Mr. Darryl Biggs is the Founder and President of Threat Mitigation-Risk Control Group, an Arizona-licensed private investigation firm, and a Managing Director of Red Variable Concepts based out of Tampa, Florida. Both companies were conceptualized to deliver specialized consultancy services with its core competencies being security management, business continuity planning, corporate investigations, executive protection, and the design and delivery of industry-specific training programs.
Mr. Biggs commenced his professional career by enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served in a variety of domestic and international assignments from January 1986 to April 1994. Mr Biggs, attended numerous specialized schools to include: Ranger, Pathfinder , Sniper, Long Range Surveillance Leadership Course, as well as many others.
From April 1994 until May 1997, Mr. Biggs was employed by Vance International as an Executive Protection Specialist. He provided executive protection services for clients up to heads of state-level, Fortune 500 executives, and also for clients of the entertainment and sports industry. While employed with Vance International, Mr. Biggs graduated from the Vance International Executive Protection Course; Vance International Tactical Security Operations Course; Bill Scott Racing Course (BSR); Scotti School; Executive Security Associates Course; and the H&K Tactical Medicine Course.
From June 1997 to July 2000, Mr. Biggs was employed by the Arizona Department of Corrections as a correctional officer. He additionally served as a liaison sworn officer to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Intelligence Unit where he conducted several gang intelligence operations. While serving in this capacity, he graduated from the Basic and Advanced Gang Intelligence Courses; Arizona Department of Corrections Officers Course; Hostage Negotiators Course; and several other Department of Corrections and Department of Public Safety training programs.
From July 2000 to December 2007, Mr. Biggs was employed by a Fortune 500 finance company in Phoenix, Arizona as a Risk Manager. In this role, he supervised a 40-person department that provided oversight of internal/external investigations, asset protection, collateral recovery, and executive protection of C-Suite executives.
Upon founding Threat Mitigation-Risk Control Group in 2007, Mr. Biggs provided independent contractor services to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) to deliver intelligence services and products in Africa. In 2011, he was providing services at the United Nations Building in Abuja, Nigeria when it was attacked by terrorists with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED). Mr. Biggs was injured during the attack and suffered a concussion. During recovery from his wounds, he contracted malaria and typhoid and was sent back to the United States to recover.
In his role as the President and Managing Director of two companies, Mr. Biggs has strived to continuously broaden his professional development through the attendance of several formal training programs, including the Select International-Protective Detail Specialist Course; Mira Costa College:
Kidnap, Ransom, Extortion and Terrorism Course (KRET); Reid Technique: Interviewing and Interrogations Course; Chameleon Associates: Human Intelligence Course; Forward Observer: Area Intelligence Course, and other related formal training programs.
Mr. Biggs is Arizona state-certified as a Private Investigator; Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Instructor, and Hostage Negotiator.
His membership and associations include:
Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)- Life Member
International Association of Hostage Negotiators (IAHN)- Member
Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)- Member
Long Range Reconnaissance Association (LRRA)- Member
Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)- Member
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)- Member