"David Burnell has been a teacher, mentor, friend, and example to me for more than a decade. I have sat and learned at his feet, trained with him, and worked beside him. I have never met a man more fit for a calling in life than David - and this IS a calling. He was born to lead, born to teach, born to fight for what is noble and right, and born to be a force for good against what oftentimes seems to be overwhelming opposition in this world. David has taken his natural physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual gifts and, through the blood, sweat, and tears of service and sacrifice to his fellow man, become the consummate warrior leader. He would charge into a fight or fire all alone and against all odds to save an innocent stranger. He has done it. I would follow him anywhere. He has been one of the biggest inspirations and influences in my life as a husband and father, as a professional businessman, as a paramedic first responder, as a front line emergency medicine provider, as a SAR team member, and as man of faith. If you are striving to be better or if you have been tasked with helping others strive to be better, David Burnell can and will play a major role in helping you accomplish your goals. He has done this in my life on more occasions than I can count. I am a different and much better man because of him and to know him is a blessing beyond measure." -
Building strong organizations and lasting relationships are the hallmarks of my life. I am tech savvy and proven. I have built and sold three businesses from the ground up. My unconventional approach to solving challenges has created environments where maximum growth have been realized. I am a graduate of IKON Office Solutions Presidents School and a United Air Force Veteran with over 10 years of honorable active duty service. I am versatile and results driven.
Developing cohesive teams and messaging are key elements to my many successes. My comprehensive experience in developing exceptional relationships with clients, peers, and senior leaders have created sustainable growth. My leadership abilities and personnel management skills are complimented with a strong expertise in sales, digital and conventional marketing, data analytics and communications.
I am a proven problem solver and have critical thinking skills. As a fast-learner I adapt to rapidly changing environments and evolving trends. As a dedicated professional my drive and skills thrive and excel in fast-paced leadership roles.
My passion is in refining, communicating and accelerating brand growth. I will enhance any organization's ability to capture, understand and act on critical information to accomplish their mission!
I have an in depth unconventional background in special operations, the military, rescue, executive protection, hostage rescue and human recovery operations. My military service with the United States Air Force includes over a decade of honorable active duty service. My military experiences include Intelligence, combat communications and close air support.
SEARCH & RESCUE VETERAN
I am a veteran Search and Rescue instructor and have participated in hundreds of missions to include, air operations, body recovery, search, cave rescue, mine rescue, vehicle extrication, vertical rescue, trench rescue, and fire support. Some of my key deployments include Haiti, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Alabama, Thailand, Burma and Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
DIVE RESCUE INTERNATIONAL VETERAN & INSTRUCTOR
As a former Instructor for Dive Rescue International (DRI) I have participated in some very intense body recovery operations including aircraft, vehicles and even animals. As a former Public Safety SCUBA Instructor (PSSI) I have also has certified many other agencies in water rescue and recovery operations.
BODYGUARD FOR HIGH RISK AREAS
I am certified through a private Israeli company as a bodyguard for high risk areas and have participated in anti-human trafficking operations, and been a personal body guard for commanders, business professionals and private citizens.
URBAN WARFARE CENTER
After the 9/11 attacks I founded the Urban Warfare Center and the Combat Stress Program. Thousands of soldiers, federal agents and police were trained to win the fight in through his branded stress inoculation training. According to senior military and law enforcement leadership these programs saved lives and reduced casualty rates.
DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR
I am the author of the acclaimed Defensive Tactics Series. I have been teaching self-defense and military combative courses for decades to federal agents, military, police and civilians. I am a military close quarters combat instructor and former AKTA National Taekwondo Champion. I have applied my craft in the military, as a counter terrorism instructor, through bodyguard duties in high risk areas and in many other ways including anti-human trafficking operations.
I am an expert on pistol, rifle, shotgun and with sub machine guns. I am a distinguished graduate of multiple shooting programs and finds teaching one of my most enjoyable activities.
Some of my recent missions include Burma with the Karen Army, Thailand, Nicaragua with the RAMA Indians, Costa Rica, Japan Tsunami Recovery Operations, and Alabama Tornado Relief Operations.
In 2010 I was selected as the chief of security for the Utah Hospital Task Force for post Earthquake Haiti. His duties included protection of the Task Force Commander, a former advisor to President Reagan, as well as ensuring the protection of 120 doctors, nurses and translators. This event was the largest loss of life in modern recorded history.