Meet our people

Over the past decade, our team has successfully executed hundreds of international security management engagements and projects. Our approach to organizational security has been honed with real experience. 

We are singularly focused on helping clients make critical business decisions based on thoughtful planning and actionable information. We have channeled that experience into the creation of Riley. We know that Riley can add value to your organization and we’re ready to show you how


Our Team

Jake Allen

President and Co-founder

President and CEO

Jake is an experienced business leader with a background in international security risk management consulting. He co-founded the business in 2011 along with Phil Dwyer.

Philip Dwyer

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Chief Technology Officer

Phil is a certified project manager with experience leading complex international IT projects including application development and web-based learning. He co-founded the company in 2011 along with Jake Allen.

Rick Taylor

Senior Program Manager

Senior Program Manager

Rick is a Safety and Security Risk Manager with over 20 years of management, security, and operations experience including multiple years in conflict and post-conflict environments.

Nathan Ackerman

Security Program Manager

Senior Program Manager

Nathan is a Security Management Advisor with over 15 years of management, security, and operations experience including multiple years of direct security management experience in a variety of hostile environments.

Scott Blinston

Senior Security Consultant

Senior Program Manager

Scott is an enthusiastic and highly motivated security manager, risk advisor, and operations professional with over 15 years of experience commanding all aspects of security, risk advisory, operations, logistics, procurement, administration, facility management, and vendor relations for international organizations.

Kaitlin Cochand

Director of Marketing

Director of Marketing

Kate joined the team in 2018, after earning her M.S. in Management and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Since her start, she has supported each facet of the company while expanding her knowledge of Security Management, Marketing, and Business Development.

Isobel Haynes

Security Analyst

Security Analyst

Ms. Haynes has driven success within multiple departments as an Analyst. She hails from Lakenheath, England, and is a recent graduate of Flagler College where she majored in Criminology and double minored in Anthropology and Psychology.


What can Riley do for you?

Hear from our experts.

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Phil Dwyer

Chief Technology Officer

“For over a decade, our consultants have filled key security management roles at our clients’ headquarters and field offices and thus we are very attuned to what works best. That experience has been invaluable in developing a solution like Riley.  Riley allows you to easily create, assign, and manage tasks to ensure critical work is completed. Monitor spending, tasks, important deadlines, threat events and more! ”

Rick Taylor

Senior Risk Manager

“Riley is a force multiplier because it enables a smaller security department or even a single security resource to manage safety and security and the implementation of a company’s duty-of-care policy on a global basis. And, since Riley basically tells users exactly what actions need to be taken to reduce risks, a company is able to use more junior resources in security roles, which also contributes to the return-on-investment.”

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