Chief Executive Officer
Originating from California and Oregon, to now residing in the beautiful state of Washington since 2016, Ryan Kleynhans was voted in by the Board of Directors as the company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2021. From his sales expertise to his philanthropic endeavors, Ryan has a heart for veterans, community and family.
Ryan's mission is simple and direct: Take Veterans Security Operations to the national stage, providing high end security protection to all that live within the United States, while employing and utilizing the strengths of those who have served in the Armed Forces.
Ryan served an honorable 8 years with the United States Air Force and has a background in sales and finance.
Chief Marketing Officer
Born and raised in King County, Washington, Christian Tomlinson, his wife and young daughter now actively live in Pierce County and happily call it home. Christian has had the honor of serving in the United States Army Reserves for the last 6 years. Christian joined Veterans Security Operations in 2020, since joining the team he has made it his utmost priority to develop VSO’s identity. He successfully launched large scale marketing campaigns both digitally and physically while also developing public relations within the communities it services. Due to his persevering efforts with establishing the brand of VSO he was voted in as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in 2021. Christian successfully developed the “three pillars” of VSO’s ethos: Veterans, Community, and Elite. He solely believes in providing Veterans a great career with the similar skills they learned from the military and the opportunity to continue their service to their country by providing elite security services for those in need. Christian looks forward to continuing to grow VSO’s identity to a national level and providing employment opportunities for Veterans as well as stellar security services nationwide.