CEO & Founder
Eli is the founder of Project Gecko and the leading instructor. He is specialized in the field of tactical training and consulting services. Eli's specialties and capabilities range from tactical training to corporate security projects and consulting services in areas such as security and tactic developments.
In the Israeli Defense Forces Eli´s career began and he was honorably discharged from one of the IDF / SOF units. He still serves as an active reservist in his unit. Shortly after his discharge Eli was involved in several security and tactical projects around the world. These projects and experiences led him to create Project Gecko.
Eli gained around seven years of experience in the development of educational courses for law enforcement and defense organizations in various European Union member states. He coordinated the logistics for dozens of training courses and events in eight different European countries while responsible for adhering to relevant national and international regulations. Eli conducted product development consultation for major suppliers of tactical equipment for civilian, military and law enforcement users and provided services for various international clients relating to the development of educational curriculum in the field of tactics and security. Major project in this position included developing and leading a Close Quarters Combat course for 12 counter terrorism and special tactics instructors form selected units in Europe.
Director of Gecko Professional Services
He has worked as a contractor for the US Department of State and Corporate Security of major international firms, specializing in issues of intelligence, counterintelligence, counter-terrorism, and economic crimes. He sees Project Gecko as an opportunity to further integrate international security organizations to better ensure a safe and secure world. He continues to serve as a law enforcement officer while working as our Director of Professional Services.
Medical training director
Tim Cranton is the owner and training director of Paramed CZ who are licensed providers of Iqarus (Hereford) Ltd First Person on Scene and Medicine in Remote Area courses. Currently, Tim Cranton is our lead instrcutor and consultant for TACMED.
His specialty is remote and austere environment care where patients who are ill or injured require extensive levels of care with often prolonged evacuation times. Today, as well as teaching new NATO Special Operations Medics and NATO European partners in Combat Lifesaver skills he maintains his skills and practice by working as an Emergency and Remote Care Practitioner. Tim is also an Advisory Board Member to the Institute of Remote Health Care.
The courses, which are led by Tim, are certified and endorsed by the appropriate educational and medical authorities. Paramed CZ has an impressive client portfolio including NATO SOCOM and United States Army Europe, Office of the Command Surgeon where he is the Course Director for the International Combat Lifesaver Course. Tim is a Chief Instructor and Trainer of Trainers. He teaches basic and advanced medical techniques and practice to First Responders and all levels of medical professional in Pre-Hospital and Remote Area care.
Instructor & security consultant.
Mathias is a former NCO of the German Armed Forces who served for twelve years in infantry and reconnaissance units, SOF and conventional. Furthermore his experience includes NATO Missions on the Balkans and Afghanistan in all levels of intensity. A bachelors degree in security management adds the competence of a security expert.