Ridge Global Names Steve Kohler to Lead Corporate Strategy and Growth

Jan 12, 2010, 02:00 ET from Ridge Global LLC

Development and Strategy Expert Will Enhance Firm's Suite of Client Services

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, today announced the expansion of the company's executive team with the appointment of Steve Kohler as principal of Corporate Strategy and Growth.  

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"Steve Kohler has an exceptional and well-regarded background in economic development and business strategy," said Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global. "As we continue to see many opportunities ahead for both our clients and our company, Steve's contributions will further enhance our ability to pursue them." 

Kohler previously served as president of Space Florida, a statewide Special District focused on economic development within the Florida aerospace economic sector. Prior to joining Space Florida, Steve was the president of Winner Global Defense, a privately held company that focuses on military and non-military applications of aircraft countermeasures and laser-based detection technologies and, before that, served as senior vice president for Corporate Advisory Services for CB Richard Ellis/Pittsburgh. In June 1996, then-Governor Ridge appointed Kohler to lead the Pennsylvania Governor's Action Team, where he was responsible for the Team's configuration of financial incentive proposals for industrial and business expansion projects.

"Staying competitive, profitable and nimble in today's economic and operational environment requires careful planning and foresight," said Kohler.  "I'm delighted to join Ridge Global as it continues to help clients navigate these challenges successfully."

About Ridge Global

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Ridge Global provides strategic and operational services that advance the security and economic interests of businesses and governments worldwide. Led by The Honorable Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, Ridge Global offers international expertise in risk management and global trade security, emergency preparedness and response, strategic business generation, crisis management, technology integration, event security and more. For further information, please visit www.ridgeglobal.com.

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