Carlos has over 25 years’ experience in the public and private sector as a law enforcement officer, contract security manager and a corporate security leader for multiple Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to his current position with BGI, Carlos spent fifteen years in law enforcement working in a variety of assignments including investigations, training, gang and narcotic enforcement, and internal affairs. As a police sergeant, he oversaw the Department’s Critical Incident Response Team and as a detective, he worked homicide and robbery. Carlos was awarded one of the department’s highest honors, the Medal of Courage, for his acts of bravery.
After law enforcement, Carlos worked in the private sector as a security director for several high-rise building accounts in downtown Los Angeles. He was responsible for the safety and security of thousands of employees at various locations including the Bank of America Plaza and the Ernst & Young building.
Carlos spent time working as a district manager for the largest contract security company in the country, overseeing a staff of over 500 security officers with over 100 clients. He also worked as a corporate security manager for multiple financial institutions and he was responsible for the Emergency Response Team (ERT) training for employees, incident management, business continuity, workplace violence prevention, and consumer data protection.
Carlos is a former United States Marine and is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security).