Firestorm COO Hart Brown featured on TMIB Podcast on Crisis Management

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Host: Sharon Lorman, Vice President
Cohosts: Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President and Rich Trauger, Managing Director
Guest: Hart S. Brown, Executive Vice President and COO of Firestorm

  • Topic 1: Crisis Management: When your Reputation is at Stake

A damaged reputation can cost an organization in terms of lower share price, decreased brand value, lost revenue and customers, and increased operating or regulatory costs. It’s important to have a crisis management plan in place before something happens so that management can best respond and protect shareholder interests. Our podcast guest for this topic is Hart S. Brown, Executive Vice President and COO of Firestorm (a Novume Company), a nationally recognized brand in preparedness and crisis management.

Firestorm is well known for its contributions in handling some of this nation’s worst crises, as well as providing thought leadership in the prevention of catastrophic events. The Company was created based on the concept that almost all threats and vulnerabilities can be identified, and therefore, either mitigated or eliminated. Its products and services assist senior leadership in the assessment, evaluation and control of strategic risk. As COO, Mr. Brown leads the development, acquisition and growth of key practices and people. Additionally, he manages the acquisition and integration strategy and directs the planning and budgeting process for all of the Firestorm companies and acquisitions.

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Firestorm® Solutions, is a Novume™ Solutions company (Nasdaq: NVMM), and is a leading crisis and risk management firm and America’s CRISIS COACH®. Since 2005, Firestorm has assisted clients in transforming crisis into value by responding to some of the largest and most complex crisis events as well as combining best-practice consulting with proven crisis management expertise. Firestorm empowers clients to manage crisis and risk through assessments, audits, program development, insurance partnerships, training and advisory services using the PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology.

Firestorm assesses, audits, develops, trains and tests strategies and programs encompassing emergency response, business continuity, crisis management, and crisis communications/PR. Firestorm demonstrates thought leadership in workplace violence prevention, cyber-breach response, insurance-related services, communicable illness/pandemic planning, predictive intelligence, and every preparedness initiative.

Firestorm provided crisis management and crisis communications services to Virginia Tech after the shootings and continues to provide services to keep tens of thousands of employees, customers and students safer.

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