Risk & Security Operations
Carlos F. Lopez brings over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, security operations, executive protection, risk and security management. Carlos serves as a senior consultant for BGI and leads the Risk and Security Operations division. In this capacity, Carlos, a certified Security Risk Assessments professional, leads BGI’s vulnerability assessment team that evaluates risk for various sites including high-rise buildings, movie studios, academic campuses and residential homes. Carlos provides positive and trusting collaboration with BGI’s clients on every assessment and strives to build relationships with all involved before, during, and after our engagement. In addition to his Risk and Security Operations team, Carlos oversees BGI’s Physical Security Operations division and is responsible for the hiring, training, and mentorship of all security officers staffed by BGI.
Prior to joining BGI, Carlos spent fifteen years in law enforcement working in a variety of assignments including investigations, training, gang and narcotics 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 also spent time working as a district 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) by ASIS International.