Chris Grollnek Resume

Christopher Grollnek Director of Security


11625 Custer Road Suite 110 – 165 – Frisco, TX 75035 –

Director of Security and Program Manager

A dynamic forward-thinking Director and Manager for Security Prevention standards and programs. Interview and Investigation specialist with a record of success at the Director level for leadership and management efficiencies pertaining to investigations, policy and curriculum development. Complete understanding of government and corporate contracting and investigative programs to enhance corporate standards of policy implementation. An architect of efficiencies with a results oriented pattern of success in investigative techniques, security, safety, sales leadership and interviewing while leading teams and establishing best practices. A well versed public speaker, freelance television contributor and radio news commentator. Experience in testifying before serval governmental bodies including the United States Senate regarding terrorism and training initiatives.

Core Competencies

Physical Security Specialist • Ethics Investigator • Crisis Management • Strong Interpersonal Communications • Security Compliance • Self-Motivated and Dependable • Security Threat Analyst • Fraud Investigator • Curriculum Developer


CGPGMG, LLC                                                                                                        2011-2015

Domestic Terrorism Prevention Specialist / Public Relations / Author / Public Speaker / OSHA Compliance Director

  • Lead, developed and inspired 15-Domestic Terrorism professionals in a governmental and private contractor basis in each function of corporate security investigations, workplace violence prevention measures and national security expertise. This industry is a $40B security spend annually and implementing this unique strategy leveraged life-saving and cost benefit allowances to corporations by 7% year-over-year as it is billed against insurance riders for prevention measures
  • Promoted a team environment that fosters respect for the ideas of others, supported ongoing collaboration to execute business strategy ensuring effective outcomes in a challenging environment of change
  • Worked cross functionally with the Human Resource, Risk Management and Legal teams to review policy, initiate protocols and review best practices through public speaking forums (Public Speaker of the Year Award 2017)
  • Created a marketing plan, sales strategy and deliverable proposal for customers at an average cost of $78k per client returning a product that produces a return on investment for three-years leveraging the $78k into a $30k savings
  • Managed monthly performance to sales, inventory and margin goals by way of human life protection through prevention strategies. Decreased incidents in sectors specifically trained with a zero rate of critical incidents against every office evaluation, training session(s), assessment and recommendation
  • Oversaw the Occupational Health and Safety Compliance (OSHA) and Sarbanes Oxley standards for companies’ regulatory requirements. Lead the planning of programs designed to enhance customer, employee and contractor safety and security for government compliance

City of McKinney                                                                                                     2003-2011

Police Corporal / Texas Master Peace Officer & Investigator (Retired)

  • Award winning supervisor managing several shifts of 25 plus officers in the service & protection of the community
  • Direct supervision of up to 32 officers performing crime prevention, complex investigations, conducting arrest, search & seizure duties while providing exceptional customer service to citizens maintaining public trust
  • Department and Regional firearms instructor, trainer and specialized indoor and outdoor range master
    • Responsible for firearms training of 200 sworn department peace officers and surrounding SWAT teams creating initiatives for training and joint operations while maintaining a $1.7M dollar budget
  • Certified Internal Affairs Investigator and Interrogator for internal and external allegations

Narcotics Detective

  • Detective (Special Operations, Persons and Property), undercover operations with little supervision and extreme responsibility serving the local community and federal state wide issues regarding illicit narcotics investigations
  • Organize and execute illicit narcotic undercover purchases and overt arrests, identifying offenders, plan and execute operations and policy for working with State and Federal prosecutors on federal warrants
  • Certified Illicit Narcotics Investigator
  • Instructor at the Regional Counter Drug Training Academy in Mississippi
  • Covert Operations Program Specialist and Informant Management Organization for Federal Conspiracies
  • McKinney Police Department Basic Police Academy Instructor and Department SOP technical writer

SWAT Operator and Element Leader

  • Developed policy and procedures for unique positive entry tactics for three leaders of 18 man team
  • SWAT entry team, senior team firearms trainer, lead instructor, planning advanced police tactics and policy initiatives
  • Performed high-risk police operations to include barricaded persons, high-risk warrant service and hostage rescue
  • Implemented life saving techniques over a range of three policies while cutting training costs by 11% 

Police Officer

  • Award winning self-initiated patrol officer for crime prevention while conducting arrest, search & seizure duties
  • President, Vice President and Board member of McKinney Police Association arbitrating internal disputes and negotiating an 18% pay raise for department by working with elected and appointed city officials while cutting overtime expenditures by initiating a work and training cycle while reducing costs, time and overhead substantially

Georgia Pacific                                                                                                        2008-2009

Senior Account Executive (One Year Sworn Officer Sabbatical from Police following Unique Undercover Assignment)

  • Home-based senior account executive, managing two regional territories with a portfolio of 200 end user accounts with annual sales in excess of $20M maintaining responsibility for entire outside national distributors customer portfolio
  • Developed and managed annual growth plans with more than 12 strategic distributor customers and partners
  • Supported local sales efforts and non-assigned Distributor Sales Representatives numbering in excess of 650
  • Mentored new sales hires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri through 40 sales districts
  • Winner of “Regional Sales Competition” ‘Capitalist Pig’ for $12M gross sales in 1st Quarter 2009
  • Award Winning National Sales Leader with a net revenue and product placement of over $23M 1st and 2nd Quarter 2009

Police Academy – Collin College (Top-Gun Award Winner)                 2002-2003

Basic Police / Peace Officer Training and Licensing Course: 576 Hours

  • Sponsored through academy by Parker, Texas Police Department (Chief Connie Ray Simmons)
  • Graduated top 5% of entire academy class
  • Recruited out of academy class by three agencies

United States Marine Corps                                                                               1992-2003

Honorably Discharged, Decorated Staff Non-Commissioned (SNCO) Officer Physical Security Specialist / Program Manager

  • USMC Active Duty – 1992 – 2000
    • Program Manager – M240G Machine Gun Fielding Team
    • Drill Instructor / Senior Drill Instructor (Award-Winning and Selected Drill Instructor of Quarter three consecutive times, training over 90 civilian recruits per cycle for seven training cycles transitioning them into US Marines)
    • Advanced Infantry Tactics Instructor Trainer (Award Winning Armorer, Supporting Emergency Operations on an “on-call” basis across the globe during high intensity low impact conflicts)
  • USMC Reserves – 2000 – 2003
    • SNCO Armory Operations & Assistant Bn Operations Chief / SNCO (supervising the training of over 600 man battalion across five states)
  • Completed deployments: Norway, Rwanda, Kenya, Balkans’, Somalia 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Atlantic Region

Media Contributor / Guest Lecturer                                                                2011-2017

Fox News, Fox & Friends, CNN, NBC, ABC, Associated Press, Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, Washington Times, Boston Globe, National Geographic, numerous syndicated radio programs – Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice, University of Texas at Dallas, Homeland Security Conferences, TX, NV, DE, CA, OK and OH School Districts, Juvenile Crime Prevention Programs, The Mckenzie Institute in Canada and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Awards & Achievements

Author: Quick Series; “Active Shooter Response for Law Enforcement” (nations standard publication for all law enforcement)

Wrote and directed $500k Public Safety Announcement video (PSA) currently in use at the highest levels of government (2013)

Marine Corps: Navy Achievement x3 / Navy Commendation x2 / Army Commendation x1 / Army Achievement x1 (1992-2003)

Police Medals: Police Shield for bravery and Civic Achievement for community operations (2008)

U.S. Marine Master Instructor and Curriculum Developer (less than 1% of entire Marine Corps achieve this distinction) (1999)

Meritoriously promoted through Staff Non Commissioned ranks (1997)

Certified Master Interview / Interrogation – John E. Reid & Associates (2006-2020)

National and Regional sales winner – Georgia Pacific (2008-2009)

Perot Leadership Development Graduate (2000)

Koch Business School of Market Based Management (2008-2009)


M.S. – Administration of Justice and Security – University of Phoenix – March 2012 – 4.0 GPA (National Honors Society)

B.S. – Business Management – University of Maryland University College – 2002

A.A. – Education – University of South Carolina, Beaufort – 1998 – Deans List

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