Ontic Technologies Welcomes Former ATF Assistant Director & Special Agent In Charge As Senior Strategy Director

November 1, 2017

Ontic Technologies, the first to offer dedicated, machine assisted protective intelligence technology, is enthusiastic to announce that Richard W. Marianos has joined the team as Sr. Strategy Director. Marianos will facilitate Ontic partnerships and introduce protective intelligence technology to the security programs of various corporations and educational institutions — to include threat assessment teams, executive protection groups, and campus safety programs.

Before joining Ontic Technologies, Marianos served more than 27 years at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — fighting violent crimes. Before retiring, he most recently served as Assistant Director and as Special Agent in Charge of the ATF’s Washington Field Division.

“Marianos is an incredible addition to our team,” said Thomas Kopecky, CEO & co-founder Ontic Technologies, “his expertise in the intelligence world, including school & workplace violence, and his senior level experience in investigative management will serve as a great benefit for our clients that wish to develop intelligence driven security solutions.”

Mr. Marianos began his career with the ATF in September 1987, in the Chicago Field Division where he worked on complex-gang investigations, and was recognized as a national expert using the continuing criminal enterprise and RICO statues to dismantle some of the most dangerous street gangs in America. High-profile projects Marianos has lead include the 1998 Columbine High School shooting, where he served as the lead Incident Commander and coordinated the ATF’s investigation, and in 2001 when he was selected to supervise the Joint Terrorism Task Force at the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In addition to serving as a senior law enforcement consultant, Marianos is currently a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he teaches masters level intelligence courses.