James Whitten

Director, Security & Facilities

Jim and his security and facility teams manage all aspects of facility operations and maintenance while upholding all security standards and government accreditations to deliver modern, secure facilities for our employees to work in.

James Whitten - Director, Security & Facilities

Jim Whitten, USAF (ret), joined Riverside Research in April 2008 and has held his current role since 2012. Jim has been involved in the construction and accreditation of all the company’s current offices.   

Jim has more than 35 years’ experience in security management. Before joining Riverside Research, he served on active duty for 21 years as a Security Specialist in the U.S. Air Force holding key management positions in electronic, information, personnel, physical, and program security. He possesses experience constructing and obtaining accreditation of secure facilities at all classification levels and holds a track record of creating and maintaining outstanding security programs. Past positions also include building and standing up the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center and providing subject matter expertise to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.

A native of New York, Jim is a chess player and enjoys working on muscle cars in his spare time. He received an Associate in applied science in security administration from the Air Force in 1998, a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Park University in 2002, and an MBA from Touro University in 2006.