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Corporate Leadership

The principals of Naples Security Solutions bring more than four decades of experience honed in some of the world’s most challenging security environments. Our team has protected sitting and former U.S. Presidents and their families, and run Naval Intelligence operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia. We have helped coordinate large-scale protective details and implemented security counter measures for National Special Security Events that have included the Presidential Inauguration, Republican & Democratic National Conventions, and the Super Bowl.

Our experts are trained to protect in any contingency, providing meticulous planning and cutting-edge investigative capabilities that will ensure the safety of executives, the flawless execution of planned events, and the quick resolution of any security threats encountered along the way.

Chris Knott

Chris leads corporate & special event security divisions, and domestic, matrimonial & child custody security and investigative services, offering consultations and assistance with investigations, event security planning, and protection.

Prior to entering the corporate world, Chris spent almost a decade as a Naval intelligence officer serving in combat missions in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan and quickly rose to the rank of First Class Petty Officer (E-6). During that time, he supported multiple Navy SEAL teams and held the highest national security clearance, earned five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and 28 Letters of Commendation.

Chris brings a wide array of civilian experience in the field to the job. A certified law enforcement officer in the state of Florida, Chris’ postings have included dignitary protection, SWAT team operator and SWAT competition team member. He directed risk mitigation and security countermeasures planning for private and corporate venues affiliated with the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida. For the past 7 years, he has provided physical security and client-specific security consulting services for a diverse clientele in the Naples, FL area, ranging from executive protection services to the coordination of security efforts for large scale public and private events.

Chris graduated with honors (cum laude) from Fort Hays University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies. Chris has also been educated and trained in an array of firearms and less lethal devices, defensive tactics, control techniques and compliance strategies. Chris consistently scored above average on agency evaluations, and received high praises and accolades from supervisors and peers. During his tenure, Chris was awarded his agency’s highest Life Saving Medal; the Phoenix Award as a result of reviving a subject who was clinically dead.

He has extensive law enforcement training and certifications including:

  • Certified law enforcement officer
  • Critical Incident Management
  • Instructor Certification
  • Basic SWAT Operator
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Evasive and Protective Driving