About Seacliff Partners International, LLC


Ronald M. LaPedis, Managing Director

Mr. LaPedis is an NRA-trained Range Safety Officer, NRA-certified instructor, and certified Ruger and Glock armoer, is trained and licensed to carry in the state of California and dozens of other states, and is a member of ILEETA, the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. He has participated in several tactical weapons classes and SWAT exercises and is a sworn volunteer member of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office communications unit. He has written and spoken on physical security, active shooter incidents, and law enforcement engagement by private industry.

Mr. LaPedis has published many articles and has taught and consulted in the information security and business continuity fields around the world. He is a licensed amateur (ham) radio operator, instructor, and volunteer examiner. He is a member of the San Bruno Citizen Preparedness Committee, treasurer of of the FBI San Francisco Citizen's Academy Alumni Association, and is an ex board member of the San Francisco chapters of InfraGard and the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP).

Emergency response training includes:

Recent Speaking Engagements:

Dan Chmielewski, Public Relations Consultant

Dan Chmielewski is our public relations consultant through our partnership with Madison Alexander Public Relations, Inc. Dan is a creative and experienced high technology public relations and marketing communications professional. He is also one of a shrinking number of industry professionals with actual newsroom experience having worked as a radio news director and anchor with stations in New York and as a freelance newspaper reporter and magazine article writer. This newsroom experience is one of the things that sets Madison Alexander PR apart from the competition.

With more than 20 years of experience, Dan has spent most his career working in enterprise networking and data security at large corporations such as 3Com and Data General, and working on large accounts at agencies with clients such as Lotus Development, Mitsubishi Mobile Computing, and Legent. In addition, Dan has worked with start-ups like Gradient Technologies and Moss Software, and held senior management positions with technology firms in Boston and Southern California. Dan's work in media relations has been honored by the Orange County Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He received a PRSA President’s Citation for contributions to the practice of public relations and PRSA in 2002. Before starting Madison Alexander PR, he was director of worldwide public relations for Rainbow Technologies before its acquisition by SafeNet.

A writer at heart, Dan has considerable experience managing technology product PR programs through message development and strategy, to building strong news pipelines, managing comparative product reviews, and handling quarterly financial earnings announcements for publicly-traded companies. Dan has international PR experience as well, having managed PR programs throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. Dan is featured in several textbooks on writing for publication and magazine article publishing written by John C. Behrens.

Dan and his wife Dawn, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, were honored by Utica College's Raymond Simon Institute as 2007 Alumni of the Year for Professional Achievement. Professor Raymond Simon was one of PR Week's Top 100 Most Influential Professionals.





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