Jay Grund, CPP

Senior Director, Security Risk Management

Jay Grund is a senior client advisor and security risk management expert with more than 27 years of experience in designing and delivering program excellence in areas such as enterprise-wide security, corporate and criminal investigations, workplace violence prevention, electronic surveillance and countermeasures, and emergency preparedness.

Before joining Hillard Heintze, Jay served as the Director of Security Operations for Tenet Healthcare. Jay has significant experience in healthcare risk management and security assessments aimed at early recognition and mitigation of emerging risks and trends that can potentially jeopardize the operations and integrity of healthcare assets, patients, visitors and staff. Jay developed an approach that upheld the highest standards of security management and regulatory compliance with supportive practices for individual institutions and their teams through a customized, collaborative approach with a focus on leveraged technology and security awareness.

Jay also served as the Director of Physical Security at Baylor University in Waco. Jay was the subject-matter expert for development and coordination of the overall campus physical security vision with regard to integrated intrusion detection, access control (electronic and physical), crime prevention through environmental design, video management and assessment and critical infrastructure protection. He developed comprehensive operational security guidelines, assessment tools and best practices for physical security technology implementation in new building construction and renovation of campus facilities. He also directed a team tasked with collaborative risk assessment of campus facilities with a focus on providing technical security enhancements and operational recommendations for improved security of students, staff and visitors.

Before transitioning to the private sector, Jay served 25 years with the U.S. Secret Service, Technical Security Division. In his last assignment, Jay was assigned to the White House ensuring and coordinating the division’s overall role in specialized and sensitive mitigation technologies including fire detection and annunciation; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive detection; emergency planning; and incident response.

Previously Jay managed the U.S. Secret Service Dallas Field Office’s Technical Operational Squad and served for twelve years as the Branch Chief of the Texas region. Jay oversaw the design and maintenance of multiple layered security intrusion detection systems and security policy for the field offices and protectee residences within the region. Jay also performed technical surveillance countermeasures inspections in support of the President and Vice President of the United States and led development teams tasked with emerging evidence collection technologies. Jay is board certified by the ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) in Security Management, Investigations, Emergency Planning and Physical Security.

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