about us

Your safety is our goal

About us

Anjin Secure Car was founded by security and transportation industry executives who found a way to make executive level security affordable and easily available to every traveler going to international locations. Through their years of experience helping corporations manage security risks internationally, Anjin Secure Car's founders, know that executives are not at a higher risk when travelling. In some cases, executives are at much less risk than their employees.   Further, the founders observed that in many destinations secure ground transportation was largely inaccessible and unaffordable to the international tourist.

With these problems in mind, Anjin Secure Car was formed to provide every traveler access to the safest and most secure ground transportation options around the world. Our automated booking and trip management process provides travelers with the most convenient and cost effective way to stay safe during the most dangerous portion of the journey. 

why anjin secure car?

Ground transit is where the majority of incidents occur during international travel.  This is where travelers are most vulnerable.  Violent crimes and kidnappings targeting travelers almost always occur when the victim is in a vehicle.  In fact, the number one killer of Americans abroad is road traffic accidents.  

Through Anjin, travelers can book ground transportation with someone they can trust.  Not only does Anjin Secure Car put a traveler into a vehicle with most skilled and trustworthy drivers possible, but also each trip is supported with travel management software for real time updates, trip monitoring, driver communications and dispatch assistance.  The result: travelers can focus on their business, their lives, and their leisure and not their own safety.

how anjin secure car works

We screen and vet the best local security companies from across the globe to provide customers with safe and reliable ground transportation.  Our customers receive secure transit from the very same providers that support Fortune 500 business executives and wealthy individuals.  Through our technology driven platform, we are able to increase the volume of business opportunity to local security providers, which makes secure ground transportation affordable to any traveler.  We have standardized services so that you get the appropriate level of security for any destination city. 

You no longer need to worry about making ground transportation decisions.  All of our services are carefully evaluated to ensure every service is crafted to meet the local threats.  

 

"The dedication of the anjin secure car team is second to none. it is obvious that the platform they have built is based on deep expertise."

-Emmet Walsh, Salient Financial

leadership

 

The combined experience of the leadership team ensures that travelers are provided with a level of safety, security, and Duty of Care that is unmatched by the travel or security industry.

management

Michael Woodrum - CEO

Michael is a former partner and head of office for the multi-national risk consulting company Control Risks.  During his time in this role, he assisted numerous multi-national corporations protect their people across Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.  Prior to running the Houston office, Michael ran a business development team covering the western United States, Mexico, and Canada. 

Michael is the former Chair of the Roundtable Young Professionals at the renowned Baker Institute for Public Policy.  

Early in his career, Michael was a Marine officer and spent three tours in Iraq.  He holds an MBA from the University of Texas, Austin and MA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Pedro Larios – Chief Technical Officer

Pedro is a technology expert with over 22 years experience designing and writing software. Prior to joining Anjin Secure Car he was the lead android developer for the urban mobility application, RideScout.  When RideScout was acquired by Daimler he took over as the lead mobile developer for Moovel, a mobility services company. 

He holds a computer science degree from the University of Texas, Austin. He was born and raised in Mexico City.  

Justin Clark - Chief Operating Officer

Justin is the former Director of Sales and Client Services for Control Risks, a large and multi-national risk consultancy.  In that role Justin assisted numerous Fortune 500 corporations with some of their most strategic and sensitive international operations.  Justin has lived and worked in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, where he gained firsthand knowledge of the types of risks travelers’ face when doing business in new and uncertain environments. Justin has significant experience in technology and medical device sales in addition to his risk consulting experience with time spent at Chevron, Philips, and Stryker. 

Justin also served as a special operations officer in the 75th Ranger Regiment, where he completed five combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas, Austin and an International Relations and Economics Masters from Johns Hopkins University.

 

 

advisors

Mark Niblett

Mark is a highly skilled and tenured security and safety executive with 35 years of professional industry experience. 

Mark currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Security & Resiliency Officer for AECOM which designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets in more than 150 countries. Previously, in the energy sector, Mark held the position of Corporate Vice President, Chief Security Officer of Halliburton for more than 10 years. 

PHe began his career in the UK Armed Forces as a British Army non-Commissioned officer for 15 years where he led unique and high-risk operations.

John Timar

John Timar is VP of Sales and on the Executive Team at TerraGo, a venture-backed software company specializing in SaaS and PaaS geospatial products and enterprise mobile applications for the field workforce.  Previously, John was a business practice leader at Eurasia Group, a predictive analytics startup providing global risk information products to subscribers.  He was a founding member of corporate subsidiary at Control Risks, which became the fastest growing business unit worldwide, providing protective services to corporate and government executives in war zones and failed states.  John served as a US Navy SEAL and holds a MPP from the University of Chicago.   

Nick Etten

Nick Etten is a Principal of Assero Group Holdings, a strategic consulting and investment firm, and Executive Director of the Veterans Cannabis Project. Previously, Nick held the positions of EVP of Strategic Development, IM, Vice President of Global Business Development for FreightWatch International (UTC), Director of Corporate Development for Triple Canopy (Constellis) and was an investment professional at Trident Capital, a venture capital fund with $1.5B under management. Earlier in his career, Nick was an investment banking associate and founding member of Thomas Weisel Partners and served on active duty as a US Navy SEAL.

Nick earned an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BS in political science from the United States Naval Academy.