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At Aspida77, we cherish the value of teamwork, recognizing that it is the cornerstone of our collective success and the key to delivering exceptional security solutions.

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Founder & CEO

Monica Duperon Rodriguez

Monica is an esteemed security leader with decades of expertise in corporate security, protective services, investigations, and law enforcement. Her extensive experience in designing and implementing security plans minimizes liability risks while effectively safeguarding valuable assets in various sectors.


With fluency in English, Spanish, and intermediate French, Monica excels in communicating and adapting to diverse environments.

Throughout her illustrious career, Monica has excelled in various roles, showcasing her exceptional skills and dedication. She has served on the Human Trafficking Task Force, worked as an Undercover Narcotics Detective, and utilized her negotiation expertise as a SWAT Hostage Negotiator.

Monica's professional journey has taken her across the globe, providing executive protection to ultra-high-net-worth families in international settings and delivering services on multiple continents. Monica's passion for mentoring and sharing her expertise is evident through her involvement in publications and hosting a weekly show on Women in Protection.


She takes pride in guiding professionals, helping them unlock their potential and excel in the security industry. Monica's exceptional character and ethical conduct set high standards for others to follow, earning her respect and admiration from her peers.


In addition to her work with high-net-worth individuals, Monica's most recent role was as the head of Executive Protection and Event Security at LinkedIn. This position allowed her to lead a team in providing top-notch protection services for a globally recognized organization, ensuring the safety and security of key personnel and events. Her vast experience, coupled with her commitment to mentorship and her outstanding track record, make her an invaluable asset to the Aspida77 team. With Monica's guidance and expertise, clients can trust that they are receiving the highest level of security services and professional support. You can learn more about Monica by clicking here.

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As the Vice President of Operations, the role is pivotal in driving the company's profitability and overall success. This position excels in the supervision of business operations and collaborates closely with other company leaders to define objectives, evaluate business needs, and measure the company's accomplishments.

The responsibilities encompass devising and executing operational strategies, with a primary focus on managing security operations. This involves the coordination of administrative tasks and the implementation of the organization's comprehensive security programs. Essential areas under this purview include Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Security Awareness Training, and Risk Management, ensuring that the company's security measures remain robust and in alignment with industry standards.

Moreover, active participation in the development, oversight, and coordination of worldwide security initiatives is an integral part of the role. These initiatives encompass projects, established best practices, and strategic plans that advance the mission and strategies of Global Security. Various concerns, including crisis management, privacy, and physical security, are addressed while ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.

The expertise and strategic acumen applied in navigating intricate security challenges while concurrently supporting the company's broader operational goals are instrumental. The responsibilities associated with managing security operations, implementing robust programs, and advancing global security initiatives make a substantial contribution to the company's overall success and its capacity to effectively mitigate risks.

Under this leadership, the company derives substantial benefits from a well-defined operational strategy that aligns security measures with organizational objectives. The unwavering commitment to implementing best practices and propelling global security initiatives guarantees the company's enduring prominence in the realms of security and risk management, effectively safeguarding its assets, reputation, and sustained prosperity.

Meet our partners

Business partners are vital for success, offering diverse skills and innovative solutions. They enable cost-effective resource sharing, enhance operational efficiency, and expand networking opportunities. This collaboration fosters a resilient business, adept at overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities.

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Founder and CEO of Sakura Training Center in Portugal. 

Monica Couto

I reached the 6º Dan Jujitsu rank in 2018, Monica is currently the CEO of Sakura Dojo in Portugal since 2011.  In 2024 The Sakura Dojo is now the Sakura Training Center and the main training headquarters for Women in Protection. She has worked as a Bodyguard for HNW Families in Europe. Monica's most fulfilling achievement has been teaching self-defense to women in Iran, Kuwait, Jordan, the women in the United Arab Emirates and now teaching at the Women in Protection seminars. Empowering and securing women, and boosting their confidence and self-esteem, this is her passion. 

Learn more about Monica here


Co-Founder and Owner of NadJo Executive Protection and Security Services

JoAnn Buettner

JoAnn, with a Master of Science in Business and Organizational Security Management, brings 25 years of law enforcement experience, including training, investigations, and personal and transportation protection. She specialized in emergency planning, response operations, preventive security measures, and crime scene investigation. JoAnn also served as a lead traffic instructor, providing training to various law enforcement agencies. She's a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. With Women in Protection, JoAnn assists with course development and training.

Learn more about JoAnn here

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Co-Founder and Owner of NadJo Executive Protection and Security Services

Nadia Daniel

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Nadia, along with her partner, has successfully established a female-owned Executive Protection and Security Services company. Motivated by a genuine passion for the industry, they strive to provide comprehensive protection and peace of mind for executives and their families. Through their expertise and meticulous approach, they offer tailored and intelligent security solutions to safeguard all aspects of their clients’ lives.

Learn more about Nadia here


The Mind and Bodyguard

Karoline Gaffga

Karoline possesses expertise in Human Hacking, Dark Psychology, Urban Survival, and serves as a proficient trainer. Additionally, she is a seasoned Security Professional offering training, coaching, and consulting services. In her role as a partner, Karoline actively contributes to women's protection seminars.

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