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Christopher Deringer CPP, PCI, PSP

Christopher Deringer CPP, PCI, PSP

Associate Vice President, Enterprise Solutions

Chris Deringer is a seasoned security professional with extensive experience in strategic planning, driving growth, developing and implementing strategic initiatives, and improving organizational and partner relationships, while overseeing programs with national and global impact.

Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. Deringer served as the senior director, security risk management for a global consulting and engineering firm where he managed a team of security professionals while directing oversight for dozens of simultaneous projects.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Deringer was a U.S. Army intelligence analyst and later led an intelligence training program, partnered with nations across the Asia Pacific Region, to combat transnational criminal organizations that impact the U.S. and other nations. In this role, he proactively evaluated and provided training to improve the capabilities of foreign law enforcement and military organizations.

Mr. Deringer brings a practical business approach to client engagements informed by his experiences working as senior security consultant, a global security director, a financial advisor holding Series 7, 66, 31, and insurance licenses, and a small business owner. He has been recognized for his ability to interact with members of the C-Suite and others seamlessly and for bringing added value in solving complex business challenges.

Mr. Deringer received training in intermodal freight transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is one of a small group of security experts throughout the world to have earned all three ASIS International Certifications: Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) and Physical Security Professional (PSP). Mr. Deringer is co-inventor of a tactical security system, patented in 2018.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Administration, Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Administration, University of Phoenix
  • Associate of Supervisory Leadership, Hawaii Pacific University

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Current TS/SCI Clearance
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Professional Certified Investigator (PCI)
  • Physical Security Professional (PSP)

AFFILIATIONS

  • ASIS International
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)
  • InfraGard

Solutions

Chris Deringer is a seasoned security professional with extensive experience in strategic planning, driving growth, developing and implementing strategic initiatives, and improving organizational and partner relationships, while overseeing programs with national and global impact.

Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. Deringer served as the senior director, security risk management for a global consulting and engineering firm where he managed a team of security professionals while directing oversight for dozens of simultaneous projects.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Deringer was a U.S. Army intelligence analyst and later led an intelligence training program, partnered with nations across the Asia Pacific Region, to combat transnational criminal organizations that impact the U.S. and other nations. In this role, he proactively evaluated and provided training to improve the capabilities of foreign law enforcement and military organizations.

Mr. Deringer brings a practical business approach to client engagements informed by his experiences working as senior security consultant, a global security director, a financial advisor holding Series 7, 66, 31, and insurance licenses, and a small business owner. He has been recognized for his ability to interact with members of the C-Suite and others seamlessly and for bringing added value in solving complex business challenges.

Mr. Deringer received training in intermodal freight transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is one of a small group of security experts throughout the world to have earned all three ASIS International Certifications: Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) and Physical Security Professional (PSP). Mr. Deringer is co-inventor of a tactical security system, patented in 2018.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Administration, Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Administration, University of Phoenix
  • Associate of Supervisory Leadership, Hawaii Pacific University

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Current TS/SCI Clearance
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Professional Certified Investigator (PCI)
  • Physical Security Professional (PSP)

AFFILIATIONS

  • ASIS International
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)
  • InfraGard