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…
President & CEO
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.
Area Manager, Southern California
Craig Paul is the Area Manager of Southern California 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.
Area Manager, Central California
Robert Sanchez is a security industry expert with over 25 years experience in multiple facets of the security industry. His specializations include: loss prevention and organized retail crime investigations, dishonesty interviews, executive protection, expert witness testimony, security assessment/consulting, and surveillance. Robert holds a CCW and exposed weapons permit servicing clients who require these certifications…
Providing clients with cost conscious and effective security solutions is Robert’s passion. Robert is detail oriented with each client earning their trust by providing exactly what he promises – a responsive, quality service they can trust.
Area Manager, Northern California
Justin Lee has over 15 years of experience in the security industry. His professional background includes loss prevention, retail security, bail enforcement, and hospitality security support. As one of the leading hospitality, residential, commercial property, and high rise security experts in Northern California, he presently oversees over 4000 units of high end residential apartments and multiple boutique commercial buildings with luxury tenants in the Bay Area…
He also has extensive experience in the classroom teaching the BSIS Powers of Arrest curriculum as well as related specialized security officer training including: suspicious activities identification and reporting, security analysis, and deployment planning designed to meet and exceed the needs of everyday clients. His passion for perfection and desire to continuously improve the quality of his operation has earned the respect of both his security team and customers alike.
Mark Van Holt
VP, Special Projects
Mark has over 30 years of law enforcement experience in Southern California serving in positions of increasing responsibility including Deputy Chief of Police in Los Angeles County and Chief of Police in Orange County…
VP, People & Payroll
Shayna Bornstein serves as VP of People & Payroll for AEGIS Security & Investigations, Inc. She has 10+ 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 and benefits related and is a stickler ensuring pay rates and 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, daughter, and dog, reading as many books as she can, traveling, and volunteering with a local Girl Scout troop.
HR Generalist & Recruiter
Kelsey is AEGIS’ HR Generalist & Recruiter, which entails handling recruiting, employment verification, training compliance, general office matters, and elements of human resources management.
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. Kelsey graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2019 with a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences. Outside of the office, Kelsey is an avid home gardener and volunteers in low income neighborhoods to establish urban agriculture and enjoys hiking with her three golden retrievers and her goober boyfriend Alan who loves his plethora of late model Toyota trucks and bagels.
Leia started with Aegis in 2017 as an Operations Assistant and has since then taken on responsibilities expanding her knowledge and skills within our company. She now holds the title of the Los Angeles Area Scheduling Manager, or as she likes to put it she is the Keeper of Schedules, Guards and Dragons.
As the Scheduling Manager, she oversees all short term and long term scheduling as well as keeping track of time clocks for our employees. She comes from a background in the hair industry being a hair stylist for over 10 years.
Operations Manager, Los Angeles
Jesse has about 20 years of experience in operations, logistics, and security. Jesse began his career in security as a security guard where he quickly promoted to Post Commander responsible for VIP protection, safe guarding property, and transportation of valuables and currency.
Jesse then transitioned to working with a law enforcement agency for several years where he furthered continued to hone his craft prior. Looking to spend more consistent time with his family, he transitioned back into the private sector in support of AEGIS’ operations.
Jesse is now AEGIS’ Operation Manager where he provides field training for the security staff, operational continuity, and focuses on providing great customer service to our current and future clients.
Operations Manager, Los Angeles
Jose is an Operations Manager overseeing the Los Angeles Region area from Huntington Beach to Ventura. Jose has worked in the security industry for over 18 years with focus in entertainment and corporate security.
He has worked for some of the biggest brands in the entertainment industry including Sony Pictures Studio and Netflix. His motto has always been, treat everyone with respect and always do the right thing even when no one is watching.
He has a wonderful daughter who’s about to start her college journey and if he’s not spending time with her, he’s taking his beloved M3 out for a drive.
Operations Manager, San Diego
J.R. Martino is a Operations Manager at AEGIS Security & Investigations. His background includes twelve years in the Army National Guard with 2 one year long deployments in Iraq and Jordan…
as well as over twenty years in the security industry, engaging in celebrity, VIP, executive protection details, and security management in a variety of settings. J.R. was an AT&T Corporate Security Supervisor for 5 years in the Chicago home base for AT&T and also spent 5 years doing federal contract security.In the Army, J.R. served as a Operations NCO and Truckmaster for 2 different Army Battalions as well as many other supervisor roles in his time of service.J.R. has a son that he spends most of his free time with unless he’s out riding his Harley around the San Diego area.
Romon Johnson is an experienced field supervisor having provided operational management and support throughout California. He maintains quality control and serves as a liaison at client sites throughout our area of operations…
Romon is a former Detroit Police Officer and served as a patrol officer, narcotics investigator, and surveillance investigator. He has also served as an operations manager for a regional California security company. He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Mobile.