Nick is the President and owner of Executek International. Nick’s extensive security management experience includes:
Past Executive Director of Operations and Security for the CN Tower, one of the world’s most prestigious icons and tourist destinations. Prior to this, Nick was the Corporate Director of Security for TrizecHahn, at the time one of the largest real estate firms, owning properties in North America and Europe, and later to be acquired by Brookfield Properties. Nick was responsible for facility security for TrizecHahn’s office properties; consisting of over 60 million square feet of office, retail and development space. This role included security responsibilities at signature properties such as The Watergate office complex in Washington, the Sears Tower in Chicago, the CN Tower in Toronto, the W.R. Grace Building in New York City, Desert Passage in Las Vegas and the famous Hollywood Kodak Theatre.
Nick has consulted for numerous organizations and facilities in several countries and provides security services and consulting to many organizations (from school boards, universities, financial institutions, hotels, major transit infrastructure, and critical infrastructure locations).
Nick is a graduate of Queen’s University Business School obtaining the MBA, a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Facility Management program, and has studied criminology at the University of Toronto. He is a Board Certified Fraud Examiner; current Treasurer of the Toronto Police and Private Security Association (TAPPS) winning the 2008 Chief Shanahan Award from the International Chiefs of Police Association for Excellence in Public and Private Partnership Cooperation; and taught at Sheridan College from 1994 –1997 in the Law and Security Program (loss prevention and emergency planning).
He has presented at the World Disaster Conference, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, and the Ontario Bar Association, IFMA and taught part time at the University of Toronto Facility Management Program. He has received numerous appreciation & award presentations from the RCMP Training Branch, the RCMP Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, Ontario Provincial Police, United States Secret Service, NATO Office of Security, International Police Association, Canadian Society of Industrial Security and many others. Nick is one of few recipients of the Honorary Detective “Gold Shield” Badge from the Toronto Police Service. He has been featured in many publications including; Canadian Security Magazine, Toronto Sun, STP News Magazine, and Security Matters Magazine several times noting leading edge, informative, innovative security solutions and commentary.