Miguel De Coste, Cpp

Miguel De Coste, Cpp

Executive Protection and Security Specialist at Coast Executive Services

Summary

Current Principal of a Security Consulting and Executive Protection company with expertise across all corporate, public, and private domains. Executive Protection Specialist with internationally recognized security firm. Ten years as a top producing Public Events Manager. Accustomed to a lifestyle that involves critical decision-making, long hours, stress, and adversity. Forward-thinking and methodical with meticulous attention to detail; developing insights and solutions before problems arise.

Work History

Work History

Executive Protection Agent (contracted)

Nov 2012 - Present
Icon Services Corporation
Provide personal protection services for clients both domestically and internationally. Assess, develop, and implement security plans to ensure the safety and security of clients in all business, personal, and travel realms. Clients have included internationally recognized performers and Fortune 100 companies.

Owner/Lead Consultant

Jun 2009 - Present
Coast Executive Services (Executive Protection/Security Consulting)

Provide threat assessments, develop security recommendations, and design comprehensive security procedures and risk management programs to meet the unique needs of individuals, families, and businesses. • Develop site-specific security plans, policies, and procedures for entertainment venues and manage on-site plan implementation and training of staff. • Client base ranges from political dignitaries, celebrities, high net worth individuals, nightclubs, restaurants, entertainment venues to large corporate and residential details. • Worked in coordination with U.S. Secret Service during recent major political convention.

Public Events Manager

Jan 2002 - Present
University of California, Santa Barbara

Total events management responsibility for a 650-seat lecture hall, serving the needs of 40 classes daily. Shared management responsibility for an 800-seat, live performance venue including facility security and event preparation for 40-50 world-class shows, lectures, concerts and events a year • Hire, schedule, train, and manage a staff of 10-12 student employees • Manage all aspects of audio-visual, computer, and multi-media support • Allocate yearly operating budget and oversee purchasing, consistently staying in-budget • Consistently achieve 99% internal Customer Satisfaction ratings for outstanding work performance and diligence in producing seamless and incident-free events, as well as expert technical support.

Security Manager

1999 - 2006
Restaurant Sevilla, Absinthe Lounge, The Other Room

Created security plans for mid to large scale restaurants, nightclubs, and bars with capacity of 300-800. Cultivated positive relationships with local law enforcement and acted as liaison between nightclub owners and officers • Supervised, trained, and directed security teams of 3-15 • Provided ongoing training in ID verification, crowd control, and dispute management • Successfully reduced liability concerns and associated costs while simultaneously reducing labor costs.

Production Coordinator

1992 - 1999
HBO, Showtime, Beacon Pictures, Rysher Entertainment

Right-hand to the supervising producers of blockbuster films, TV shows, documentaries, industry films and commercials, in charge of all areas of advance work and production planning • Liaison between studio, director, producers, and crew. Set-up off-set and on-location production offices • Responsible for acquisition and renewal of filming permits and scheduling of transportation • Provided for the meticulous tracking and reporting of all production details

Certifications

Certifications

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer     

American Red Cross

CA Guard Card #G1580176      

BSIS

CA Exposed Firearms Permit #FQ295978     

BSIS

CA Certification OC/Chemical Weapons                        

BSIS

 FL & UT Concealed Carry Permit  

Certified Protection Professional (CPP) 

ASIS

Training and Courses

 * R.L. Oatman Executive Protection Training Course (Class 31)   * ICON Services – Celebrity & VIP Protection * Bomb Security for Protection Agents/Bomb Threat Management, S2 Institute * Defense Against Anti-Vehicle Explosive Attacks, S2 Institute * Basic EMS Concepts for CBRNE Incidents, FEMA * Access Screening for Protection Agents, S2 Institute * Business Information Continuity, FEMA * WMD Awareness for Emergency Responders, FEMA

Published Work

  • The Consultant’s Role in Hostile Terminations, The Circuit Magazine, February 2015
  • Tour Security in the Entertainment Sector, The Circuit Magazine, January 2016

Skills

Skills

Digital and Analog Photographic and Audio/Visual equipment

Recording, editing, and sound mixing in all formats

PC and Macintosh Literate: 

Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, PowerPoint, Prezi

Education

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Photography/Film and Video Production

1989 - 1992
Brooks Institute of Photography

Language

Fluent in Italian