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Paul Walker comes to Guidepost as a senior consultant with over 15 years of experience managing all aspects of large-scale, security systems projects. He is an expert in management oversight on projects from start to finish, while ensuring compliance with established regulations and requirements. Mr. Walker has demonstrated success in supporting and managing coordination of budgets, schedules, resources, operations, and logistics to ensure on-time and on-target implementation and execution of many diversified projects. He is adept at developing strategic plans, evaluating key metrics, identifying risks, and generating revenue streams through cost savings and workflow process refinement.

Mr. Walker has a strong working knowledge of Basic Access Control Systems (BAC), Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV), and Burg panel design and implementation, as well as IT Infrastructure, and Disk Operating System (DOS) commands. He is an effective communicator, collaborator, and multitasker, with the ability to develop strong relationships with clients.

Mr. Walker previously worked as a senior project manager at an engineering firm based in Seattle. There he conducted and attended weekly planning meetings for ongoing projects, and spearheaded activities to streamline operations efficiently. He oversaw data center electronic security systems design and installation, serving as a client representative for projects located in Europe and the United States. Mr. Walker developed positive working relationships with contract companies and created a professional working environment with an open communication culture. He also played a vital role in accomplishing fiscal and deadline goals, while ensuring compliance with clients’ needs.

Mr. Walker worked for several years as a client program manager at a security group where he served as a liaison working in close collaboration with multiple clients such as Amazon, Converse, Flex, Noble Energy, Kraft, and other large corporations. Mr. Walker was a major contributor in positioning the security group as a leader in the marketplace with best products, installations, and support capabilities. He worked with the online travel agency Expedia, assisting the Enterprise Security Risk Team in designing and implementing a global security program, as well as monitoring and ensuring compliance with all pay card standards. Mr. Walker added value and increased business success by determining various clients’ needs and perceptions, at times resulting in an increased customer demand for company products, information, and services.

He served many years as a physical security program manager for an international retailer. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Walker directed a team that installed electronic security systems, as well as providing support and maintenance, and management of vendors. He developed and launched the company’s corporate office physical security program that supported 100 global sites. Mr. Walker worked with the corporate networking team developing corporate infrastructure buildout, successfully combining and streamlining information technology and security design into one project component.

He also has extensive experience as a senior physical security project manager, security manager, and director of safety and security among several diversified organizations.

EDUCATION

  • Coursework, Criminal Justice, Green River College

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Visonic Technologies – Spider Alert Certified Installer
  • Agent VI Video Analytics – Certified User
  • Softwarehouse – C-cure User Certification
  • Management of Aggressive Behavior – MOAB Certified Instructor
  • American Lodging and Hospitality Certified Lodging Security Director
  • Microsoft Global Foundation Security Level 101 Training Course
  • Microsoft Global Foundation Security Advanced Lenel Course
  • American Red Cross CPR & First Aid – Certified Instructor

AFFILIATIONS

  • Evergreen Safety Council Principles of Occupational Safety & Health

Paul Walker comes to Guidepost as a senior consultant with over 15 years of experience managing all aspects of large-scale, security systems projects. He is an expert in management oversight on projects from start to finish, while ensuring compliance with established regulations and requirements. Mr. Walker has demonstrated success in supporting and managing coordination of budgets, schedules, resources, operations, and logistics to ensure on-time and on-target implementation and execution of many diversified projects. He is adept at developing strategic plans, evaluating key metrics, identifying risks, and generating revenue streams through cost savings and workflow process refinement.

Mr. Walker has a strong working knowledge of Basic Access Control Systems (BAC), Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV), and Burg panel design and implementation, as well as IT Infrastructure, and Disk Operating System (DOS) commands. He is an effective communicator, collaborator, and multitasker, with the ability to develop strong relationships with clients.

Mr. Walker previously worked as a senior project manager at an engineering firm based in Seattle. There he conducted and attended weekly planning meetings for ongoing projects, and spearheaded activities to streamline operations efficiently. He oversaw data center electronic security systems design and installation, serving as a client representative for projects located in Europe and the United States. Mr. Walker developed positive working relationships with contract companies and created a professional working environment with an open communication culture. He also played a vital role in accomplishing fiscal and deadline goals, while ensuring compliance with clients’ needs.

Mr. Walker worked for several years as a client program manager at a security group where he served as a liaison working in close collaboration with multiple clients such as Amazon, Converse, Flex, Noble Energy, Kraft, and other large corporations. Mr. Walker was a major contributor in positioning the security group as a leader in the marketplace with best products, installations, and support capabilities. He worked with the online travel agency Expedia, assisting the Enterprise Security Risk Team in designing and implementing a global security program, as well as monitoring and ensuring compliance with all pay card standards. Mr. Walker added value and increased business success by determining various clients’ needs and perceptions, at times resulting in an increased customer demand for company products, information, and services.

He served many years as a physical security program manager for an international retailer. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Walker directed a team that installed electronic security systems, as well as providing support and maintenance, and management of vendors. He developed and launched the company’s corporate office physical security program that supported 100 global sites. Mr. Walker worked with the corporate networking team developing corporate infrastructure buildout, successfully combining and streamlining information technology and security design into one project component.

He also has extensive experience as a senior physical security project manager, security manager, and director of safety and security among several diversified organizations.

EDUCATION

  • Coursework, Criminal Justice, Green River College

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Visonic Technologies – Spider Alert Certified Installer
  • Agent VI Video Analytics – Certified User
  • Softwarehouse – C-cure User Certification
  • Management of Aggressive Behavior – MOAB Certified Instructor
  • American Lodging and Hospitality Certified Lodging Security Director
  • Microsoft Global Foundation Security Level 101 Training Course
  • Microsoft Global Foundation Security Advanced Lenel Course
  • American Red Cross CPR & First Aid – Certified Instructor

AFFILIATIONS

  • Evergreen Safety Council Principles of Occupational Safety & Health