Management Team

Jeff Zisner

President & CEO

Jeff Zisner is an industry and media recognized security expert with over a decade of experience in the security and investigations industry. As the President & CEO, Jeff is responsible overseeing all facets of AEGIS’ security, investigations, training and consulting operations, manages clients, and ensures best practices and quality control adhered to from the top down…

Jeff is a proud Los Angeles native and a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management and Psychology. Throughout his career, Jeff has dedicated his talents to reinventing the contracted security and investigations industry. His vision is of contracted teams of security and investigative professionals seamlessly integrated with client operations. This symbiotic relation would focus on providing high quality customer service oriented personnel with an emphasis and threat prevention instead of simply reaction.

Jeff began working in the industry as a security officer in 2005. Recognizing, developing, and implementing improvements for the logistical and operational shortfalls at client sites to which he was assigned lead to his promotion to Operations Manager for a local security firm. After growing the company and streamlining its processes, Jeff left the firm to pursue opportunities as a consultant and surveillance investigator, gaining valuable experience conducting threat assessments, varied types of security operations, and complex investigations.

His credentials also include Bureau of Security & Investigative Services Security Instructor, Private Investigator, board certification as a “Certified Protection Professional” by ASIS, and the FBI’s Infragard Commercial Facilities Sector Coordinator. Resulting from his dedication to Infragard’s mission and his production of high quality training workshops, Jeff was awarded the National Infragard Rookie of the Year Award 2012.

Jeff is the President and CEO of AEGIS, specializing in high-end, customer centric security, investigation, training and consulting services. Jeff can still be found in the field managing complex investigations and large scale events when he isn’t busy conducting security assessments, conducting training programs, or managing the day-to-day business of his firm.

In his free time, he spends time with his wife, dog, and close circle of friends, enjoys traveling, riding his motorcycle, firearms training, and exploring other business ventures.

William Villanueva

VP, Operations

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Brian Schofield

VP, Protective Intelligence

Brian has over 20 years-experience working in entertainment, media and national news agencies. He has led security teams all over the world supporting special events and projects of all sizes and complexities….

Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Regis University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University. He also began his doctoral studies at USC Rossier School of Education in the Organizational Change and Leadership program. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Fire Department Leadership Academy and an active volunteer board member of the William H. Parker Los Angeles Police Foundation. He was previously a member of the Pasadena Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Reserve unit, and is currently a reserve police officer with the Manzanita Police Department located in San Diego County. Brian’s career includes overseeing all security and fire life safety aspects of the ABC7 News building in Glendale; head of studio security at Sony Pictures where he was also managed antipiracy programs for pre-release films around the world, coordinated security details at red carpet events in North America and Asia Pacific regions, and managed a UL certified Global Security Operations Center monitoring fire and intrusion detection systems around the world. While at NBCUniveral he was responsible for studio security and called on to support NBC news operations staffing specialized teams working in high risk situations. Following the attack of Charlie Hebdo, he led a small team responsible for assessing security and life safety programs at over 300 locations around the world resulting in over a million dollars in security improvements. Brian is currently a security management consultant working with several high profile celebrities and entertainment executives, and other clients to include high end boutique hotels, movie studios and media companies, and international clothing manufacturers. He has experience in a multitude of building types including high rise multi-tenanted properties, warehouses, office parks, agriculture and retail settings.

Shayna Bornstein

Director of HR

Shayna Bornstein serves as Director of Human Resources and Payroll Management for AEGIS Security & Investigations, Inc.  She has 7+ years of experience in the security industry as well as an extensive background in interpersonal relationships and psychology…

 Shayna is responsible for implementing human resources management strategies, performance management, policy and procedure development, and engaging employees to create a dynamic and responsive guard force for AEGIS.  She is also responsible for all things payroll related, from pay rates to making sure the payroll is completed on time and is accurate.

Shayna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with an Option in Teaching and Learning and an emphasis in Psychology from California State University, Channel Islands, as well as a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University.
In her free time, you can find Shayna spending time with her husband and dog, reading as many books as she can, traveling, and volunteering with a local Girl Scout troop.

Chelsea Turner

Administrative Manager

Chelsea Turner is the Administrative Manager for AEGIS, which entails handling general office matters, developing web content, tending to our social media, and hiring new employees. She helps employees with general inquiries about pay, work hours, and site locations. She also helps clients with general pricing and our availability to best suit their needs…

For media market component of Chelsea’s area of responsibility, she develops content for the AEGIS blog and social media (LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Regarding hiring, Chelsea is the first person candidates meet when they interview and she continues to work with them throughout the hiring process to ensure they are on-boarded as part of the AEGIS team smoothly.

Chelsea’s career in administration began at CSU Northridge as a student assistant in Marketing and Communications. She worked at CSUN for several years, learning professional journalistic writing and general office administration. Having turned down undergraduate teaching opportunities in English and communications, her tenure came to a close with her completing her master’s degree in 2016. Moving into the private sector, Chelsea served as a youth program director before transitioning to AEGIS.

Craig Paul

Operations Supervisor

Craig Paul is the Operations Supervisor at Aegis Security & Investigations.  He has more than two decades of management and sales experience, including private security, real estate and financial services.  Notable are the many years he spent training in several disciplines of martial arts and as an expert instructor of Krav Maga.  Craig is currently active with the LA County Sheriff’s Department where he serves as a volunteer patrol officer.

In his current role, Craig’s responsibilities include supervision and logistics of field operations.  He provides field and on the job training for the security staff, guidance in best practices, and quality control is maintained for all field operations.

Craig has two daughters and in his off time will most often be found riding his Harley.

Torray Scales

Operations Supervisor

Torray Scales is the Operations Supervisor at AEGIS Security & Investigations. His background includes over a decade as an law enforcement officer, working as a patrol officer, supervisor, and crime impact coordinator. In addition, he has been active in the security industry for over a decade, engaging in celebrity, VIP, and executive protection details…

Torray’s education includes as a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of Rio Hondo Police Academy. Torray joined AEGIS as an estate security agent, promoting to site supervisor, and then to Operations Supervisor.

Torray enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and is always up for a challenge.

Leia Bonilla

Operations Assistant

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