About Us

Who We Are 

Personnel

THE PEOPLE BEHIND BLACK MOUNTAIN SOLUTION

Gordon Wells

SECURITY DIRECTOR

Gordon’s experience stems from 12 years service with the British Army as a sniper serving in Iraq. Since leaving the military he worked as a security consultant providing Executive Protection for Oil & Gas Engineers and Diplomats from the European Commission and UK Embassy in Iraq, Afghanistan Libya & Somalia. Since the year 2014, Gordon has worked in Latin America effectuating several roles including Executive Protection Agent for HNWI’s & senior Executives from large multinational corporations traveling to the region. To date Gordon has worked in 15+ countries within the Americas and some of these roles have included Security and Risk Advisory for major broadcasting and media corporations, security manager for a large Hydro plant project in Colombia and Project Security Manager for an Oil & Gas Project in Guatemala. Gordon also supported a program to deliver training to an ex-President’s security detail in South America in which he was involved in delivering Close Protection and surveillance techniques to the Presidents Security detail.

Freddie Ellis CPP

SECURITY DIRECTOR

Freddie, a British Bilingual, ASIS certified Security consultant has over 12 years’ experience working within the private security sector including executive protection, training, site security, Risk & Security management, and Consultancy fields. He has also served with the British Parachute Regiment overseas. Freddie’s Executive Protection experience stems from the Middle East in which he provided close protection to UK staff and Oil & Gas Engineers on projects in Iraq, Afghanistan, and consultancy services in Libya. To date, he has worked in 16 countries within Latin America, and has provided Executive Protection for HNWI’s in including CEOs from a Fortune 50 company. He has also been involved in high-risk extractions of foreign clients during violent social unrest and protests across the Americas during the LATAM spring in 2019. Freddie has also supported a multi-platinum award winning rock group during their South America tour in Peru, Brazil, Colombia & Argentina and provided protection for reporters and journalists for major media companies.

Who is Black Mountain (BMS)?

Black Mountain Solutions is an organisation comprised of highly trained professionals with specialist knowledge in the provision of risk management and security services in Latin America.

We are an organization with over a decades experience providing Risk Management, VIP Secure Travel & Executive Protection, and other security services to a multitude of clients within the Americas. Our experience stems from serving overseas with the British Army in hostile environments to high-risk remote locations within Colombia, to metropolitan urban areas within Rio de Janeiro. Based from Bogota, Colombia our capability of Services span from Mexico down to Argentina.

 

See below our story and how Black Mountain was founded

Why use BMS?

Black Mountain’s unique understanding of the risks associated with operating in the Americas allows it to conduct meticulous threat assessment for every client; and based on this criteria hand pick individual consultants best suited to the specific requirements of each engagement according to their skill set and background.

Flexible & Approachable

We understand that client organizations are often required to travel to area of higher risk at short notice. Business travel is often complicated with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. At BMS we understand the requirement to be flexible to meet clients everchanging business travel plans. Our Expatriate management team strives in being approachable “only a phone call away” without the need to be passed through several company layers of commercial or operational management teams.

Geographical Experience

Black Mountain founders and Expatriate team located in Bogota, Colombia. With over 12 years’ experience providing protective services to its clients. We are well versed in understanding the security landscape of Colombia and LATAM. With Security Project Management experience in over 25 countries across the globe we have passed our experience down to the local ground teams ensuring services meet internationals standards and client expectations.

Operational Oversight

Black Mountain founders and Expatriate team located in Bogota, Colombia. With over 12 years’ experience providing protective services to its clients. We are well versed in understanding the security landscape of Colombia and LATAM. With Security Project Management experience in over 25 countries across the globe we have passed our experience down to the local ground teams ensuring services meet internationals standards and client expectations.

Who manages BMS?

GORDON WELLS

LOCATION: MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA

FOUNDER, & MANAGING DIRECTOR

FREDDIE ELLIS CPP

LOCATION: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

FOUNDER, & SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER

Gordon’s experience stems from 12 years service with the British Army as a sniper serving in Iraq. Since leaving the military he worked as a security consultant providing Executive Protection for Oil & Gas Engineers and Diplomats from the European Commission and UK Embassy in Iraq, Afghanistan Libya & Somalia. Since the year 2014, Gordon has worked in Latin America effectuating several roles including Executive Protection Agent for HNWI’s & senior Executives from large multinational corporations traveling to the region. To date Gordon has worked in 15+ countries within the Americas and some of these roles have included Security and Risk Advisory for major broadcasting and media corporations, security manager for a large Hydro plant project in Colombia and Project Security Manager for an Oil & Gas Project in Guatemala. Gordon also supported a program to deliver training to an ex-President’s security detail in South America in which he was involved in delivering Close Protection and surveillance techniques to the Presidents Security detail.
Freddie, a British Bilingual, ASIS certified Security consultant has over 12 years’ experience working within the private security sector including executive protection, training, site security, Risk & Security management, and Consultancy fields. He has also served with the British Parachute Regiment overseas. Freddie’s Executive Protection experience stems from the Middle East in which he provided close protection to UK staff and Oil & Gas Engineers on projects in Iraq, Afghanistan, and consultancy services in Libya. To date, he has worked in 16 countries within Latin America, and has provided Executive Protection for HNWI’s in including CEOs from a Fortune 50 company. He has also been involved in high-risk extractions of foreign clients during violent social unrest and protests across the Americas during the LATAM spring in 2019. Freddie has also supported a multi-platinum award winning rock group during their South America tour in Peru, Brazil, Colombia & Argentina and provided protection for reporters and journalists for major media companies.
Risk analysis plays a key role in mitigating potential threats and is the cornerstone of every tailored solution that Black Mountain puts in place. Providing clients with a clear understanding of the social, political and economic environment in which they are operating is always the first step in addressing their security requirements.