Victor A. Vella
Business Development Manager, Federal Sector
Mr. Victor Vella has over 30 years’ experience in anti- and counter-terrorism, law enforcement and physical security. As the former Director of an elite antiterrorism team, he was responsible multi-million dollar efforts to develop anti-terrorism policy and guidelines, conducting vulnerability and risk assessments, and leading teams of seasoned Federal agents in the performance of covert red team exercises. He has operated in all corners of the globe to include Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, and the Americas. Mr. Vella started his career in Federal law enforcement in the early 80s after completing his degree in criminal science. He has worked as a police officer in Los Angeles, the Law enforcement Director for U.S. Navy Northern Europe, and most recently as the Director of the Antiterrorism Services. He is a recognized subject matter expert in physical security, terrorist and criminal tactics and ideologies, and conducting security assessments of critical and high-value assets. Mr Vella recently retired from the Federal Government and is now the Business Development Manager, Federal Sector, with Panasonic of North America.
Mr. Vella has 25 years’ experience teaching, presenting, and lecturing on all aspects of physical and electronic security, counter and anti-terrorism, and terrorist ideologies and tactics and is considered one of the Government's most recognized SME on the subject. He routinely speaks in front of high level audiences and professionals to include speaking engagements at ASIS, ISC, IACP, TREXPO, and GOVSEC.