LFJ Consulting Services, LLC

LFJ Consulting Services, LLC

James A. Francis, CPP, CFSO

100 Caribou Crossing Suite 200 Round Rock, TX 78664

About the Expert

Mr. Francis provides leadership to LFJ Consulting Services on its broad range of offerings in the areas of expert services, litigation support, security and crisis management. LFJ was established to serve Fortune 500 companies, law firms, schools, commercial real estate, governments and the security community. Mr. Francis brings diverse consulting experience to LFJ having consulted on projects ranging from protecting infants in a neo-natal clinic to developing counterterrorism strategies with NYPD and other US government agencies. His focus in recent years has been to simplify organizational crisis management and assist clients in effectively establishing and training a Crisis Management Team.

Areas of Expertise

  • Crime Analysis
  • Crowd Management - Security
  • Loss Prevention Consultants
  • Premises Liability
  • Security

Expert's Profile

Mr. Francis' extensive experience in the security profession spans both government and industry. He has over 35 years of diverse experience in the areas of audio countermeasures, facility vulnerability analysis, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), distinguished person protection, counter-terrorism, high-threat environment security, facility planning, guard force management, strike contingency planning, emergency management, information security, and security management system development.

Mr. Francis started his security profession as a Special Agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He later managed the security and safety program for a major division of Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. Mr. Francis capitalized on this broad expertise during his tenure at T&M Protection Resources and Kroll where he achieved the position of Senior Vice President at both companies.

Both in his current role and his previous roles, he has been responsible for the development, planning and implementation of complete security programs. He has managed both a contract and proprietary guard force, developed and implemented security policies and procedures, developed and conducted security awareness training programs, and developed and implemented emergency procedures and evacuation plans.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • BS, Occupational Education, Southern Illinois University
  • MS, Systems Management, University of Southern California

Licenses

  • Certified Facility Security Officer (CFSO)
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)

Organizations

  • International Association of Professional Security Consultants
  • American Society for Industrial Security, past Vice Chairman, Crime & Loss Prevention Council
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council - US Dept. of State

Publications

  •  “Continuity Plans Lacking in Corporate America”, Security Director News, November 2005, Volume 2, Number 11 (quoted expert)
  •  “IP Video in the Corporate World”, AMAG Technology Symposium, February 12, 2006 (presentation and symposium insert)
  •  “Best Managerial Practices”, Building Security Conference, sponsored by The Wall Street Transcript, September 15, 2005 (panelist)
  •  “Protecting your systems and your people”, 2005 Business Continuity & Corporate Security Show & Conference, March 23, 2005 (presenter & panelist)
  •  “Practical Insights in Counterterrorism Design”, New York AIA Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, November 16, 2004 (presentation)
  •  “In the Business of Safety – Perimeter Security”, The International Security Buyers Guide, October 2004 (article)
  •  “BCP and Critical Asset Identification”, Risk Management Executive, June 2005 (article)
  •  “Concentrating on Threat Identification”, Risk Management Executive, July 2005 (article)
  •  “Are You at Risk? Calculating Probability”, Risk Management Executive, August 2005 (article)
  •  “The IP Tsunami”, AMAG Security Technology Advisor, February 2006 (article)
  •  “Designing Success into Access Control”, Security Technology & Design, December 2006 (article)
  •  “Security Considerations for Schools”, Austin & Co., March 13, 2013 (presentation)
  •  “Stadium and Arena Security - A Case Study: Security at the New Yankee Stadium”, ASIS International Seminar & Exhibits, September 22, 2009 (presentation)

Military service

  • US Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Special Agent

Prior assignments

  • 2007 to 2014: Senior Vice President, T&M Protection Resources LLC, New York, NY
  • 2004 to 2006: Senior Vice President/COO, Aggleton & Associates, Tarrytown, NY
  • 2001 to 2003: Senior Vice President; Kroll, Inc.; New York, NY
  • 1990 to 2001: Vice President; Kroll Schiff & Assoc.; Bastrop, TX
  • 1979 to 1990: Manager, Security & Safety; Lockheed Austin Div.; Austin, TX
  • 1974 to 1979: Special Agent; USAF Office of Special Investigations

Percentage of time spent as expert

  • 10%

Number of expert assignments / year

  • 2-4

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