Tom Patire is one of the most-recognized authorities on child safety, personal safety and security in the world, today.
Tom is known as America’s Leading Personal Safety Expert®, the most publicized bodyguard in the world but mostly a concerned parent. Tom has appeared on numerous television programs and networks, including FOX, Rachael Ray, Montel, Colbert Report,Geraldo At Large, Good Morning America, CBS Morning Show, CNN, WPIX, WOR, MSNBC and Inside Edition. His child safety program has received an EMMY AWARD nomination in Educational Programming. Tom also has been featured in such major magazines and newspapers as Family Circle, Redbook, Fortune Magazine, Cosmopolitan, TV Digest, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Black Belt, Counter Terrorism and Crain’s Business.
For more than a quarter of a century, Tom has dedicated his life to the protection and safety of individuals. And Tom is still very active in the world of bodyguarding providing elite protection for many famous sports and entertainment figures, diplomats and corporate leaders. Through his lecture series, numerous educational programs, and martial arts teachings (Tom is a 7th degree black belt) Tom has trained thousands of people from every walk of life, every age and every level of ability, to help transform fear in their lives into empowerment.Tom has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of individuals with his top selling book “Tom Patire’s Personal Protection Handbook,” his Training For Life DVD series, and his interactive training programs taught at his licensed Family Safety Centers through-out the world.
Tom graduated from William Paterson University with a BA in Human Movements and Science. As president and founder of several companies, Tom is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur. As both an author and motivational speaker, Tom is frequently sought after for public appearances. Tom resides in New Jersey with his son.