Ridge Global names new principal for corporate strategy and growth
Washington, DC-based Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, has announced the expansion of the company’s executive team with the appointment of Steve Kohler as principal of corporate strategy and growth.
Kohler previously served as president of Space Florida, a statewide Special District focused on economic development within the Florida aerospace economic sector.
Prior to joining Space Florida, Steve was the president of Winner Global Defense, a privately held company that focuses on military and non-military applications of aircraft countermeasures and laser-based detection technologies and, before that, served as senior vice president for Corporate Advisory Services for CB Richard Ellis/Pittsburgh.
In 1996, then-Governor Ridge appointed Kohler to lead the Pennsylvania Governor's Action Team, where he was responsible for the configuration of financial incentive proposals for industrial and business expansion projects.
“Steve Kohler has an exceptional and well-regarded background in economic development and business strategy,” Tom Ridge, formerly the first Secretary of DHS and now president and CEO of Ridge Global, said in a statement. “As we continue to see many opportunities ahead for both our clients and our company, Steve’s contributions will further enhance our ability to pursue them.”