Francis D’Addario recognized as Protective Intelligence Thought Leader

March 24, 2021
D’Addario co-leads global next-generation leader talent development, operational work groups, and solution innovation consulting services at SEC

March 23, 2021 – The Security Executive Council congratulates Emeritus Faculty of Strategic Innovation Francis D’Addario for being recognized as a Thought Leader in the inaugural Protective Intelligence Honors from Ontic’s Center for Protective Intelligence. Ontic is an SEC Solution Innovations Partner.

Each month the Protective Intelligence Honors will recognize pioneers and thought leaders who have driven novel practices and development of innovative solutions, and are contributing to, influencing and advancing the physical security and protection industry. Protective Intelligence Thought Leaders are established experts in the field who are actively contributing to and advancing protective intelligence industry knowledge and careers.

Francis co-leads global next-generation leader talent development, operational work groups, and solution innovation consulting services at SEC. The former Starbucks Coffee Partner and Asset Protection Head collaboratively helped operationalize people protection and enterprise all-hazard risk mitigation with over a decade of persuasive multi-million dollar returns on investment. Prior to Starbucks, D’Addario led cross-functional teams in the convenience store and quick service restaurant industry sectors where Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) implementations reduced average violence by 89% with hundreds of millions of dollars of cost avoidance.

He co-founded Crime Prevention Associates, International; The All-Hazard Risk Leadership Laboratory (AR2L), and co-developed LossVision and RED, enterprise risk reporting, assessment and mitigation tools. His book, Influencing Enterprise Risk Mitigation, draws from Francis’ long experience in mitigating all-hazards risk to lay the groundwork for looking at risk comprehensively, always while keeping people safe and informed.

“Francis is passionate about business risk prevention and mitigation using a holistic, all-hazards view,” said Kathleen Kotwica, Executive Vice President and Chief Knowledge Strategist for the Security Executive Council. “Part of this view includes a ‘people first’ approach. We are delighted Ontic has recognized Francis as the thought leader he is.”

About the Security Executive Council

The Security Executive Council is the leading research and advisory firm focused on corporate security risk mitigation strategies and plans. We work with security leaders to transform security programs into more capable and valued centers of excellence. Watch our 3-minute video for a quick overview or visit us at

About the SEC Solution Innovations Partner Program

The SIP Program is an informed diligence process that provides end users a degree of confidence as they choose security product and service providers. Selected companies are evaluated for their risk mitigation and return on investment capabilities, as well as their trustworthiness. This program allows practitioners to more easily identify trusted, capable solutions for unique environments. For information, visit


About the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence

The Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence provides strategic consulting, multidimensional services and resources for safety and security, legal, risk and compliance professionals at major corporations across multiple industry sectors including financial services, technology, retail, entertainment and consumer products. For information:


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