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Mr. Beddo is a corporate security, law enforcement, and national security professional with over 30 years of experience leading investigations, operations, and intelligence teams. Mr. Beddo is the Director of Operations for AT-RISK International where he oversees workplace violence investigations, threat assessments and investigations, protective operations, and security program development for clients. He is one of a small number of Certified Threat Managers, certified by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).
From 2015-2018, Mr. Beddo was the Senior Program Manager and Threat Manager of the Protective Intelligence program at Microsoft. He applied a behavior-based approach to protective investigations and threat assessment focused on threats and inappropriate communications toward Microsoft’s senior executives and Board of Directors.
Mr. Beddo entered the corporate security industry in 2015 following his 26-year career in federal law enforcement as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). As a Special Agent, he led criminal investigations, and counterintelligence/counterterrorism/protective investigations and operations on a global scale. He held key NCIS leadership assignments as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Northwest Field Office; Division Chief, National Security Directorate; and Deputy Director, Strategic Counterintelligence Directorate Afghanistan.
He also served as the Personal Security Advisor to the Commander, International Security and Assistance Force (U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan), and as the Resident Agent in Charge of the DoD Criminal Investigative Task Force in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where he led teams investigating terrorism and war crimes cases in support of the Office of Military Commissions.
Mr. Beddo holds leadership position as the Treasurer of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) Northwest chapter. He is published in the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management.