Born in Livingston, New Jersey, Dan attended University of Delaware as an undergraduate and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. He attended Grand Canyon University for graduate school and obtained a Masters of Science in Leadership. Dan has a certificate in Business Administration from the Mendoza College of Business at University of Notre Dame. In 2003, he embarked on his career with US Investigation Services (USIS) as an Investigator. Dan served in the US Navy Reserves from 2002-2010 as an Intelligence Specialist. While working with USIS, Dan conducted federal background investigations and was a team leader until 2012.
Dan began as a Manager with S.A.F.E. Management in 2006 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. His responsibilities as a part-time Manager included providing and managing personnel for security, parking, ticket takers, ushers, and supervision for large public events including NFL games, college events, and concert events at University of Phoenix Stadium. In early 2011 and 2012, Dan helped manage Super Bowl XLV and XLVI security shifts for daily security and game day operations. He also worked as a Security Supervisor for Super Bowl XLI & XLII.
In April 2012, Dan started full-time with S.A.F.E. Management as Director of Security. He has been intricately involved in recruiting, interviewing, hiring and scheduling staff. Dan also provides leadership to our 24-hour; 7 day-a-week security operation. He prides himself on having a well-trained, friendly, and value added focused security team in which he has cultivated through his strong communication.
As Director of Security, Dan has assisted with the development of a new security screening procedure, i.e. “hand wanding”, of all individuals entering University of Phoenix Stadium on Cardinal game days. His responsibilities have included the Tostitos Fiesta Bowls, two BCS National Championship games, Rolling Stones/U2 concerts, automotive sports, trade shows, International Soccer matches, conventions and festivals.[/vc_column_text]
Dan was selected as Director of Stadium Operations for the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome at Super Bowl XLVII, Metlife Stadium at Super Bowl XLVIII and University of Phoenix Stadium at Super Bowl XLIX. During this assignment, he trained, managed and provided direction to all S.A.F.E. security staff in coordination with NFL security. Dan was part of the planning and game day operations for the 2016 & 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game. In 2017, Dan worked with the NCAA in the preparation and execution of event and security operations for Men’s Basketball Final Four. He currently works as a security consultant with the NCAA for Men’s Basketball Final Four. Recently Dan was the field and service level director for Super Bowl LIV in Miami.
Dan is a Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) and member of the National Center for Sports Spectator Safety and Security (NCS4). Since 2016, Dan was been a member of the Private Security Committee of NCS4. He acted as chairman and committee member for the City of Phoenix North Gateway Village Planning Committee from 2008-2015. He also served on the Board of Directors for the North Gateway Homeowners Association until 2015 and the Board of Directors for Collins Creek, Phoenix, AZ. Dan resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife, Jill and their seven-year-old son, Cale.