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Matthew Peters

Matthew Peters

Vice President, Business Development Security & Technology Consulting

Matt Peters is an accomplished security management professional with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.  In his role at Guidepost, he works closely with ultra-high net worth individuals and enterprise clients to develop risk mitigation and security strategies.

Matt’s 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, Matt 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 full P&L responsibility for a  720-member guard force in the New York Tri-State area.  Immediately preceding his work with Guidepost Solutions, Matt 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.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Scranton
  • Masters of Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Baruch College

AFFILIATIONS

  • ASIS International
  • NYPD Shield
  • FBI Infragard
  • FBI Domestic Security Advisory Council

Matt Peters is an accomplished security management professional with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.  In his role at Guidepost, he works closely with ultra-high net worth individuals and enterprise clients to develop risk mitigation and security strategies.

Matt’s 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, Matt 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 full P&L responsibility for a  720-member guard force in the New York Tri-State area.  Immediately preceding his work with Guidepost Solutions, Matt 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.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Scranton
  • Masters of Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Baruch College

AFFILIATIONS

  • ASIS International
  • NYPD Shield
  • FBI Infragard
  • FBI Domestic Security Advisory Council