Our personnel have managed and conducted hundreds of customized research studies, investigations and security audits for clients in a discreet and largely non-attributable manner.


Scott Tholan | CEO

Scott founded Clearpath Global and since 2006, he has led the firm in delivering insightful market information, effective risk mitigation strategies, and impactful business implementation services. Scott works closely with clients to design and develop programs in numerous business sectors around the world. Previously, Scott directed a major Competitive Analysis and Business Controls department at an international Fortune 100 firm. Scott began his career and served 13 years as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.

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Michael Johnson | President

Mike leads the firm in providing security risk consulting on a global basis. He works with clients to identify existing and potential vulnerabilities and then develops resource-sensitive and reality-grounded solutions that protect people, property, and information. Mike also plays a principal role in developing strategies and delivering results in our market intelligence and business facilitation practices. Prior to joining Clearpath, Mike spent 27 years in international law enforcement and security with both the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State. Mike has won several prestigious awards in the field of U.S. National Security. He is also a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), which is awarded by ASIS International, the world’s leading professional security association.

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Bruce Mills | Vice President

Bruce is an industry leader in the areas of crisis preparedness and operational security, having held significant leadership positions within the global security and investigations arenas for more than 30 years. With the U.S. Department of State, Bruce managed and directed large-scale government security programs in numerous areas around the world, prior to moving to the private sector where he has provided advice and direction to multiple companies including an international NGO, a leading defense contractor and a medical research & development corporation. He leads our Risk Mitigation practice working with clients to design, develop, and implement clear-sighted strategies, policies and programs to reduce their vulnerabilities and risk. Bruce is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), which is awarded by ASIS International, the world’s leading professional security association.

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Kent Brown | Director

Kent directs Clearpath’s analytical and production efforts and also contributes as a consultant in the market intelligence, risk mitigation, and business facilitation practices. He has more than 30 years of experience providing security and threat analysis in the corporate and government sectors. Kent is the former Managing Director of a proprietary risk analysis service. He also was a security manager at a global manufacturing company and at a high-profile technology startup. Before joining the private sector, Kent spent 12 years in federal law enforcement and security at the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Navy.

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Beth Choi | Director

Beth joined Clearpath in 2016 as our Director of Finance. She is a CPA with over 15 years of experience in accounting and financial support. Beth began her career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen and has since worked for companies ranging from privately-owned businesses to a Fortune 500 company focusing on financial reporting, accounting policy and internal controls.

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