Forensic Expert Witness Profile


Ken Wheatley


Royal Security Group, LLC
P.O. Box 501722
San Diego, CA 92150

Phone: 619-977-0541


  • Deposition/trial experience in premises liability/negligence
  • Former FBI Agent / CSO Sony/ International speaker / trainer
  • Conduct security assessments, domestic and international
  • Master's Degree
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP) since 1997
  • Licensed California Investigator
  • 30+ years combined law enforcement & security management
  • Past President of International Security Management Assoc.
  • Federal law enforcement, corporate security, investigations
  • Executive protection



Mr. Wheatley is the founder of Royal Security Group LLC, and provides independent security and business management consulting to clients in the U.S. and internationally. He also provides expert opinions and testifies in plaintiff and defense cases involving premises liability and negligence issues.

Mr. Wheatley is a former FBI Special Agent with experience leading investigations in a variety of areas including: white collar crime, drugs, kidnapping, bank robbery, espionage, and violent criminal apprehension.

He served in a variety of leadership roles at Sony Electronics, culminating his 24 year career as a Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for their global operations. In that capacity, he and his department investigated over 800 civil and criminal cases per year, internationally.

He received his undergraduate degree from Florida International University, and graduated summa cum laude with an MA in Business & Organizational Security Management from Webster University.

Mr. Wheatley has re-certified every three years since 1997 as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) in Security Management by ASIS International.

He is the past president of the International Security Management Association (ISMA) - the global Association of Chief Security Officers - and has served in numerous leadership roles with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC). He serves on the national Board of Directors for the Forensic Expert Witness Association and is the San Diego Chapter president.

He is a licensed investigator in California.

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