Rick Klepper: 678.588.1622 | Doug Wilson: 205.903.3272 | Kerry Gossett: 205-281-5681 staff@counterthreatgrp.com

About Us

The formation of Counter Threat Group (CTG) was initiated in 2015 as a result of research that indicated a negative risk profile associated with churches or “Houses of Worship” (HOW).  Our research detected adverse trends early in 2013 prior to ISIS becoming a known commodity and prior to the Charleston church shooting.

We have recently expanded our focus to include other sectors including businesses, hospitals and school systems. As other vulnerable “soft target” sites continue to be sought and attacked through violent acts, terrorism and active shooters in the United States and abroad, the scope of CTG will expand to assist organizations in all industries to create and maintain sound security programs.

The core product provided by CTG is a Comprehensive Threat  Assessment (CTA)  of the physical premises of any entity regardless of size.  The CTA provides a blueprint for enhancements to an existing security program or the creation of a new program. The CTA was developed and tested by an expanded network comprised of current and former accomplished military counter intelligence experts, cyber security experts, high level agency veterans as well as seasoned local law enforcement experts. Our CTA is not a “cookie cutter” approach to assessing threats that are common among other providers. The scope of each assessment is unique to the client’s organization and environment.  

Our services are performed by individuals who bring an exhaustive compilation of talents, experience and knowledge of best intrusion techniques, deterrents and responses to intrusion, and most advanced technology capabilities available. We will constantly engage in relationships with individuals and organizations who exhibit the professionalism, expertise and skill sets to match identified and perceived risks and solutions.

A list and description of available services is located on the Our Services page.

Our Team

Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Co-Founder and Partner - Threat Analyst

Intelligence officer with 27 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard

Multiple overseas deployments including operations for Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq

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Rick Klepper

Rick Klepper

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Alongside Doug Wilson researched and determined the need to create an entity with initial emphasis on addressing threats faced by Houses of Worship

Assisted in the development of an All Threats Assessment Tool

Thirty + years in the Banking industry serving in various management and compliance capacities

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Kerry Gossett

Kerry Gossett

Medical Facility Liaison

36 years as a CRNA, contracted management services, and development of anesthesia practice models in various facilities

Co-founder of several anesthesia management, provider search, and billing companies

Developed department policies and procedures to ensure safety, efficiency, compliance and education

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Rodney Andreasen

Rodney Andreasen

Threat Assessment & Training Specialist

40+ years emergency management, security, crime prevention, antiterrorism training and teaching.

Certified Emergency Manager at state, national and international levels

Master’s in Security Studies – Homeland Security & Defense, Justice & Public Safety and Technical & Occupational Education

Florida Certified Crime Prevention PractitionerView Profile
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Jessica Reed

Jessica Reed

Contributing Author - Threat Analyst

Eleven years experience in the Intelligence Community conducting imagery analysis, multi-source intelligence, and collection management

Deployment experience supporting coalition customers from 8 different countries

Professional and educational areas of focus include Asian studies, diplomacy, and terrorism

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DOUGLAS HUGHES

DOUGLAS HUGHES

Consultant / Contributor

35+ years as a licensed attorney working in healthcare and insurance.

12 years as a health system General Counsel – 5 years as the COO of stock general lines insurance company.  Licensed Property & Casualty producer in three states.

Risk issues; risk management policies and programs; the effect these programs have on your insurance coverages.

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