Aleda Sebenick, Chief Executive Officer
Aleda Sebenick was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August of 2014.
Ms. Sebenick has been a member of the Custom Protective Services executive team since 1993. During that period she directed the development and implementation of the company's training, compliance, payroll, and HR programs. She leveraged her educational background in computers, software, and network literacy, to move the company into the digital age. Using the experience and knowledge gained as an executive with Custom Protective Sevices, she led an intiative to systematize business processes to more efficiently manage the areas of internal financial record keeping, supervision of the administrative staff, and customer service agreements.
Ms. Sebenick holds a BA in Education from Western Washington University, and a MA in Education from Arizona State University. Since 2009, Sebenick has served on the Board of California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards and Associates (CALSAGA) and currently serves as the Southern California Vice President.
Dennis L. Sebenick, President
Dennis L. Sebenick is the President and founder of Custom Protective Services.
Mr. Sebenick is a retired 30-year veteran sergeant of the Los Angeles Police Department with numerous accommodations from both the private and public sector. He has an extensive background in criminology, executive protection and all facets of security services and has successfully designed and implemented personal security for CEO's, royal families, dignitaries and celebrities. He has distinguished himself as an executive protection instructor and speaker and has trained agents in techniques of risk reduction, intelligence gathering, anti-terrorism tactics, aircraft and vehicle security, and emergency medical care.
Mr. Sebenick holds a degree in criminology and has received training in the field of executive protection from the following nationally and worldwide respected organizations: Executive Protection Institute; Conflict Consultants Inc.; Police International Inc.; J. Mattman & Associates; and Rand Corporation/Counter Terrorist Training.
Jason E. Thorsett, Director of Operations and President of Custom Protective Services of Nevada, Inc.
Jason E. Thorsett was appointed Director of Operations in 2003 and is a member of the board of directors.
Mr. Thorsett began his career with Custom Protective Services in 1994 as a part-time security agent and since then has grown with the company to his current position. For the past 10 years, Jason has organized and served as team leader on numerous domestic and international protection details. He has demonstrated exceptional diplomacy as a liaison between Custom Protective Services and various law enforcement and security agencies.
Mr. Thorsett is a graduate of the prestigious Executive Protection Institute in Berryville VA. He holds a certification in tactical driving and concealed weapon permits in multiple states with Top Gun status. He is a member and award recipient of the Nine Lives Association. He received a commendation from the Gretna Police Department for his performance and help in securing the city during the Louisiana Katrina crisis.
Antonio Guevara, Deputy Director of Operations
Antonio Guevara is the Deputy Director of Operations of Custom Protective Services.
Because of Mr. Guevara's superior judgement in crisis management, de-escalation skills, and excellence in providing services to our clients, he was promoted to Deputy Director of Operations in 2007. With over 15 years in the security industry and a broad range of experience in personal protection and property security, Mr. Guevara assists the Director of Operation in training Account Mangers and oversees field operations in Southern California and Arizona.
Mr. Guevara has completed the following protection training programs: Executive Protection Agent’s Training Course, The Steele Foundation; Emergency Vehicle Operations and Vehicle Dynamics, Stockton PD; and Executive Protection Tactics, C.D.T. Non-Deadly Force Techniques. He holds concealed weapon permits in multiple states.
Mr. Guevara is the receipient of the Motion Picture Association of America Anti-Camcording reward and the National Association of Theatre Owners Anti-Piracy reward.