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AT-RISK International Announces New Office in Brazil

March 19, 2015 | By Business Wire News


AT-RISK International, LLC, leader in executive security, consulting, investigations and security training services, announced today the opening of a new office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jose Boanova and Ricardo Ferreira, both Brazil natives, will join AT-RISK with over 40 years of combined experience and lead the company’s efforts in Latin America to provide seamless consulting, executive protection, training and investigative services in the region.

The new presence comes in response to proven demand for AT-RISK’s services for clients or companies traveling to the 2016 Olympics or anywhere in Latin America. The same security and investigative best practices that AT-RISK’s clients rely on worldwide will now be available from a Latin American-based facility staffed by local security professionals.

The Brazil office will work with clients that have multiple service needs, focusing on consulting in executive protection and family safety programs to corporations and high net worth individuals, as well as security consulting with corporations in need of security audits, evaluations and assessments. In addition, specialized training, a service that has played a big part in AT-RISK’s success, will be available in areas such as situational awareness, high-end executive protection, training and Olympic specific programs.

“The opening of AT-RISK’s Brazil office is a natural outgrowth of the strong worldwide relationships we have,” said AT-RISK President Chuck Tobin. “Brazil’s growing middle class, relatively strong and stable economy and upcoming Olympics make it a strategic security hub for all of Latin America. AT-RISK will now have centralized access to the entire region in order to further our commitment to building a lasting presence in this market.”

Mr. Ferreira joins AT-RISK as Regional Director of Operations leading the firm’s protection, investigations, training and security consulting services in Latin America. Mr. Ferreira has a keen understanding of the private security industry with over 14 years of experience focusing on large events, venue security, logistics, close protection and high-profile individuals. Mr. Ferreira brings creativity and leadership to his approach, recognizing the importance of achieving client satisfaction.

Mr. Boanova joins AT-RISK as Director of Business Development leading business development efforts for the full breadth of the firm’s protection, investigations, training and security consulting services across Latin America. Mr. Boanova has broad security experience having worked with the Brazilian Federal Police for over 25 years. He was also a Brazilian Marine Officer for more than five years and has managed security at many high-profile events and for high-profile individuals.

Like all AT-RISK team members, the Brazilian team is extensively trained in the U.S. by its leadership team to ensure consistency across continents. Further, AT-RISK will have a dedicated senior-level executive working in the Brazilian office and across Latin America to help maintain client satisfaction and operational management. Brazilian security personnel will also be supported by AT-RISK’s technological and analytical resources, allowing multiple members of the AT-RISK team to be well versed in all aspects of each client engagement.

AT-RISK’s new Brazil office is located at Rua Candelária 65, 16o andar, Centro – Rio de Janeiro/RJ. Contact the office at +55 (21) 4063-3152 or +1 (877) 323-2444.

For more information about AT-RISK International’s Brazil office, visit

About AT-RISK International, LLC

Founded by experts with law enforcement, military and intelligence backgrounds, AT-RISK International, LLC provides security training, protection, threat analysis, consulting and investigations worldwide. Established on the philosophy of proactive security, AT-RISK specializes in assessment and protection based on advance research, analysis and preparation that helps to prevent security issues before they occur. Highly respected worldwide, AT-RISK helps protect high-profile individuals and organizations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

AT-RISK International, LLC
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