Global Security Company Selects West Palm Beach for HQ


About the Expansion:

  • 75 new jobs
  • 5,000 sq. ft.
  • $2.5 million capital investment

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County assisted RMS International with access to workforce training grants, as well as connections to Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Keiser University, Lynn University and Nova Southeastern University. It plans to hire analysts and data science graduates while also solidifying a partnership with CareerSource Palm Beach County. 

With agents deployed around the world, RMS International has been considered “the largest company that no one knows about”, and that’s for good reason. Its clients continue to work with them based on the utmost privacy provided and span from providing global security response and evacuations to addressing corporate and workplace threats to providing close protection of A-List celebrities when on tour.  With members of the team having decades of combined experience in security, military, police, intelligence, and logistics, RMS International provides protective, investigative and surveillance services worldwide.  

The state-of-the-art Risk Operations Center includes a faraday protected “safe room” that permits safe and encrypted sensitive communications. The operations center includes mission specific hardware and software with operations analysts monitoring events around the world 24/7 from the West Palm Beach office.

According to Chief Operating Officer Matt Nelson, “RMS International has conducted hundreds of high tempo, high profile operations in 57 countries over the last two years. The necessity of the company to establish our headquarters in an area that provides the resources and talent for our future growth was the driving factor for our decision to locate in Palm Beach County.”

“RMS International could’ve selected anywhere in the world to locate its corporate headquarters as it deploys security services around the globe, but it chose Palm Beach County, a strategic move, as this area has become the top sector for headquarters,” said Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.  


About RMS International:

Founded in 2012, RMS International provides ad hoc and contracted close protection, estate security, international travel management, corporate executive protection, personnel and asset security, and discreet investigative services.  Operating a state-of-the-art Risk Operations Center in West Palm Beach, they provide 24/7 overwatch of global operations in Asia, Europe, Africa and throughout the Americas.  RMS International delivers peace of mind in a chaotic world.  Connect with us at


About Business Development Board:

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is the official public/private economic development organization for Palm Beach County.  Founded in 1982 as a not-for-profit corporation, our primary purpose is to attract and retain new industry, business investment, high quality jobs and workforce development through corporate relocations, expansions and international trade. During the past five years, the BDB has assisted more than 140 companies that have created or retained more than 13,110 direct jobs with average salaries greater than $80,000, resulting in more than $1.12 billion in capital investment to Palm Beach County. Additional information can be found at the BDB’s website,



RMS International – 

Matt Nelson

Business Development Board –

Kristen Liberman