J. Kelly Stewart
Managing Director & CEO
Managing Director & CEO of Newcastle Consulting, LLC – a premiere Security Risk Management Consultancy that provides proactive, predictive, and responsive advice and access to information critical in building a companies' resiliency to operational risk. Mr. Stewart draws upon more than 30 years of public and private sector experience as a Security Advisor, Subject Matter Expert, and former Chief Security Officer with Fortune 500 and 1000 corporations focused on enterprise risk, strategic security, information, and protection management.
Entrusted as a first-in resource – assess the ground situation, establish relationships with key stakeholders, and lay the groundwork for future endeavors - Mr. Stewart assists executives in directing their organizations on core competencies where they can achieve definable advantages and add value to their client base thus facilitating and protecting strategic advantages in the marketplace. This is grounded in a preventative methodology and a systematic as well as comprehensive risk, threat, and vulnerability assessment process that has been honed through work with the US Secret Service and National Nuclear Security Administration.
Mr. Stewart is the former Chief Security Officer/Director of Safety and Security of Intelsat Corporation, a $3 billion satellite service provider. He has managed and led physical security operations for both CACI and Deloitte. He served a distinguished tenure with the United States Secret Service coordinating advance operations with law enforcement representatives in the areas of technical security, intelligence information, threat identification and planning, and emergency evacuation operations. Mr. Stewart has further been a key advisor to the Chief of Defense Nuclear Security on matters of security policy and special projects, concentrating on physical security systems design and operations, vulnerability assessments, technology applications and security management.
He has managed teams assessing, evaluating, and implementing anti- terrorism and force protection improvements for high asset targets within the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) while simultaneously assembling a team of top security experts from diverse backgrounds to advise leadership on implementation of graded security protection policy and application of Design Basis Threat.
Mr. Stewart was one of the principal contributors to the Technical Implementation Guidance (PACS document) on Smart Card Enabled Physical Access Control Systems - one of the key documents used for implementing a Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors. He further assisted other Federal agencies in facility security design review including but not limited to the National Nuclear Security Administration, US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, US Capitol Complex, US State Department (consulates & embassies) in their development and application.