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Former White House CSO joins VidSys management team
John Gill has joined physical security information management (PSIM) software provider Vidsys’ management team as vice president of business development.
Gill, said Vidsys, brings more than 30 years of experience in domestic and international security, law enforcement, intelligence and private sector contracting to his new role as vice president of business development.
He had served as the White House chief security officer during the Bush and Obama administrations where he managed and implemented security policies and programs supporting the White House complex and the Executive Office of the President, said Vidsys. Leading up to that position, said the company, he spent more than 20 years with the U.S. Secret Service working on assignments with the Presidential Protective Division, the Special Programs/Counter Assault Team and the Miami and Washington Field Offices.
Gill most recently served as the vice president of business development for AGT and 3i-MIND, providers of threat intelligence solutions, where he managed the global agency practice, said the company.
“John’s extensive experience in both the public and private sectors give him intimate knowledge and understanding of the security challenges organizations worldwide face on a regular basis,” said Michael Jackson, chief executive officer at VidSys in a Nov. 29 statement. “His broad security background will help us continue to deliver the type of technology required to manage today’s complex threat ecosystem.”
“In my experience, I have seen first hand how real-world threats and risks affect the business operations and security of both public and private organizations,” said Gill in the statement. “I look forward to helping organizations leverage the VidSys PSIM software to minimize risk, enhance security, and improve overall operations whether locally or globally.”
According to Vidsys, Gill is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Association of Former Agents of the US Secret Service (AFAUSSS).