National Special Security Events, providing assessments, tactical response and protective services.
Mr. Coleman graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in Public Administration. He is also the author of a copyrighted protective intelligence methodology for executives known as PrIME©. He is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.