Travel Risk Management & Crisis Response

Rewards Don’t Come Without Risks: Interview With Greg Pearson, Founder and CEO of FocusPoint International


May 31, 2022

Office Buildings By Adam Mendler

I recently went one on one with Greg Pearson, founder and CEO of FocusPoint International.

Adam: Thanks again for taking the time to share your advice. First things first, though, I am sure readers would love to learn more about you. How did you get here? What experiences, failures, setbacks or challenges have been most instrumental to your growth?

Greg: Natural progression I suspect. I joined the US Army towards the end of the cold war and spent a number of years in combat arms roles within rapid deployment units, to include time spent in the special operations community. After leaving the military, I spent a few years in law enforcement with the State of California. My time in law enforcement was cut short by a career-ending injury, which led to my transition into the security and risk management space, albeit much sooner than I had originally anticipated. I cut my teeth in the private sector focused on high-end executive protection, security consulting and crisis response services for incidents such as kidnap for ransom, extortion, and political risks. I was fortunate enough to secure a position with an early-stage company called STEELE International that was just entering what would be a significant growth period. In all, I spent just over 12 years with STEELE, 6 of which as their Chief Operating Officer. Over the course of my tenure, I served as a chief architect for product development and helped execute an aggressive growth strategy. After successfully scaling the business, I decided to take a stab at being an entrepreneur, and in January of 2011 founded FocusPoint International.

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FocusPoint is an international assistance company that delivers an integrated suite of health, security and incident response services through information, technology and people. FocusPoint’s flagship product, Care & Assistance Plus (CAP™), is the most comprehensive travel medical and security program for international travelers.