EPM GLOBAL - Executive Profile Management | Security solutions

Our Team

Damian Zieliński

Founder & Partner,CEO

With over 15 years of security expertise, Damian excels in developing and implementing strategic security plans. He has specialized knowledge in counter-terrorism and conflict management, gained through advanced instructor programs. Damian has established a vast global network by delivering specialized training to both private and governmental sectors.
Damian has collaborated with numerous security and management teams, coordinating security operations worldwide. He has provided high-profile security services in over 40 countries, including high-risk areas. His experience with High-Net-Worth families has connected him with key advisors across all sectors, making him a trusted resource for private advisors.

Michael James


Michael, a former soldier in the 23 SAS and The British Parachute Regiment, has led and trained teams in some of the world’s most hostile environments. After retiring from the army, he transitioned into close protection, quickly becoming one of the country’s most valued operators. Michael has led teams and taken personal responsibility for the security of numerous A-list talents and Ultra-High-Net-Worth individuals.

His dedication to protecting and inspiring others has equipped him with the skills, knowledge, and wisdom necessary to safeguard people, places, and resources in even the most challenging circumstances. With over 40 years of experience in both military and commercial security, Michael excels in formulating and executing security strategies, conducting surveillance, directing risk management policies, and coordinating day-to-day security operations. He is also adept at training others in security procedures. His ability to influence at a high level, drive change, and manage projects has been instrumental to his success throughout his security career.

John Heron

Chief Hostile Environments and Media Consultant

At EPM Global, John holds the position of Chief Hostile Environments and Media Consultant. He is responsible for spearheading the development and implementation of risk mitigation strategies for media and NGO personnel operating in conflict zones and other high-risk areas. Additionally, John directs our specialized training programs, equipping individuals with the skills needed to navigate and perform their duties safely and effectively in challenging settings.

John’s remarkable 16-year career with the United Kingdom Special Forces culminated in his retirement as a Staff Sergeant from 23 SAS. His operational deployments included critical missions in Bosnia and Afghanistan. John concluded his military service as an acting Warrant Officer within the regimental training wing, overseeing the selection, assessment, and training of recruits for the Special Forces Reserve. Following his military tenure, John transitioned to a close protection role in Iraq from 2004 to 2011, providing security services and serving as a security consultant for the British Embassy in Baghdad.

Since leaving Iraq, John has built a commendable career as a freelance safety advisor for the press and NGOs, undertaking assignments in high-risk locations such as Libya, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Mexico, Ukraine, Zambia, Mozambique, Senegal, and Hong Kong. He has worked extensively with leading news organizations including BBC, SKY NEWS, Channel 4, Channel 9, ITN, CBC, and ABC (Australia), focusing on supporting news crews in areas of elevated risk. His comprehensive approach to risk mitigation involves initial reconnaissance, drafting detailed reports, creating and implementing safety protocols, and providing post-mission analysis and advice.

Anemona Knut

Head of buissnes development

With an MA in Communications and an MBA graduate, she has over 20 years of professional experience across media and 5-star luxury hospitality sectors. She specialises in Project Management, Organisational Development and People Strategies. Her expertise was developed while working in Australia, Poland and the UK, and through the management of new opening projects worldwide, including Middle East, Southeast Asia and the USA. Anemona oversees our new initiatives and takes the lead in the organisational development across all our operational areas.

Join Our Team

EPM Global is continuously striving to attract the world’s best talent in our industry. We don’t just hire individuals with extensive experience; we also seek those with exceptional potential. We provide our operatives with top-notch training and foster long-lasting partnerships for ongoing collaboration. If you’re interested in joining our team, please share your contact details and send us your CV

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