Chris Bolton
President and Founder of Bolt-On Security Solutions LLC
Cohoes, NY 12047

A highly regarded, well-qualified, dedicated, and results-oriented safety/security leader with experience in corporate, public, and private areas, including global safety and security operations,... show more


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Work experience
President Founder

Consult with both commercial client companies and residential owners to provide expertise and support on securing and protecting physical, monetary, and information assets. Advise on physical protection, security personnel hiring and training, and the use of rigorous background checks. Evaluate IT systems and infrastructures; recommend, develop, and implement solutions to address issues such as CPTED, preventing unauthorized access and data modification/loss. Identify physical security risks and implement solutions for mitigation/elimination. Provided expertise on OSHA, EHS, business continuity, crisis and risk management, and responses to natural disasters.

Securitas Security Services USA
Branch Manager

Provided leadership for the Albany New York area to ensure the delivery of quality superior services. Managed entire operations efficiently and effectively to achieve service and profitability objectives. Supervised and coordinated all Human Resources and Recruiting functions, including all on-boarding of top talent, assisting in employee relations and terminations while facilitating a positive relationship between personnel and the organization. Initiated the acquisition and integration of new business sales. Conducted internal and external investigations. Coordinated and directed all new client transitions and contracts. Implemented client satisfaction drivers and corporate audits. Coached, trained, and developed field managers and supervisors. Promoted client and employee retention initiatives. Managed all accounts to ensure the client security service needs were satisfied. Provided employee customer relations and ensured financial profitability is achieved.

Regional Director

Risk Management Services, Safety Security: Northeast US Canada
Promoted from Regional Manager to Senior Manager to Regional Director. Oversaw all safety/security and EHS functions region-wide in 85+ hotels (34,000+ guest rooms) that included the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC, Hotel Roanoke in VA, Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston, and the Palmer House in Chicago. Supervised, trained, and led a team of 17+ Safety Security Directors throughout NE US and Canada. Coordinated with global crisis teams on responses to all security incidents.


Short-Term Long-Range Solutions; Crime Prevention; Risk Assessment; Environmental Health Safety; Incident Command System; Executive-Level Consulting; Interviewing Interrogation; State Federal Laws/Codes; EHS Strategies; VIP Protection; Fraud Detection; Crisis Intervention Management; CCTV Systems Installation; Fire Alarm/Suppression Systems; Counterterrorism; Cybersecurity; Negotiations; Law Enforcement Procedures; Handling of Sensitive Information

Series of Successful Global Corporate Security Programs for Hilton Worldwide
Recovery of $10M in Fraud Resolution of 100s of Fraud Cases for BNY Mellon Financial
Multiple Promotions Recognitions, including Letter of Commendation from the Cicero PD


Maintained a steady client base and recommended detailed solutions that were subsequently implemented to achieve physical, personnel, and information security improvements.

I am strongly driven to succeed.
I am self-assured in my skills and talents, and I'm willing to take on challenges and risks.
I am able to adapt to new requirements, situations, or environments.

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY - College of Criminal Justice
Bachelors, Criminal Justice

Associates, Police Science and Correction Administration
Certifications & licenses
Department of Homeland Security

Board members include law enforcement leaders, private industry security professionals, homeland security leadership, fire service leadership, emergency management leadership, and health and medical professionals. The certification board reviews all Certified Homeland Security Professional requirements and ensures that they meet the highest standard. The Board Certification provides an objective means of distinguishing highly competent homeland protection professionals from their less experienced peers.



The Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ) is considered the “gold standard” certification for security management professionals and demonstrates your knowledge and competency in seven key domains of security. Globally recognized as the standard of excellence for security management professionals.

AHLA American Hotel and Lodging Association

The CLSD - Certified Lodging Security Director certification recognizes you as the dedicated professional you are, a leader who is skilled and knowledgeable about all areas of security.​

  • Diverse
  • Safety Inspections
  • Security
  • Safety
  • EHS
  • OSHA
  • Workers Comp
  • Budgets
  • Consultant
  • Hotels
  • Financial Crimes
  • Homeland Security
  • Educator
  • Mentoring
  • CCTV
  • Fire and Life Safety
  • NFPA
  • ASIS
  • Executive Protection
  • Risk Management
  • Contracts
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Creative Writing
  • Design and Construction
  • Planning
  • Internal Audit
  • Business Recovery
  • Continuity
  • Law Enforcement
  • Investigations
  • Defensive Driving
  • Firearms
  • Interviewing
  • Recruiting
  • Sales
  • Health and Safety
Saint Regis Food Pantry
Chris Bolton CPP, CHS III, CLSD - President and Founder - Bolt-On Security Solutions, LLC | LinkedIn

Join LinkedIn OVERVIEW: Well-qualified, highly-regarded safety, security, and health professional with over 25 years of leadership and management experience. Extensive global background in corporate, public, and private protection functions. Experience in directing teams of Safety & Security Directors, delivering recommendations to C-level executives, and fostering partnerships with local law enforcement among others.

More information

Certifications/Licenses/Training – Certified Protection Professional (CPP) – ASIS  Certified in Homeland Security, (CHS III) – DHS  Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD) – AHLA  Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC)  Certified Pool/ Spa Operator  OSHA 501 Outreach Trainer  ServSafe Certification  CPR, AED & First Responder  Advanced Certifications in Reid Technique of Interviewing & Interrogation  NFPA Training  Management of Aggressive Behavior  FBI/DHS Active Shooter & Counterterrorism Courses/Seminars  Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Training & Firearms Training  New York State Hunter Certification  Licensed NYS Security Officer

Affiliations – Current Member: ASIS Boston & Albany, ILSSA Boston, ABCHS, FBI InfraGard, NFPA, ACFE, NHCA, IAFCI, NRA & IOACIS; Graduate & Alumni, Boston’s FBI Citizens Academy