About Me

Christian West founded AS Solution because he couldn’t find an executive protection company he wanted to work for: the kind that replaces cookie-cutter security with a dedication to keeping clients safe – as well as happy and productive – all based on a solid understanding of the principal’s corporate culture and personal preferences.

A hands-on professional who leads from the front, Christian has developed and led protection programs in more than 170 countries for more than 25 years. He has worked all areas of protection from undercover to high-risk, government, corporate, celebrity, and high net worth. Christian has served as a close protection agent, team leader, EP specialist, EP manager and high-level consultant for many Fortune 500 companies and has also directed security efforts for world tours for major artists and the world’s largest IPO.

Books

Corporate executive protection:
An introduction for corporations and security professionals

DISCOVER WHAT SEPARATES THE BEST EXECUTIVE PROTECTION PROGRAMS FROM THE REST
Does your corporation need executive protection? Are you planning a career in this growing field? Then read this book first. With decades of experience protecting the heads of Fortune 500 and other organizations, Christian West and Brian Janzen have written the definitive guide to close protection in corporate contexts. The emphasis is on practical, real-world advice on the most important aspects of corporate executive protection, including:
  • How to determine whether your company needs an executive protection program
  • How to write a strategy, implement it and keep it on track
  • How to develop and manage the people who make or break program success

AN INTRODUCTION TO PROTECTIVE SECURITY FOR HIGH NET WORTH INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY OFFICES

LEARN HOW EXCELLENCE IS BUILT INTO PROTECTIVE SECURITY PROGRAMS FOR DISCERNING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
Are you responsible for the security of high net worth individuals or families? Are prominence and public exposure making you consider changes in how security is arranged for yourself or other family members? Or are you interested in a career in this fast-growing industry? Then read this book first. With decades of experience working for the high and ultra-high net worth worldwide, authors West, Jantzen, Terret, and Van Driessche provide a wide-ranging and pragmatic introduction to protective security for prominent individuals and families.

Videos

What executive protection pros need to pack in their cars

How executive protection pros secure hotel room doors

Getting home during the COVID-19 crisis

Podcasts

Conversations in Close Protection Podcast:

Executive Protection Lifestyle Podcast:

Selected blogs by Christian West for AS Solution

Executive protection in times of COVID-19: We need forward thinking more than ever

The COVID-19 outbreak is turning things upside down for people all over the world. Life, as we know it, has changed and will likely continue to change over the coming weeks.

The top 10 gadgets every EP pro wants for Christmas 2019

The holidays are coming up, and you know what that means. It’s time for our list of gadgets that every executive protection agent wants for Christmas in 2019!

What executive protection and secure travel teams can learn from a Diet Coke

People who don’t travel much often have romanticized ideas of how great it must be to be always on the road. The exotic sights! The delicious food!

Things I learned being a bouncer that have helped my career in executive protection

Many paths lead to great careers in executive protection. Backgrounds in the military, law enforcement, and other governmental protective roles are probably what comes to mind first for a lot of people

10 dumb things we wish people would stop doing in the executive protection industry

We’re proud to work in the executive protection industry. What we do matters. It’s a challenging job that keeps us on our toes and keeps us learning new things. The experiences we get to have and the …

It’s time to rethink executive protection training

When I look across the EP industry, I’m sometimes struck by how much things have changed over the last 30 years. Of course, the continuing evolution of relevant tech is one obvious example, but there are…

AFFILIATIONS

AS Solution is a security company dedicated to keeping its clients safe, happy and productive.They specialize in executive protection services for corporations and also serve high net worth individuals, family offices, NGOs, celebrities and embassies. AS Solution was acquired by SOS Security in 2017, and by Allied Universal in 2020.
The International Protective Security Board is an independent, volunteer organization devoted to promoting the protection industry’s interests and professionalization.
Stabilitas is a critical event intelligence platform with APIs helping companies better analyze, manage and act on the staggering volume of critical events in order to minimize risks and costs to their employees and perations.
Z.E.R.T. is an organization that uses “Zombie” as a metaphor for any natural or man-made disasters that will occur in our lives; Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, criminal attacks or any type of situation where being prepared, trained and most importantly, armed with the proper mindset is required to see you and your family through to safety.
The first digital platform made for executive protection professionals. With Protection Manager, executive protection professionals can plan, run and follow up on security details more efficiently and safely than ever before.
RaySecur is the first manufacturer of dedicated mail security scanners to receive official designation as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT) under the United States SAFETY Act.