Joel Edward Gross

Joel Edward Gross, CPP ARM CFE is president and principal of Risk Strategies International, a firm organized in 1995 to provide complex risk-related services worldwide. He has thirty years of varied and extensive international risk-related management experience in many industries, the last fifteen as a principal consultant. Until 1995, he served as Director of Corporate Risk Services/Senior Investigator for a well-known international firm.

He has a diverse corporate background in security, investigations, fleet and industrial safety, environmental health, risk management and claims.

Past assignments include:  resolving risk-related issues about protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and technology; advising high-technology firms on matters pertaining to espionage by foreign interests; resolving issues surrounding the kidnapping and payment of $21 million for an executive’s safe return; international estate and residential protection; establishing secure conditions in a hostile environment for the care, custody and control of $65 billion in currency, bearer bonds and electronic security instruments; assisting multi-nationals with resolving corporate reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions, the termination of senior executives, defending against hostile takeovers involving possible violence and espionage and counter-intelligence, large scale employee terminations and plant closings, stalkers, kidnappings, threats of violence, and executive protection; protecting high-value corporate assets from sabotage and terrorism; and assisting governments & corporations with protecting embassies, estates, & residences.

He is an Honors Graduate of Seton Hall University and formerly on the Adjunct Faculty at Jersey City State College.

International professional certifications include: Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Associate in Risk Management ARM) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).