Michael Guidry

Mr. Guidry is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Guidry Group, a security and risk

mitigation consultancy, which operates in 148 countries worldwide and began in 1985. He is recognized as a leader and innovator in the field of security, having solved security issues for many of the largest and most prestigious companies, governments and families globally.

He is also renowned as a hostage negotiator in the field of Kidnap for Ransom, having handled 72 kidnappings successfully as well as 43 extortions. The positive impact Michael and The Guidry Group have made on countless lives is truly remarkable.

Michael is unparalleled in his expertise; his negotiation skills and knowledge are legendary, Michael will stop at nothing to extricated kidnapped victims.

Michael often works with the victims post kidnapping to assure they receive the help they need so they are able to return to their former lives. Michael’s compassion for the victims, their families and organizations are one of his outstanding qualities that his clients appreciate and are forever grateful.

Michael’s unique skills set him apart in the field of kidnap and recovery. His negotiation mastery, cyber knowledge and access, crucial connections worldwide and boots on the ground strategies are all expertly coordinated and impeccably well planned and executed.

Below is a link to an interview with Mr. Guidry in a Discovery Network Series in which he was the main expert on K&R.

His expertise in the communications and network security field pioneered numerous innovative techniques, which have saved literally hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues for Fortune 500 clients and provided for the security and well being of their employees around the world.



  • As a Texas State Trooper: received extensive training in hostage negotiations, anti-terrorist techniques and SWAT tactics from the German GSG9, the Italian and Great Britain equivalent and the Korean Armed Forces. As well as training from various US police departments, including Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia.

  • Director of Security for several international corporations in the United States and Mexico.

  • Conducted physical security surveys at government facilities and corporate headquarters on six continents.

  • Has lectured to foreign government representatives at U.S. State Department Symposiums on counter-terrorist measures.

  • Testified before US Senate on cellular fraud investigation.

  • Successfully resolved over 72 hostage and 43 extortion situations worldwide.

  • Revolutionized cellular phone fraud investigation. Literally writing the book on cellular phone fraud investigation for the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA).

  • Assisted President George Bush Jr. (43) in recovery of 62 schools in New Orleans post Katrina. Employed 60 retired secret service agents and 800 guards for 2 years.

  • Received a letter of Commendation from the F.B.I. for assisting in the 1994 World Cup in Dallas, Texas.

  • Security consultant for NBC sports during the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Spain and the 1989 Super Bowl in Miami, Florida.

  • United States Secret Service certificates of appreciation for outstanding service to law enforcement.

  • Board of Director for the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force.

  • Responsible for security at the 1994 World Cup Games in Dallas, Texas.

  • Received a Letter of Commendation from President George Bush of the United States and was awarded a Letter of Appreciation from the Korean Consulate General.

  • In October 1994, The Guidry Group formed an alliance with Science Applications International Corporation (SAlC). SAIC is a technology firm with annual revenues in excess of $4.7 billion. This alliance has brought together many years of experience and unlimited technological resources to provide our clients with top-of-the-Iine security service.

  • Received a letter of Commendation from President George Bush Sr. (41) for securing events before and after his appearance at events and resolving an incident at the J.W. Marriot in D.C.

  • Mr. Guidry has been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He has also appeared on numerous television and cable specials including the “Justice Files” and Discovery’s “Kidnap and Rescue”.


Mike undertook his undergraduate work at Lamar University, and his postgraduate work at The University of Texas – Arlington.

Press Coverage:

Texan leads way for American companies to help rebuild Libya - The Washington Times

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