Todd Horton is the co-founder and CEO of Summit Brand Protection. He was a senior manager at Homeland Security Investigations with 24 years of federal law enforcement experience as a Special Agent and eight years as an intelligence professional in the U.S. Army. He has been professionally trained in conducting highly complex investigations, intelligence collection and covert surveillance. Mr. Horton possesses a strong background in supply chain security, intellectual property theft, asset protection, cybercrime, and complex global law enforcement investigations, both in the political and business environments. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Mr. Horton led the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to implement the Container Security Initiative (CSI) and Secure Freight Initiative (SFI), two of President Bush’s national security programs aimed at preventing terrorist use of ocean-going shipping containers to deliver weapons of mass destruction to the United States. He negotiated multiple (19) bi-lateral international agreements throughout the globe involving various interagency security programs. Mr. Horton maintains extensive relationships with global law enforcement agencies, international organizations, Department of Defense, intelligence community and private organizations. He is respected as a versatile, determined leader adept at forging strong relationships and promoting consensus among multi-level, multicultural groups.
Upon retiring from the federal government, Mr. Horton has focused on the growth of Summit Brand Protection and developing business interests of their clients. He has overseen the development of several contracts with various Federal Government and private sector entities in the maritime security domain, information security and general investigative portfolios. Mr. Horton has brought new technology to the federal workspace that has assisted U.S. federal agencies strengthen their awareness and enforcement efforts in the maritime domain. As CEO, Mr. Horton has strived to foster new relationships with both foreign and domestic partners, while maintaining close contacts with key stakeholders. Todd.Horton@summit-tek.com