SocoSIX is comprised of a multigenerational team drawn from the worlds of active or recently retired Special Forces professionals, as well as the upper echelons of cutting edge corporate security providers. This leadership team and key partners represent over two centuries of combined experience in the military, diplomatic, intelligence, and security fields, while capturing the youth, vigor and technological prowess required for corporate success in the 21st Century.
Our unmatched talent alongside our highly experienced corporate and private security experts provides SocoSIX clients a full spectrum of solutions to achieve domestic and global security results.
Major General Richard V. Secord (Ret.)
Chairman of the Board
Richard Secord serves as an advisor on Military Affairs and International Security Relations. Richard V. Secord is a retired Major General, USAF. In his military career he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, headed the USAF Directorate of International Affairs, was in charge of worldwide Air Force foreign military sales, served as the US Commander in Iran, and was the CIA Air Officer-in-charge in Laos.
Colonel Richard T. Ryer (Ret.)
Chief Executive Officer
Richard T. Ryer acts as a resource for clients with international and special overseas requirements. Colonel Ryer served as a combat pilot with the 603rd Special Operations Squadron, an Air Officer Commanding at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Air Attaché to Saudi Arabia, security assistance staff officer reporting to the United States European Command Headquarters in Stuttgart, Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation in Montevideo, and the Defense and Air Attaché to the Philippines.
Ambassador Mark G. Hambley (Ret.)
Mark Hambley develops discrete solutions for public, private, and governmental individuals and entities on a range of physical risk, travel, intelligence, assessment, surveillance, technological, and cyber-related issues. Mark is a veteran of over 32 years in the U.S. Foreign Service that included exposure to global political, economic, and environmental currents, with particular emphasis on the Middle East where he served as U.S. ambassador to Qatar and Lebanon.
Stephen R. Korfonta
Chief Operations Officer
Steve Korfonta manages day-to-day operations for the company including global and domestic protection logistics, technology applications and relationship management for both corporate and government clients.
Chief Revenue Officer
As a key driver of company revenue, Steve Lisle fulfills an architectural role, developing go-to-market strategies and service deliverables that demonstrate the unique distinction of the capabilities of SocoSIX Strategies.
Chief Administrative Officer
Shannon Pressley is responsible for the development of all corporate functions related to human resources, finance, and contracts. She also promotes relationships with the growing list of SocoSIX domestic and international partners and affiliates.
Executive Vice President
Pat Smith plays an instrumental role in strategic planning, operations, and leadership management within SocoSIX. Through his more than twenty years playing critical executive roles in local, national, and international contract security companies, Pat developed a sterling reputation as a pro-active developmental leader and strategic operator.