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Joshua Gausman

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As Chief Operating Officer, Josh oversees our Threat Assessment and Management Division, our Information Security Division, and our Recruitment and Selection Division.

Josh directs a staff of threat assessment practitioners, investigators, and mental health experts responsible for the assessment and management of situations that might pose a hazard to the safety or privacy of our clients.  He has managed some of the Nation’s most sensitive investigations for prominent public figures and organizations.  His cases have included inappropriate pursuit, threats and harassment directed towards public figures, disgruntled current and former employees, and stalkers who pursue their victims at the workplace.

Josh is an instructor at our Advanced Threat Assessment and Management Academy.  He has trained numerous public figures and their representatives on how to handle inappropriate pursuers.  Josh has also trained Fortune 500 corporations on the prevention of workplace violence and on conducting corporate investigations.

In addition, Josh directs the Recruitment and Selection Division, developing recruitment strategies and screening processes, and implementing security staff training for the firm’s 520-member team. He also manages the protective security training academies, which are held regularly throughout the year.

Josh began his career as a Security Staff Agent, providing high-level security to at-risk public figures, executives, and multi-million dollar corporate facilities.  Additionally, he managed the advance operations for high-visibility political rallies and election events in the state of California.  Josh graduated with Honors from Miami University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management. He has extensive training in the fields of Sociology and Criminology, including work with an Indiana Police Department.

Josh is a California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Private Patrol Operator, a longtime member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International), a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and a certified Emergency Driver.  He represents our firm with the New York Department of State, the Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies, the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Nevada Private Investigations Licensing Board, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Josh is a partner in the firm and has been with GDBA since 2000.