Senior Staff

The ESS Global Corp staff is made up of highly trained agents with diverse backgrounds.  This gives us the ability to put together a team to fit any security need.  Due to the vast variety of our clientele, our staff has been chosen from all branches of the military, law enforcement and Executive Protection backgrounds enabling us to perform all operations and details with extreme precision and efficiency. 

Our Senior Agents all have a minimum of 5 years of field experience with some having upwards of 25 years.  The ESS Global Corp staff has provided security and Executive Protection with operations in over 50 countries around the globe. 

Resumes of our staff members are available upon request.

Theodore Billiris

Chief Executive Officer

University of Florida

Provided Executive Protection and led details in over 30 countries

ASI –  Executive Protection Training, Handgun Retention Course, Defensive Tactics Course

Active Shooter/ Killer Threat Instructor – Close Quarters Combat Inc.

Krav Maga Worldwide, Krav Maga Training- Israeli Hand-to-Hand combat training, Level 3

Florida Class D Security License

Florida Class DI Security Instructor

Florida Class G Armed Security License

Florida Class W Concealed Weapons License

Hand Gun Retention Training – ASI

Defensive Tactics Training – ASI

Hand to Hand Techniques Training – ASI

NRA Basic Pistol Certification

CPR & First Aid – Through EMS Safety

ASP Certified – Baton & Handcuff

Taser Certified

MACE Certified – OC Spray

Kurt Owen

Senior Field Agent/ Instructor

Prefense Instructor:  1 of only 13 certified and hand chosen by Steve Tarani

Israeli Certified KMG Krav Maga Combat Instructor: one of less than 50 in the world

Israeli Certified IFMF Krav Maga Executive Protection Instructor

Israeli Certified Krav Maga Civilian Instructor

Olson Combat Law Enforcement Instructor

Knife Fighting/ Defensive Use instructor

Keysi Fighting Method Instructor

Combat Focus Shooting Instructor

Active Killer Law Enforcement Instructor

Active Killer Armed Response Instructor

A.L.I.C.E. Instructor

Surefire Low Light Instructor

NRA Pistol Instructor

NRA Rifle Instructor

NRA Shotgun Instructor

Brad Whitsett

Senior Field Agent/ Instructor

United States Army

Executive Protection Training

Advanced Executive Protection Training

Threat Assessment and Security Advance Training

PSD Training

US Department of State – PSD Team – Academi

Chris Ray

Defensive Tactics Instructor

United States Navy

University Of Central Florida

Black Belt – Krav Maga

Instructor Certification – Krav Maga

Blue Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ray Johnson

Senior Instructor

United States Air Force

Survival Equipment Specialist/ Combat Control Team (CCT) Parachute Rigger

Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) Warfare Instructor

Camouflage Concealment and Deception Instructor

Combat Readiness Force (CRF) Aggressor Team Member

Deployed to Middle East for Desert Storm/ Desert Shield

AO: Bahrain, Dhahran, Riyadh as (NBC) Technician/ Command Post Operator

Nuclear Sniffer Team Member (USAFE)

NRA Firearms Instructor

Executive Protection Training

Threat Assessment & Advance Tactics Training

Anti-­‐Terrorism Officer Training

Bomb Threat Assessment (IED/ VBIED)

Psychological Profiling and Situational Awareness Instructor

NRA Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection outside the Home Instructor

Range Safety Officer

ESS Global EP Alumni

ASP Certified Instructor – Baton, Handcuff, & Tactical Flashlight

Phazzer Certified Instructor

State Certified D & G Licensed Instructor

Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)

Defensive Edged Weapons, Gun Takeaway Trained

Class A (CDL) Hazmat

Certified CPR/ First Aid BLS

Don Christman

Senior Instructor

24 years Law Enforcement  experience

Team Leader – Ft. Pierce Police SWAT Team

Commander Of The Crime Suppression Unit

Expert Witness in “Use of Force” – 19th Judicial Circuit

Close Quarter Battle Instructor

Federal Use Of Force Instructor

Force Science Use of Force Analyst

Hostage Rescue Instructor

Shoot House Instructor

Combat Simulator Instructor (MILO)

Active Shooter Instructor (Law Enforcement)

Active Shooter Instructor (Civilian Sector)

Edged Weapons Instructor

Defensive tactics Instructor

Entry Room Combatives Instructor

Ground Combatives Instructor

Tactical Baton Instructor

Conductive Energy Weapon Instructor

Handcuffing Instructor