2010 - present
2010 - present
Steven D. Dier
8353 N Octavia Ave f Niles, IL 60714
Security Driver/Executive Protection
Certified Protection Specialist (CPS) W/ Honors
10 Years in Security Management | 15+ Years in Security Field Provided Security for A-List Celebrities and High-Ranking Politicians
Lead all Aspects of Security Details: Training, Development, Management, & Discipline
Executive Protection Techniques Crisis Response & Management Experience with High Profile Clientele
Manage Aggression & Violence Threat Assessment & Diffusion Perform in High Stress Situations Trained in Self-Defense Methods Licensed for Concealed Carry World Class Customer Service MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Offering genuine passion for protective services and quality execution and management of safety, security, and confidentiality protocols. Exceptional customer service delivery and capable leader.
< >Highly trained in personal protection, weapons, defense and scalable security protocols, risk assessment, and root cause analysis.Experience coordinating and leading security details for governors, mayors, senators, and celebrities as well as for thousands of customers and visitors in assigned buildings or facilities.Calm and composed with the ability to manage volatile situations with ease, and provide a calming presence during unpredictable circumstances.
Viatas Global/Executive Chauffeuring
2015 to Present: Executive Driver
Premiere driver for executive clients, professional athletes, celebrities, and others as required.
< >Performs executive transportation assignments as required, with attention to detail, and in accordance with the client’s preferences, customer service given high priority, second only to their safety. Responsible for route planning, route reconnaissance, and vehicle preparation.Qualified in offensive, defensive and evasive security driving techniques. Maintains the confidentiality of customer’s privacy, while displaying a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy, discretion and tact.Display calm behavior and attitude under stressful driving conditions. Training at EMT-B level in emergency medicine, AED certified with the ability to perform first aid.Armed upon request.Toren Corp, Chicago, IL2014 to Present: Security Consultant and Security Initial risk assessment for theft and employee safety in high volume retail store located in Chicago. Provide a highly visual security presence to deter theft. Insure the safety of store employees.
SecurAmerica (Formerly SMI, Securitas, and Whelan Security), Chicago, IL
2009 to 2014: Shift Supervisor
Managed all aspects of security for a 45-story high-rise building on behalf of the flagship location of the SecurAmerica management corporation. Supervised, trained, and developed 5+ shift officers to respond to common security, service, and safety issues for up to 8k arriving and departing tenants and guests.
< >Directed officers to provide a high standard of customer service and a high profile presence as facility monitors, loss prevention agents, and through protective services. Report to Director of Security.Offered special training and coordinated responses for 911 calls, medical emergencies, fires, and evacuations. Instructed rapid response tactics for all emergencies as a positive and proactive role model for officers.Covered all understaffed assignments as required: operation of the security control room, dock, patrol officer and lobby desk. Coordinated and led special projects and trainings.Reviewed officer reports for timely submittal, thoroughness, and accuracy; collated data and prepared senior level reports and security assessments for management. Provided needed one-on-one counseling for officers.Instrumental in planning and orchestrating transition of security companies on four separate occasions.Led the highest rated building staff for the security field for Chicago.
B.O.S.S. Beacon Operation Security Services (through Castle Protective Operations Inc.), Chicago, IL
2012 Independent Contractor
Armed security detail during the 2012 N.A.T.O. conference in Chicago
Spybar, Chicago, IL
2003 to 2008: Security Manager
Oversaw the integrity and safety of this high end, late night dance club serving numerous VIPs and requiring a robust, alert, and highly physical security presence. Managed and directed a team of seven security staff members and collaboratively cultivated a secure atmosphere for energetic and free-spending patrons.
< >Tactfully, frequently dealt with aggressive personalities and volatile situations and expertly diffused them.Hired, fired, trained, and scheduled staff and ensured compliance with all company policy and procedures.Established relationships and liaised with the Chicago Police and Fire Departments to enhance security presence and response times during potentially injurious or lethal situations involving fires or firearms.
Crobar, Chicago, IL
2000 to 2003: Head of Security
Hired, trained, scheduled, and directed up to 12 security staff members in a high-energy nightclub atmosphere.
< >Monitored and counseled staff regarding compliance with company security protocols and procedures.Performed nightly close of cash drawers, light accounting duties, and verified correct amount of funds.E
Education / Training
Driving: Protective/Evasive Driving Sedan/SUV, Immediate Action Program, VDI (Vehicle Dynamics Institute)
Executive Protection: 28-Day Residency Course Executive Protection Program, ESI
Examined various intelligence-based training concepts and excelled in learning and performance during intensive coursework covering executive protection, protective operations, and corporate crisis management. Benefitted from instruction delivered by top experts in each field of study.
< >Graduated in top of class (2nd) as a Certified Protection Specialist.Participated in team-based analysis of threat methods, classification, and completed protective details.Thrived during exercises and displayed calm, cool demeanor under intense pressure.College: EMT-B program, Oakton, Skokie, IL; Studies in Criminal justice and Sociology, Harper College, Palatine, IL
CPS ESI; CCW UT and IL; 40-hour Armed/Unarmed Certification Course (Semi-auto/Revolver); PERC card; EMT-B Illinois Department of Public Health; Red Cross First Responder First Aid CPR and AED; Wilderness First Aid; Black Belt Alpha Krav Maga; Chicago Chauffeur License; ASIS CPP Prep Course and Member
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