Benjamin Rakhman has over 16 years of private security experience. He is a licensed Personal Protection Specialist and Security Officer in multiple states (New York, New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, California) holding an armed endorsement in most of them. He has been trained extensively in executive protection at several world-renowned EP schools namely the Executive Protection Institute and Select International. Ben has also been formally trained as a security driver by Vehicle Dynamics Institute, BSR, The Executive Protection Institute and STRATFOR International. He spent years training security professionals and has held the position of assistant instructor for the Executive Protection Institute and Vehicle Dynamics Institute alongside Joe Autera.
Ben specializes in various aspects of emergency medicine and rendering aide in unconventional or high risk environments. He is trained in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) by Golden Seal Enterprises and founding members of US NAVY Seal Team Six. He is certified in Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) for law enforcement officers and emergency medical responders by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. He’s a certified PEARS provider by the American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics. His training also includes Basic Life Support (BLS), Stop The Bleed, first aid, CPR, and use of an AED. He is a Reiki level 1 practitioner. Benjamin’s accolades have included being a licensed private investigator, firearms instructor, security general topics instructor, GLOCK Armorer, armed security officer and competitive shooter. He is proficient in verbal judo, hostile situation de-escalation, reading body language, non-violent intervention techniques and Shotokan Karate. Ben also has his PADI Open Water Scuba Diving certification.
After graduating from the Executive Protection Institute, Class 64 in May of 2009, he was inaugurated into the Nine Lives Associates, a fraternity of security professionals worldwide. He is also an active member of Intellenet, FBI Infragard, International Security Driving Association, Protection Hub, and Private Officer International. He has held many titles and positions in a multitude of private protection companies ranging from but not limited to company owner and principal officer, regional account manager, executive protection team lead, low profile close protection specialist, covert surveillance agent and advance agent. He has been tasked with providing counter terrorism measures at major sporting events and managed large teams with hundreds of security agents for large scale events like the New York City Marathon. His extensive experience includes security management, patrol, covert surveillance, counter surveillance, executive protection, conducting risk assessments, background checks, and international trip facilitation. Ben currently oversees operations for countless security companies in the New York City area and serves as a local asset and client liaison for out of state security companies. He regularly travels nationally/internationally and has dual citizenship (primary US Passport and secondary Latvian Passport). Ben is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.