MSS Team

Richard Pineiro

Randy Beardsworth


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Washington DC  





Richard Pineiro

Rick Pineiro

President / CEO

Rick Pineiro is president and founder of Maritime Security Solutions, Inc. Responsible for overall corporate strategy and Middle East business development, he is a twenty-seven year veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He served in various afloat and shore units and in international assignments from Southeast Asia to Latin America. Key assignments include Commanding Officer, USCG Cutter Nantucket; USCG Liaison Officer, US Embassy, Bahamas; Chief, USCG Law Enforcement and Intelligence Section, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and, founding member of the USCG Drug Interdiction Assist Team.

Mr. Pineiro has nearly twenty-five years of international experience in border control, port security, maritime law enforcement training, and organizational development for government and private sector clients. Recent projects in the United Arab Emirates include training program support to the UAE Coast Guard; maritime strategy development for the Maritime Security Executive Committee; and, maritime search and rescue capacity building for the Ministry of Interior/Abu Dhabi Police. From 2004 - 2006 he directed State and Justice teams to develop multi-year organizational development plans for marine police units, evaluate international maritime programs, and assess border control and security issues in the tri-border Celebes Sea region of Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. He is a certified Project Management Professional, PMI.