Jason Russell – EVP, Chief Security Officer
Jason Russell is Chief Security Officer and EVP of Firestorm Security Solutions. In this role, Jason is responsible for leading a team of former Secret Service agents in delivering White House-level threat assessment and protection to schools and businesses on behalf of Firestorm.
Jason is the former founder, President and CEO of Secure Education Consultants, LLC (SEC). SEC is now a part of Firestorm, a Novume Solutions (NASDAQ: NVMM) company. In his prior role, Jason was responsible for overseeing all company operations, product development, and quality assurance. Jason grew that business to serve hundreds of clients in more than 30 states, and these clients are now supported by Firestorm Security Solutions.
Jason also served with the United States Secret Service as a Special Agent. During his tenure, Jason was involved in protective and investigative assignments as well as protecting the President and Vice President along with all living former Presidents. In addition to protection assignments, Jason served as the Secret Service Lead Instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academy, a Physical Fitness Coordinator, and on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Jason began his law enforcement career with the Lansing Police Department (LPD). While with the LPD, Jason was recognized with a lifesaving award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Jason has worked on the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, and various multi-jurisdictional enforcement initiatives.
Jason is a frequent Keynote and content speaker at conferences on the topics of emergency preparedness, active shooter response, and safety and security process. Jason additionally has taught criminal investigation and security courses as an adjunct professor.
Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University and his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Security Management from Michigan State University.