This week on It’s Under Control Jake Allen is joined by Erik Antons, CPP, PSP to discuss the highs and the lows of paths that lead to CSO roles at Hyatt Hotels and Whirlpool. In this episode, Erik discusses various stages of his professional career. We explore his early days working in adventure tourism and real estate, and serving overseas in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, before ultimately launching his career in the private sector. At every stage of his career, he approached each step as a risk manager who carefully evaluated his opportunities through research, networking, persistence, and decisiveness by betting on himself. If you aspire to become a CSO at a global corporation or think those heights are out of reach, you’ll want to hear Erik’s story. You can now listen to It’s Under Control on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, and Google Podcasts! If you have any feedback or suggestions for guests or topics send us an email at [email protected].