Scott L. Kisch joined Guidepost Solutions in 2014 as a senior investigator in the investigative, intelligence and monitoring practices, bringing a diverse range of experience from research and intelligence gathering to emergency management and corporate security.
Immediately prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, Mr. Kisch served as the department administrator at the New York University (NYU) Department of Public Safety. In that position, he oversaw Clery Act compliance and a range of programs concerning student safety, including the design and installation of security technology systems throughout the campus.
Prior to his tenure with NYU, Mr. Kisch served as the vice president for security and business continuity at MF Global, Inc., a financial services company with 3,000 employees in 12 countries. In that capacity, he developed and implemented the company’s emergency management program. As the leader of the global executive travel-protection program, he conducted research and provided daily (worldwide) threat analyses covering issues such as terrorism, crime and pandemic flu.
In the public sector, Mr. Kisch served as the Chief of Staff and Communications Director at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security. He was a core advisor to the Governor of New Jersey in developing statewide counterterrorism and emergency management strategies. His portfolio included the education sector where he served as the executive director of two school-security task forces responsible for the safety of both K-12 schools and colleges/universities. Mr. Kisch is the co-author of two major reports regarding school security best practices and oversaw statewide training programs in the same.
Mr. Kisch also served as a top advisor to Jon S. Corzine during both his successful political campaigns for the U.S. Senate (2000) and for Governor of New Jersey (2005) and during his subsequent tenures as both U.S. Senator and Governor of New Jersey. His responsibilities included conducting extensive research and analysis on a broad range of political and public policy matters.
A Desert Storm veteran, Mr. Kisch began his career as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps specializing in military engineering operations and serving, in later years, as a public affairs officer. He has served also as a Commissioner on the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, appointed and reappointed by governors of both major political parties.