RCMC Weekly Lunch, Learn, and Network, September 11, 2020


Biographical of Mr. Jonathan William Cross, III


Married to his supportive wife of 24 years, Sherrye Cross, and a graduate of the University of Memphis with a Degree in Business Administration & Entertainment Industry Management, Jonathan Cross has become known within the regional political, business, VC, and religious communities to be a tenacious businessman, and an entertainment powerhouse as a music producer and live production media engineer. Over the past 25 years, he has owned and operated three commercial recording studios, employing as many as 25 employees at a time, and managing a lucrative publishing catalog of over 300 songs and compositions. He remains the owner of several ongoing business enterprises, including Essential Church Solutions, Inc., Better Concert Sound, Inc., Effective Threat Protection, Inc., and Dauntless Tactical Training, Inc. For the past 12 years, Mr. Cross has also served on a contract basis as the Director of Media, and the Interim Director of Safety and Protection, at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. In the summer of 2020, he resigned his consulting agreement in order to place all of his focus on his various business interests, and to nationally launch and expand Dauntless Tactical Training Centers of America, Inc. Through his experience producing events and concerts in large venues and facilities, Mr. Cross has transitioned professionally into being an Active Threat Mitigation Specialist. As a certified instructor with the United States Concealed Carry Association, and licensed by the State of Tennessee as a Certified Handgun Instructor, Jonathan Cross is only one of two non-law enforcement and non-military civilians in the nation who holds a Tier-1 Certified Tactical Firearms Instructor Certification, with a "DOD" training credential. Conveyed by The "TigerSwan" Range Complex," a major Department of Defense military training contractor, Mr. Cross is also a Certified ALIVE™ Active Shooter Instructor, and a Certified SAFE™ (Situational Awareness For Employees) Instructor. Using his unique and extensive tactical training and certifications, Jonathan routinely conducts intensive safety and active shooter training and seminars for religious organizations, churches, mosques, educational institutions, corporations, and healthcare facilities throughout the country, to audiences ranging from small groups, dozens, to hundreds of people. He also provides advanced active threat mitigation and tactical training for civilians, corporate executives, state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies, including United States Marshals, and specialized military personnel and elite reaction units from around the world, throughout the region and country, and from coast to coast.