Meet our team
President & CEO
Jim has over 25 years of experience in the cyber security and physical security markets. He built and sold a cyber security solutions provider, led sales teams to success and worked for several security manufacturers.
Chairman and Founder
Tracey is the Founder and President of Validity Security a privately held Cyber Security Solutions Provider headquartered in Malvern, PA. Validity Security has been providing large enterprise businesses with industry leading cyber security solutions since 2003.
For over 30 years, Mike has provided strategic direction and leadership in a range of capacities within the Global Financial Services sector including strategic planning, business growth, financial and risk management, talent development and change management.
Chief Revenue Officer
Ellen has many years of experience in the telecommunication industry. Her experience includes sale leadership positions at AT&T, Century Link and Optimum LightPath. She partners with clients through a strategic and consultative sales approach, offering value added business solutions that meet the needs of her clients.
Chief Risk Officer
Dan Mulroy is a former Navy SEAL who served in the military for 14 years. Following his time in the military Dan became partner and VP of Operations at DebtMaven, a debt-financing startup. Thereafter, Dan worked as a VP of Operations as well as a Security Risk Consultant for multiple companies in the Healthcare and Food & Beverage Industry. In addition, he works with leadership teams to develop their culture and processes in order to scale.
Theodore Daniels attended and graduated from the prestigious Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania. He then attended West Virginia University on a full athletic scholarship where he was a starting guard for the Nationally Ranked WVU Mountaineer Football Team.
After College, Ted had a distinguished 15 year career as a police officer. He worked in every aspect of Law Enforcement but was instrumental as a state and nationally recognized Defensive Tactics Instructor. Ted Earned law Enforcement Officer of the Year accolades in 2002.
After a successful law enforcement career, Ted enlisted active duty into the United States Army Infantry.
Mr. Daniels served as a Team Leader and was wounded during a firefight with the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2012. Ted is a highly decorated Combat veteran and his commendations include the Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge.
While recovering from his injuries at Ft. Carson Colorado, Ted saw a need for a highly trained and capable force in dealing with the legal marijuana industry. Ted founded Blue Line Protection Group and was the first in the industry to specialize and cater specifically to the legal cannabis market. Ted was trailblazing in his services and took his company public in just over 8 months.
Ted was featured in a 10 page piece in Playboy magazine, HBO VICE, CBS this morning, MSNBC, Fox National, ABC World News, Wall Street Journal and in Rolling Stone magazine. In 2014 NBC news credited Ted with “riding in to save the industry in Colorado” due to the banking crisis.
Ted was immediately in demand as the leading Industry security expert. He also chaired the Security Committee for the Colorado Marijuana Industry Group. Ted sold his interest in his company in late 2014.
After consulting and advising in the Industry, Mr. Daniels founded National Cannabis Security Services to provide highly trained guards, transport personnel and security plans for the industry. Ted transported cash in multiple states for cannabis clients. He has worked with clients completing security plans in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Connecticut and Maine. He is one of the most sought after and successful security plan writers and Industry speakers.
Mr. Daniels is known Nationally and Internationally as the industry’s foremost cannabis security expert.
Mr. Daniels was honored by the CBA Globes, The Cannabis Business Awards as an Industry MVP in 2017. In 2019, Mr. Daniels was honored by the CBA Globes again being recognized as the Founder and Innovator of the Cannabis Security and Transport Industry.
Ted was a member of the LA Cannabis Task Force Expert Advisory Board, The Los Angeles chapter of CLAB and works with government entities across the country on standardized regulations.
VP of Regulatory Compliance
Mr. Jeff Strout has extensive experience with the food industry with over 31 years of auditing and training food safety, food quality and food defense. He is one of the foremost experts in food defense. He was an essential author of the food defense guidelines for the USAF which has since become the basis for most of the guidance used throughout the industry. His input was adopted by the FDA and USDA as well as most food trade organizations and food companies all over the world.
Since 2005, Jeff has received his certifications in Safe, Quality, Food (a Food Marketing Institute accredited certification) and BRC (a British Retail Consortium accredited certification) so he can provide expert training and consultation to help food companies achieve their Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification.
Jeff has a Masters Degree in Public Health, is Registered Sanitarian (RS), Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified HACCP Auditor (CHA) and Certified Professional in Food Safety (CP-FS).