US Business Development Manager
Andrew joined Conflict International’s US based offices as a business liaison in 2019. He works alongside Conflict's senior leadership and development teams.
Andrew McLaren is a veteran who deployed to Baghdad, Iraq and Monrovia, Liberia as a team leader in 2 U.S Marine Corps Anti-Terrorism units. After being honorably discharged he returned to Iraq as a DOS/DOD security contractor and protected American diplomats.
Andrew then transitioned into a successful career in the entertainment industry. He co-starred in several movies such as Film 4’s “Battle For Haditha” a British film shot in Jerash, Jordan and Hollywood television productions on NBC titled “Stars Earn Stripes”, Discovery Channel’s “Weaponizers” and “Chrome Underground” the latter was filmed in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. Being on camera talent in endeavors centered around specialized military training took him across the globe.
Andrew’s expertise and sangfroid allowed him to assist Directors and Producers with dangerous stunt work in Colombo, Sri Lanka in a movie titled “The Gandhi Murder”. In addition Andrew has orchestrated threat assessments and executive protection contingencies for productions throughout the world.
He helped strategize on multiple layers for an Independent film that was shot in Central America called “A Place of Absence” that centered around combating human trafficking. This documentary reunited people with their abducted family members as well as located and recovered human remains thus providing closure for distraught loved ones.
Andrew earned a Liberal Arts degree from the City University of New York and is a licensed private investigator in the state of Tennessee.
He has successfully worked in over 70 countries in 5 continents as a security professional and is fluent in English and Spanish and speaks conversational Arabic.