About the Author

Brent C. Brown lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Carla and twin daughters LizAnn and Maddie.

The story of

Brent C. Brown

Chesley Brown and its founder, Brent C. Brown pioneered the modern concept of security management services. Beginning as a consulting and auditing firm, not only did Mr. Brown establish the use of Law Enforcement professionals, but also academic, business, legal and financial professionals to give a far more expert and comprehensive advisory service to an industry once singularly focused on a retired cop/federal agent perspective. In 1997 Chesley Brown further pioneered the field of security management by providing managed security programs to clients whose previous two options had been either an “in-house” or a “poly-guard” solution (a term coined by Brown referring to polyester guards). Chesley Brown changed the course of an industry by providing an in-house and proprietary look and feel with the advantages of outsourcing.

Chesley Brown International has clients in more than 30 states and 3 countries and provides countless private label security programs as well as those using the prestigious Chesley Brown brand. Prior to Chesley Brown the term “security management services” and “client partner” were not used. Contracted security programs were also never operated on a comprehensive budget to the benefit of the client.

Family and Interests

Brent C. Brown was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Cobb County, Georgia, and is married to the former Carla Mathis of Marianna Florida. They have twin daughters, LizAnn and Maddie, and Goddaughter, Sarah. He has a love for history, both business and military, especially the WWII era. Due to the numerous artifacts that fill its quarters, visitors often describe the Chesley Brown Corporate Office as “The Museum.”  He’s an avid quail hunter, golfer, and also enjoys English horseback riding and a rare game of golf. Brent's wife Carla is very involved in their daughters’ activities along with volunteering in the community. In 2007 Brent and Carla founded The Blessings of Grace Foundation. The organization helps build families of couples dealing with infertility.


Brent C. Brown has an extensive background in law enforcement and security.  He was a Police officer in the metropolitan Atlanta area holding positions with duties ranging from uniform patrol to “Acting Chief”.  He also established a security consulting business handling security-related concerns for retail, office complexes, warehouses, and hotels.  In 1990, he entered the private security industry with the formation of Chesley Brown Associates, Inc. handling numerous high-profile security projects across the country.  He served as a security expert for both local and international media regarding the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.  Due to his expertise with terrorist incidents and security concerns, he is frequently called upon to speak at Civic Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Security Schools, and other large business organizations.


Since 1994, Brown has served as security expert and commentator on all the Atlanta TV Network affiliates as well as CNN, The Today Show, MSNBC, NBC, German Television, Japanese Television, “Good Morning Great Britain”, “Hard Copy”, Hannity and Combs, The Nancy Grace Show, NBC Nightly News, and ABC News as well as numerous radio shows including WSB Radio and Voice of America.  Print articles vary from The Wall Street Journal, Atlanta news publications, The Christian Science Monitor, and The London Times to the Tampa Tribune, among others, including numerous industry trade journal publications. He is currently a regular contributor on security and law enforcement issues for Atlanta’s ABC affiliate.

Awards and Honors

  • Metro Atlanta Crime Commission, Chairman’s Member Award 1996
  • Georgia Trend Magazine 40 under 40 “Georgia’s Best and Brightest” 2003
  • The “Glass Ceiling Award”, presented by Cobb Executive Woman 2004

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