Prior to assuming the Chief Executive position of Viollis Group International, Paul's professional business resume includes: CEO of Risk Control Strategies; President & CEO of Corporate Risk Consulting; Senior Managing Director for Citigate Global Intelligence & Security; and Vice President at Kroll, where he served on their post September 11th Threat Assessment Team.
Over Paul's storied career in both law enforcement and security, he developed a diverse b ase of skills in various areas of the criminal justice system, ranging from his position as supervisor for the New York County's District Attorney's Office's Criminal Court Unit, Security Specialist/Supervisor under the United States Space Command, and CO of a Florida State Police Academy. He is a renowned public speaker and has served as a subject matter expert in private client security, workplace violence, behavioral analysis, workplace security and counter terrorism threat assessment.
Paul is the author and lead editor for Jane's Publishing's book"Workplace Security': Contributing Editor for Jane's "School Safety Handbook" "Teachers Safety Guide" and "Crisis Communications Handbook" and most recently co-authored his marquee book, "Silent Safety - Best Practices for Protecting the Affluent': In addition, he tours yearly on the speaking circuit, presenting on issues ranging from workplace violence, private client security and workplace security. Paul is a regular contributor on FOX Business' Neal Cavuto Show and has appeared and been quoted in media outlets, including CNN, INSIDE ADDITION, FOX NEWS, MSNBC, Reuters, ABC, CNBC, CBS, ESPN, Wall Street Journal, The NewYork Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall StreetJournal Radio, National Public Radio, CSO, Forbes, Robb Report, Worth, Business Insurance and CFO magazine. Paul is the host of the TV Show " The Security Brief With Paul Viollis" and the CBS podcast of the same name.
His professional affiliations include the Florida Police Chiefs Association, lnfraGard, Business Executives for National Security. Paul holds the distinction of Honorary Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana. He holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy.