Chief of Staff/ Investor
Derek Porter is a Serial Entrepreneur, U.S. Veteran, Security Expert, and Investor in the Cannabis/Hemp Industries.
He is an investor and partner with Gateway Proven Strategies, specializing in his security expertise as well as his industry knowledge to help grow GPS globally.
Derek currently has a new surveillance company called Resolution Security operating in Colorado Springs, is the majority owner of Dynamic Warriors LLC and the Cannabis Security Experts consulting firm. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Southern Denver Metro area with their two Lima Bravo’s (life buddies) Metal and Grimm.
Derek holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Science in Security Management, along with dozens of certifications in security and competitive intelligence.
Prior to joining the GPS Team, Derek successfully exited a comprehensive security firm in the cannabis industry called: Security Grade Protective Services (now called Helix Cannabis Security). After the exist he sat on the board of directors for Helix Technologies (HLIX).
Derek has worked on multiple levels of the security industry both in the military, as a former F.A.S.T. Marine (Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team), and as a private contractor for private military’s operating both CONUS and OCONUS.
Derek has over 390 consolidated days in Red Zones (War Zones) and has been decorated with various awards, such as: The Navy, Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device (V) for bravery under fire.
He has protected precious assets ranging from nuclear assets to the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq. Derek has years of consulting experience with several executive protection firms. His specialty is assessing safety and security concerns of persons or an organization and diagnosing other security deficiencies unknown to the client.