Mission

FireWatch Solutions provides security services tailored to the unique needs of each client to protect their impact on the world.

Vision

To be the premier risk management organization offering custom protective solutions to clients around the globe.

Values

Empathy. Our clients are diverse in origin, culture, and goals. Only through attentive listening can we hope to understand and support our clients. We invest in professional relationships to help each client achieve their goals regardless of the risk environment.

Meet Our Team

Brian von Kraus

Brian von Kraus

CEO

Brian served 15 years in the Marine Corps commanding infantry, reconnaissance, and special operations units on multiple combat deployments. His work conducting Village Stability Operations in Afghanistan shaped his outlook for the future.

After retiring in 2015, he joined the non-profit sector first working for Nuru International before founding FireWatch Solutions to protect those who do good. He developed extensive experience developing innovative security solutions for organizations working in remote, austere, insecure locations.

In 2020, he chose to expand domestically bringing the high-risk expertise developed overseas to clients in the United States with the same emphasis on attentive, professional service to protect the impact each client is trying to achieve.

Kris Sit

Kris Sit

Director, Executive Protection Operations

Kris has over 25 years of experience in successful leadership, critical and creative conceptual thinking, and technical problem solving in challenging high risk, dynamic environments. His experience in private security includes executive protection, threat assessments, Cash In Transit (CIT), security planning, tactics and precision, close quarter shooting, and managing private security endeavors. Experienced in special operations, EOD emergency response, and private security – Kris brings analytical and adaptive process thinking to complex operations worldwide. His abilities to manage situations yields simple courses of action for multi-faceted problems in complex environments.

Gabriel Calvera

Gabriel Calvera

Close Protection Officer

Gabriel has over 20 years in the security industry. He has served on many of the worlds premier Hollywood movie stars security teams. A licensed EMT and avid outdoorsman, Gabe has spent several years performing search and rescue operations in southern California for state agencies. He also served on medical humanitarian teams in Eastern Europe, Central and South America

Carlos Meneses

Carlos Meneses

Director, Special Investigations

With over 28 years of law enforcement experience, Carlos began his distinguished career in the California State Prison system and ultimately became a certified negotiator for the FBI’s Hostage Negotiations Team. As a State Parole agent, a member of California Parole Apprehension Team (CPAT), and a member of the Human Trafficking Task Force – Carlos has investigated hundreds of complex cases including robbery, burglary, missing persons, fugitive surveillance, and special crimes.

Ralph Guerra

Ralph Guerra

Special Investigator

Ralph brings a wealth of experience with over twenty years of service in the United States Marine Corps. Ralph was a Marine Raider with Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) and a team member of Marine Reconnaissance. He has operated in Afghanistan and Iraq for multiple combat tours and is well versed in conducting surveillance operations in high-risk conditions.

Marc Reiswig

Marc Reiswig, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Reiswig is an Emergency Medicine specialist with over 20 years of experience. He practices both hospital-based emergency medicine as well as field medicine, embedded with tactical teams. He has been an Emergency Department Medical Director for many years, the Medical Director for EMS agencies, and the Medical Director for a large law enforcement agency. In addition to his work with Firewatch Solutions, he currently serves as a SWAT physician for two agencies and a consultant for other law enforcement agencies. He provides casualty care training for law enforcement agencies around the United States, and was an invited speaker at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference.

Blair Dell

Blair Dell

Medical Chief

Blair, USN (Ret.), has over twenty-five years of operational medicine experience. As a member of Marine Reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Command through four combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan he brings a wealth of knowledge to the FWS Team. After retiring as a Senior Chief in the US Navy in 2016, he is now a member of the Washington State Patrol SWAT Team and a primary instructor for the Seattle Police Department’s Advanced Training Unit. He is requested by LE, Fire/EMS, corporate and other entities around the country to speak on medical threats, preparedness, operations, and resiliency.

Robert Gabrych

Robert Gabrych

Arizona Security Operations Manager

Robert served in the US Marine Corps for over 20 years and carries a BS in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Arizona State University. His extensive field experience is complimented by formal training in executive protection, tactical emergency casualty care, protective operations, and covert protection. Robert attended the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy in Phoenix, AZ and served as police sergeant and SWAT team memberfor 14 years.

Andrew Brown

Andrew C. Brown

Director of Human Resources

Andrew is a Human Resources professional with extensive administrative and management experience. Andrew’s experience includes serving over 15 years in the United States Marine Corps and on multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan and the Pacific, bringing years of knowledge to the team. In addition, he has earned a Bachlors degree in Business Administration.

Anne Guillen

Anne Guillen

Marketing Officer

Anne has worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade, specializing in program management, capacity building, and marketing. She specializes in digital and relationship marketing, focusing on strategy and long-term impact. Anne earned her Masters of Public Health from the George Washington University and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia from 2012-2014. Over the past decade, Anne has worked in the field as a nonprofit impact specialist in rural Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and NE Nigeria as well as serving as a marketing director and content curator for a philanthropy consulting firm in North Carolina.

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