Allied Universal®, a security and facility services company in North America, recently hired Joshua Skule as the Senior Vice President of the Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division. Skule will be responsible for enhancing this division as a national and global provider of differentiating consulting, investigations and protective services.
Skule joins Allied Universal after a distinguished 21-year career in the FBI, where he was recently the Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence leading the organisation’s Intelligence Branch. In this role, he served as the strategic leader of the FBI’s intelligence program with centralised authority, responsibility and oversight for all the bureau’s intelligence work. In addition, he managed a global workforce of 5,000 personnel and a National Intelligence Program budget of over $3 billion.
Security intelligence, counterterrorism
“Josh’s vast expertise in security intelligence, counterterrorism and his previous work with Chief Security Officers (CSO’s) across the industry will be a great asset for our clients as we support their strategies to identify and mitigate risk and prevent loss as well as protect people, infrastructure and assets globally,” said Ty Richmond, President of Allied Universal® Risk Advisory and Consulting Services and International.
During his career, Skule was co-chair of the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), which is a strategic partnership between the US federal law enforcement and over 500 CSO’s from private industry companies that enhance communication and promote the timely and effective exchange of security and intelligence information.
In 2017, he was the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service
As the Deputy Assistant Director within the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, he developed a long-term strategic roadmap for technology investment in the bureau’s highest priority program. He nurtured extensive outreach to international law enforcement and intelligence partners to enhance information sharing.
Disaster and emergency response
Skule graduated from the Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He was a U.S. Marine Captain and led teams in multiple challenging deployments around the world. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service.
Allied Universal® Risk Advisory and Consulting Services integrates security consulting, investigations, personal protection and threat, disaster and emergency response with traditional security services and technology systems to present a comprehensive picture of risk and actionable solutions to enhance security program effectiveness and ROI.