Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wall is the founder, CEO and owner of Creative Security. He is a retired Sergeant from the San Jose Police Department. During his thirty year career, he acquired a broad range of training and experience in the areas of crisis management, leadership, executive protection, undercover operations and criminal investigation. Mr. Wall spent seventeen years in the Special Operations Unit during which time he provided executive protection to all United States presidents visiting the San Jose area from 1976 through 2002. United States Secret Service training provided the foundation of his executive protection skills, which he used in protective operations for a variety of local, national and international officials and dignitaries. While assigned to Special Weapons & Tactics Unit, Mr. Wall participated in more than 275 hostage/barricade incidents. Mr. Wall also spent five years assigned to the Bureau of Investigations. During this time he received four Outstanding Duty Awards, the police department’s highest award of recognition. He is the only officer in the history of the San Jose Police Department to receive four of these awards.
Mr. Wall has testified in state and federal courts as an expert witness in hundreds of criminal and civil cases. His investigations have resulted in changes to California case law and he is recognized by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an expert working undercover in organized crime and other clandestine investigations. Mr. Wall participated in the first meeting held in Washington, D.C. to define private industry’s role in the Department of Homeland Security and was among the first group of volunteers trained by the U.S. government in Risk Assessment Methodology. Since entering the private sector Mr. Wall has provided consulting advice, management services, expert protective and investigative support and training to multi-national corporations throughout the world. Frequently called upon to analyze existing executive protection operations, Mr. Wall has been responsible for restructuring major corporate security programs. He has implemented new security procedures in companies such as Coca Cola Enterprises, Symyx Corp., Creative Labs Corp., Invisalign, Quantum Corp., Cisco Systems, Intel Corp., Cypress Semi-conductors and Hewlett Packard.
Mr. Wall is a Vietnam War veteran, serving from 1967 – 1971 in the U.S. Air Force, assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron.