Douglas Elms BIO
Doug Elms is an expert in behavioral threat assessment and management, executive protection, in keeping people safe, and protecting clients’ brands.
Doug is sought-after as a security consultant because of his very unique and multifaceted career as a law enforcement officer, executive protection agent, leader of global corporate security, and as a behavioral threat assessment and management expert.
As a police officer, Doug worked the mean streets of “The Most Dangerous Small City in America” where he managed thousands of violent crime investigations and arrests, gained extraordinary experience in understanding violent behavior, protective intelligence, and in dignitary protection during Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. Doug survived multiple deadly encounters including being wounded during a gun fight while arresting four armed robbers by himself.
At the world’s largest company, Doug was personally responsible for the protection of three CEO’s, executives, and members of the Walton Family in the U.S. and during their travels in over 60 countries. Doug has designed estate security for at-risk persons and assessed business and security risks to the global enterprise.
Before retiring from a successful 24 year career with Walmart, Doug led business segments with over $1 billion in annual sales, and led or contributed to game changing business initiatives including $4 Generics, Walmart on Campus, Walmart Pay, and the opening of Walmart stores throughout Asia.
Doug is a graduate of the highly regarded Executive Protection Institute, maintains designations in Lean, Six Sigma, and Project Management, is active in the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, is a Certified Institutional Protection Manager through the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection, and regularly participates in FBI’s InfraGard briefings.
Today, some of the world’s most at-risk people and organizations, including the Walton Family Foundation, Walton Enterprises, Arvest Bank Group, Bass Pro Group, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Domtar, the University of Arkansas, the American Diabetes Association, lululemon athletica, the Nashville Ballet, HBO, and many other, trust Doug’s expertise.
Doug has two adult children, two younger children, four grandchildren, and resides and rides motorcycles in beautiful NW Arkansas.