Guidepost Solutions announced the creation of “Centers of Excellence” across its security and technology consulting division. The deployment of the centers is said to enable an experienced global team to utilize resources and execute projects, regardless of geographic region. 

In conjunction, Guidepost Solutions promoted Edward Batchelor to executive vice president of the security and technology consulting division. With over 12 years of experience in physical, technical and operational security design and consulting, Batchelor has developed results-oriented solutions tailored to meet the needs of clients and specific project requirements for the protection of assets in multiple vertical markets including higher education, corporate, institutional and government. 

Guidepost Solutions’ security and technology consulting services, under the continued leadership of President John Torres, are operations-centric and supported by excellent technology design. The security and technology consulting division’s Centers of Excellence will shift the practice group to a service-oriented structure while continuing to deploy a holistic planning approach and a comprehensive risk assessment methodology to address the unique security needs and challenges faced by any company, according to the announcement. 

“The creation of Centers of Excellence will further push our objective of one team working together towards common goals to enhance global recognition in our clients’ markets, while amplifying the quality of work and team development,” said Julie Myers Wood, CEO, Guidepost Solutions. “The formation of these centers puts into action our distinctive approach of moving clients forward and we are excited to see how this restructuring of the security and technology consulting division can service our clients even more effectively.” 

The Centers of Excellence structure will enable enhanced professional growth opportunities, with diverse teams spanning all practice groups, according to the announcement. Guidepost Solutions, in response to ever-evolving client needs, said it has grown in the past few years with the creation of the following solutions: 

  • Technology design
  • Physical security
  • Cybersecurity and infrastructure
  • Risk and emergency management
  • Federal
  • Protective services
  • Sports and entertainment security
  • International
  • Professional engineering services 

Guidepost Solutions is headquartered in New York City, providing domestic and international investigations, compliance solutions, monitoring, and security and technology consulting services.