A highly regarded, well-qualified, dedicated, and results-oriented safety/security leader with experience in corporate, public, and private areas, including global safety and security operations,... show more
A highly regarded, well-qualified, dedicated, and results-oriented safety/security leader with experience in corporate, public, and private areas, including global safety and security operations, retail, banking, law enforcement, and hotel new builds. Recognized as a motivated achiever and leader with expertise including cost-effective safety and security programs that align with business goals and implementing sustainable cultural/organizational change through creating partnerships and buy-in. A superior communicator, negotiator, investigator, and presenter. Adept at problem-solving with analytical skills to evaluate risks and business strategies. Able to lead building and leading effective cross-functional, diverse, multi-site teams, driving change initiatives, and implementing environmental health, safety, and security strategies.
Praises help jobseekers showcase strengths and stand out to employers.
Consult with both commercial client companies and residential owners to provide expertise and support on securing and protecting physical, monetary, and information assets. Advise on physical protection, security personnel hiring and training, and the use of rigorous background checks. Evaluate IT systems and infrastructures; recommend, develop, and implement solutions to address issues such as CPTED, preventing unauthorized access and data modification/loss. Identify physical security risks and implement solutions for mitigation/elimination. Provided expertise on OSHA, EHS, business continuity, crisis and risk management, and responses to natural disasters.
Provided leadership for the Albany New York area to ensure the delivery of quality superior services. Managed entire operations efficiently and effectively to achieve service and profitability objectives. Supervised and coordinated all Human Resources and Recruiting functions, including all on-boarding of top talent, assisting in employee relations and terminations while facilitating a positive relationship between personnel and the organization. Initiated the acquisition and integration of new business sales. Conducted internal and external investigations. Coordinated and directed all new client transitions and contracts. Implemented client satisfaction drivers and corporate audits. Coached, trained, and developed field managers and supervisors. Promoted client and employee retention initiatives. Managed all accounts to ensure the client security service needs were satisfied. Provided employee customer relations and ensured financial profitability is achieved.
Risk Management Services, Safety Security: Northeast US Canada
Promoted from Regional Manager to Senior Manager to Regional Director. Oversaw all safety/security and EHS functions region-wide in 85+ hotels (34,000+ guest rooms) that included the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC, Hotel Roanoke in VA, Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston, and the Palmer House in Chicago. Supervised, trained, and led a team of 17+ Safety Security Directors throughout NE US and Canada. Coordinated with global crisis teams on responses to all security incidents.
Short-Term Long-Range Solutions; Crime Prevention; Risk Assessment; Environmental Health Safety; Incident Command System; Executive-Level Consulting; Interviewing Interrogation; State Federal Laws/Codes; EHS Strategies; VIP Protection; Fraud Detection; Crisis Intervention Management; CCTV Systems Installation; Fire Alarm/Suppression Systems; Counterterrorism; Cybersecurity; Negotiations; Law Enforcement Procedures; Handling of Sensitive Information
Series of Successful Global Corporate Security Programs for Hilton Worldwide
Recovery of $10M in Fraud Resolution of 100s of Fraud Cases for BNY Mellon Financial
Multiple Promotions Recognitions, including Letter of Commendation from the Cicero PD
Maintained a steady client base and recommended detailed solutions that were subsequently implemented to achieve physical, personnel, and information security improvements.
Board members include law enforcement leaders, private industry security professionals, homeland security leadership, fire service leadership, emergency management leadership, and health and medical professionals. The certification board reviews all Certified Homeland Security Professional requirements and ensures that they meet the highest standard. The Board Certification provides an objective means of distinguishing highly competent homeland protection professionals from their less experienced peers.
The Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ) is considered the “gold standard” certification for security management professionals and demonstrates your knowledge and competency in seven key domains of security. Globally recognized as the standard of excellence for security management professionals.
The CLSD - Certified Lodging Security Director certification recognizes you as the dedicated professional you are, a leader who is skilled and knowledgeable about all areas of security.
- Safety Inspections
- Workers Comp
- Financial Crimes
- Homeland Security
- Fire and Life Safety
- Executive Protection
- Risk Management
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Creative Writing
- Design and Construction
- Internal Audit
- Business Recovery
- Law Enforcement
- Defensive Driving
- Health and Safety
Join LinkedIn OVERVIEW: Well-qualified, highly-regarded safety, security, and health professional with over 25 years of leadership and management experience. Extensive global background in corporate, public, and private protection functions. Experience in directing teams of Safety & Security Directors, delivering recommendations to C-level executives, and fostering partnerships with local law enforcement among others.
Certifications/Licenses/Training – Certified Protection Professional (CPP) – ASIS Certified in Homeland Security, (CHS III) – DHS Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD) – AHLA Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC) Certified Pool/ Spa Operator OSHA 501 Outreach Trainer ServSafe Certification CPR, AED & First Responder Advanced Certifications in Reid Technique of Interviewing & Interrogation NFPA Training Management of Aggressive Behavior FBI/DHS Active Shooter & Counterterrorism Courses/Seminars Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Training & Firearms Training New York State Hunter Certification Licensed NYS Security Officer
Affiliations – Current Member: ASIS Boston & Albany, ILSSA Boston, ABCHS, FBI InfraGard, NFPA, ACFE, NHCA, IAFCI, NRA & IOACIS; Graduate & Alumni, Boston’s FBI Citizens Academy