Brandon Shafikhani is a U.S. Army Combat Veteran and Executive Director of Samaritan Protective Services. He founded SPS in 2015 with a desire to raise the bar for clients and the security industry. His extensive experience in risk management, domestic & global protective operations and intelligence has earned the trust of clients worldwide. As an experienced Protection Specialist, Mr. Shafikhani has led close protection operations for Fortune 100 executives, royals, international diplomats and high net-worth private individuals and families globally.
Mr. Shafikhani has a degree from American Military University in Counterterrorism and is a member of ASIS International. He is registered with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, a certified Emergency Medical Technician and graduate of numerous Security and Executive Protection training programs nationwide.
Director of Security Operations
Michael Pheobus is a decorated ten-year U.S. Army Combat Veteran and Director of Security Operations for Samaritan Protective Services. Mr. Pheobus has led numerous protection operations both privately and in support of U.S. Federal agencies protecting world leaders and government officials.
Mr. Pheobus has a degree in Counterintelligence from American Military University. He is also a Virginia Law Enforcement Academy graduate and a Tactical Combat Casualty Care Specialist.
Director of Operations – Southeast Virginia
Micah Johnson serves as Director of Operations in Southeast Virginia for Samaritan Protective Services. Mr. Johnson has a proven record of security management, leadership and operational capability. He has led and coordinated countless mobile and static protective operations for elite clientele. He also serves as SPS’s lead security consultant for places of worship and the protection of religious figures.
Mr. Johnson has a degree in Speech Communications from Fayetteville State University and is registered with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. He is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the American Legion Post Commander’s Award.
- Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) # 11-15321
- Licensed Personal Protection, Security and Private Investigator Company
- DUNS # 080703743
- CAGE Code # 85QM6
- V A State Corporation Commission #S6277802
- NAICS # 561612, 541690, 561611, 561613
- Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business