Chief Executive Officer
Damon Zumwalt founded CSC in 1967 following his freshman year of college. While attending UCLA, Damon balanced the management of his newly established company ...
Damon Zumwalt founded CSC in 1967 following his freshman year of college. While attending UCLA, Damon balanced the management of his newly established company with his academic and athletic pursuits, as a member of both the wrestling and football teams. After receiving his degree from UCLA, Damon expanded CSC from a single-city operation with only 20 employees to over 80,000 employees and more than 50 branch locations throughout the United States. The pioneer of peer group security, Damon also facilitated CSC’s evolution from its original focus on concert security into a full spectrum crowd management and event security firm. His innovative methods and CSC’s success over the past 48 years have made Damon a highly respected event management authority.
In addition to CSC, Damon has since founded other companies including ProtaTECH, APEX Security Group, and Contemporary International. ProtaTECH, an information technology firm, supports CSC through its workforce management program, e-learning platform, and accreditation system. APEX Security Group, an executive protection firm, utilizes highly trained security personnel to work in conjunction with CSC at events that require support above and beyond standard event security and crowd management services. Contemporary International provides expertise and services for the world’s largest events and has provided services for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the 2010 G8/G20 Summit in Toronto, and 9 Olympic Games. CSC and its affiliate companies provide services for more events that any other firm in the world, and through Damon’s leadership, have set the global industry bar for quality event security and crowd management services.
Jim Granger began his CSC career in June of 1991 as the Director of Operations. Within two years, Jim was promoted to Co-Branch Manager of the Los Angeles ...
Jim Granger began his CSC career in June of 1991 as the Director of Operations. Within two years, Jim was promoted to Co-Branch Manager of the Los Angeles Branch. Over the next several years, Jim was given more responsibility and was promoted to Regional Manager (1997), Vice President of Administration (1999), Senior Vice President (2001) and President of CSC (2011).
Jim has over 38 years of experience in the crowd management field, including management of CSC’s Los Angeles branch office. Jim has formulated and executed operational plans at numerous major events, including the Rose Bowl Game and Rose Parade, UCLA football, World Cup Soccer, Super Bowl, USC football, Raiders football, as well as festivals, numerous concerts and special events. Prior to his CSC experience, Jim worked in the crowd management field for several years. As President of CSC, Jim is responsible for overseeing all corporate administrative functions and branch operations for 50 regional US offices.
President, Contemporary International / Director, CSC
Stephen V. Mirabile is a 26-year veteran of the global event industry and has unmatched experience spanning the largest public events of the last two decades. His ...
Stephen V. Mirabile is a 26-year veteran of the global event industry and has unmatched experience spanning the largest public events of the last two decades. His impressive portfolio has included executive roles on ten Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as an Expert Advisor to the International Olympic Committee for Event Operations. In addition to his position on CSC’s Board of Directors, Stephen is the President of Contemporary International and the lead executive overseeing all day to day management of international business endeavors.
Along with his role in several Olympic Games, including the most recent successful delivery of the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Stephen has led teams in some of the largest and most complex events in the world. He is currently the lead executive for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games in Ontario, Canada. Other highlights include: 1994 FIFA World Cup, 2003 Special Olympics World Games, NFL Super Bowls, the 2005 Visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Rio 2007 Pan American Games and the G8 & G20 Summits in Ontario, Canada.
Stephen plays a crucial role in client services, corporate strategy, business development, financial oversight and the management of international affiliates throughout the world. He is widely recognized for his ability to build and manage teams of executive professionals toward a common goal, and his talents are instrumental in turning an organization's vision into a successful event experience. Stephen’s work ethic, discipline, and focus on results have led clients to consider him a true partner in delivering a world class event.
Vice President, Legal & General Counsel
Jim Service began his CSC career in 2002 and was promoted to his current position of General Counsel and Vice President of Legal in 2005. Jim currently oversees all legal ...
Jim Service began his CSC career in 2002 and was promoted to his current position of General Counsel and Vice President of Legal in 2005. Jim currently oversees all legal matters affecting CSC and its affiliated companies, including contract negotiations, litigation management, and oversight of CSC’s insurance, human resources and benefits programs. Jim also manages various matters with clients across the United States and internationally. Prior to joining CSC, Jim was a defense litigator in Santa Monica, California, and later practiced as a corporate and securities attorney in Los Angeles. Jim obtained Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in history and economics from the University of California at Berkeley and received his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Southern California. He is currently a member of the California Bar Association.
Chief Information Officer
Abraham Kumar began his CSC career in 2002 and has over 13 years experience in the fields of technology and programming. He is a technology executive with ...
Abraham Kumar began his CSC career in 2002 and has over 13 years experience in the fields of technology and programming. He is a technology executive with strong hands-on skills and currently holds the position of CSC’s Chief Information Officer. Abraham has managed the technology needs for a number of special events including Super Bowls, Rose Bowl Games and Olympics Games. Abraham also designed an online workforce management tool that CSC uses in all of its branch offices to schedule and manage employees. He also designed specialized Accreditation software, which has been used to manage the accreditation for PGA Championships, Ryder Cups, and many NCAA Bowl Games.
Prior to joining CSC, Abraham was a technical project manager for the Los Angeles Police Department and has led many high-profile IT ventures. He has also written many sound modules for leading studio software companies. Abraham holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Information Systems and Music, as well as Masters degrees in Information Systems and Business Administration.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul Erickson began his CSC career as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Prior to CSC, Paul served as the EVP and CFO at Great American Group where he played a key role in the company’s growth for 17 years...
Paul Erickson began his CSC career as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Prior to CSC, Paul served as the EVP and CFO at Great American Group where he played a key role in the company’s growth for 17 years from a small company to a global corporation with $300+ million in transaction revenues. During this time, Paul’s leadership in fostering strong team environments, improving collaboration and cooperation across divisions, and developing strategies for growth all played a role in the company’s evolution. Paul also directed the company’s six core divisions and provided leadership for 110+ employees, ushering in dramatic and successful changes. Paul’s leadership influence included creating and leading the Executive Board, closing an under-producing division and outsourcing its operations, and helping launch and grow a subsidiary to $30+ million. Financial contributions included cutting 25% in labor costs, saving $2 million on a corporate office lease, and assisted in the structuring of liquidation deals of up to $1 billion.
Paul has served as a Business Advisor, Board Member, and Consultant to companies in a wide range of industries. In CFO, EVP, GM, and Board Member roles, Paul has accurately identified and capitalized on key opportunities. He has launched a successful subsidiary, negotiated billion-dollar deals, taken a company public, and secured hundreds of millions of dollars in credit and funding. With a vigilant focus on fiscal responsibility and sustainability, Paul has slashed payroll and operational costs and renegotiated purchasing and pricing metrics.
Paul holds an MBA, as well as a BS in Finance, and he completed a comprehensive course examining best practices for corporate boards, directors, and committees.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Mark Glaser began his CSC career in 1987 while attending the University of Northern Colorado and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Operations and Regional ...
Mark Glaser began his CSC career in 1987 while attending the University of Northern Colorado and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Operations and Regional Manager. In 1989, Mark transferred to CSC’s Miami branch office to assist with CSC’s Joe Robbie Stadium operations. During his time in Miami, Mark also developed crowd management plans for the Miami Arena and the 1989 Orange Bowl. In 1991, he returned to Colorado in order to work for his family business, but continued as a part-time CSC supervisor. Mark coordinated security plans for the Papal visit events in 1992 and returned to full-time management in CSC’s Jacksonville office in 1993, where he developed crowd management plans for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jacksonville Coliseum, Convention Center and Performing Arts Center.
In 1996, Mark was promoted to the position of CSC Denver Branch Manager, where he managed event operations at Coors Field, including the 1998 MLB All-Star Game. A veteran of 10 Super Bowls, Mark has completed the Disney Institute’s People Management Course and was the recipient of CSC’s 1998 Branch Manager of the Year Award. Additionally, Mark wrote and presented the NFL’s Best Practices for Stadium Security and has been a guest speaker for IAVM’s International Crowd Management Conference and Arena Management Conference.
Senior Vice President, Branch Administration
Bruce Wagner began his CSC career in the early 1980’s. In 1990, he was promoted to Manager of Event Staff Operations at the Hollywood Bowl. During this time, Bruce ...
Bruce Wagner began his CSC career in the early 1980’s. In 1990, he was promoted to Manager of Event Staff Operations at the Hollywood Bowl. During this time, Bruce was also the General Manager for CSC’s affiliate company, Crowd Management Inc., where he managed the ushers, ticket takers and gate stub audits at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Sports Arena, and Rose Bowl Stadium.
Bruce relocated to Nashville in 1996 in order to serve as Branch Manager for CSC’s newest location, which continues to thrive today. CSC Nashville clients currently include Gaylord Entertainment Center, Titans Coliseum, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, and MTSU. Bruce was promoted to Vice President of Operations and Regional Manager in 2000. It was also in 2000 that Bruce received CSC’s Branch Manager of the Year Award for his exemplary leadership and success in the Nashville branch office. Bruce continues to travel throughout the U.S. in order to oversee CSC’s operations and to assist with staff training and the opening of new offices and venues. Bruce attended Santa Ana College in California.
Senior Vice President, Special Events
Dan Sidders began his CSC career in 1988 while he was still a member of the US Marine Corps. As a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, he recruited other Marines ...
Dan Sidders began his CSC career in 1988 while he was still a member of the US Marine Corps. As a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, he recruited other Marines for crowd management services at Super Bowls across the country. Dan retired from the Marine Corps after more than 22 years of honorable active duty and accepted the position of CSC Orlando Branch Manager.
It wasn’t until 1994 that Dan’s visionary idea of a CSC Special Events division materialized. Now over 20 years later, Special Events continues to thrive with Dan’s initial concept of providing clients the unique benefits of CSC’s event services, customer care, turnkey event planning, and event leadership. Dan has maintained long-lasting relationships with clients such as the PGA, PGA TOUR, MLB, NBA, NFL, and Octagon Sports Marketing. He has managed security operations at over 300 sporting events and is recognized both nationally and internationally as a security expert for high profile sports and entertainment events.
Dan joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served with honor and distinction for 22 years. His career as a Marine included multiple tours on ships for Special Security and travels to foreign soils including Japan and Spain. Dan continues to combine his military training and unequaled event knowledge with his national and international security licensing, training, and no non-sense approach. Although based in Orlando, Dan spends over 200 days each year traveling for special events throughout the country. Dan received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and has also received countless industry accreditations.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning
Mark Camillo began his CSC career in 2009 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning. Prior to joining CSC, Mark completed a distinguished 21-year career ...
Mark Camillo began his CSC career in 2009 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning. Prior to joining CSC, Mark completed a distinguished 21-year career as a Special Agent in the U.S. Secret Service, which included three separate assignments at the White House. Specialized assignments required protecting four U.S. Presidents and family members in various capacities and ultimately serving as head of the White House Security Branch, which encompassed the supervision of daily security, emergency preparedness and all-hazards operations at the White House Complex. Following his final White House tour of duty, Mark was appointed to the position of Secret Service Deputy Assistant Director, detailed to the headquarters of the newly created Department of Homeland Security.
Mark has held several key positions during his career in major event planning, most notably being appointed as the Olympic Coordinator for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. Under his direction, the Secret Service executed its mission through Presidential Executive Order to design, plan and implement the federal operational security plan for the Games. Mark also serves as an appointed member of the American Society of Industrial Security’s Global Terrorism Council, is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Academy for Venue Safety & Security, conducted annually by the International Association of Venue Managers. Most recently, Mark was named a Senior Fellow at the George Mason University Center for Infrastructure Protection, serving as a subject matter expert in security studies and operations.
Vice President, Operations
Jay Brock began his CSC career in 1990 while attending North Carolina State University, where he earned an engineering degree. Jay started as a CSC Supervisor and was soon ...
Jay Brock began his CSC career in 1990 while attending North Carolina State University, where he earned an engineering degree. Jay started as a CSC Supervisor and was soon promoted to Assistant Manager. Following his college graduation, Jay accepted the position of Event Manager with CSC’s Florida branch office. He relocated in 1995 after receiving a promotion to serve as the Pittsburgh Branch Manager. During his time in Pittsburgh, Jay managed CSC’s accounts with both the Pirates and the Steelers. In 2000, Jay was again promoted and returned to Florida as the General Manager for CSC’s South Florida branch office.
In 2001, Jay accepted the position of Regional Manager for CSC’s Southeast branch offices, and he was promoted to his current position of Vice President of Operations in May 2005. A veteran of 14 Super Bowls, Jay has worked with all of the major professional sports leagues, multiple university programs, and numerous stadium concerts and special events. Along with Mark Glaser, Jay led the development of the NFL security best practices program for the NFL Security Task Force sub-committee, and he traveled throughout the U.S. in 2003 and 2004 in order to present the final product to NFL teams and stadium operations personnel.
Vice President, Operations
Chris Martinez began his CSC career in 1999 working Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami, FL. Chris graduated from Doane College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Criminal ...
Chris Martinez began his CSC career in 1999 working Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami, FL. Chris graduated from Doane College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Chris was a four-year letterman in football and was hired as the offensive line coach as a fifth year senior. Upon graduation in Spring of 2001, Chris was hired as an Event Manager in Denver, CO where he was the gate manager for the opening of Invesco Field at Mile High stadium as well as manager for numerous events at Red Rocks Amphitheater and Denver Coliseum.
In 2002, Chris was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager in Indianapolis, IN where he was responsible for all event operations at the RCA Dome and Indiana Convention Center. These events included NFL Indianapolis Colts games, Monster Trucks, NCAA Regionals / Final Four, and all major conventions.
In July 2005, Chris was promoted to Branch Manager in El Paso, TX where he ran the day-to-day operations; staffing levels ranged from 250-500+ for a regular season football game. While serving as the CSC El Paso Branch Manager, Chris was awarded the 2007 Runner-up Manager of the Year and the 2009 Branch Manager of the Year. In January of 2009, Chris was promoted to Assistant Regional Manager and relocated to Denver, CO. As an Assistant Regional Manager, Chris assisted with the opening of the newly renovated Arrowhead Stadium for the MLB Kansas City Chiefs 2010-2011 season.
In July of 2011, Chris was promoted to Branch Manager of Houston and also adopted the Regional Manager duties for the CSC San Antonio branch. Chris is proud to have led the CSC team in Houston in the management of great events that impact the South Texas Region. CSC Houston provides event services to many major events including NFL Houston Texans football, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Texas A&M Football, Advocare Texas Kickoff, SWAC Championships, Advocare Texas Bowl, One Direction at NRG Stadium, Offshore Technology Conference, Free Press Summer Fest, NCAA Final Four 2011 and NCAA Regionals 2015.
In 2014, Chris and his team took on the task of helping to create processes and procedures with Workfore Information Systems Host (WISH), which is capable of operating the total management of an employee including hiring, scheduling, payroll, invoicing, and reporting. Chris and his team worked hand-in-hand with ProtaTECH, a CSC affiliate company, in building the online scheduling component, which gives all employees access to their schedules 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
In 2015, Chris was promoted to Vice President, Operations. Chris has over 15 years of institutional knowledge across various venues. His experience crosses all event categories from small seminars and conventions to large production stadium concerts and sporting events. Chris has been certified in Trained Crowd Manager (TCM) and has completed courses including, NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 Certifications.
Vice President, Operations
Lenny Lambert began his CSC career in 1986 after graduating from Ferrum College and The University of Maryland. Originally assigned as the Scheduling Manager and Event ...
Lenny Lambert began his CSC career in 1986 after graduating from Ferrum College and The University of Maryland. Originally assigned as the Scheduling Manager and Event Supervisor, Lenny handled all of the daily operations for the Washington D.C. branch. In 1990, Lenny was promoted to Branch Manager of the Washington D.C. branch where clients include, NFL’s Washington Redskins, The Capital Center, Constitution Hall, The Baltimore Arena, and The Patriot Center. Three years later, he was awarded Branch Manager of the Year.
In 1995, Lenny was promoted to Northeast Regional Manager, with oversight of CSC offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and Boston, Buffalo, and Connecticut. During his tenure, Lenny has helped open many new arenas and stadiums including Gillette Stadium, Heinz Field, PNC Park, Lincoln Financial Field, The Comcast Center at the University of Maryland, Nationals Park, Showplace Arena, PPL Park, The Verizon Center in Washington, DC and many other smaller venues.
Lenny is well respected nationally through his work with special events including the NBA and MLB All-Star Games, the Ryder Cup, the President’s Cup, The PGA Championship, The PGA Grand Slam, World Cup Soccer, the Penn Relays, NRA Convention, the Inaugural National Grand Prix, Army vs. Navy Football Games, and Presidential Inaugurations. Lenny has also served as one of the leads for CSC’s work with the NFL Special Events Department including 15 Super Bowl games, the NFL Draft, Rookie Symposium, NFL Kick-off Concert, NFL Golf Classic, NFL Rookie Premier, and NFL Owner’s Meetings.
Trainings and certifications include: National Incident Management Systems, Trained Crowd Manager (TCM), Workplace Violence Awareness, NFL Security Train the Trainer Program, and Active Shooter Workshops. He is licensed in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, Florida, California, and Texas.
Chief Technology Officer
Scott Tasem began his career with CSC in 2016. Prior to CSC, Scott was a consultant working for GuideIT, a Perot company. Scott was assigned ...
Scott Tasem began his career with CSC in 2016. Prior to CSC, Scott was a consultant working for GuideIT, a Perot company. Scott was assigned to a Fortune 100 financial organization to assist with a technical corporate divesture. Scott also served as the Vice President of Information Technology at Great American Group for 7 years.
Scott brings to CSC a wide knowledge of technical expertise. Translating business objectives into technical solutions is a skill that Scott has finely tuned over the years working in Information Technology.
Scott holds a BS in Information Technology. And Scott holds various technical certifications from leading tech companies to complete his education and infrastructure background.