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Ken Young

CEO of Edgeworth Security

Ken Young

Ken Young is the CEO of Edgeworth Security. Edgeworth Security is transforming the security industry with innovative solutions in Remote Guarding, Security Systems Integration, Executive Protection and Cyber Security. Edgeworth combines highly trained security experts, proprietary processes and innovative technology (with a focus on machine-learning and analytics) to achieve superior results and cost savings.

Before joining Edgeworth, Ken founded and served as Vice President of Valhalla Group Inc., providing security consulting for celebrities and high net worth individuals. While serving as Vice President of Valhalla Group, Ken directly provided security and logistics advising to a high net worth family.

Prior to founding Valhalla Group, Ken worked for Gavin De Becker and Associates as the head of close protection and security services serving an array of celebrities and high net worth individuals. Ken was responsible for protecting many of the world’s most influential people and enterprises.

Ken spent 21 years in the United States Marine Corps before entering the civilian sector. As a United States Marine, Ken served in Sana’a, Yemen; Delaram, Afghanistan; Kampala, Uganda; Paris, France; and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Ken also served as a member of the Marine One Security Detail and was an emergency action planner to the executive branch of the government under President George W. Bush. During his 21-year career, Ken received numerous accolades and awards and was the 2007 Marine Corps Athlete of the Year.

Career Highlights

  • Trip Security Officer and Presidential Support Specialist for Marine Helicopter Squadron One
  • Emergency Action Planner for the President and Vice President
  • Chief of Operations of the Marine Corps Base Police Department at Camp Lejeune where he supervised Patrol Operations, Military Working Dogs, the Accident Investigations Division and the Special Reaction Team
  • Chief of Operations of the Marine Corps Operations Center at the Pentagon where he managed the physical security and readiness of the operation center spaces and the proper control and administration of classified materials
  • Participated in the evacuation of US Embassy personnel in Sana’a, Yemen