OBJECTIVE Security Director, Director Public Safety, Security Consultant
RELOCATE UT WA
DIRECTOR/CONSULTANT – Security/Safety Operations
Dynamic and seasoned planner/developer of top performing organizations globally focused on the areas of loss prevention, risk analysis, threat assessment, security, law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency medical, workplace safety, information/personal security, contingency/crisis planning, and executive protection programs.
Reputable industry expert with more than 20 years of military and private security management experience encompassing security administration/leadership in the US, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Korea, and Cuba. Held Top Secret Security Clearance.
Emergency services/safety guru with exposure to leading edge technology utilized in high-risk security operations, including working knowledge of OSHA and NFPA standards.
Strategic planner and coordinator of multimillion-dollar business start-ups, expansions, and restructurings.
Gifted team builder and manager of large-scale projects/programs, facilitating the attainment of corporate goals/objectives as well as ensuring service/product delivery on time and within budget.
Nominated by the Governor of Montana to serve on the Montana Department of Labor and Industry Board of Private Security Patrol Officers and Investigators.
Invited as Distinguished Speaker of the Community Association Institute’s national conference and exposition, delivering expert advises/information on private community security.
Elected to serve as Board Member on the Big Sky Owner’s Association Board of Directors.
Confidential Employment, Big Sky, Montana * 2002-Present Private ski resort/golf club and exclusive residential community (864 multimillion-dollar homes). Director of Public Safety/Security
Accomplished principal leader of organizational security and emergency services, including loss prevention, fire services, emergency medical, and property safety programs administered by a professional staff of Security Officers, Fire Fighters, and Emergency Medical Technicians. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of local criminal/safety issues by working closely with law enforcement/emergency officials, generate financial/progress reports for executives, coordinated material purchasing, and manage budgets totaling $5M. Communicate with club members, managers, sales specialists, and other management teams regarding security measures, new contracts, vendors, and training needs. Key contributor to strategic business planning efforts, contingency/crisis planning, physical security design, employee background investigations/drug screening, and internal investigations.
Innovative planner in the introduction of a new company structure, including cost savings, efficiency boosts, cross training efforts, job creation, and the recruitment of emergency specialists. Results: Saved over $700K while slashing response time to emergencies.
Saved the company over $80K annually by embracing the opportunity to serve as President of the Yellowstone Mountain Club Property Owners Association.
Saved the company over $80K annually by embracing the opportunity to serve as President of my current firm.
Orchestrated a 3-year business development plan, including policies and procedures, licensing, certifications, state-of-the-art equipment purchasing, personnel development, and budgeting operations. Highlights: Lowered costs by $700K through staff cross training as well as the introduction of unique work schedules and pay scales.
Crucial role in the current construction of a $10M, 20,000 square-foot facility for emergency services.
Challenged with establishing the property’s sub-property owner’s associations encompassing the creation of budgets/management systems as well as the purchase of insurance for townhouse and condominium developments with values ranging from $4M to $7M per unit.
Predominant participant in turning the Public Safety division of the firm into a private company. Analyzed incorporation documents, purchased insurance, secured licenses/permits/certifications, handled service contracts, managed facility lease agreements, and established a separate management system.
GRAY HAWK DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, Scottsdale, Arizona * 2001-2002 Land development company specializing in building high-end residential golf course communities.
Hired to serve as the company’s first Security Director in charge of establishing and monitoring security/safety programs company-wide. Managed contractors providing guard services as well as state-of-the-art systems for electronic access control and alarms. Developed and managed operational and project budgets, controlled expenses, authored policies and procedures, prepared reports, and contracted landscape and facility maintenance crews.
Researched leading technologies while establishing security guard, automated access control, CCTV, and alarm monitoring programs.
Result: Achieved commendations for high levels of project success and was elected to establish and spearhead security for the company’s newest and most exclusive community.
Pioneered the use of secure key boxes attached to all community homes, facilitating security personnel access to properties during emergencies. Innovative security tool was adopted by other high-end residential developers in the area.
Planned and introduced new extra fee security services including the opening and closing of residences and on property alarm monitoring. Result: Reduced mandatory homeowner’s assessments by 1/3.
Delivered background investigative expert services to the US Government, while maintaining a Top Secret US Government Security Clearance.
US ARMY MILITARY POLICE CORPS * 1992-2001 Major Army installations covering between 73,000 and 100,000(+) acres with populations between 20,000 and 60,000.
Director of Public Safety/Security, Arizona (1999-2001) Executive Officer/Deputy Law Enforcement Commander, Washington (1998- 1999) Security Advisor, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s Security Forces, Saudi Arabia (1997-1998) Chief of Western Regional Office Joint Task Force 6, Washington (1994-1997) Executive Officer/ Deputy Law Enforcement Commander, Texas (1992-1994) Head of security, police, fire, emergency medical, safety, personnel, and information security programs. Leader and senior manager in large military organizations and communities with direct responsibility for thousands of military/civilian personnel. Provided the administration of multi-million dollar budgets, cost control, and performance/incident tracking. Served as the Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Services Incident Commander delivering 24/7-support and handling security/emergencies, traffic/crowd control, trespassing restrictions, and communication with state/county/local security and safety providers. Primary leader of community 911 systems, criminal investigations, emergency response, crises planning, and coordinating world-wide deployment of security forces.
Developed crucial liaison with over 120 federal, state and local law enforcement departments and organizations requiring military support for counter drug operations.
Positioned security and emergency services for major events, including Y2K contingency operations, outdoor concerts, and regional air shows.
Successfully achieved and maintained the lowest rate of DUI accident injuries/fatalities within US Army installations nationally.
Captured $70K savings annually while maintaining minimal overhead costs by streamlining emergency services, safety, and information/personnel security programs. Achieved enhancements with the introduction of Activity Based Costing practices.
Orchestrated enhancements to safety exhibits, displays, and presentations, turning an unpopular event among Army members to one of the top rated affairs.
Results: Established safety as highly popular, boosting awareness.
MA, Management * Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri BS, Criminal Justice – Magna Cum Laude * Arizona State University, Tempe Private Pilot Certificate
American Society Industrial Security (ASIS) National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACP) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Community Association Institute (CAI)