T.C. Willis

T.C. is the CEO of KaJor Group. He is known for his competitive nature, critical thinking, attention to detail, and ability to discern and evaluate a threat quickly and decisively.

His competitive fire started at a young age as he began to excel in basketball. After playing collegiately, he went on to play professionally in the United Kingdom and Ireland. While living abroad, T.C. would have to come to grips with the September 11th attacks on the United States. After returning stateside, he sought out ways to provide his time and resources by connecting with leaders of relief fund agencies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and groups devoted to assisting those affected.

He then shifted his time and effort towards completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education. After acquiring his Degree he quickly excelled as an Athletic and Personal Trainer. Not long after he was approached with an opportunity to return overseas as a private contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD), T.C.’s competitive fire kicked back in. He started his DoD career in logistics on a de-mining and security contract in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he received Property Management and (OPSEC) Operational Security Awareness training for civilian and military members. As a logistics manager, he was responsible for all equipment, labor, and supplies used on a Time and Materials contract. T.C. was then placed on a Personal Security Detail (PSD), and adapted quickly to the war-torn environment. He developed a passion for all the nuances involved in providing security detail, from emotional intelligence to tactical operations. After serving two years in Afghanistan he went on to provide (PSD) for government officials and dignitaries in Istanbul and Germany. After this, he served on an Embassy and Consulate contract in South Africa. He returned to the States where he worked in the Executive Protection field for various companies. As he continued to learn the industry, he began to work his way up the ladder. After a lot of focus, hard work and determination, he began the corporate climb, holding key corporate positions, and was recruited to be our CEO and we couldn't have picked a better leader.

”…there are risks in all aspects of life, just be sure to take calculated ones.” ~ T.C. Willis

Jeremiah Rogers
Executive Vice President

Our VP Jeremiah is a relentless competitor that works tirelessly in keeping his old school morals and values embedded into his core beliefs. Jeremiah’s competitive nature started from birth and started to flourish through sports, primarily basketball where he and our C.E.O forged their lifelong brotherhood. J.R. as most people like to call him has served a large portion of his adult life as a contractor for the Department of Defense (D.o.D). In sacrificing time away from his home and family, he has built a reputation and a talent in security, procurement, project, and country management, making him a highly-valued corporate asset. If it needs to be done and done right, then he is our soundboard to ensure that our attention to detail is unmatched. Jeremiah has served decades in various countries during times of war, turning failing projects into award-winning bids for several government contract companies. 

From Iraq to insurgents in the jungles of North Africa, Embassies, and Consulates in-between Europe and South Africa he has successfully established himself as a key member of the KaJor Group family. We rely on his extensive knowledge and his ability to understand the bigger picture as well as his ability to not only know what the client wants but also know what the client needs. J.R. has held operational positions ensuring the proper safety and security procedures for demining teams of 1000 throughout remote locations in the world. Despite having won large multi-million-dollar contracts, retaining US Army Core of Engineers as valuable clients, managing Department of State CWD (Conventional Weapons Destruction) and WPS (Worldwide Protection Services) contracts in Iraq and other locations throughout the Middle East, maintained Top Secret Clearances and acquiring a Six Sigma Green Belt. 

As he continued to grow in the industry, he also took upon himself to obtained advanced training in Facility Security Officer Course, Security Overseas Training (OSAC), OPSEC Awareness for Military Members, DoD Employees and Contractors; HTSOS – C Training (High Threat Security Overseas Seminar), International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This husband and father continues to work and provide as if he has never accomplished a single thing and that humbleness and relentless work ethic is one of the many things that helps separate us as an elite solution in the industry. 

William Sentell
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sentell' currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Kajor Group, and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of new expansions into emerging markets, and assesses internal technological capabilities to secure the functionality and drive extensive and sustainable growth. In his previous role before joining the Kajor Group, Mr. Sentell served as an administrative advisor for one of the unified combatant commands while working as a senior project-program manager in multiple roles. He possesses a comprehensive background in Program Management, OPSEC Security Management, Policy Implementation, Cybersecurity, and Data Analysis derived from conducting domestic and global operations across the Middle East.

He considers working in the legislative affairs joint offices in Tampa, Florida, and D.C., Pentagon H.Q. to be one of the highlights of his career. In this role, he advised and assisted executive leadership with legislative strategies, and planning for Defense Oversight committees to include the Senate and House Appropriations subcommittees on defense support equities and congressional portfolio management. His portfolio contained COMSEC assets and equipment validated and prioritized with a value of over $3.2B, along with meeting the Department of Defense (DoD) policy and regulation guidelines of asset management and control. He is a results-driven leader with a proven track record of managing multiple large-scale projects. He prides himself on leading cross-functional teams and delivering measurable results in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while providing direct support for over 2500+ service and civilian personnel.

William currently holds a B.S. in Business Management and is enrolled in the Executive MBA program at the University of North Alabama with a completion date of June 2021. He also maintains a professional certification in Lean Six Sigma and Information Resource Management under the (DoD), Defense Acquisition University, in addition to being CompTIA Security+ CE certified. His breadth of knowledge in Agile and Lean methodology practices, leadership studies, and facilitation of inter-organizational development to globally support business operations are critical to our company's performance and growth.

Monty Blalock
Chief Financial Officer

Our company can say that Monty is the real MVP for one apparent reason, "Finances." This former United States Navy Reserve is also a husband and a Martial Artist with a 1ST Degree Black Belt in FILKENJUTSU Kenpo and Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a graduate of Winston Salem State University, Monty is a unique individual with a diverse background with over two decades of experience spread across multiple billion-dollar enterprises that include transportation and Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods and manufacturing companies. His duties involve optimizing our company's financial performance, including its reporting, liquidity, and return on investment, in addition to communicating with the board, negotiating with suppliers and vendors, and supporting its mission, vision, values, and culture.

Monty is a strategic thinker, and he brings a practical perspective during our consultations, which allows us to provide our clientele with the most beneficial services possible. He has extensive knowledge across various disciplines: Auditing, Finance, Budget and Analysis, Accounting, and he holds several professional certifications (Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Management Accountant). One of his strengths revolves around developing business partnerships with clients and functional leaders to ensure the company can meet its financial commitments and manage cash flow most efficiently while creating optimal investment returns for the business.

Mitzi Blalock
Director of Supply Chain & Global Operations

Mitzi is an award-winning Supply Chain, Procurement, and Operations Director with over 20 years of experience leading and consulting multi-billion dollar global operations on materials management, industry benchmarking, integrated business process management, and supply chain transformations for some of the world's largest and most complex Fortune 500 companies that specializes in consumer packaged goods (CPG) and manufacturing. She has demonstrated leadership and innovation with the application of supply chain optimization and redesigned business processes while strategically planning, implementing, and executing strategies that resulted in higher customer confidence and strengthened business relations with external vendors and potential clients.

Mitzi is a graduate of Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in English and a Master's in Business Administration in Supply Chain Management. She also maintains a professional certification in Lean Six Sigma, Change Management, and is a certified Kaizen Facilitator. She is one of the most knowledgeable and down-to-earth individuals, and we are grateful to have such a dynamic leader on our team.

Billy Lane
National Security Director

As our National Security Director (NSD), Billy has an extensive law enforcement background that stems from working with The Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Office of the United States Attorney "Criminal Division. He is the definition of the phrase “Jack of all trades” but he has also mastered several of those as well. With his advanced training in martial arts, risk mitigation, response to terrorism, and criminal threats. His experience and knowledge in the industry are unparalleled and highlighted throughout his career of security detail assignments for government officials, prominent pastors, religious organizations, and high-profile clients he had the privilege of serving and protecting.

His 30 plus years of (OJT) on and off the field have made him a prototypical instructor and trainer, which has resulted in being regarded as one of the state's top advanced certified and licensed instructors in Tennessee. His extensive knowledge will provide the KaJor Group with a reliable nationwide network of intel that keeps our clientele and agents safe during mission-critical assignments. He is a loving husband and father who has a naturally protective nature, which makes him remarkable at what he does. Billy is a significant component in our operational security procedures, and these measures allow us to remain elite in the services that we provide.

Kerry KingBrown
Director of Security Operations

Kerry has ten years of experience that has allowed him to perform at the industry's highest level. He possesses a real passion and respect for Executive Protection, which makes him a great instructor and teacher. He has an animate spirit and personality that most consider complementary to the "energizer bunny" because of his relentless work habits and lifestyle... As they say, "he just keeps going and going and going." This former NFL athlete is the youngest of four siblings, which created a competitive drive to outperform his older siblings at all costs. Kerry was able to maximize that drive and his God-given abilities by reaching a professional level as an NFL athlete, placing him in the top 1% of the population. Now surely this only indicates and displays the level of talent, discipline, and work ethic that he brings to the environment daily.

After his career in the NFL unwinded, K.B decided to transfer his talents to the executive security industry. His attention to detail and diverse training sets him apart as one of the industry's leading agents. His portfolio includes various A-list artists such as Nikki Minaj, Cardi B, Migos, Megan Thee Stallion, and Ariana Grande. This "Gaven De Becker" graduate also has completed the advanced training with the Secret Service, Safety and Monitoring Program, K9 training, Command Center Operations and Procedures, Simunitions Combat and Fear Inoculations, Pepper Spray, QCB, and ATLAS Obstacle Course completion. Overall, his relentless On-The-Job training (OJT) and continuous curriculum (CDU's) refresh, along with his intense regimen, keeps him in an elite class, which only strengthens the southeastern division and makes us stronger as a company.

Chad Frye
Director of Executive Protection & Government Personnel

Chad is one of our favorite jarheads, this father of four has spent his entire career in service in one form or another. Starting his career off in the United States Marine Corps he quickly acclimated himself performing a range of jobs. Becoming an Infantry Squad Leader as well as being assigned to Executive Protection detail of the 7th Fleet Naval Admiral while in the Persian Gulf during Operation Southern Watch. He also provided (EP) for the admiral during high profile visitations from over 216 dignitaries and ambassadors worldwide. During his time in the Marines Chad was a member of a 20-Marine maritime interdiction CQB (Close Quarters Battle) assault team and T.R.A.P. (Tactical Recovery of Aircraft / Personnel) team. His time in the Marines has kept him, discipline and believe it or not he is not as rough around the edges as one would think.

Shortly after departing from the military Chad would join the Louisiana Webster Parish Sheriff's Department as a Patrolman,  (P.O.S.T) Peace Officers Standards and Training certified then became a Member of the S.W.A.T. team as well as Gang interdiction. His military training served him well as a civilian in law enforcement, making him highly decorated as he continued to excel while on the force and building community relations.

Chad seems to thrive on adversity as he continues to raise the bar for himself, once he accomplished everything he set out to in (L.E.) Law Enforcement he decided to take his talents back to the U.S. government sector but this time in the private sector. He started quickly carving out a successful career as a Federal Agent CCIC (Convoy Commander in Charge) of safe and secure shipments of nuclear weapons, components, special nuclear material, and performing task as a SRF (Special Response Force) tactical team member for the Department of Energy. We are thankful to have him as a part of our KaJor Group family for the many attributes that he provides us a company.

Melissa Christie
Director of Nutrition & Hospitality Services

Melissa has a positive and energetic personality with a strong desire to build relationships. She is passionate about empowering people to live a healthy lifestyle through education, coaching, and planning. After experiencing a health crisis in her early 30’s she was driven to take her health into her own hands. This led to her interest in a deeper understanding of diet and nutrition. While working, caring for her two sons, and managing her household she attended classes at Columbus State Community College. After graduation, she accepted a clinical nutrition position at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she finds purpose. Prior to that, Melissa spent 18 years working as a licensed esthetician at Kenneth’s Salons and Day Spas. 

Following high school, she wanted to broaden her experience of the world, so she joined the United States Navy. She was handpicked by her Commanding Officer to be an ambassador to Olympic athletes at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, GA. This assignment earned her an Army Medal of Honor. She is nationally registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has a natural curiosity for the science behind nutrition, and through the culinary training she received in the dietetics program, she discovers a real joy for cooking.

The KaJor Group

Tel: 423-446-1999

North America:

448 N. Cedar Bluff Rd. Ste 261

Knoxville, TN 37923  

Email: info@kajorgroup.com

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