PAUL OHM, CPP
Paul currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Principal at P4 Protective Services (P4P). He brings to this position nearly 20 years of experience in both the military and private sectors. His current responsibilities include oversight of compliance, day-to-day operations, partner relationships, strategic growth strategies, company policy and procedure development, recruiting, training, and HR.
As an avid learner and someone who proactively seeks out professional development, Paul has successfully completed programs and certifications offered through FEMA, FBI, DHS, ASIS International, and other private entities. He began his private-sector career with one of the largest security companies in the industry where he was routinely promoted to higher
levels of responsibility within the Chicago BOMA market. He was ultimately selected as Director of Safety and Security for the University of Chicago, a position he held for three years.
Throughout his career, Paul has held the responsibility of overseeing large-scale teams and participated in the planning, oversight, and execution of many high-level security management events, including the NATO Security Conference, President Obama’s election night coverage, ASIS International Conference, various professional sporting events, Chicago Cubs World Series victory parade, several dignitary visits, numerous controversial guest speaking engagements, many active threat responses, multiple University of Chicago convocations, and random civil disturbance assignments.
Paul is also deeply involved with various professional organizations. He currently serves as President of the Illinois Security Professionals Association, Chair of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Public/Private Liaison Committee, and 2nd Vice President of the Special Agents Association. He holds the prestigious Certified Protection Professional designation from ASIS International.