Preparis, the leading on-demand workforce emergency preparedness provider, announced today the addition of industry executive J. Nathan Childers as Senior Vice President of Professional Services. In this role, he will lead the newly established Preparis Professional Services practice which will serve to complement the company’s award-winning Software as a Service platform. Mr. Childers brings a wealth of business and consulting experience to Preparis with previous leadership roles at firms, such as DRT Strategies and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“Our product helps organizations across the globe protect, respond, and recover from crisis and emergency situations. Through this new practice, we are now able to provide added resilience by offering the entire lifecycle of business continuity planning,” said Armistead Whitney, CEO. “This full spectrum approach is in response to overwhelming market demand, and we are confident that Nathan’s unique blend of experience and skills will help us serve the needs of our current client base and beyond.”
The Preparis Professional Services practice will cover a broad array of disciplines within business continuity and risk management, including:
- Disaster Recovery
- Business Continuity Planning and Management
- Business Impact Analysis (Risk Assessment)
- Program Management and Compliance
- Cyber-Security Services
- Supply-Chain Management
- Contingency Planning
- Crisis, Reputation, and Emergency Risk Management
- Training Solutions
As the practice leader, Childers will oversee the company’s X-Force, which is comprised of industry-leading service delivery professionals, academics, and subject matter experts from around the world with an average of 20+ years experience in their respective disciplines.
“We are delighted to officially roll out this new Professional Services platform to our clients,” said Childers. “The ability to manage organizational risks, be prepared and recover from business disruptions is vital to every organization. Fortunately for our clients, there are very few threats that our X-Force team hasn’t already seen, prepared for – and most importantly – solved.”
Prior to joining the Preparis team, Nathan served as Managing Director for the Southeast region of DRT Strategies, Inc., a management consulting firm based in the DC Metro area, serving federal agencies such as FEMA/Department of Homeland Security, the FDA, USDA, as well as the Department of Defense. Nathan previously supported consulting efforts at the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) to include their Restructuring and Restatement efforts. Prior to Fannie Mae, Nathan was with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked in a variety of assurance and advisory services, to assist audit and merger and acquisition services serving a variety of Fortune 500 clients.
Nathan holds a Masters in Accountancy from Wake Forest University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Additionally, Nathan served eight years as a US Army Infantry officer in various roles both stateside and overseas, including a combat tour in Iraq.