LA Confidential interviews Kent Moyer – Protecting your Luxury Lifestyle
Today we are speaking with world-acclaimed security and Executive Protection expert Kent Moyer, CEO of The World Protection Group and 001 (WPG & 001).
Q: Kent, can you tell us a bit about your background?
A: My first job in this industry was working for Playboy, protecting Mr. Hugh Hefner and his family at the Playboy Mansion. Today, I am CEO of The World Protection Group and its luxury company 001, a luxury Executive Protection company that specializes in protecting high-net-worth and celebrity clients. I graduated from Wharton Business School in Advanced Management and also studied Strategic Management of Luxury Businesses at Wharton and at the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy. I work extensively in law enforcement as a specialist in Executive Protection and Intelligence. This June, I’ve attended HEC Paris Business School to study with Professor Jean-Noel Kapferer in an Advanced Luxury course, and will be in Shanghai to complete the course in October.
Q: Tell us about your new company, 001.
A: 001 is the American Express Black Card of Executive Protection and is the first luxury company in the Executive Protection industry. Over the past twenty years, I have studied many luxury brands, such as Armani, Porsche, Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., and Pagani, and I wanted to reproduce the “Gold Standard Service” in the executive protection industry. It was created with The Ritz-Carlton Gold Standard of Service model, which espouses a style of sophisticated customer service in which each of our employees has been trained and whose principals have heavily inspired how 001 operates. It is a first in the Executive Protection industry.
Q: The World Protection Group & 001 are known for protecting clients’ privacy and confidentiality as well as their physical security. Can you tell us a bit about how you do this?
A: Celebrities and high net worth individuals have their personal information hacked on a regular basis. A recent example was Jeff Bezos who is the richest person in America. Famous people are targets. We believe that Executive Protection starts with their privacy and confidentiality. Privacy is luxury. We have a sophisticated system that we start with to remove personal information from the internet and social media. Here are some of the things we do for our clients:
- Assessment of your personal information online exposure
- Remove your personal information from public databases
- Control your privacy settings
- Provide disinformation to conceal real information
- Using fake names, e-mails, phone numbers, and credit cards
- Apply proper security settings for your devices
- Stop data brokers to stop sharing your information
- Remove your landline and cellular telephone numbers from online websites
- Use a credit freeze to eliminate identity theft and fraud
- Set-up fully encrypted communications and set-up anonymous phones
- Purchase a home or vehicle anonymously
- Install VPN’s on all devices
- Conduct a complete background check to verify personal information removal
- Training your future habits to promote complete privacy and anonymity
The removal process can take up to one year.
Q: Tell us more how is 001 different from your industry?
A: I studied luxury & continue to study how I can take 001 to the next level of our Gold Standard Service. If you have the best sports car, live in a 20-million-dollar mansion, why don’t you have the best Executive Protection? This is a first in the industry & we based on the level of this service can only take 2 clients a year for 001. An example anyone can say they are luxury but it took 4 months just to get our logo right, it took a long time to train every employee in our version of the Ritz Carleton Gold Standard service model. My goal is to keep elevating Executive Protection services for the rich & famous. You can have all the money in the world but the most important luxury is having privacy & protection. 001 is best protection you can get but few will ever have it.
Q: What excites you about the Executive Protection Industry?
A: Our company is using drones for Executive Protection, Investigations, and Estate Protection. We are the first security firm in the United States to obtain an FAA fly over top of people wavier & we also have a night wavier for night operations. Here is the link in our recent press release. We are the leader in the executive protection industry using drone technology in our work. We are also supporting law enforcement, fire, and emergency services in disaster response. www.einpresswire.com/article/491170233