Star Protection management is committed to frequent employee engagement resulting in exemplary officer performance and tenured employment. Our metric based performance reporting drives improved measurable service outcomes, continuous improvement and accountability. We pride ourselves on frequent communication with our customers and we track all communication to ensure constant information sharing. With over a hundred years of collective management experience in the security and facility service industry, we understand the importance of hands on management and constant and continuous on-the-job employee coaching. Our strict adherence to service delivery processes ensures we provide repeatable security service and response with “fit for purpose” personnel. Our front-line officers are our only true asset and the most important part of providing successful security measures that meets our client’s requirements and expectations.
Dana Weaver, President
Dana Weaver is a business owner and experienced executive, who resides in Houston, Texas. As the past co-owner of The ABS Companies, Dana served as the President and spent 26 years guiding the growth and expansion of the $150 million facility services company prior to its sale to GCA Services Group, a Philadelphia based facility services provider. Dana acquired Blue Moon Investigations, a Houston based private security company in 2009 and rebranded the company as Star Protection Agency, where he currently serves as President. Mr. Weaver is a certified public accountant (Pricewaterhouse Coopers); and graduated from Texas Tech University (BBA) and the University of Texas in Austin (MBA).
Wade Bartlett, Executive Vice President – Managing Partner
Wade Bartlett brings over 25 years of experience in the facility service and management industry to Star Protection Agency. He is focused on the strategic growth and brand recognition of Star Protection, responsible for demand creation, sales execution and client relations. With an acute understanding of client requirements and needs, Wade works closely with field operations and Account Managers to ensure Star Protection’s commitments to our clients come first. Prior to joining Star Protection, Wade functioned in senior level management and leadership roles for some of the largest facility service organizations in North America. Mr. Bartlett graduated from Western State University in Colorado (BBA) and actively participates in several industry related organizations such as: ASIS, CAI, IFMA and CoreNet.
Alex Ledsinger, Director of Operations – Managing Partner
Alex Ledsinger brings 24 years of experience in the security industry to Star Protection. As the Director of Operations, Alex is focused on the operational delivery of all of Star Protection’s security services with additional responsibility and oversight of hiring, training and retention of operational field personnel. Customer satisfaction is Alex’s primary focus. Prior to joining Star, Mr. Ledsinger held senior level management positions at Allied Universal as Branch Manager Houston, Yale Enforcement Services as Regional Vice President Texas & Louisiana and Cobra Security as Vice President Operations, with direct supervision over hundreds of security officers and a multitude of various clients across a variety of industries and markets. Alex is also the licensed manager or primary company representative for Star Protection, duly licensed by the State of Texas.
Blaine Weaver, Account Manager
Blaine Weaver brings a unique blend of enthusiasm, strong work ethic and teamwork to Star Protection. Blaine serves as an Account Manager for Star, utilizing his extensive managerial experience working in property management with an emphasis on commercial, office, and hotel management in support of the company’s residential gated communities and private education clients. With a family background in the Security Industry, Blaine is a hands-on manager that schedules routine site visits ensuring that Star Protection officers are trained and have a solid understanding of their post duties. Blaine holds a Texas DPS Non-Commissioned security license and has attended numerous training programs and seminars to enhance his security expertise. Mr. Weaver attended Texas Tech University and obtained a BBA from Vanguard University.
Maurice Bess, Director of Field Operations (Captain)
Captain Maurice C. Bess brings over 20-years’ security expertise to Star Protection Agency, formerly serving as a Field Supervisor and Field Training Officer (FTO) supporting the development of field personnel, Officer Bess now schedules all officers for the entire company. Captain Bess also serves as the company’s fleet coordinator. Maurice holds a Commissioned Security Guard Level III License with Texas DPS in Protection and Security and provides Star Protection’s security officers with additional security training, including risk management, area threat assessment, response/tactical, de-escalation and report training.
William Goebel, Controller
William (Bill) Goebel is Controller for Star Protection and brings over 30 years of accounting and financial experience to field operations and client requirements. Bill’s service industry experience of over 20 years includes: GCA Services Group, Associated Building Services and Continental Airlines where he held the positions of Division Controller, Controller and Assistant Controller, respectively. Bill has constantly worked to improve procedure efficiencies and to provide top level support to meet all customer needs. Mr. Goebel began his career in accounting with Ernst & Young in St. Louis, Missouri, and obtained a CPA certificate from the State of Missouri and a BS degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University.
Carolee Vizina, Accounting Manager
Carolee Vizina has worked in Accounting for over 20 years, joining Star Protection Agency in administration to support corporate management, field operations and Star clients. Carolee is an integral member of the team serving as the Accounting Client liaison ensuring timely and accurate accounting for clients’ invoicing. In addition to client accounting, Carolee serves as payroll administrator for Star Protection ensuring accurate payment of wages to field personnel. She works closely with Star Human Resources ensuring effective onboarding of new employees, monitoring payroll and tracking PTO and sick leave. Carolee’s technical skills coupled with her strong organizational, customer service and interpersonal skills enables her to meet the needs of Star Protection’s clients.
Elizabeth Umanzor, Recruiter
Elizabeth Umanzor, a graduate of Houston Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences excels as our Recruiter for Star Protection. Elizabeth joined Star in a part time role in late 2020 as an Administrative Assistant and later accepted a full time role as our Recruiter in March 2021. Prior to joining Star, Elizabeth gained valuable security industry experience working for Yale Enforcement Services for 4 years as Administrative Assistant and Scheduling Coordinator. Elizabeth gained other valuable experience working for Shell Credit Union and Woodforest National Bank. Elizabeth is laser focused on finding, screening and hiring the best personnel possible to staff our valued customers sites.
Tony Wilke, Field Coach (Lieutenant)
Tony Wilke brings 10 years of security service experience to Star Protection Agency and currently serves as a Field Coach. Officer Wilke holds a Commissioned Security Guard Level III License with Texas DPS in Protection and Security and provides Star Protection officers with extensive security training, including risk management, area threat assessment, response/tactical and report training.
Dan Hanks, Field Coach (Sergeant)
Daniel Hanks brings years of supervisory experience to Star Protection. Formerly, Dan was a field supervisor for Allied Universal and was a specialized health care security officer at a large hospital in West Houston. Dan currently holds Level 3 commissioned security officers license with the State of Texas and provides Star Protection officers with leadership and coaching in the field at all job sites.