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About Solaren Risk Management

Solaren is a Leading Provider of Security & Police Personnel based in Nashville Tennessee & provides services to the Southeastern United States.

About Solaren

Solaren Risk Management was founded in early 2017 by two friends, Jack K. Byrd III and Curtis E. Dodson. Solaren Risk Management has proudly delivered unarmed and armed security services, off-duty police services, and investigation services for commercial and government clients. Our presence ensures the security of people, properties, and assets. Our Officers share an unwavering commitment to safeguard every post under our watch. Solaren is a leading provider of security and police personnel in the state of Tennessee and the southeastern United States. Let us serve you today.

Management Team

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Jack K. Byrd III, CEO

Chief Executive Officer

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Jack K. Byrd III was born and raised in the middle Tennessee area. He graduated from Wilson Central High School in Lebanon, TN. For his undergraduate degree he attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy. Byrd attended graduate school at Cumberland University and obtained a Master’s of Science in Public Service Management. At 19 years old Byrd began his career with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office where he worked as a paid intern. Upon his 21st birthday the DCSO sent Byrd to their training academy. Byrd was promoted to Corporal upon his one year anniversary with the DCSO. Byrd was moved to the Armed Services Division where he was responsible for the transportation and movement of inmates. Byrd was reassigned for various innovative community projects for extended periods of time. Some of those assignments were “Toys for Tots” and the “Sober Ride Campaign.” In 2014, Byrd joined the ranks of the United States Marshal Service as a District Officer.

Professional Honors & Activities

In 2015, Byrd was named the Ambassador of the Year for the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, the highest honor the agency has. Jack and his business partner business, Curtis Dodson began imagining Solaren in late 2016. In June of 2019, Mr. Curtis E. Dodson announced his retirement from the firm. As CEO, Byrd has focused on accelerating growth and helping to achieve the vision of becoming a truly national company. Byrd directs the law enforcement division of Solaren which has over 200 law enforcement officers, operates in 5 states, and performs various functions such as security, road closures, and logistics defense. Byrd also serves as the chairman of the Growth and Development Board for Solaren. Byrd is a member of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Crossings Nashville Action Partnership. He lives in Antioch with his fiancée Kathleen and their dog “Ranger.”
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Dave Leavitt

Operations Manager

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David Leavitt joined Solaren Risk Management as Special Projects Manager in November 2021. David spent seven years at the Nashville Fire Department as a paramedic before joining the Metro Nashville Police Department in 2001. Over his twenty-year law enforcement career David rose to the rank of captain and headed the Special Events and Secondary Employment Units. David was responsible for coordinating department resources to provide traffic control and security for all large events in the city of Nashville. This included all sporting events and large city events such as CMA Fest, the Rock and Roll Marathon, and the 2019 NFL Draft. David also coordinated the department’s response to recent incidents to include: the 2020 Christmas Bombing, the 2020 Tornado, the 2020 Flood and the city-wide response to the Pandemic.

David holds an M.P.A. from Columbia Southern University and completed the prestigious Senior Management Institute for Police in 2017 hosted by the Police Executive Research Forum. David also received the Trilogy Award in 2019 after completing all three phases of the FBI LEEDA Police Management Training Series. Recently, David was promoted to Operations Manager at Solaren and now oversees unarmed security, armed security, off-duty law enforcement, traffic control and training.

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Bethany Gill

Administrative Manager

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Bethany Gill joined our team in December of 2017. Bethany is originally from Lexington, KY but has lived in Nashville since she was 7. She graduated from McGavock High School and moved back to Kentucky to attend WKU for her freshman year of college, majoring in Animal Science. After a year, she decided to return to Tennessee and moved to Murfreesboro to attend MTSU where she continued with the same major. While at MTSU, Bethany was an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha, serving as Philanthropy Chair. Since graduating Bethany has joined the Murfreesboro alumna chapter of her sorority, and currently serves as their Fundraising Chair. She has now moved back to Nashville, where she lives with her boyfriend Leon, and their 3 dogs, Harley, Charlie, and King. They hope to soon have a home with a yard, so they can adopt more dogs.

Bethany started at Solaren in December of 2017 as an Executive Assistant in the Security Division where she handled all security scheduling and payroll. As Solaren grew, Bethany transitioned to fill the position she currently serves in as an Administrative Support Analyst. In this position she supports business development and various other administrative missions. Bethany currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Staff and Officer Appreciation Committee for Solaren. She hopes to continue with Solaren as the business grows and flourishes.

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Leila Ildelfonso

Administrative Assistant

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Denzel Arrington

Fleet Manager

Chuck Farris, Chief Engineer

Chuck Farris

Chief Engineer

Adam Bailey, Special Events and Training Coordinator

Adam Bailey

Special Events & Training Coordinator
Todd Edwards, South West Value Partners Account Manager

Todd Edwards

South West Value Partners Account Manager

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Todd Edwards hails originally from the northern part of Illinois, where he graduated high school and ultimately joined the Army out of college where he achieved the rank of Captain. After returning from a deployment to Iraq (2009) and two state side tours in Indiana (2010-2011), Todd worked as an Operations Manager in the manufacturing field out of the Cincinnati area, where he utilized his undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Western Illinois University. Seeking warmer climates, he moved south to Tennessee and while working in security around the greater Nashville area, he finished his MBA from Phoenix University. His greatest achievement to date, as he will say, is finding and marrying his wife, Agnes Mae, and gaining his son, Dwayne.

Todd Edwards is an Account Manager at Solaren Risk Management and functions as the Director of Loss Prevention for the Grand Hyatt Nashville, working with clients and guards to meet the changing demands that are intrinsic to providing a safe working environment in middle Tennessee’s Hospitality industry.

Marty Flowers, Downtown Entertainment Account Manager

Marty Flowers

Downtown Entertainment Account Manager
Shannon Christopher, Field Operations Coordinator

Shannon Christopher

Field Operations Coordinator
Nathan Morgan, Field Operations Coordinator

Nathan Morgan

Field Operations Coordinator
Russell Reuther, Field Operations Coordinator

Russell Reuther

Field Operations Coordinator
Laura Downey, Payroll / HR Coordinator

Laura Downey

Payroll / HR Coordinator

Testimonials & Reviews

Solaren is a Leading Provider of Security & Police Personnel based in Nashville Tennessee & provides services to the Southeastern United States.

"Thank you for SAVING MY ENTIRE BUSINESS Solaren Risk Management, Your impeccable security team is incredible. You guys go above and beyond the call of duty for people!"

Angela W

Nashville, TN

"I would say it’s a great company to work for you want part time work simply because your able to have very flexible hours which is great if you want some extra money. Management is very friendly as well. They make you feel like your not just another body of the company but instead like a key factor of the company."

Security Officer

Nashville, TN

"5 Star services for the security guard services of Solaren Risk Management

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Nashville, TN

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Solaren Risk Management was founded in early 2017 by two friends, Jack K. Byrd III and Curtis E. Dodson. We have proudly delivered unarmed and armed security services, off-duty police services, and investigation services for commercial and government clients. Our presence ensures the security of people, properties, and assets. Our Officers share an unwavering commitment to safeguard every post under our watch.

Solaren is a leading provider of Security & Police Personnel in the state of Tennessee & the Southeastern United States.

Contact Us

(615) 218-2842

1000 Pleasant Grove Pl.
Ste 300
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122