Chief Executive Officer
Steve Krystek is the CEO of the PFC Group of Companies headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Steve’s professional history includes a 25-year mix of law enforcement, military, and protective services experience. He is an accomplished instructor credited with the curriculum development of more than a hundred training programs in use by Federal Government and Defense Department agencies. Steve has earned numerous certifications and instructorships in half a dozen combative martial art systems since 1990 encompassing unarmed combatives, grappling, and weapon defense. Steve possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University and is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Steve previously served the as the Senior Team Leader and trainer of a U.S. Air Force Emergency Services Team. Through a full spectrum of Security Police missions, Steve trained and operated with over 200 specialized law enforcement teams, military units, and government agencies throughout the United States and overseas. Steve’s military experience included special weapons and tactics, protective services, force protection/anti-terrorism, and serving as a member of the San Antonio Armed Forces Police Detachment (AFPD).
Upon completion of military service, Steve joined the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) charged with securing and safeguarding nuclear devices, special nuclear material, and classified government research projects. Steve's training and experience through the DOE's Central Training Academy and Nevada Operations Office included high-level resource protection, specialized weapons skills, Special Response Team tactics, and Advanced Weapons Instructorship.
Steve then moved into civilian law enforcement where he was a full-time Police Officer and trainer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. During his time at Metro, Steve served as a Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, and Defensive Tactics Instructor. He was a first responder to countless real-world critical incidents and violent crimes in progress, and he provided thousands of hours of in-service advanced weapons and tactics instruction to personnel department-wide.
In 2006, Steve assumed a full-time role with PFC, which included team leadership on domestic and international Protective Security Details. In the following years, he provided ongoing instruction, consultation, and protective services to U.S. Government agencies and high net-worth clients around the world. Since then, PFC has evolved into a group of companies, which include Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts (PFC Training), PFC Safeguards, PFC Loadout, PFC CrossFit, PFC Asia Pacific, and Sky Pointe Concierge. As the Chief Executive Officer, Steve currently oversees the performance, growth, and success of all organizations.