Founder/CEO, Travel Recon
Toby is the CEO and Founder of Travel Recon, an unconventional travel risk management and duty of care platform. The company is based in Montrose, Colorado, U.S. Travel Recon is the provider of GoRecon, which is a crowd sourced personal safety and security app.
The original concept for Travel Recon began while Toby was in the military. He observed how the private sector was left unprepared for the potential risks and threats they encountered while abroad. He realized a real need for travelers to have access to the same high-quality intelligence reports as members of the special operations community. Toby personally witnessed many incidents that possibly could have been prevented, or at least deescalated, if travelers had even a little intelligence about the kinds of threats to look out for. These experiences led Toby to want to equip travelers with the necessary intelligence and tools to have a safe and enjoyable trip. While in the military, Toby attended Troy University where he received his master’s degree in International Relations and in 2013 officially founded Travel Recon.
Travel Recon is an unconventional travel risk management and duty of care platform. The Travel Recon mission is to provide individuals, businesses, and organizations with an easy-to-use mobile and web application delivering special operations-grade intelligence and relevant safety and security information for destinations around the world. One of their products is GoRecon; a crowd sourced personal safety and security app.
Travel Recon believe more attention should be paid to opportunities that help avoid safety and threat issues to begin with, instead of spending on resources during the post-crisis scenario.
Travel Recon’s also helps veterans transition from military to civilian life.