Brian Katz is Chief Executive Officer of Lighthouse Global Solutions, LLC where he provides security consulting and support for Fortune 500 companies and other unique clients. These services include Security Program Review, Corporate Investigations Support and Executive Protection Strategy and Support.
Mr. Katz has almost 20-years of public and private sector experience in the fields of investigations, executive protection and physical security. As Director of Personnel Protective Services at Google, Mr. Katz built Google's Global Security Investigations team from a single person to a strategic global organization. Mr. Katz designed and developed the company's Executive Protection Group, Intelligence Group and the Global Security Operations Center to respond to emergent threats worldwide and managed the company's Aviation program.
Mr. Katz began his career contracting for the U.S. Government conducting Security & Suitability Investigations for National Security and Public Trust Positions. After that, he joined the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, as a Special Agent. While working as a federal agent, Mr. Katz worked in various domestic and overseas locations including the Middle East, Western & Eastern Europe and South America. Mr. Katz conducted sensitive investigations, provided high-level dignitary protection to visiting foreign leaders, the President of the United States, the U.S. Secretary of State and various others, including the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Katz also served in the Office of Counterintelligence where he received a Meritorious Honor Award for service.