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Security Management, Disaster Preparedness, Homeland Security, Fire Safety, Life Safety, Risk Assessment Methodology for Water, White Collar Crime, Retail Distribution,
Expert is Board Certified in security management, disaster preparedness, and homeland security. He has consulted to multi-national corporations, and domestic and foreign governments at all levels. He is an author, educator, and an internationally recognized expert in the areas of workplace violence, crisis episode intervention, and premises liability. He has authored global security operations protocols currently disseminated in thirty-nine countries.
He is currently Director of Security and Fire/Life Safety at Transamerica Pyramid, tasked with protection of that icon from avowed terrorist attack, and previously held the same post for twelve years, also directing investigations, at Embarcadero Center, a $1.2 billion, mixed use â€œcity within a cityâ€ in San Francisco. He has been Director of Investigations for a major international consultancy and poised a 160 site high-tech firmâ€™s security department for migration to South and Central America.
Expert has worked as a consultant and expert witness for plaintiff and defense attorneys in more than two hundred fifty cases involving premise and personal liability, adequacy of security/safety and security management, operations and training. He has been expert of record in three landmark workplace mass murder litigations.
Certified â€œRAMWsmâ€ (risk assessment methodology for water), Expert has devoted more than three thousand hours to counter-terrorism security vulnerability assessments for water treatment and distribution utilities, and for dams and irrigation districts in the hydro-power and geothermal arenas. He has developed, implemented, and tested catastrophe management programs that contemplate every known kind of disaster, natural or man-made.
He has served two terms on the Professional Certification Board of A.S.I.S., was elected six times as Secretary/Treasurer of California Association of Licensed Investigators, and has most recently served on the A.S.I.S. International Foundationâ€™s Board of Trustees and the Councils on Diversity and Fire Life Safety.
Expert is also active in American College of Forensic Examiners, Building Owners and Managers Association, Institute for Real Estate Management, Chambers of Commerce, and Law Enforcement & Security Liaison Association, participating regularly in their lecture and literary circuits.
He is heavily involved in philanthropic support of the American Diabetes Association and ALS (Lou Gehrigâ€™s Disease) Association.
Expert attained baccalaureate degrees in English and history at University of San Francisco and a masterâ€™s degree in administration at Golden Gate University, where he also served twelve years on its faculty. He is a doctoral candidate. Expert is a licensed Private Investigator in California.
Corporate Security/Operations Director â€“ 16 years
White collar crime forensic auditor â€“ 4 years
Workplace violence intervention â€“ 18 years
Foreign government liaison â€“ 2 years
Retail distribution security â€“ 8 years
University Faculty â€“ 12 years
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