About Our Company

Founded in 2004 with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest.

Executive Security Services was built from the ground up by two police officers that specialized in the security and risk management fields.

President and co-founder Carl Witt, retired in 2003 from a distinguished 37 year career in law enforcement. His son and co-founder Bryan Witt, who served as a police officer since 2000 had an idea to start a security business that utilized their experience, training and expertise in risk management to cater to clientele that needed security while traveling or transporting valuable merchandise. Initially, our primary focus was on Executive Protection and providing security for traveling jewelry salespeople. While building a solid reputation as a premier physical security provider in the Pacific Northwest, and recognizing a need to raise the bar in the private security industry, over time we evolved into a full service security company providing armed and unarmed, uniform and plain clothes security professionals for a wide variety of clients in various industry sectors. We are extremely proud to be locally owned and operated, with our corporate headquarters in Portland, Oregon. In July 2017, we opened a branch office in the Seattle/Tacoma area to serve the Puget Sound region, and our Washington state operations.

Our experience and specialized training sets us apart. Our entire management team has actual law enforcement experience as career police officers. This experience and training is imparted on our employees, some of whom are current or retired law enforcement themselves, and bring a unique set of skills to the table in fulfilling our goal to be the premier security firm in the Pacific Northwest.

At Executive Security Services we take pride in what we do, and you’ll notice it in everything from our uniforms and our appearance to our training and attitude. We know that security is more than just a pair of shades and a uniform – it’s a quality service that adapts to your situation. You are more than just a site or number to us and we don’t allow you to get lost in the shuffle. We care, because once we are fortunate enough to earn your business and your trust, we want to keep you. Contact us today to see how we can help, and we look forward to becoming your preferred security provider.

  • Executive & Personal Protection
  • Site Security
  • Jewelry Escorts & Transportation
  • Risk Management
  • Maritime Security
  • Reception & Concierge
  • Loss Prevention
  • Event Security
  • Patrol Services
  • Off Duty Police
  • Licensing & Training
  • Investigations & Consulting

Carl Witt – President

Bryan Witt – Vice President, Business Development

Renee Shanholtzer – Operations Manager

Eric Ha – Operations Manager

Robbie Reaves – Branch Manager, Seattle-Tacoma

Brandy Henderson - Controller