United States Marine Field McConnell
Plum City Online - (AbelDanger.net)
August 18, 2016
1. Abel Danger claims that the Clinton Foundation uses HireRight – the current custodian of up to 1 million security-clearance files dumped by USIS – agents in elite hotels to recruit operatives for long-range murder-for-hire services to a cartel of world bankers and feminist elites.
2. AD claims that the HireRight recruiters and killers buy visas from Serco agents in the US National Visa Center and embed themselves in 8(a) companies authorized by the Clinton Foundation to produce snuff films where the victims' deaths are recorded in Zulu time.
3. AD claims that Hillary Clinton launched a Travelgate murder-for-hire service in 1993 by replacing White House travel office staff with her Little Rock cronies and various online hotel-based logistics experts (Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?) to deploy snuff-film crews trained in digital fires techniques at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
4. United States Marine Field McConnell offers to visit with Trump Organization Friday 19 August in Minneapolis to show Donald Trump how to launch a program of 'extreme vetting' of visa applicants by dismantling the Hotel Clinton murder-for-hire service which allegedly recruited Khaled Sheikh Mohammed for the 9/11 attack and is allegedly still operating out of the Obama White House (Check Valerie Jarrett). (http://www.abeldanger.net/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html).
The 9/11 Hotel - Part 1 of 5
A Timeline Of The Events On September 11, 2001 (9/11 Timeline)
Comey: Clinton Made United States Secrets Vulnerable To Hostile Actors
WAR IS WAR ; WESTHUSING IN IRAQ
Copy of SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! [Note HSBC, British and Saudi Governments, HSBC, Teachers' and Goldman Sachs]
Hillary Clinton - What difference does it make?
Defense Ammunition Center [Outsourced to Serco]
Top HSBC [Serco's dirty banker] Executive Arrested In US For Front-Running Trades
White's Club death-bet bookmaker service dates back to 1743 only the technology to spot fix the Zulu time of victim death has changed.
Serco... Would you like to know more?
"Digital Fires Instructor Serco - Camp Pendleton, CA Uses information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action."
"The White House travel office controversy, sometimes referred to as Travelgate, was the first major ethics controversy of the Clinton administration. It began in May 1993, when seven employees of the White House Travel Office were fired. This action was unusual because although theoretically staff employees serve at the pleasure of the President and could be dismissed without cause, in practice, such employees usually remain in their posts for many years.
The White House stated the firings were done because financial improprieties in the Travel Office operation during previous administrations had been revealed by an FBI investigation. Critics contended the firings were done to allow friends of President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton to take over the travel business and that the involvement of the FBI was unwarranted. Heavy media attention forced the White House to reinstate most of the employees in other jobs and remove the Clinton associates from the travel role.
Further investigations by the FBI and the Department of Justice, the White House itself, the General Accounting Office, the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, and the Whitewater Independent Counsel all took place over the subsequent years. Travel Office Director Billy Dale was charged with embezzlement but found not guilty in 1995. In 1998, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr exonerated Bill Clinton of any involvement in the matter.
Hillary Clinton gradually came under scrutiny for allegedly having played a central role in the firings and making false statements about her role in it. In 2000, Independent Counsel Robert Ray issued his final report on Travelgate. He sought no charges against her, saying that while some of Clinton's statements were factually false, there was insufficient evidence that these statements were either knowingly false or that she understood that her statements led to the firings."
"Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps. It is located on the Southern California coast, in San Diego County, and bordered by Oceanside to the south, Cleveland National Forest, Orange and Riverside counties to the north, and Fallbrook to the east.
The base is split into North and South and was established in 1942 to train U.S. Marines for service in World War II. By October 1944, Camp Pendleton was declared a "permanent installation" and by 1946, it became the home of the 1st Marine Division. It was named after Major General Joseph Henry Pendleton (1860–1942), who had long advocated setting up a training base for the Marine Corps on the west coast. Today it is the home to myriad Operating Force units including the I Marine Expeditionary Force and various training commands."
"Breaking: KSM to Be Tried in New York
By ASHBY JONES
Nov 13, 2009 8:42 am ET 0 COMMENTS
This just in: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused in the attacks will be put on criminal trial in New York, Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce later Friday.
Click here for the WSJ story; here for the NYT story; here for the WaPo story. The decision, described by people familiar with the matter, is part of wider announcement planned on how to bring to justice detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay prison. It’s the first set of decisions before a Monday deadline on how to deal with the more than 200 prisoners remaining at the facility, which President Barack Obama has ordered closed.
Also expected in the announcement Friday will be plans to hold a military tribunal for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, alleged to have planned the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.
Mohammed's trial in New York was widely expected since the Obama administration announced a preference to hold criminal trials, instead of military commissions for terror suspects held at Guantanamo. New York's Manhattan U.S. attorney competed with the district in northern Virginia, home to the Pentagon, to prosecute the 9/11 accused and senior al Qaeda leader. A team of prosecutors from both districts will handle the government's case, people familiar with the matter said.
Formal charges aren’t expected to be announced for another few weeks. Obama signed an executive order Jan. 22 to close the prison within a year. Since then, the administration has run into obstacles erected by lawmakers, including some Democrats, who are nervous about political implications of moving detainees to the U.S. Obama, asked about the decision during a news conference on his week-long trip to Asia, declined to comment directly, but said that Mohammed would face justice.
"I'm absolutely convinced that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice," Obama said. "The American people insist on it and my administration insists on it.””
"Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed photographed by the Red Cross while in captivity in Guantanamo, July 2009
Born: March 1, 1964 (age 52) or April 14, 1965 (age 51)
Arrested: March 1, 2003 Rawalpindi, Pakistan Joint team of CIA and ISI
Detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Charge(s): Terrorism, conspiracy
Status: Awaiting prosecution
Khalid Sheikh (Shaikh) Mohammed (born 1964 or 1965) is a militant held by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp under terrorism-related charges. He was named as "the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks" in the 9/11 Commission Report.
According to the prosecution, Sheikh Mohammed was a member of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization, leading al-Qaeda's propaganda operations from around 1999 until late 2001. He confessed to FBI and CIA agents to a role in many of the most significant terrorist plots over the last twenty years, but the use of torture on him have put his confessions into question.
Mohammed was captured on March 1, 2003, in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi by a combined operation of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and immediately extradited to the United States. By December 2006 he had been transferred to military custody at Guantanamo Bay detention camp. In March 2007, while being interrogated, Mohammed confessed to masterminding the September 11 attacks, the Richard Reid shoe bombing attempt to blow up an airliner, the Bali nightclub bombing in Indonesia, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the murder of Daniel Pearl, and various foiled attacks, as well as numerous other crimes. He was charged in February 2008 with war crimes and murder by a U.S. military commission at Guantanamo Bay detention camp which could carry the death penalty if convicted. In 2012, a former military prosecutor criticized the proceedings as insupportable due to confessions gained under torture.
In Boumediene v. Bush (2008), the United States Supreme Court ruled that detainees had the right of access to US federal courts to petition under habeas corpus to challenge their detentions, and that the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 and the Military Commissions Act of 2006 were flawed. A revised Military Commissions Act was passed by Congress in 2009 to address court concerns.
Sheikh Mohammed has used at least fifty aliases."
"FALLS CHURCH, Va. & IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Investigations Services, LLC (USIS), a leading provider of pre-employment and drug testing screening solutions and the largest provider of security investigations to the federal government, and HireRight, Inc. (NasdaqGM:HIRE), a leading provider of on-demand employment background and drug screening solutions, today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement to merge through a transaction valued at approximately $195 million.
Under terms of the agreement, which was approved by both companies' boards of directors, USIS will pay HireRight stockholders $15.60 per share in cash, which represents a 54% premium over HireRight's closing share price of $10.12 on Friday, June 6, and a 65% premium over the weighted average trading price of the company's shares for the past three months. Upon completion of the merger, HireRight will be combined with the USIS Commercial Services Division.
The strategic combination of the two companies is expected to provide customers with a comprehensive and integrated range of solutions for managing and mitigating employment-related business risk. Together, USIS and HireRight will deliver on-demand screening applications built with state-of-the-art technologies delivering outstanding user experience, quality, turn-around time, and extensive process and workflow automation. The combined company will serve over 27,000 customers, ranging from small businesses to global enterprises. "The addition of HireRight with its highly respected leadership and team, industry-leading technology, and culture of innovation transforms our strategic efforts to build a preeminent global employment and drug screening business that is uniquely positioned to deliver enhanced products and customer value," said Randy Dobbs, CEO of USIS. "We anticipate that this customer-focused business will have the required products and services, as well as the size, scope, and skills, to be a leader in innovation and spur additional product enhancements for our customers."
"Bringing USIS and HireRight together is intended to deliver to customers a winning blend of innovative employment screening solutions and deep subject-matter expertise, providing an outstanding platform to meet the rapidly evolving screening needs of global organizations," said Eric Boden, CEO of HireRight. "The combined company will have a greater reach than either company would have standing alone, and together we should be able to accelerate efforts to create valuable new products and services for the combined company's target markets."
Together, USIS and HireRight will offer deep expertise in helping organizations of all sizes efficiently implement, manage, and control their employment screening programs. It is expected that the combined company will have the technology, services portfolio, financial resources, and subject matter expertise to meet the complex requirements demanded by leading employers around the globe. Customers will have access to a wide range of competitively unique services delivered globally in over 200 countries and territories.
Credit Suisse is acting as financial advisor to HireRight, and Dorsey & Whitney LLP is providing legal advice to HireRight. USIS and its controlling stockholder, Providence Equity Partners, are receiving financial advice from Lehman Brothers Inc. and Portico Capital Securities LLC, and legal advice from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
The transaction is subject to several conditions including HireRight stockholder approval, regulatory approval, and certain other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the third quarter of this year. The transaction is not subject to any financing conditions. Certain HireRight stockholders have agreed to vote to approve the transaction, subject to certain terms and conditions contained in the voting agreement. Prior to the anticipated closing, the two companies will continue to operate independently.
HireRight will file a Current Report on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the proposed merger with USIS. Additional information, including a copy of this press release, the agreement and plan of merger and the voting agreement, will be available in the Current Report.
USIS is a leading provider of security screenings, background investigations, employment and drug screening services, automotive insurance underwriting services, and national security solutions to government and corporate clients. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., the company has more than 7,000 employees that support business operations in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and overseas. USIS was formed in July 1996 following a White House initiative that led to the establishment of US Investigations Services, Inc. (USIS) as the first privatization of a government program into the private sector. Today, the company is owned by Providence Equity Partners, the largest global private equity firm dedicated to investing in the media, information services and communications industries.
USIS' three businesses include the Investigative Services Division, the largest supplier of background investigations to the federal government and a provider of screening services to law enforcement agencies and first responder organizations; the Commercial Services Division, one of the nation's largest employment and drug screening companies that serves the needs of approximately 25,000 businesses across the U.S.; and the National Security Division, a global provider of specialized national security solutions that support the mission critical needs of a wide-range of federal programs.
"Kristine Marcy (1996) - Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, National Academy of Public Administration. Former President and Chief Executive Officer, National Academy of Public Administration; Consultant, McConnell International; Chief Operating Officer, Small Business Administration; Senior Counsel, Detention and Deportation, Immigration and Naturalization Service; Former positions with U.S. Department of Justice: Assistant Director for Prisoner Services, U.S. Marshals Service; Associate Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Deputy Attorney General. Acting Director, Deputy Director, Office of Construction Management and Deputy Budget Director, U.S. Department of the Interior; Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education; Assistant Director, Human Resources, Veterans and Labor Group, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
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District of Columbia Bar
Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies , Inc.
FBI Transformation Panel
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"Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa pre-processing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post.
The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas.
Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area.
The contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years.
The NVC houses more than 2.6 million immigrant visa files, receives almost two million pieces of mail per year and received more than half a million petitions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in 2011. Its file rooms' high-density shelves are stacked floor-to-ceiling with files, each a collection of someone’s hopes and dreams and each requiring proper handling. ….
The NVC also preprocesses the chief of mission (COM) application required for the filing of a petition for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). Such visas, for foreign nationals who have performed services for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan, require COM concurrence before the applicant can file a petition with USCIS. The NVC collects the requisite documents from such applicants and, when complete, forwards the package to the U.S. embassies in Baghdad or Kabul for COM approval"
"Sued for Fraud by DOJ, Security Co That Cleared Snowden Works for U.S. Immigration
APRIL 08, 2014
The federal contractor sued by the Justice Department for failing to adequately conduct government security clearances—including NSA leaker Edward Snowden—is processing sensitive immigration applications for the Obama administration.
This astounding information comes from a high-ranking government source with detailed knowledge of the arrangement. Though it's being investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for fraud, United States Investigations Services (USIS), has been taking over a lot of administrative processing of immigration benefit applications, the inside source told Judicial Watch. The scandal-plagued company is also handling sensitive immigration files, despite its well-documented transgressions.
It’s preposterous that a company under fraud investigation is still allowed to handle sensitive government applications, JW's source logically points out. Here's how it happens; Most of USIS's executives are retired officials who worked for the influential Senior Executive Service at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the agency that operates and oversees nearly every government activity in dozens of federal agencies. Their connections help them land federal contracts, JW's source says, and once they land the lucrative deals they convince the government to let them do their own quality assurance so they cut corners.
The serious corner cutting came to light after Snowden, a National Security Administration contractor, divulged thousands of classified documents to the media. USIS, which handles the bulk of background checks for government security clearances, had conducted Snowden's background check as well as the clearance for Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. Since the two breaches occurred, former USIS employees have come forward accusing the company of unrealistic deadlines and workloads, dumping cases and producing incomplete background checks to meet revenue goals.
As part of its fraud probe of USIS, which is based in Falls Church, Virginia, the DOJ filed a lawsuit in federal court earlier this year accusing the contractor of failing to adequately conduct security checks in 40% of the cases it handled for the government. USIS submitted at least 665,000 incomplete background checks to OPM, the agency that officially contracts firms to do government work, the complaint says. It further alleges that USIS dumped and flushed cases, falsely representing them as completed, to maximize the company's revenues and profits.
Months before it filed the complaint, the DOJ announced that it had launched an investigation of USIS, which the agency revealed had been contracted by the U.S. government since 1996 to perform background investigations on individuals seeking employment with various federal agencies. In the announcement a high-ranking federal prosecutor said USIS's shortcuts would not be tolerated and that the DOJ would take action against those who charge taxpayers for services they failed to provide, "services that could place our country's security at risk."
The top federal prosecutor in the Alabama district where the DOJ filed the USIS lawsuit added that “the increase in foreign and domestic terrorism places an increased responsibility on our government to ensure that unsuitable individuals are prohibited from government employment." That means thorough, appropriate and accurate background checks are essential in the employment of government personnel, the assistant U.S. Attorney said. It appears from the written announcement that the feds get it, but their actions (letting a tainted company handle sensitive immigration files) tell a different story."
"STAYED, TYPE-E U.S. District Court District of Columbia (Washington, DC) CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:14-cv-00726-RMC PERCIVAL v. U.S. INVESTIGATION SERVICES, LLC Assigned to: Judge Rosemary M. Collyer Case in other court: USDC for the Middle District of Alabama, 2:11cv00527-WKW Cause:
31:3729 False Claims Act Date Filed: 04/25/2014 Jury Demand: Plaintiff Nature of Suit: 890 Other Statutory Actions Jurisdiction: Federal Question … MINUTE ORDER. On consideration of Defendant's 31 Notification of Bankruptcy pursuant to Title 11 of the United States Code, 11 U.S.C. § 101 et. seq. and in accordance with 11 U.S.C. § 362, the automatic stay provision, it is hereby ORDERED that this case is stayed. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on February 13, 2015. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 02/13/2015)"
"First, the United States is a plaintiff in a pending False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-33 ("FCA"), lawsuit against debtor U.S. Investigations Services, Inc. ("USIS"). The lawsuit is based on false statements and claims related to background investigations that USIS knowingly presented to, or caused to be presented to, the United States that were not reviewed in accordance with the applicable contractual obligations ("FCA Lawsuit"). (See US FCA Complaint, attached hereto as Exhibit 1.) Specifically, the FCA Lawsuit alleges that USIS devised and executed a scheme — internally characterized as "dumping" or "flushing" — to deliberately circumvent contractually required quality reviews of completed background investigations in order to increase the company's revenues and profits. (US FCA Complaint at ¶ 42.) In addition to USIS, Altegrity and certain non-debtor officers and directors of USIS (“Non-USIS Parties") may have liability arising from the actions alleged in the FCA Lawsuit based on those parties' involvement. The Plan impermissibly: (1) seeks a release of the Non-USIS Parties' FCA liabilities; and (2) extinguishes the United States’ rights relating to setoff and recoupment; and (3) potentially precludes the United States from seeking a determination of non- 1 The United States reserves its rights to supplement or amend this Objection at any time. Case 15-10226-LSS Doc 654 Filed 06/19/15 Page 3 of 23 2 dischargeability of the Debtors' fraud liability. … Third, USIS provided background investigation services to numerous federal agencies. As such, multiple statutory, regulatory and contractual obligations require USIS to safeguard the government data in its possession. The Plan should be amended to clarify that it does not affect the Debtors' duty to comply with their data security obligations"
"FBI: 'Hostile Actors' Likely Hacked Clinton Email Secrets"
Comey recommends not prosecuting presumed Democratic nominee
BY: Bill Gertz
July 6, 2016 5:00 am
An extensive FBI investigation found evidence that foreign government hackers accessed private emails sent by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton but no direct evidence spies hacked into the several unsecure servers she used.
FBI Director James Comey revealed Tuesday the 11-month probe into Clinton's private email servers uncovered negligent handling of very sensitive classified information that was placed on several unsecure servers between 2009 and 2013, when Clinton served as secretary of state. In an unusual public announcement, Comey outlined findings that included discovery of highly classified information sent and received on Clinton's private email servers, and signs that "hostile actors" gained access to email accounts of people who were sharing emails with Clinton."
"Serco do a bunch more that didn't even make our story: As well as thanking God for his success, CEO Chris Hyman is a Pentecostal Christian who has released a gospel album in America and fasts every Tuesday. Amazingly, he was also in the World Trade Centre on 9/11, on the 47th floor addressing [Serco] shareholders. Serco run navy patrol boats for the ADF, as well as search and salvage operations through their partnership with P&O which form Defence Maritime Services. Serco run two Australian jails already, Acacia in WA and Borallon in Queensland. They're one of the biggest companies In the UK for running electronic tagging of offenders under house arrest or parole."
"UK Cabinet Office – Emergency Planning College – Serco …..Types of Exercise
Workshop Exercises These are structured discussion events where participants can explore issues in a less pressurised environment. They are an ideal way of developing solutions, procedures and plans rather than the focus being on decision making. Table Top Exercises These involve a realistic scenario and will follow a time line, either in real-time or with time jumps to concentrate on the more important areas. The participants would be expected to be familiar with the plans and procedures that are being used although the exercise tempo and complexity can be adjusted to suit the current state of training and readiness. Simulation and media play can be used to support the exercise. Table-top exercises help develop teamwork and allow participants to gain a better understanding of their roles and that of other agencies and organisations. Command/Control Post Exercises These are designed primarily to exercise the senior leadership and support staff in collective planning and decision making within a strategic grouping. Ideally such exercises would be run from the real command and control locations and using their communications and information systems [Feeling lucky, Punk?]. This could include a mix of locations and varying levels of technical simulation support. The Gold Standard system is flexible to allow the tempo and intensity to be adjusted to ensure maximum training benefit, or to fully test and evaluate the most important aspects of a plan. Such exercises also test information flow, communications, equipment, procedures, decision making and coordination. Live Exercises These can range from testing individual components of a system or organisation through to a full-scale rehearsal. They are particularly useful where there are regulatory requirements or with high-risk situations. They are more complex and costly to organise and deliver but can be integrated with Command Post Exercises as part of a wider exercising package."
"Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation 8 January 2015
Serco said goodbye to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at the end of December 2014 after 19 years of extraordinary innovation and science that has seen the establishment build a world-leading reputation and deliver billions of pounds of benefit for the UK economy. During that period under Serco's management and leadership, NPL has delivered an extraordinary variety and breadth of accomplishments for the UK's economy and industry. Some of the key achievements during that time have been:… It has been estimated that work carried out by the Centre of Carbon Measurement at NPL will save eight million tonnes of carbon emissions reductions (2% of UK footprint) and over half a billion pounds in economic benefit over the next decade…. NPL's caesium fountain atomic clock is accurate to 1 second in 158 million years and NPL is playing a key role in introducing rigour to high frequency trading [for Serco's front running banks] in the City through NPL [Zulu] Time."
"Base One Technologies, Ltd. is a DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION, located in New York, NY and was formed on Feb 15, 1994. This file was obtained from the Secretary of State and has a file number of 1795583.
This business was created 7,695 days ago in the New York SOS Office and the registered agent is C T Corporation System that does business at 111 Eighth Avenue, New York in New York.
After conducting a search for principals and owners of Base One Technologies, Ltd., we were able to find 2 owners and/or executives. Their information is listed below.
This file was last updated on May 14, 2013.
Liza R Zaneri
Chief Executive Officer
15 Irving Place
New Rochelle, NY 10801
"Serco's Office of Partner Relations (OPR) helps facilitate our aggressive small business utilization and growth strategies. Through the OPR, Serco mentors four local small businesses under formal Mentor Protégé Agreements: Three sponsored by DHS (Base One Technologies, TSymmetry, Inc., and HeiTech Services, Inc.,) and the fourth sponsored by GSA (DKW Communications, Inc.). Serco and HeiTech Services were awarded the 2007 DHS Mentor Protégé Team Award for exceeding our mentoring goals." http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/100515p.pdf
"[White's Club member] Rupert Christopher Soames OBE (born 18 May 1959) is a British businessman, CEO of the outsourcing [and long range death-betting bookmaker] company Serco. Soames was born in Croydon, Surrey, to Lord and Lady Soames. He is a grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, a nephew of the former Defence Secretary Duncan Sandys and Diana Churchill; the journalist Randolph Churchill and the actress and dancer Sarah Churchill and a great-nephew of the founders of the Scout movement, Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell. His brother is the Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Soames.
Soames was educated at St. Aubyns Preparatory School in Rottingdean, East Sussex and Eton College, and then Worcester College at the University of Oxford, during which time he worked as a DJ at the London nightclub Annabel's, as well as being elected to the Presidency of the Oxford Union.
Upon graduation, he was offered a position at General Electric Company (GEC) by the managing director Arnold Weinstock. He remained at GEC for 15 years, working in the company's avionics and computing divisions, and became managing director of Avery Berkel, running the company's UK, India, Asia and Africa operations.
After leaving GEC in 1997, Soames joined the software company Misys as chief executive of its Midas-Kapiti division. He was promoted to chief executive of the Banking and Securities Division in June 2000.
Soames left Misys after a disagreement with Misys founder Kevin Lomax on the company's direction, and was appointed chief executive of power hire group Aggreko in June 2003, replacing Philip Harrower who died when his car collided with a train in the United States.".
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