Alex Dartanian is the lead agent with I.C.E.
He was for several years an agent for the CIA until he decided to go into business for himself. Rather than become a freelance agent, however, he started a protection service catering to the rich and powerful. His new enterprise proved to be a considerable success. Within a relatively short time, the company was over 100 employees strong and occupied a ten-story office building in New York City.
The Dartanian Security Service had an interesting employment plan, an almost revolving door policy that allowed its people to take time away to work for the various governmental agencies they used to be connected with. In fact, the company's headquarters was described as a 'clearinghouse' for departments such as the CIA, NSA, and DEA which often used the firm as a front for its people. In appreciation, these bureaus were quite forthcoming when it came to loaning credentials and other bonafides.
To the public, the name of Dartanian was synonymous with security, so much so that the press referred to him as the 'Protector', a nom-de-guerre that was both amusing and quite good for business.
But in addition to running a security company working closing with the Intelligence community, Dartanian also was the head of an elite task force dedicated to fighting the enemies of the United States both foreign and domestic. The men and women who worked with him at the Inner Court Executions were known to be the hardest, meanest, deadliest of people in order to survive the many secret missions they accepted. Dartanian was even better.