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Jim Francis Joins T&M Protection Resources as VP of Consulting Services

January 05, 2007

New York, NY — January 5, 2007 — T&M Protection Resources, a leading security, investigative, technology and consulting services firm, has announced the appointment of Jim Francis as Vice President of its Consulting Services unit. A highly recognized security industry consultant who once headed Kroll’s security consulting operation, Mr. Francis, 58, has been chosen to lead the expansion of T&M’s security consulting services business division which provides security threat analyses, risk assessments, emergency preparedness and crisis and business continuity planning services to major corporations, financial institutions, property management firms, major sports franchises, chief executive officers and high net-worth private clients. He will report to Jack Goldsborough, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of T&M.

Jim joins T&M with an extensive 30 year career in security having been a consultant to both private industry and government in the areas of facility vulnerability analysis, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), executive protection, counter-terrorism, security management and security systems development. Prior to joining T&M, Mr. Francis was a Principal Consultant, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Aggleton & Associates, a security consulting and security systems design firm located in Tarrytown, NY. Under an agreement with Aggleton & Associates, Jim and T&M will continue to support and provide consulting services to certain Aggleton clients for whom Jim previously furnished similar services.

Mr. Francis started his professional career as a Special Agent with the U.S. Air Force, Office of Special Investigations. He later served as Manager of Security for a major division of Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. Subsequently he joined Schiff & Associates (later to become Kroll Schiff & Associates) where he rose to the position of Senior Vice President in Kroll’s Security Services Group.

“We are delighted to have Jim at T&M” said Robert S. Tucker, Chairman and CEO. “He brings a wealth of proven technical and management consulting expertise that will allow us to provide expanded consulting and risk management services to T&M’s growing list of prestigious clients and enable us to offer an even more complete array of sophisticated and specialized security capabilities for our clients’ on-going security needs. We are certain that the addition of Jim Francis to T&M’s management team will strengthen both our company and the companies we serve,” Tucker concluded.