The Trident Shield mission is to SAVE LIVES by providing workplace violence readiness programs for organizations of any size nationwide, reducing security risks, instilling a culture of care and safeguarding their greatest asset – their employees.
Trident Shield is a Marsh Accredited Vendor Partner. Marsh Insurance and Risk Management recommends Trident Shield as their primary Active Threat training source for their clients.
Trident Shield is an Approved Vendor for BB&T Insurance. BB&T recommends Trident Shield as an Active Threat training source for their clients.
Leadership & Expertise
Trident Shield was founded in 2013 with a single-minded mission – to save lives. By empowering individuals and organizations to recognize, avoid or diffuse incidents and threats in the workplace, we equip our clients with the tools they need to prepare and protect themselves.
Jason Perry, Founder & CEO
Jason Perry is the founder and CEO of Trident Shield. After years of military and law enforcement experience, Jason started the company in 2013 with a single-minded mission- to save lives by empowering individuals and organizations to prepare for, prevent, and recover from critical events, thereby helping them to enjoy safe and prosperous lives. Jason is a former Navy SEAL, Boston SWAT Officer, Executive Protection Specialist, Advanced Combat Medic/Paramedic, and Team Trainer with nearly 26 years of experience in National Defense, Law Enforcement, Executive Protection, Corporate Security, and training. Jason’s experiences, both personal and professional, have given him a unique perspective and skill set that enable him to teach this difficult subject to a broad audience in an effective, fun, and compassionate way.
Lauren Perry, Vice President
As Vice President of Operations, Lauren is responsible for Trident Shield’s curriculum development, professional services, and company management. Along with strategic planning, Lauren manages all day-to-day operations and customer relations, and facilitates coordination of staff and vendor partners. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from University of New England, Lauren has been a professional trainer since 2012, and has been leading training in the security field since 2014. In her curriculum development role, Lauren leverages her background in training and communication to make the topic of personal safety approachable and relatable to anyone. She is also the welcoming face of the company in the online courses. Lauren’s mission is to create positive change in as many lives as she can.
Rick Tamberrino, Vice President of Sales
Richmond, VA native Rick Tamberrino has over 24 years of experience in sales and customer service, as a sales team leader, business owner, and C-level executive. He enlisted in the Marine Corps directly following high school where he specialized in aircraft communication and navigation systems. After his service, Rick led his first sales team to top performance at Crutchfield Corporation, and co-developed the Crutchfield Master Sheet program. Rick’s greatest asset is breaking down the components of a multi-faceted solution to manageable “chunks” so that businesses, large and small, can benefit from new and important technologies.
Matt Singleton, Director of Content
After over 35 years as a business owner and entrepreneur in the music industry, Matt changed course to develop content and marketing strategies for Trident Shield. Matt holds a Specialist Certificate in Content Marketing from Berklee College of Music, as well as a Design certificate from UC Berkeley. Matt was an early-adopter in the digital content space, assisting multiple start-ups with strategic planning and website development during the first wave of the online music revolution, while also running an early online record label and digital recording studio in San Francisco.
Trident Shield Lead Instructors currently have over 100 years cumulative experience in security and public safety. They are Navy SEAL veterans, paramedics, police and SWAT team members, and corporate security professionals. Our Assistant Instructors are men and women who have completed our mentorship program, making them relatable while maintaining our high standards. Regardless of background, all our instructors train the same industry-leading content, so that our customers receive the same experience.
Mark Jones- Lead Instructor, Mid-Atlantic Region
Detective Mark Jones is a twelve-year veteran of the Charlottesville Police Department, currently assigned to the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Taskforce. During his time with the CPD, Mark served seven years on the Charlottesville SWAT team, and was an instructor for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, where he was a Defensive Tactics, E.V.O.C., and Firearms instructor.
Peter Joyce- Lead Instructor, Northeast Region
Peter is a retired veteran of the Portland, Maine Police Department. He is co-founder of the department’s Special Reaction Team (SWAT), where he served 24 of his 26 years. At retirement, Peter contracted for five years with the US Marshals Service at the Portland, Maine Federal Courthouse. Peter has over 24 years of experience in the firearms training industry, with expertise in operational planning, training design/doctrine, and student development.
Mike Little- Lead Instructor, Southern Coastal Region
Mike Little retired from the US Navy as a Chief after more than 22 years of service, including over 20 years as a Navy SEAL. While serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq, he was shift lead for a protection detail for a high ranking Iraqi politician, conducting high-risk movements in Iraq and throughout the middle east. Upon retiring from the Navy, Mike spent over six years as a team leader providing executive protection for the CEO of one of the largest privately-owned companies in the world, and his family. Mike is a highly decorated combat veteran. His many awards include a Bronze Star.
By Failing to Prepare, You Are Preparing to Fail.
– Benjamin Franklin