AskMcConnell.Com
The Resource Page of Jim McConnell

Our Passions

Honoring Pastors, Converged Security, Church Security, Asking Great Questions, Speaking, Teaching, Hearing from the Lord

Converged Security 

Converged Security is the operational concept of understanding, operating, measuring, and maturing all areas of security of an organization.  Including but not limited to Physical Security, Cyber Security, Investigations, Executive Protection, Law Enforcement Support, Information Security, Fraud, etc.

Seeking Integrity

Seeking Integrity is the operational goal of background checks and due diligence.  Individuals, Citizens, Consumers, Businesses all do background checks and due diligence, some formally, some informally, some without even know they are. This area of discussion will be about resources to help various roles we operate it to do better background checks and due diligence to get information and data to better evaluate someone's integrity before doing business with them

Asking Great Questions

As ordinary citizens, we need to (re)learn to ask great questions of our leaders.  Great journalists and great investigators learn the human spirit and learn to glean amazing information from asking great questions.  This area will be about learning how to ask great questions along with examples of great questions that should be asked based on various Q&A scenarios. 

Honoring Your Butterflies

Based on Andy Andrews' amazing book called "The Butterfly Effect", Honoring Your Butterflies is about how to discover your butterflies and honor them. As you discover individuals, you discover God's plan and your desire to honor your butterflies. Some experiences are seen as negative when they happened, but discovering their positive impact years later is amazing.

Speaking / Teaching

Jim has had the privilege of speaking and teaching on a wide variety of security, technical, operational, and faith-based topics including one-on-one mentoring to widows to men's events to acadamia to Fortune 500 to Government to professional organizations both in USA and outside the USA.

Hearing from the Lord

In my  Christian walk, outside of honor, the second most studied topic I have embarked on is hearing from the Lord and specifically prophetic presbytery.  I have studied the abuse and both studied, taught, and participated in this amazing gifting from the Lord.

About Me

CORPORATE SECURITY MANAGEMENT - CONVERGED SECURITY, INVESTIGATIONS, MERGERS & ACQUISITION SECURITY, INSIDER THREAT, SUPPLY CHAIN, FRAUD, SUPPLY CHAIN EXPLOITATION, EXECUTIVE/PERSONAL PROTECTION, NATIONAL SECURITY / LAW ENFORCEMENT LIAISON 

Jim McConnell is currently a Fellow in Verizon’s Corporate Security Office with his primary responsibility being program management for and protector on the EP/Special Events Security Team. Jim has over 28 years of Corporate Security Experience operating in 15 different countries. Jim mentors transitioning military/LEO and has done pro bono security support to over 350 churches. Jim is also the author new upcoming book called Converged Security Metrics.

CFE, CISSP, PCI, CISA, CISM, CDPSE, CPO, CPOI, Security+, ARES Level 3, SARTECH 3, FAA Commercial Part 107 Pilot, GSAR Technician and Team Leader, FEMA USAR/WAS Technician, WFA, NWCG Wildland Firefighter (FFT2), licensed in Texas as a Level IV Personal Protection Officer (PPO), Texas Private Investigator (PI), Texas Licensed Real Estate Agent