Career transitions should be timely & smooth with a board certified coach

Career transitions should be

timely and smooth

Powerful resumes accelerate and drive success!

On on One coaching one career at a time

Changing lives -

one career at a time!

It’s your career … enjoy making the most of it!

BE Clear

BE Certain

BE Proud

BE Yourself

BE the Solution

Board Certified Career Coaching

As a stalwart in the career advancement coaching discipline for over 25 years, Tony McKeon specializes in writing security industry resumes and providing one-on-one coaching with senior leaders in the security and law enforcement field.

Leadership Development

Our Board Certified Leadership Development Coaching drives measurable improvements in individual and organizational performance. We work with professionals in the security and law enforcement field. Some of our programs are embedded in U.S. and foreign companies.

Executive Resumes

We write resumes for professionals who realize their talents lie in areas other than resume writing. For a first-class resume, they need a professional resume writer. Recruiters often refer senior leaders when they see them using poorly prepared resumes and written material when trying to advance their careers.

Why Choose Us

Top Rated Coach & Resume Writer

Professionals in security and law enforcement are often surprised to find a career coach and resume writer who specializes in the security and law enforcement field. Few firms have a stronger record of success helping professionals reach the next level.

Powerful Communictions

Being successful is not enough.  Climbing requires powerful communications that substantiate leadership prowess with clarity, conviction, and confidence.

Board Certified

Board Certified Career Coach, Executive Coach, Leadership Development Coach and Executive Resume Writer. The focus is on your success.

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Trusted Writer

It is a privilege to write for security and law enforcement professionals in government, public, and private sectors. Few other firms specialize in this highly specialized, industry specific form of writing.

Better Jobs

It’s all about securing and then making the most of great jobs.  People need to differentiate themselves when looking for a new job and while working. 

Leadership Competencies

Our Behavioral Competency Leadership Development Programs have helped hundreds of professionals take their careers to the next level.

All About YOU

Start with a FREE consultation and enjoy getting an improved sense of command and control with your career.  Simply stated – it’s all about YOU.


Your success is our success!  We earn all of our business through referrals.  We guarantee your satisfaction OR there is no financial obligation!

Our One-on-One Coaching Changes Everything!

Start with a  frank and insightful discussion of what makes you most employable and valuable.  It’s complimentary!

Recent Articles


“Our executive board left our two day off-site strategic planning session facilitated by Tony McKeon of Matthew Ryan & Associates with a renewed sense of purpose and direction.”

“I could not have a more capable or committed executive coach. I worked with Tony when I was with ARCO and subsequently at UCLA. He has contributed significantly to my success.”

“Tony McKeon and Matthew Ryan & Associates have helped us develop competitive distinction in our marketplace through their design, development, and implementation of a turnkey behavioral competency program. The program is embraced by thousands of our employees and it is fully integrated into our performance management and appraisal systems.”

“For well over 10 years, Tony McKeon has provided me the highest level of executive coaching and professional development.  His guidance on career management has been exceptional.”

“Tony was highly recommended by a mutual colleague when I finished my doctorate and transitioned into running my own strategic consulting firm. Unlike some coaches, who have one basic approach, Tony found creative ways to coach me that brought out the best of my background as a former executive. Our working relationship continues.”

“I’ve had a secret weapon changing industries, changing jobs, and keeping my career on the fast track – thank you Tony McKeon.”

“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Tony McKeon. His knowledge, professionalism, and caring manner helped guide me through a transition in my life.”

Matthew Ryan & Associates helped us:

  • Reorganize our department
  • Develop high potential managers
  • Enhance our approach to customer service
  • Integrate management goals
  • Expand core competencies (using Leadership Architect)
  • Build a developmental culture

This engagement has been invaluable.”

“As an HR executive, I selected my outplacement firm carefully. Personalized one-on-one coaching is a tall task. With Matthew Ryan & Associates behind me, I generated three great offers.”

“I met Tony at a time when a change was very important. He gave me confidence in taking my strengths in a new direction and set me on a learning path that has benefitted me greatly.”

“Tony has been a stalwart in the LA/Orange County Career & Leadership Development community.”

“Tony McKeon is a master coach working with Center for Creative Leadership and Lominger International/Korn Ferry executive leadership materials.”

“Tony and I chose our vocations years ago – and there are few greater thrills than seeing someone you coach succeed.”

“Matthew Ryan & Associates created and ran a national field (customer) service feedback survey for us that led to specific improvements across our organization.”

“My coaching relationship with Matthew Ryan & Associates has been one of the most positive influences on my executive career.”

“Matthew Ryan & Associates helped us become a market leader.”

“Without Tony’s expert coaching, I would never have landed the great job I currently have. Tony was excellent at helping me create a job search strategy that worked for my personal style, while maximizing my value proposition in the market. He always made himself available for great strategy sessions. Arguably the best money I ever spent!”

“Tony McKeon is a powerhouse with a refreshing down-to-earth style!   Personable, competent. Tony’s four-part special webinar training series hosted by was simply AMAZING!  His ability to help job seekers assess their most applicable attributes and then turn them into marketable resources is unmatched in the industry.  If you are in transition, you need to be working with Tony!”

“Whether he’s coaching executives to improve performance, guiding folks in high stakes transitions, or leading corporate change initiatives, Tony is the consummate professional. His clients’ best interests are always his top priority.  I value the empathy, candor, and exceptional communications skills – and very importantly, the friendship.”

“We hired Tony for one of our clients who was a former NFL player to help him transition into a new career. Our client was successful. We were thrilled with Tony’s services and recommend him strongly.”

“Tony McKeon transformed my resume and it definitely captures the attention of senior executives.  Tony cares about your success.”

“Tony has the unique ability to help his clients identify and align their career objectives with the realities of the marketplace.  His vast experience working with people at all levels gives him perspective that cannot be found elsewhere.”

“If you are in a career transition or considering one – hire Tony McKeon. Tony is the best professional advisor I have ever had.  He will help you with the clarity you’ll need to realize your potential; create concise language; and build the confidence you’ll need to get results.   Tony is at the top of his profession.”

“Tony is an exceptional career coach.  He was patient, professional and unfailingly supportive. The result – an international assignment doing what I truly enjoy. I highly recommend Tony for anyone who wants to advance their career.”

“When executives need to understand what’s going on inside their organizations, Tony is the go-to guru. His soft-spoken manner builds credibility and trust to open the doors of communication. His insights are razor-sharp, his recommendations thorough and succinct, and his reasoning sound.”

“Tony McKeon has provided invaluable guidance in my aviation career. Together, we created a solid business plan and model.”

Left the risks and hassles of owning a business behind. Tony McKeon helped me land a great, stable, fun new job.

“I got the job I wanted (had two to consider.)  Tony’s coaching
brought out the very best in me quickly. Fast results. I’m very pleased.”

Steve Nakutin
Media Sales Executive

“As one of my trusted advisors, Tony adds immense value to my career as a senior executive.”

“I have been around dozens of executive advisors and coaches – and Tony McKeon is the best.  He pushed me to push myself – with wonderful results.  Having made an exciting transition, I am in a very good place.”

“Tony McKeon is a great resume writer and career coach. Over the past twenty years, he has helped me land jobs with four different industry leading companies.  His writing grabs the attention of decision makers.”

“With a background in security and law enforcement, it was time for me to make a career move.  A former DHS colleague referred me to Tony.  Thanks to his talents my resume is rock solid and it’s working.”

“Tony coached me in several aspects of my career advancement. I was so pleased with his advice and guidance that I brought him into my company to coach others. Tony’s experience and professional ‘toolbox’ are stellar.”

“First class resume – first class writer!  I not only got my resume completely transformed, I learned how to do battle with it!  What an experience working with Tony McKeon.  He is absolutely in my corner and I’ll keep him there.”

“Tony – How you do what you do is simply amazing.  You brought to light important aspects of my qualifications and strengths as a security professional I had undervalued.   My resume has helped me take my career to the next level.”

“Being a Ph.D. living in New England, my concerns about hiring a professional resume writer in California led to me being ecstatic when I received my new resume. WOW – what Tony McKeon did with my resume is simply amazing!”

“A colleague introduced me to Tony McKeon – and my career has never been the same since. My resume is powerful and very professional.  Tony helped me pull off a neat career change and he is the best writer I’ve ever come across.”

“I know I’m working to my greatest potential when I’m living up to what’s in my resume. Tony McKeon created a resume that helped me secure a great new job in the medical field.”

“Tony McKeon completely transformed my resume. It was such a wonderful and powerful surprise.  I recommend him highly and tell people about his genuine interest in me.”