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Matthew Lyons, CPP

Matthew Lyons, CPP

Director, Security Consulting

Matthew W. Lyons draws on his more than 20 years of security experience to establish and execute organizational security processes, practices, and policies. His expertise spans core security principals and skills, domestic and international terrorism, homeland security physical risk assessments and electronic security applications.

Mr. Lyons helps clients establish and enhance their corporate security functions, applying his expertise in physical security, security operations and technology, project management and strategic planning skills.

Prior to joining the Guidepost team, Mr. Lyons served as the vice president of security at Tenet Health, where he developed and implemented procedures to ensure the safety of over 110,000 staff members, patients, and visitors in 567 locations. He applied electronic security strategies resulting in over $7 million annual cost savings. While leading security efforts at Tenet Health, Mr. Lyons created an implemented a Global Security Incident Reporting tool that allowed in depth analysis and trending, leading to appropriate actions to mitigate risks.

Mr. Lyons experience also includes positions as vice president of global security at Alorica, head of executive protection for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, head of security for Blockbuster Video. His global experience spans government and the commercial sector and includes serving as an international special forces instructor.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, North Central Texas College

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP), ASIS International

Matthew W. Lyons draws on his more than 20 years of security experience to establish and execute organizational security processes, practices, and policies. His expertise spans core security principals and skills, domestic and international terrorism, homeland security physical risk assessments and electronic security applications.

Mr. Lyons helps clients establish and enhance their corporate security functions, applying his expertise in physical security, security operations and technology, project management and strategic planning skills.

Prior to joining the Guidepost team, Mr. Lyons served as the vice president of security at Tenet Health, where he developed and implemented procedures to ensure the safety of over 110,000 staff members, patients, and visitors in 567 locations. He applied electronic security strategies resulting in over $7 million annual cost savings. While leading security efforts at Tenet Health, Mr. Lyons created an implemented a Global Security Incident Reporting tool that allowed in depth analysis and trending, leading to appropriate actions to mitigate risks.

Mr. Lyons experience also includes positions as vice president of global security at Alorica, head of executive protection for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, head of security for Blockbuster Video. His global experience spans government and the commercial sector and includes serving as an international special forces instructor.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, North Central Texas College

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP), ASIS International