September 14, 2020 - Guidepost Solutions announces the hiring of experienced security management professional Matthew Peters as vice president, business development. He will work closely with enterprise clients and ultra-high net worth individuals to develop risk mitigation and security strategies.
“Matt has developed customized security and risk mitigation solutions for Fortune 500 companies and ultra-high net worth individuals,” said Julie Myers Wood, CEO, Guidepost Solutions. “His experience will bring an added dimension to our highly skilled team of security professionals.”
Peters’ 16-year law enforcement career culminated with a 5-year assignment to the prestigious FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York City. He directed a group of over 125 senior investigators handling critical threats, terrorism financing and cybersecurity on an international basis. Other assignments within the NYPD involved significant time spent within the narcotics division and various special operations teams.
Upon retiring from the NYPD, Peters was a founder and equity partner in the Paladin Center, a nationally recognized homeland security training center, which catered to elite units within the Department of Defense and regional law enforcement agencies. He then went on to manage the regional office for a large security provider, where he had responsibility for a 720-member guard force in the New York Tri-State area. Immediately preceding his work with Guidepost Solutions, Peters was the vice president of business development for a well-known firm specializing in executive protection. In this role, he crafted customized security programs for clients and established protective assignments throughout the world.
Peters received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Scranton and Master of Business Administration, Human Resource Management from Baruch College.