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Ed Farrell Managing Partner


Ed Farrell is the Owner Managing Partner of Silver Star Protection Group.  He is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and general management of the company as well as assisting clients implement highly effective security solutions.

Prior to Silver Star Protection Group, Ed was a member of the United States Marshal's Service for 23 years retiring as a Supervisory Inspector where he managed operations on a Task Force that covered three states.  Ed brings extensive knowledge of safety, security and regulatory compliance.  Ed managed numerous high profile and complex fugitive investigations that spanned multiple jurisdictions, states and counties.  Ed's career includes experience protecting Supreme Court Justices, the Drug Czar and members of the judiciary who were under credible threats.  Ed was a member of the US Marshals Service national SWAT team known as Special Operations Group (SOG) for 8 years where he was regularly deployed across the US to respond national emergencies.  For ten years, Ed managed a state-to-of-the-art Regional Training Center that provided more than 150 unique trainings to over 1500 students annually.  Ed designed the training center curriculum and managed a cadre of instructors.  Ed oversaw the design and construction of multiple government facilities including creating comprehensive safety and security plans.  Ed oversaw regulatory and compliance audits and assessments ensuring his organization was compliant with DOJ policies procedures.  Ed maintains a Top-Security-SCI clearance.  Ed received his BA from Loras College in 1991.

Silver Star Protection Group has operated in the cannabis industry since 2014.  Ed has authored several high-scoring security plans that enabled clients to win licenses for cultivation and dispensary facilities in multiple states.  Ed continues to assist these organizations with design and construction of the security components and implementing industry best practices in security operations.  SSPG provides regulatory compliance assessments, security officers, cash and cannabis transport services in multiple states.

Dan Farrell, Managing Partner


Daniel Farrell is the Managing Partner of Silver Star Protection Group and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and general management of the company, as well as designing and implementing business policies that promote the company's culture and vision.

Dan began his career in the cannabis industry in 2014.   Dan was a core member of the team that developed and executed a strategic plan to secure cultivation licenses in Illinois announced the results of the application process, the group was awarded 2 cultivation licenses.

Dan brings an extensive knowledge of the financial services and banking industry.  Prior to Silver Star Protection Group, Dan was a Managing Director at a Multi Strategy Hedge Fund responsible for the coordination of all marketing efforts, which included business development, investor relations, and external communications for the firm.  He was responsible for generation over $500 Million in assets for the firm from high net worth individuals, family offices, and university endowments.  He was also responsible for the daily operational management of the firm including compliance, HR, vendor management and development and implementation of company goals.

Dan also worked in the mortgage industry  at Decision One Mortgage, a division of HSBC, as well as a strategic account executive at Experian Information Solutions where he managed and maintained a strategic partnership with the top tier bank.  Dan began his career as a program manager of a diagnostic home for abused and neglected children at Maryville Academy, the largest child/adolescent care organization in Illinois.

Dan received a BA in Psychology in Loras College, Iowa in 1993.

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