Premises Liability Security Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Premises Liability Security, Premises Liability, Safety, Security, Business Management, Security Compliance Experience, Security Related Negligence, Wrongful Death Or Injury, Foreseeability, Standards, Adequacy Of Security Related Employment Screening Practices, Security Policies Procedures, Training, Supervision, Work Place Violence, School Security, Hotel Security, Tavern Security, Apartment Security, Condominium Security, Retail Security, Nightclub Security, Entertainment Venue Security


Diploma, Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI
B.A., Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (Psychology Major)
Have attended many seminars, classes and workshops on all aspects of security management, management, compliance, communications, etc.


2001 – Present
President of a Private Security Company, Trevor, WI
Provides security assessments and surveys, development of policies and procedures, security awareness training, workplace violence prevention and response programs and training, support for security outsourcing, hotline development, security guard program development and enhancement, strike planning, the Virtual Security Manager program, etc.  Services in North America, Europe and Caribbean provided to healthcare facilities, manufacturers, schools, colleges and universities, libraries, warehouses/distribution facilities, office buildings, chemical plants, banks, retail stores, etc.

Litigation support and expert witness services for plaintiff and defense involving security-related negligence, wrongful death or injury, foreseeability, standards, premises liability, etc.  Also support cases involving the adequacy of security-related employment/screening practices, security officer/guard program management, policies and procedures, emergency and crisis planning, training, etc.   Support for cases involving healthcare facilities, retail stores and malls, apartment complexes, hotels, office buildings, industrial facilities, schools and colleges, stadiums, taverns, entertainment venues, etc.

2000 – 2001
Securatex, Inc., Hickory Hills, IL
Vice President
Security firm with offices in Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis
Responsible for all aspects of managing the Security Officer Division.

1996 – 2000
Pinkerton/Securitas, Montvale, NJ
Vice President
World’s largest security firm
Responsible for leadership of Northeast Region composed of eleven states, eighteen offices and 4,000 employees.  Led company with over $ 11 Million in new sales in 1999.   Managed team that landed third largest client in company history in early 2000.   Established Northeastern Team based upon company values and rebuilt company’s reputation in Northeast.  Significantly improved client and employee retention.   Placed strong operations and sales staff in key positions and markets.

District Manager, Raleigh, NC
Managed business operations in most of North Carolina including staff, P&L, sales & marketing, customer service, strategic planning, human resources, etc.   Transitioned operation from unprofitable to successful in one year.  “District Manager of the Quarter,” Third Quarter, 1997.  Southeastern Security Solutions Core Team Leader.

1985 – 1996
Waste Management, Inc., Oak Brook, IL
Director of Security and Crisis Management
World’s largest environmental services firm
Developed and managed security, emergency and crisis management, and HelpLine (hotline) programs.  Implemented workplace violence prevention and response program, directed investigations, surveyed and audited operations, directed security officer program management and outsourcing, provided threat management, planned and managed security during strikes and demonstrations, provided security awareness training, etc.  Supported trucking terminals, landfills, waste-to-energy incinerators, office buildings, water treatment and electric generating plants, hazardous and nuclear waste facilities, recycling centers, foreign operations, etc.

1981 – 1985
Sem Security Management, Inc., Brookfield, WI
Security consulting practice
Provided security consulting services to manufacturers, utilities, office buildings, and hospitals.

1970 – 1981
Wisconsin Industrial Police, Inc. (now part of Pinkerton/Securitas)
Milwaukee, WI
Vice President, General Manager, and part owner
Provider of security services throughout Wisconsin
Managed all corporate functions including all staff, sales & marketing, client support, planning, budgets, insurance, training and employee relations.  This company grew to be the largest security firm in     Wisconsin by 1980.  Started as a part-time security officer in 1969 while in college.


Board certified as Certified Protection Professional (CPP) since 1979.
Board certified as a Certified Security Consultant (CSC) by the IAPSC


International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC)
–    Board Member, 2003 - 2007, 2009 – 2011
–    IAPSC is an association of independent security consultants
–    Chairman, Ethics Committee, 2009
–    Chairman, 2010 Conference Planning Committee

ASIS International (formerly American Society for Industrial Security)
–    Member, Strategic Planning Council, 2001, 2002 and 2003
–    Member, National Educational Strategies Council, 2000
–    Midwest Regional Vice President, 1981
–    Greater Milwaukee Chapter Chairperson, 1980
–    ASIS International is the largest international security management association

International Security Management Association (ISMA) – past member
–    President, 1993-1994
–    Board Member, 1988 - 1994
–    ISMA is composed of senior security executives of large (i.e. Fortune 500) firms in North         America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Member, InfraGard, partnership between the U. S. Justice Department and critical infrastructure industries
Member, International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)
Member, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Member, The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Member, Scribendi Roundtable Writers’ Club
Member, Wisconsin Council of Writers
Past Chairman of the Wisconsin Governor’s Select Committee on Law Enforcement, Business &     Economic Crime
Past Committee Chairperson for the Waste Management Education Initiative
Past founding member of the Waste Management Toastmasters’ Club


Available Upon Request


Pulp and Paper Manufacturers’ Association - Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN – spoke on Crisis Management

Michigan Indian Gaming Communication Network - Workshop on workplace violence

International Security Conference (ISC-W) Workplace Violence workshop in Las Vegas, NV

SD University Medical School/SD Dept of Health - “Planning Security for Rural Clinics”

Wisconsin Council of Safety - “Workplace Violence Prevention and Response”

Presented workshop on Library Security to Alamo Area Library System, San Antonio, TX

Presentation at Webster University, Chicago, IL, on Security and Workplace Violence

Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Professional Engineers

Chicago Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)

The Wall Street Transcript – Building Security Conference, New York City

Library Administrators Council of Northern Illinois (LACONI)

Wisconsin Council of Safety – “How Much Security is Enough?”

Annual Meeting of the Identification Systems Dealer Association (ISDA)

EnviroExpo 04 – Boston, MA – “How Much Security is Enough?”

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – Dallas, TX – Annual Seminar – Security Assessments

National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) Annual Seminar – Baltimore, MD – Security Assessments

State of Connecticut Food Inspectors – Security Assessments

Developed Web-based Workplace Violence Prevention and Response training program for Fortune 100 firm

Series of Workplace Violence Prevention and Response Workshops presented in GA and TX

Taught industrial security classes at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and the Milwaukee     School of Engineering (MSOE)