Team Members

Dr. Nick Nicholson


Larry "Nick" Nicholson, Ph.D   Dr. Larry G. “Nick” Nicholson has an extensive background in consulting for public and private sector organizations and has held numerous leadership positions over the course of his career. He has served as the Special Agent in Charge of Standards and Evaluation for the U.S. Department of Energy, the Bureau Chief for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, and Management Professor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, and has over 31 years of combined law enforcement management experience in state and local agencies as well as the federal government. He has led and managed a diverse group of senior law enforcement personnel, engineers and scientists responsible for research and development of new counter-terrorism technology for use by local and state law public safety agencies. Responsibilities included managing a multi-million dollar budget and formulating investigative task forces involving a diverse group of law enforcement personnel throughout the country, to identify specific needs in responding to critical incidents. He has presented more than 500 programs to professionals from the United States, Japan, Sweden, United Kingdom, Mexico, China, Taiwan, Former Soviet Union, Ukraine, Canada, Bulgaria, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Austria, Uganda and Germany. His areas of expertise include Leadership, Behavioral Issues in Organizational Development, Risk Analysis, Master Security Planning, Security Operations and Business Continuity. Dr. Nicholson has a PhD from St. John’s University in Police Administration (1997); MS from Southern Illinois University in Workforce Education (1994); and BS from Southern Illinois University in Workforce Education (1990).

Dr. Dave Corderman


David S. Corderman, Ph.D     Dr. David S. Corderman has an extensive background in public safety and threat analysis having served for 24 years in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Part of his career included eight and a half years on the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team where he was involved in numerous critical incidents including the “Siege” in Waco, Texas and the “Stand-Off” at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. While a member of the Hostage Rescue Team, he was responsible for all protection matters associated with the team typically involving high threat targets. He also taught in the FBI’s National Academy Program for 10 years, and later was the Chief of the Leadership Development Institute. In this role he was responsible for all the leadership training for state, local, national and international law enforcement partners that the FBI was involved with. This included strategic relationships through the Leadership in Counterterrorism Program with the Australian Federal Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and the Scottish Police College. Dr. Corderman maintains his affiliation with senior national and international law enforcement officials as a Board Member of the National Executive Institute Associates, Associate Executive Director of the Major County Sheriffs’ Association, and through his consulting work with a variety of law enforcement organizations.  His education includes a Ph.D., Adult Learning and Human Development, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, 2004; M.S., Human Development, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, 1999; M.P.A., Public Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990; B.A., Social Relations, Lehigh University, 1978.

Mike McGrath


Mike McGrath   Mike McGrath's expertise is in the Entertainment Industry where his career spans over 27 years. He has provided tour management and security services for Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, The Judds and others. He has an extensive background in the martial arts beginning his training in 1975 his accomplishments include: San Soo - 8th Degree Black Belt; Tae Kwon Do - 5th Degree Black Belt; Tang Soo Do - 2nd Degree Black Belt; 2011 Masters Hall of Fame Inductee; 2012 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee. Mike blended his touring experience and martial arts skills to produce specialized Personal Protection Courses and Emergency Action Plans for concert tours and industry professionals. He has a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and is a Licensed Armed Security Officer for the State of Tennessee.

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