Mr. Alon Stivi is the president, founder, subject matter expert and lead trainer of ACT Cert. He is an internationally recognized leader on school and corporate security, violence prevention, counterterrorism and travel safety. He earned his reputation through first-hand experience and has demonstrated expertise in predicting and managing violent threats. He is the Founder and President of Direct Measures International (DMI), a security company providing a full range of interdisciplinary training, consulting and protective services and the Founder and CEO of Outcome Logic, a provider of crisis management and safety education software solutions for government, municipalities, businesses and families.
Mr. Stivi taught close combat tactics to the US Navy SEAL CQB Instructors and trains police officers on response to terrorist attacks through his Terrorism Responder™ course funded by the Department of Homeland Security. He is a certified Police Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T) use of force and firearms instructor and an NRA Range Safety Officer. He teaches university-accredited workshops on violence management and is involved in research on school security and safety since 1999. Mr. Stivi is certified by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Dignitary Security/Protection and has protected world leaders and fortune 500 executives since 1998.
Prior to his arrival in the U.S. in the early 1980s, Mr. Stivi served as a Platoon Sergeant in the Israeli Special Forces and participated in missions in defense of the State of Israel. He trained troops for combat in the areas of small unit infantry tactics, airborne operations, infiltration/exfiltration, close combat and emergency medicine.
Mr. Stivi has been studying martial arts since the age of 9 and is the U.S. Master Instructor of the Hisardut® Israel Survival System - the only system in the world specially developed to combat terrorism, and a two times World Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame inductee and the World Full Contact Survival Fighting Champion Titleholder (1994).
Mr. Stivi is a member of FBI InfraGard®, the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), and a Training Advisor for the International Association of Counter Terrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP). He is a Board of Advisor member of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA) at the University of California, Irvine. He is ICS/ NIMS certified and serves as an active Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) and Reserve Deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Emergency Operations Bureau (EOB).
Mr. Stivi has been featured on network television, radio and films and in national print publications across North America. Among his television and print credits, he has been featured on CNN, NBC Dateline, ESPN, MTV, the Travel Channel, NBC’s Extra, ABC’s KTLA-5, KABC, Fox 11 News, Clear Channel Radio, the Wall Street Journal, the Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, Tycoon magazine, Chief Security Officer magazine, the Robb Report magazine, The Security magazine, The Security Management magazine, and the covers of multiple trade magazines. He also hosts the radio show “Fearless Life” on Jerusalem Pulse radio.