Leadership Solutions


Francis D’Addario, CFE, CPP

Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty, Strategic Innovation

Francis D’Addario leads the Security Executive Council’s Security 2020™ and Next Generation Leadership initiatives. Previously, his cross-functional teams developed proven practices at Starbucks Coffee, Hardees Food Systems, Jerrico Inc. The Southland Corporation (DBA 7-Eleven) and Crime Prevention Associates. He is a co-developer of RED, an enterprise risk event reporting and analytics tool.

D’Addario is an accomplished all-hazards risk mitigation practitioner and strategy leader. His influence and vision are credited with measured results for anomaly detection, asset recovery, business continuity, compliance, cost avoidance, crime prevention, information protection, investigations, operational auditing, policy governance, profit contribution, supply chain quality assurance and team engagement. His executive committee experience includes Audit, Compliance, Governance and Information Security.

His cross-functional protection and profit improvement methodologies have been featured by America’s Most Wanted, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, CSO, ISO Focus, New York Times, Security Management, and The Wall Street Journal. Audited risk reduction and profit improvement results include 50 – 90 percent category casualty improvements and cost avoidance with estimated annual net contribution up to $26 Million (USD) after security cost. Francis has an Editorial Board appointment to LP Magazine and has also served in volunteer leadership positions with ASIS, McGruff House, and The West Seattle Food Bank throughout his career.

Professional recognitions include Security’s “Most Influential, CSO’s “Compass”, The National Food Service Security Council’s “Lifetime Achievement awards and Jerrico Inc’s “Manager of the Year”. Team Citation honors: Operations’ “Most Valuable Distributed Support Service” and “Super Spirit of Starbucks” for business continuity leadership following Seattle’s Nisqually Earthquake and global headquarters evacuation/relocation.

Francis' publications include Not a Moment to Lose: Influencing Global Security One Community at a Time (Security Executive Council, 2009)

In Their Own Words

Watch Francis D’Addario discuss how CSOs can convert security services and operational excellence into business value within their own organizations: http://www.securityinfowatch.com/video/12182407/converting-security-services-and-operational-excellence-into-business-value

Francis on finding next-generation security talent within your own organization: http://www.securityinfowatch.com/video/12343833/video-finding-next-generation-security-talent-within-your-own-organization

On the characteristics of next-generation security leaders: http://www.securityinfowatch.com/video/12348644/who-are-next-generation-security-leaders

On one of the 10 Roadmap for Success practices - the importance of focusing on leadership issues: https://www.securityexecutivecouncil.com/spotlight/?sid=28208

On Establishing the Value of All-Hazards Risk Mitigation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?

On Developing next generation security leaders: https://www.securityinfowatch.com/home/video/10938221/video-developing-next-generation-security-leaders