Dan is a board certified security and emergency management professional, with more than 25 years of experience as a practitioner, consultant, instructor, trainer, keynote speaker, author, and volunteer leader. Dan serves as chief executive officer for COSECURE, a national consulting firm dedicated to building safer workplaces, communities, and schools through risk identification and mitigation. As CEO, Dan is responsible for setting the overall strategic consulting and business development strategies including lateral acquisition and identification of emerging markets. Dan manages a team of security professionals, former federal, state, and local law enforcement, military, and emergency management officials with unparalleled skills in physical security, cybersecurity, and compliance, emergency preparedness, and business continuity. The COSECURE team tailors services to serve the largest of Fortune 100 companies, hospitals, universities, K-12 schools, and government entities as well as small businesses and home offices.
Prior to leading COSECURE, for more than a decade, Dan served as a partner and later executive vice president of Margolis Healy and Associates (now The Healy+ Group), where he was responsible for developing consulting strategies, business development initiatives, and led the security and emergency management practice areas. In this role, he worked with hundreds of higher education, K-12, corporate, and government entities to assess risk and security programs, develop emergency plans, and provide workplace violence and active threat training. Prior to this role, Dan held positions as senior director of emergency preparedness, communications and security with the University of Chicago Department of Safety & Security and as director of emergency management at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Dan was the 2006-2007 president of the New Jersey College & University Public Safety Association and served as chapter chairman for the Central Jersey Chapter of ASIS International from 2005-2009, chairman of the International Educational Institutions Security Council, Certification Task Force chair for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and is a member of the Campus Security Report Advisory Board. In 2007, Dan served on the N.J. Governor’s Campus Security Task Force comprising various state, municipal, and higher education representatives. The task force was created by Acting Governor Cody as a result of the horrific events that took place on the campus of Virginia Tech University in April 2007. In July 2009, Dan was selected by Security Director News as a member of their "top 20 under 40," recognizing the industry’s leading security professionals under 40 years of age.