Collaborative, Experienced Corporate Security for California Firms

Trust your reputation to ShieldIQ’s expert team.

Joint Values. Combined Expertise.

Experience. Teamwork. Vision. ShieldIQ brings you the collective talents and experience of Michael Delamere, CEO of Premier Risk Solutions (PRS), and Ben Astafa, CEO of Illyria Security Corporation.  Mike and Ben worked together for three years in a mutually beneficial vendor partnership. During that time, they learned each other’s complementary strengths and values.

After noticing gaps in California’s security market, they established ShieldIQ to fill them. ShieldIQ was founded to meet California firms’ unique security and cultural needs, especially Silicon Valley tech companies.


How can we support your security goals? What benefit can we bring to your operation? How can we protect your people and assets with minimal disruption?

ShieldIQ security is based on mutual, respectful relationships. You will always get the highest quality, responsive service. We work with you to create a safe environment that supports your business operations, protects your personnel, and respects your company values. Every employee and executive will both be safe and feel safe.

Dedicated and Ethical

I have known Michael for several years and can categorically state that he is one of the most dedicated and competent security professionals that I know. I have worked together with Michael on several joint projects and as a Volunteer Leader with ASIS International in every situation I have found him to be committed, dedicated, ethical, and focused on excellence. Please feel free to contact me if you need any additional information.

Jeff Slotnick, President
Setracon Enterprise Security Risk Management Services



Every action and decision builds trust and upholds commitment.


We follow all laws, rules, and regulations where and when we do business.


Confidential information remains private.


Each employee or sub-contractor adheres to our code of conduct, even in fast-paced situations.


Client and employees are always treated with dignity.


Our high standards are evident in every interaction.

Meet our expert team

Michael Delamere


“I want my clients to rest easy, knowing I’m on task with a full understanding of their objectives.”

Mike Delamere has been a leader in the security space for over 25 years. As ShieldIQ’s CEO, he oversees our strategic direction, administration, and client relations. Clients benefit from his attention to detail, relationship building, responsiveness, and collaborative approach. Mike sees the big picture objectives while identifying the details that achieve those goals. Working with Mike, clients feel confident that their brand is protected and their security job is being done right.

Mike earned his degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University. From there, he served in increasingly senior positions at Securitas Sverige AB, SRC Private Security, Pinkerton, and Premier Risk Solutions, where he’s the current president.

Certifications, Awards, and Memberships:

  • Certified by ASIS International through R.L. Oatman & Associates in Executive Protection
  • Certified by SIA in Central Station Operations
  • WA State Certified Security Guard Trainer
  • Volunteer leader as Regional VP of Region 1A of ASIS International
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council Constituent
  • Member of Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
  • Member of Intellenet
  • Member of Seattle Shield
Jeff Anspaugh

Chief of Staff

“My goal is to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. In security, you need to get it right!”

Jeff Anspaugh has 30+ years of management experience in law enforcement and security. He’s worked with law enforcement agencies on all levels. As Shield IQ’s business manager, he supervises operations, oversees external business development, and works with the CEO on new opportunities. Clients quickly notice Jeff’s professionalism and quick response time. They appreciate his hard work and strong code of ethics.

Jeff was a U.S. Air Force paramedic for six years and has a degree in criminal justice from Creighton University, St. Louis Christian College. Jeff has worked for police departments, Microsoft, Pinkerton, and recently as a security consultant for Premier Risk Solutions.

Certifications, Awards, and Memberships:

  • Good Conduct Medal (Air Force)
  • Medal of Distinguished Service (Bothell Police Department)
  • Top Dog Patrol Officer Award
  • Honorable discharge from military
  • Training certificates:
    • Emergency vehicle operations
    • Surveillance
    • Advanced investigations
    • Secret Service executive protection and vehicle escape
    • Read Interview and Interrogation skills
    • Advanced weapons training
    • SWAT basic and advanced training
    • Narcotic detection
    • Vehicle surveillance and following techniques
    • Hand to hand combat
    • Verbal judo skills
Ben Astafa


“I develop actionable business strategies to achieve our short-term and long-term objectives.”

Ben Astafa comes to ShieldIQ with more than 20 years of domestic and international security leadership experience. As COO, Ben guides our company’s workflow, monitors our performance, and supervises all daily operations. He keeps us on track to meet both our clients’ and investors’ expectations. Clients know they can count on Ben for his sound judgment, tact, and discretion, even in rapidly changing situations.

Ben served in the army for two years, learning antiterrorism, mobile security, and reconnaissance skills. He has a degree in economics from Heald College and engineering from the University of Montenegro. Ben founded and ran two other security companies, providing worldwide protection to Fortune 100 executives.

Certifications, Awards, and Memberships:

  • Military training in hand-to-hand combat
  • Executive Protection
  • EVAC
  • Weapons training expert
  • Over 28 years’ experience in martial arts:
    • Karate
    • Kickboxing
    • Jiu-Jitsu
  • Multi-State CCW certificate and license holder:
    • California
    • Arizona
    • Utah
    • Florida
Ron Astafa

Operations Manager

“I believe in open lines of communication with my team and my clients.”

Ron Astafa has 20+ years of security leadership experience, protecting corporate executives, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, and entertainers. As our OM, he trains our personnel and develops, implements, and manages comprehensive security programs. Clients feel secure with Ron, knowing he gives them an attentive, listening ear and security measures tailored to their challenges. His services are always discreet and professional.

During his 2 years in the army, Ron developed anti-terrorism, mobile security, and reconnaissance skills. He formerly owned and operated Alba Brothers Security and is COO and OM of Illyria Security Corporation.

 Certifications, Awards, and Memberships:

  • Military training weapons training
    Executive protection certified
    EVAC certification
  • Martial arts hand-to-hand combat certified from military
  • Corporate & EP CEO security certified
  • Languages fluent:
    • English
    • Albanian
    • Croatian
    • Serbian
    • Bosnian
Larry Kelly

Field Manager

“I train, supervise, and motivate our new and veteran security officers.”

For the past 30+ years, Larry Kelly has worked at all levels in the security industry. As ShieldIQ’s Field Manager, he trains and supervises security officers, ensuring they’re informed about and compliant with company policies and site specifics. Working with our Operations Manager, he sets schedules and manages multiple job sites. Clients see that Larry is there to answer their questions and make sure procedures are followed.

Larry earned his degree in Business Management from the University of Dubuque. He also has advanced training in threat assessment, site analysis, and interrogation techniques. He’s worked for ACT, Apple, AUS, and Illyria Security Co., managing executive protection, officers, special events, and GSOCs.

Certifications, Awards, and Memberships:

  • First aid/AED/CPR
  • Taser, Tear Gas, Baton Certifications
  • Powers to arrest
  • Hazmat
  • Martial Arts
  • Executive protection
  • EVAC
  • Trained in terrorism and counterterrorism
  • Current BSIS License

Attention to detail

Michael is a smart manager of people and resources! Savvy, perceptive, and articulate are three of many traits that impress me most about him. His care for his clients and attention to detail are clearly evident when you work with him!

John Lee, CEO
Lee Core, Inc

71% of physical security decision-makers reported increased personal liability for their CEOs and C-level executives.

(Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence)

Put your executive protection in experienced hands.