"Over my 30 plus years of working with management employers and, therefore, working with many different security consultants, both in-house and independent, I have never worked with any security consultant more professional than Ken. Compared to others with whom I have worked, Ken is absolutely head and shoulders above all others. During the course of my working with Ken, he has displayed sound judgment, excellent discretion, and expertise at an exceptional level. Ken regularly conducts courses for other professionals in his field. Within the Southern California community, he is held in the highest regard among his peers. You should be proud to work with an individual of Ken's stature and ability." David B. Geerdes, Partner (retired), Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
"Your qualifications and preparedness had a lot to do with the defendant settling the case and settling for more money." Brian Gonzalez, attorney
"I can say without hesitation that Ken is the consummate professional and was a highly valued member of the senior executive team at Sony Electronics." Mike Williams, EVP & General Counsel at Staples (former), EVP & General Counsel at Sony Electronics (former)
"I have worked closely with Ken for almost five years as he was engaged through Royal Security Group as our Security Director/consultant. In this role, Ken oversaw all aspects of our security that included being responsible for dozens of armed and unarmed guards at multiple locations, safety and security training for hundreds of team members, assessing physical security and cyber needs, investigations and development of all plans related to these areas. While his work was extraordinarily helpful and important, equally important, and valuable was the relationship that we developed. In this critical work, one needs to have complete confidence in your leader, and I always felt that Ken’s words and integrity are impeccable. Ken also has a demeanor and temperament well suited for this work as he is always calm and cool, whatever the matter. " Michael Hopkins MSW, CEO, Jewish Family Service
"I have known Ken for the past year, and he has done excellent work in support of HIAS. Ken is poised and fully present in his work. He has worked with a diverse range of clients and demonstrates a keen ability to meet clients where they are. He is intelligent and persuasive when it comes to suggesting and mitigating the contextual risks that clients face. He interacts comfortably with all levels of staff, from security guards to the CEOs or Executive Directors of various HIAS operations. For example, our affiliate contact in North Carolina just went through an assessment with Ken and expressed full confidence in him. While they started out resistant to security protocols, Ken was able to persuade them to make a change. Ken has always written reports well and in a timely fashion. He communicates clearly, and effectively. He follows through on things, can get things done, is reliable, and executes work while having a lot of background in providing leadership. I wholeheartedly recommend Ken." Laura Hokenstad; Acting Senior Director, Safety & Security and Resettlement Agency Safety & Security Advisor, HIAS.
"Thank you for a very excellent class. Your organization and delivery was excellent, and I found the videos riveting." Lois Knowlton, Office of the Dean for Business & Professional Studies, Grossmont College
"Thanks for the usual good, thorough job." Ken Coughlin, Attorney
"Ken, your support of our premier leadership forum, INSIGHTS World Conference, was significant to the success of this event. We value your contributions as they represent the kind of partnering we have come to recognize as key in bringing together all the components that make up INSIGHTS. On behalf of the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, thank you for taking part; we look forward to our continued work relationship." Ron deHarte, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (former)
"Thank you so much for your participation in the employee violence seminar. Once again, the evaluations reveal you are a great speaker! I hope to work with you again." Diane Levitsky Mack, Esq., (retired) Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP
"Ken Wheatley is smart, caring and knowledgeable and helps others learn what they need to know." Joan Eisenstodt, Hospitality & Meeting Industry Trainer, Facilitator & Consultant.
"A man with great business acumen and talent. Ken played a dominant role in developing international standards. He has provided, and continues to provide, exceptional strategic advice and support." Charles Piersall, CEO, Amadis Inc.; Chairman, International Organization of Standardization (ISO)/Technical Committee 8; Navy Captain (Ret.)
"Ken is proficient at working across department/company lines and forging strong collaborative relationships." David Lipsky PhD - Leader, Teacher, Author & Executive Coach. Head Coach @ Samsung
"Ken has an eagle eye for detail and managing crisis situations...he's been able to provide perspectives that sometimes I've not thought of...a dedicated professional that will make a difference." Ronika Jandail-Gilbert, HR Executive/Global Strategic Business Partner, Sony Electronics
"I can recommend Ken without reservations." Frank Lesher, Member of Advisory Board, Solutionize, Inc. and EVP/General Counsel, Sony Electronics (Ret.)
"I have no hesitation in highly recommending Ken." Jonathan Pearl, Executive Vice President, Sony Electronics Inc.
"A coach and mentor...Ken has the keen ability to recognize people's strengths and continue to develop them...a strong leader who fosters an environment where employees feel empowered to excel." Jennifer MacNeil, Associate Director, Compliance & Ethics, Eisai
"Your presentation was excellent. We appreciate your experience, expertise, and enthusiasm. Feedback from attendees was very positive." David Kulchin, University of California, San Diego Advanced HR Program
"Ken, Thank you very much for the presentations. I did enjoy the sessions and have several issues to address with our organization on revising our current practices." Lisa Gonzales, Senior HR Rep, Immune Response Corporation
"Ken, This was one of the BEST sessions of the Meeting World Conference. It was also the most interesting and relevant session I've ever attended at Meeting World. I brought back invaluable information on security issues to my company. Your presentation was especially effective and informative. I'd like to see more of the same." Pamela Bodkin, Management Analyst, Virginia Employment Commission
"Hi Ken, A lot of practical things that we've incorporated from your talks. I really enjoyed your presentation and would recommend it to other attendees." Heidi Greta, Senior Conference Manager, The Bond Buyer - Thomson Media
"Thank you for all your help with this matter and your contribution to the successful outcome for our client!" Paige Kilner, Paralegal, Keller Rohrback LLP
"Thanks for speaking at the Jamaica Marketplace Conference in Montego Bay. You were great! I heard nothing but positive feedback from all of the meeting planners who attended." Vincent Alonzo, Editor-in-Chief, Successful Meetings Magazine