Leo Manos is a career security professional, having managed security operations for numerous high profile venues and facilities over the course of his career.
His security management expertise stratifies numerous areas including government, Class A commercial properties, 5 star hotel properties, and major special events across the Greater Toronto Area. His portfolios have included oversight of large security teams, implementing new security programs, and ensuring compliance with rigorous security standards.
Prior to Executek International, Leo’s most recent experience was as the Director of Security & Loss Prevention for the St. Regis Hotel & Resorts, previously known as the Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto – the second tallest skyscraper in the City of Toronto. In this role, he was responsible for the overall creation, implementation, and management of the security program at the hotel from inception to current practice. Responsibilities included security procedures, business continuity planning, management of the security workforce, and executive protection details relevant to the hotels stakeholders. This included the oversight of corporate standards, policies and procedures and implementing and adhering to thorough industry standards and internal auditing processes. Over his career, Leo was the Director of Security for other top tier hotels in Toronto including the Royal York Hotel, and The Hazelton Hotel & Residences.
Leo has participated in key security roles for some of Canada’s largest special event portfolios including the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, where he was responsible for security for Team Canada and Fortune 500 companies partnered with the Olympic Games. This role and the many others like them require intense security planning, risk assessment development, liaison with local law enforcement entities, and balancing the needs of clients against the guest experience. His experience also includes oversight of security programs in critical infrastructure properties including the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Government of Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and the Air Canada Centre.
Leo is the holder of over 40 certificates of training related to the fields of security, law enforcement, and life safety. In 2006, Leo was first runner up to the Security Director of the Year award for his substantial work in upgrading his facilities physical security and response strategies. Over his career, he has been highlighted or contributed to industry literature including Canadian Security Magazine, Hotelier Magazine, and Security Management Magazine. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Toronto Association of Police and Private Security and is an active participant in industry events and association activities.