Derek Oldham directs all IPSA Security Services company operations, utilizing his 20+ years of management experience within the security industry. Oldham has educated himself in all aspects of the security business and was heavily involved in handling the emergencies and subsequent emergency preparedness training after the events of September 11, 2001. Throughout his career, Oldham has emphasized the importance of building unique security programs for each client and maintaining long term client customer relationships both internally and externally. Oldham is an active member of ASIS and served on the executive board for over four years, and continues to be involved with Arizona Infragard, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and IFMA. Oldham’s hands-on leadership style is essential to IPSA’s growth and success.
Danielle Smith is responsible for all operational activities for the company. She also assists with guard training courses and manages the company’s quality assurance program. Smith has over 20 years of experience in security management. She is a board member in the Phoenix chapter of ASIS, a Segway certified trainer, and a former member of BOMA. Smith is also trained in alcohol compliance, MOAB management of aggressive behavior and is certified in crowd management. Her diverse experience in security operations management is invaluable to IPSA; she’s seen it all and sharing that knowledge ensures IPSA security officers are prepared to respond to scenario.
Doug Mills is an exceptional leader and a retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant with 28 years of experience managing large scale operations. He is a proven, results-driven leader, and demonstrated those abilities during multiple combat deployments in support of contingency operations in Southwest Asia and Afghanistan. As an IPSA Area Manager, he provides key oversight to security operations, training and standardization procedures. Mills is certified as an ATTSA Supervisor/Technician. He has completed FEMA training in the following areas: Fundamentals of Emergency Management, Incident Command and DHS Active Shooter and physical security training.
Doug Brown is former military police. After an honorable discharge, he joined the largest North American security company and quickly rose through the ranks. In his nearly 20-year career, he has developed invaluable experience in security protocol and customer service and has worked in nearly every market vertical. As a District Trainer, he honed his training skills while teaching Active Shooter Training, Emergency Evacuations, Fire Warden Training, First Aid/CPR/AED, Verbal Judo, Customer Service Training, and more. Brown is a member and past Allied Chairperson of BOMA Greater Phoenix.
As IPSA’s Financial Manager, Marc Tran is responsible for overseeing the company’s daily financial activities and performance. Tran has over 15 years of accounting experience and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has worked with IPSA since 2012.
Barb Lewis joined IPSA in 2018. Although she was new to the security industry, she has 10+ years of experience in Human Resources and 20+ years of experience in Administration and Employee Management. Lewis takes care of all our human resource needs, from interviewing of all our exceptional security guards to managing insurance benefits and e-Verifying all of our new employees. She also teaches our security guard classes for new hires and renewals.
James Barnes has over 16 years of experience in managing large operations. Barnes has a thorough understanding of law enforcement and community institutions. He is knowledgeable in Anti Terrorism and active shooter exercises, and incident response planning within electronic security systems. He has strong technical and business qualifications and has attained the ASIS CPP designation along with airport-specific designations, ACE-Security and Certified Member designations.
Kristin Cloud is responsible for managing the Texas office operations, including recruiting, hiring and new employee orientation. She brings 10+ years of management experience from several industries, including oil & gas, production and education. Cloud is passionate about people and progress and has added security supervision and client liaison to her experience.