- Santa Barbara, California
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.
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.
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.
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
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
American Red Cross
CA Guard Card #G1580176
CA Exposed Firearms Permit #FQ295978
CA Certification OC/Chemical Weapons
FL & UT Concealed Carry Permit
Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
* 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
- The Consultant’s Role in Hostile Terminations, The Circuit Magazine, February 2015
- Tour Security in the Entertainment Sector, The Circuit Magazine, January 2016
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
Bachelor of Arts in Photography/Film and Video Production
1989 - 1992
Brooks Institute of Photography
Fluent in Italian