The EES management team is proud to be comprised of leaders in their communities who have a wide range of backgrounds spanning from security, event management, business development, sales, and customer service. The management team is proud to be able to offer a personal dedication to each of our clients through being directly involved with all of the day to day operations of each event or property. The goal has always been to lead by example by providing superior customer service and attention to detail.
Nick Mahan, Founder, has worked in the security field for over 37 years. This experience includes being a peace officer to managing and consulting for major events and venues to becoming the owner of Executive Event Services. From this experience comes the ability to design a venues' security and safety plan while also being able to acknowledge and make the appropriate adjustments during the event. This experience is a very valuable resource for training and leading the direction of Executive Event Services' team. Nick has high expectations for himself and everyone that works for him. Nick has lead Executive Event Services to become a quality based organization with great integrity, values, and morals.
Jake Mahan, President, has been working in the security field for over 20 years. Working every position from the ground up, he has gained valuable experience that propelled him to his management position. Jake has helped install the training and philosophy of Executive Event Services into each and every one of its employees. He understands the importance of superior supervision and management, and how it contributes to the safety and success of each and every event. It's because of this drive for excellence that Executive Event Services has become, and remains, one of the leaders in it's industry and the guiding force for the proper way to run an event management company in not just California, but arcoss the country.
Bobby Slater, Vice President of Sales, has gained invaluable experience by working his way up with Executive Event Services. He started in 2002 by working as an event staffing agent at many of the beach and tennis events. Over the last 18 years he has worked his way up in the company by becoming an event supervisor, and helping with the training of new employees. He has now become an integral piece of the management team handling new business development and managing the sales of many events. Bobby graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 2012, Bobby added to his event management experience working as an operations consultant for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and also for the NBA China Games in Beijing and Shanghai.
Michael Simmons, General Manager, joined the EES team in 2016 and has shown great leadership qualities and integrity with how he conducts himself. Michael not only manages the day to day event operations in every facet, but set the tone for whats expected from an Executive Event Services employee. Be it a staff member performing traffic control, a customer service agent ushering patrons, an armed guard privileged with VIP protection, a hospitality coordinator in suit and tie or a long time EES event lead at a world class venue, Michael Simmons' influence can be see company wide, keeping us in a position to lead the industry in quality.
Natalie Heygood, HR Manager / Controller, has been in office management for over 20 years and has experience being a Staff Accountant and Human Resource Manager. Her expertise in these fields has brought a new level of organization, professionalism and dependability to Executive Event Services. Natalie has strong knowledge of not only State laws and regulations as related to payroll and human resources, but the federal guidelines that give us the ability to be one of the best event management companies in the nation. She has done an excellent job managing payroll and finances for Executive Event Services.
Nicky James, Director of Logistics, has been an intricate part of the EES team since 1999. Nicky has worked in every area of the company ranging from event supervising, operations planning, IT, client services, and has now become the Director of Logistics. As a graduate of the Public Policy & Homeland Security program at USC, Nicky has spent the last 10 years building a great team around him that continues to find new and innovative ways to recruit and train the highest quality staff. He has done a fantastic job with integrating new technology to make the communication process with our employees more clear and seamless. As a company, EES has seen great improvements with the quality of staff and the communication that is relayed to them for each event.
Ed Dino, Patrol Manager, has a long history with special event coordination and recruiting management in the security field. He also has assisted in making great strides in our hiring and scheduling departments. He, in collaboration with the rest of the department, has developed and coordinated recruitment and hiring plans to ensure that positions are filled with the most qualified candidates, professionally trained, ready to meet the clients needs for any venue. Ed's experience and expertise in special event coordination has helped him greatly in becoming an extremely successful asset, and is a proud addition to the EES nation.
Trish Arnold, Scheduling Manager, has a successful history with special event coordination and recruiting management in the security field and a vast history with customer service. She has assisted in making great ways in our scheduling department. She, in collaboration with the rest of the department, has developed and coordinated recruitment and hiring plans to ensure that positions are filled with the most qualified candidates, professionally trained, ready to meet the clients needs for any venue. Trish's ability to see the big picture while never overlooking the important details keeps EES and her department at the top of the list in our industry. Trish is yet another is a pround addition to the EES nation.