John Dagklis is a certified security professional, trainer and risk management consultant with 20 + years of combined experience from the Army Special Forces and the private sector. He is currently the Managing Director of JDAS (J.D & Associates) which is a security firm that provides protective services and risk avoidance solutions to C-level corporate executives, high net-worth individuals and delegations traveling to Europe, Middle East and Africa. Having built a reputation as a subject matter expert, he has successfully managed various personal protection programs, participating also in major industry events in China and Europe as a keynote speaker. In 2011, he received one of the highest Security instructor’s certifications worldwide from the National Bodyguard Association of Russia according to Executive Protection Global Standard (EPGS). He also shares his experience globally, through a number of specialized courses & workshops with students that wish to build a career within the demanding 21st century security industry.