Our Team

Meet our team

Bob Klamser | Co-Founder and Executive Director
Bob is the co-founder and executive director of Crisis Consulting International. Bob served in law enforcement for 24 years in California, where he held a wide range of responsibilities, including command of a criminal investigation unit, command of a hostage negotiation team, and oversight of his city’s emergency operations center. He has served as missions pastor and administrator of a large California church, served as a missions advisor for security and crisis management for Missio Nexus, has appeared as an expert commentator and technical consultant on several major television networks, and is a frequent conference and workshop speaker. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Redlands and a master’s degree in executive leadership from California Polytechnic University. Bob has also served as a guest instructor for the FBI’s crisis negotiation course. In 2016, he received the FBI Director’s Award for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest. In his career, Bob has conducted more than 100 international hostage negotiations.


John L | Chief Operations Officer
John has served with CCI since 2004 and on CCI’s board since 2014. He is currently the head of security for a large Christian NGO, where he oversees domestic and international security, as well as security investigations. John serves or has served on several other boards, including (currently) with a Christian NGO serving West Africa. John has served on the steering committee for OSAC’s Faith-Based Sector Committee. John has worked in the field of security and crisis management for more than 30 years, and served as a reserve police officer in California for 28 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.


CCI’s Consultants and Trainers
For security reasons, CCI does not list all team members’ names or share detailed information that would unnecessarily raise their profiles. However, individually and collectively, CCI’s team consists of experts with many years of global, “on-the-ground” security and crisis management experience. CCI’s team has more than 350 years of combined law enforcement, military, security management, intelligence, investigations, risk management, and/or crisis management experience. The team’s specialized experience and expertise includes: tactical team commanders, emergency managers, crisis managers, security directors, bomb technicians, threat assessment specialists, hostage negotiators, counter-surveillance experts, chaplains and pastors, mission and mobilization leaders, training directors, interview and interrogation experts, criminal investigators, and risk management leaders. Collectively, CCI’s team has conducted hundreds of projects for more than 200 faith-based organizations in more than 65 countries.