Operations Team; MBA; E.I.T.
Senior Partner, Director of Business Development
As a Senior Partner and the Director of Business Development at 1st Veterans Security LLC, Forrest commands a business development (B&D) team in fulfilling the company’s visions and long-term goals. His accomplishments include growing the area of operations by obtaining the required CONUS state security licenses, acquiring new corporate and private clients in diversified sectors and industries, and streamlining the risk management process for the client.
Current Board Positions
June 2023 – Present Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE)
Member Board of Directors; Chairman of Legislation Committee
Appointed By Louisiana Governor
Jan 2023 – Present Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Member Board of Directors
Forrest originally comes from the upstream, private energy sector with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University and a M.B.A. from Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business. He worked as a deep water reservoir engineer on a $2 Billion deep water asset in the Gulf of Mexico - Horn Mountain.
Later, his responsibilities expanded to managing a small team of engineers and leading the capital raising efforts for several onshore oil prospects. COVID and the subsequent period of civil unrest changed the threat profile where the company was operating and Forrest was asked to expand his responsibilities to the Director of Security and Safety for personnel. This position eventually led to a full-time role with 1st Veterans Security LLC.
Forrest believes in leading from the front and never asking personnel to complete a task he is not willing to do himself. To this end, Forrest maintains the licenses, credentials, and same operation standards required from all field personnel. In 2023, he was appointed to the Board of Directors at the Better Business Bureau.
2016 – 2018 Tulane A.B. Freeman School of Business
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society (Top 10%; Ranked 2nd)
2010 – 2014 Louisiana State University - Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering
Bachelor of Science Petroleum Engineering (Ranked 4th)
Cum Laude Graduate; Tau Beta Pi Honor Society; Tau Beta Pi Honor Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Languages Arabic (Elementary - L.S.U. 8 Hours Credit)
Board of Directors - 2023
2nd Public Service Commission District
Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business - 2018
Beta Gama Sigma International Honor Society (Top 10% of Class)
Bachelors of Science Degree - Petroleum Engineering
Cum Laude Latin Honors
Louisiana State University - Craft and Hawkins Dept. of Petroleum Engineering - 2014
Ranked 4th in Class
Pi Epsilon Tau (Petroleum Engineering National Honor Society)
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering National Honor Society)
Phi Kappa Phi
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) / LA E.I.T. 2015
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
Louisiana State Police Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor
NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) 2018, 2022
ASIS International Member 2022
Louisiana State University - 2 Semesters
Intermediate / Working Proficiency
Private Security Guard Licenses