Luke Ritter leads the Global Trade Security practice at Ridge Global, which provides strategic management consulting services to clients focused on critical infrastructure protection.
His expertise is in the areas of global trade and transportation operations, security and resiliency, and business process improvement. He is the co-author of: Securing Global Transportation Networks, which has received widespread critical acclaim from industry publications such as Logistics Today, The Maritime Executive, Traffic World and Supply Chain Management Review, and was selected as the American Society for Industrial Security, ‘Book of the Month’, in December of 2006.
Prior to joining Ridge Global, Ritter was the founder and CEO of Trident Global Partners, a management consulting firm specializing in transportation security. Ritter has spoken at more than 25 industry and trade events in the last five years, including keynote addresses at The American Association of Port Authorities Annual Security Conference, and the Logistics Management Magazine Global Supply Chain Conference. He has been published and quoted in Journal of Commerce, Security Management, Directors Monthly, Traffic World and Cargo Security International.
Ritter pioneered the concept of Total Security Management (TSM), an enterprise risk management methodology that connects the fundamental principles of quality management with security management. TSM has been described as: “the place for corporations to draw the line in the sand where security and resilience is concerned.”
Ritter is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and holds an M.B.A from Old Dominion University, with a concentration in maritime and logistics management. He is board certified by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) and completed his tenure as the Vice Chairman of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Transportation Security Council. He serves on the Advisory Boards of iJET, Inc., and Decision Sciences and is a contributing scholar at the Heritage Foundation.