Mr. Kris Coleman founded Red Five Security in 2004 to provide world class, state of
the art security and protective intelligence services. Mr. Coleman continues to use his
knowledge, experience, and integrity to grow Red Five into a multi-faceted company
focused on bespoke security solutions for unique clientele.
Working in both the private and public sectors throughout his 20+ year career, he has served
with the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and as a former
Principal with Good Harbor Consulting. Mr. Coleman’s depth and range of experiences
allows the Red Five team to specialize in high quality, proactive, and discreet security
services. He has built a unique capability in Red Five to support clients with tailored lowprofile security operations, analysis, training, and program and system design.
A distinctive portion of Mr. Coleman’s work in the private sector includes the complete
assessment, design development, and installation of cutting-edge security programs for
high net worth clients. Projects have included large residences in Florida, California and
the Washington DC area (some in excess of 45,000 square feet), commercial facilities
with challenging security requirements, as well as unique sites overseas.
Mr. Coleman has also consulted on the pre-construction security design review for the
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim, and Sheik Zayed National Museums on Saadiyat
Island in the United Arab Emirates as part of a multi-disciplinary team. He has extensive
experience re-evaluating protective units and residential security for US-based Fortune
50 CEOs and their global properties, including one effort to completely re-engineer and
retrain a family’s protective detail. He also led a team for a top US retail client to conduct
risk assessments for executives involved in an acquisition in Central America.
During his tenure with the CIA, Mr. Coleman conducted threat and vulnerability
assessments and developed programmatic approaches to counterterrorism and law
enforcement for such countries as Italy, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, and Jordan.
Deployed with the CIA’s protective operations cadre he was a Senior Instructor, Team
Leader, and Operator for low and high-profile operations.
Mr. Coleman also served four years as a Special Agent with the FBI, with a focus on
criminal investigation of international organized crime and international terrorism. He was
a member of the FBI’s enhanced SWAT Team and is an FBI-certified instructor in firearms,
protection, surveillance and counter-surveillance. Over the course of his government
career he has been involved in numerous major security events both overseas and
domestically with National Special Security Events, providing assessments, tactical
response and protective services.
Mr. Coleman graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in Public Administration.
He is also the author of a copyrighted protective intelligence methodology for executives
known as PrIME©. He is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security, Society
of Former Special Agents of the FBI, and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers