Rusty Lerner

Director, Verisec

A native of Houston, Texas, Rusty Lerner has spent the past 23 years in Asia as a security professional.

Rusty received his bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies — with a specialty in Chinese language and literature — from Yale University in 1987. He subsequently worked as a paralegal with the prestigious Taiwan law firm Tsar & Tsai from 1988 to 1989, before joining Pinkerton’s Taipei office. He transferred to Pinkerton Thailand in 1990, where he was appointed Managing Director in 1995. He continued to run the company, which was re-branded as Quantico Ltd in 2003, until 2009.

Over the past 23 years, Rusty has personally handled thousands of investigations and security-related assignments spanning the fields of brand protection, due diligence, executive protection, asset tracing, location of missing individuals, and pre-employment screening.

Rusty speaks, reads, and writes both Thai and Mandarin fluently. He was granted Thai citizenship upon royal command of His Majesty King Bhumibol in 2010.


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