Colombia’s emerald industry has had trouble cutting links with organized crime and violence. Decades after the “green wars” over control of the mines in eastern Colombia, the United States said Tuesday it had added eight businesses associated with emerald kingpin Pedro Rincon to its “kingpin list.” Rincon, also known as “Pedro Orejas,” six of his […]
WE OFFER A FULLY INCLUSIVE RANGE OF SECURITY SOLUTIONS
Black Mountain Solutions understands the ever changing risks faced by individuals and corporations. As specialist providers in Latin America it is always fully apprised of the latest intelligence relating to local risk factors and utilises this knowledge to ensure that every engagement offers clients the optimum security solution.
The provision of ‘security’ is a multi faceted process which requires the precise coordination of many skills and services. Black Mountain recognises no two engagements are the same and employs a range of approaches according to the client’s individual requirements to guarantee their security.
Assets, be they personnel or property, are often most exposed when in transit. Black Mountain provides end to end travel solutions to ensure that clients minimise exposure to risk including the provision of private aircraft, armoured vehicles and specialist drivers, detailed route planning and destination security vetting.
Black Mountain’s experience working with individuals ranging from politicians, to VIP’s and leaders of global industry has enabled it to develop the skills required to integrate seamlessly with clients personal and professional lives; providing effective, discreet protection in any environment.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND BLACK MOUNTAIN SOLUTIONS
Gordon Wells is ex British Military with 12 years served. A highly experienced security consultant and operations manager for international security and risk management companies, with a strong background within the security and logistics management. Extensively travelled, worked and lived in many countries including many high-risk environments, with long standing experience in running operations throughout Latin America. Experienced in good coordination and liaison with NGO, oil and gas, mining, aviation and government and military agencies, as well as assisting major corporate companies to allow them to operate safely within hostile environments.
Freddie Ellis CPP
Freddie Ellis CPP
Freddie Ellis a British national based out of Colombia, South America is one of the founders of Black Mountains Solutions. His experience stems from seven years service with the British Parachute Regiment to where he served in hostile environments overseas.
Freddie has over 8 years international experience in the private sector delivering operational service in both hostile and non-hostile environments. To date Freddie carries a wealth of experience in various security roles within the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America in various sectors such as, oil & Gas, mining Development & Aid, Government & Diplomatic Missions and Foreign Training areas.
Being a seasoned expat residing in the region, I already had an understanding of potential risks in the region. However with the recent political issues in Venezuela, I was apprehensive of what to expect with the current political situation and if any further risks would develop. I contacted Black Mountain Solutions for immediate on-the-spot advice. The consultants were extremely professional, cooperative and understanding.
I travelled to Bogota this year for the first time on business. I was unaware and concerned of any potential security and safety risks. Black Mountain Solutions provided me with a reliable and secure transportation service. The team were very polite, courteous and adapted well to my busy schedule.
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Authorities in Colombia are responding to a recent wave of violence in Medellín with large-scale security force occupations and targeted arrests of crime bosses, but the factors fueling the clashes remain unclear and the security strategy may be exacerbating tensions. During the last two weeks of April, a spate of homicides and violent clashes between […]
In a move that could imperil anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala, US Senator Marco Rubio said he has halted funding for the United Nations-backed judicial body, CICIG. The extraordinary decision by Rubio (R-FL) — who is the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and a member of the Appropriations Committee — was […]
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