President, PFC Safeguards
Anthony (Tony) Shepherd, CPP is an expert security strategist specializing in high-end commercial and government protective services. He has extensive, diversified experience in both the business and daily operational aspects of providing protective services through his roles as a CEO, COO, and GM, over a career spanning 30+ years, including 18 years with DOE/NNSA programs. In addition to receiving a BS in Mechanical Sciences from Brighton College in Victoria Australia, Tony is an ASIS Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP).
Tony’s experience is illustrated by strategically directing multi-million dollar, multi-year security contracts for government clients and consistently delivering unparalleled performance. Tony is well versed in maintaining protective force effectiveness and efficiency. He has a distinguished track record of success through direct personnel management and maximizing the use of new security systems and technology to address changing requirements. Tony received letters of commendation from DOE Headquarters and shared the DOE Secretary’s Gold Medal with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve project team. He successfully managed and secured the petroleum reserve during hurricanes Katrina and Rita while maintaining the ability to draw down within the time required by the President of the United States and the Secretary of Energy.
Currently, Tony has primary oversight and responsibility for PFC Safeguards. He manages the daily operations of numerous protective details, non-stop security and logistical support for hundreds of clients, and special projects requested by Fortune 500 corporations. In addition to security management, Tony has a long history and extensive expertise in driver training.
Tony provides lead instruction during PFC Training driving programs, which have been under his purview since 2005. He has been training professional drivers and amateur racecar drivers since 1994. A graduate of over a dozen commercial and governmental driver training schools himself, Tony provides a valuable cross section of defensive and offensive vehicle dynamics expertise to meet our client’s needs. As an avid amateur racecar driver and a lifetime member of the Sports Car Club of America, Tony increases his own driving abilities on a regular basis. Having raced multiple times at the SCCA National Autocross Championships, the largest amateur auto race in the world, Tony’s skills remain sharp and his knowledge of high performance driving remains leading edge.