Bill has the unique ability to build cohesive teams that provide superior results in a short period of time.
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Bill Edwards is a key leader in the Weidlinger Protective design practice who heads the Operational/Technical Security Services (OTSS) across the firm. Bill and the OTSS team are experts in counter-terrorism, counter-theft, cybersecurity, electronic security and physical security and provide customized solutions to protect clients’ critical assets and investments. Partnering with architects, building owners, developers and public agencies, OTSS takes a holistic approach to security, utilizing leading-edge technology and expertise.
Leadership in Delivering Security
A decorated U.S. Army colonel, Bill has held leadership positions throughout his 27-year military career, including commanding a battalion in Iraq for 14 months. Bill has managed several complex, multi-million dollar projects in the U.S. and internationally, designing security solutions and upgrades to new and existing infrastructure, providing structural hardening, ingress and egress routes, defensive positions, surveillance and counter-surveillance systems as well as establishing guard mount procedures and patrolling operations. He has extensive experience in such areas as strategic planning, intelligence gathering and analytics, inter-agency communications, policy development, technical transformation, contract negotiations, budgetary oversight, team leadership, staff training and decision support.
Bill mentors and teaches graduate-level cadets in applied senior leadership and applied joint warfare as an adjunct professor at the Air Force War College in Montgomery, Alabama. He also volunteers as an outreach coordinator with the Green Beret Association, which provides assistance to the Special Forces community, and as co-chair to the United Veterans of Colorado Legislative Committee.
Outside of Work
Bill enjoys staying physically fit. He’s an avid runner and can be found skiing at many of Colorado’s resorts, often joined by his wife and children. He’s just as equally content sitting down with a good book, especially ones that are relevant to security, technology, emerging thought and leadership. Bill also makes time to coach high school football.
• Security design
• Risk assessments
• Intelligence gathering and analysis
• Data integration and analytics
• Team building and collaborative network development
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