Our Team

Joe Sweeney

Lew Knopp

Director of Operations

Lew Knopp is a crisis and risk management specialist with over 29 years of service and active participation in the field.  Knopp has served in the elite U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, Control Threat Reduction Team, and maritime asset security team (MAST). He also has worked as a private contractor and CEO of a global risk management firm.  While in the military, Knopp was deployed multiple times to the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America. As a private contractor, he has worked in the same regions with the addition of Southeast Asia. Knopp has specialized in security architecture, contingency operations, business continuity, crisis management, executive protection and kidnap, ransom and extortion.  He is a lifetime member of the UDT-SEAL Association, UDT-SEAL Museum, NRA, OSS society, and NTOA as well as a U.S. government contractor, licensed in security and private investigations.