Severin Sorensen, CPP ★

Severin Sorensen, CPP ★

President & CEO at Sikurity LLC

Location
Park City, Utah (Greater Salt Lake City Area)
Industry
Security and Investigations

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Severin Sorensen, CPP ★'s Overview

Current
  • President & CEO at Sikurity LLC
  • President & CEO at ePraxis LLC
  • Chair, Vistage International at Vistage International
Past
  • Chairman, ASIS Physical Security Council (PSC) at ASIS International
  • VP, Business and Application Development at Westec Interactive Security, Inc.
  • President and CEO at Sparta Consulting Corporation
  • Attendee at Annual International Seminar on Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis
  • Special Assistant to the President at Executive Office of the President, The White House
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Severin Sorensen, CPP ★'s Summary

Severin Sorensen, CPP is a security advisor to Chief Security Officers, C-level executives, and boards of directors. Sorensen is President & CEO of Sikurity LLC, and he has 24+ years senior-level executive management consulting experience in physical security. Sorensen is founder of the LinkedIn CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Group with over 2,500+ members; author of "Economic Misery and Crime Waves" (2009) available at Amazon.com; he advises security industry thought leaders on emerging trends in security, advanced video surveillance, perimeter protection technologies, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Sorensen is Past Academic Program Advisor, ASIS Assets Protection Course I - Concepts and Methods (2008-2010); Past Chairman, Physical Security Council (2006-07), and member of the ASIS Physical Security Council, International Subcommittee. From July 2005 to March 2007, Sorensen was VP, Business and Applications Development, for Westec Interactive Security. From 1994 to July 2005, he was President/CEO of Sparta Consulting Corporation, a security consulting, security systems integration, and remote video monitoring solutions; and Program Manager of HUD’s Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) initiative from 1994-2002. Sorensen also served in the White House (1992-93) as a Special Assistant to the President and Regional Liaison, Bureau of State and Local Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Sorensen has consulted commercial industry, state and local governments, the US Government, Organization of American States, the World Bank, and other international bodies. He earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification (1997), the M.Phil. Degree in Economics (International Political Economy) from King’s College, Cambridge University, England (1988), and B.S. degrees with honors in Economics and Political Science at the University of Utah (1986).

Specialties

Subject matter expert in Physical Security, and the security of critical assets including people, processes, and assets. Primary focus has been on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design or CPTED, and wide area surveillance programs involving sensor based monitoring including IP and CCTV video.
Part-time CSO, C-level executive advisor and coach

Severin Sorensen, CPP ★'s Experience

President & CEO

Sikurity LLC

November 2011Present (2 years 11 months) Park City, UT

Sikurity, pronounced: sik-yur-ity; means to secure, `to show what is right` in security. Sikurity LLC is a security advisor to CSOs and their direct reports, C-level executives, and boards of directors, and investment bankers monitoring the security markets. The Chief Security Officer (CSO) is an increasingly important stakeholder in enterprise viability and profitability. CSOs that can successfully manage the convergence of information and physical security requirements can safeguard the enterprise and add to the operational bottom-line with labor-saving productivity increasing technologies and state-of-the-art decision-making tools (e.g., dashboards). Sikurity is dedicated to meeting the needs of CSOs in all aspects of their professional and personal lives from CSO coaching, to strategic planning within the enterprise, to 360 assessments and line-of-sight threat awareness and risk mitigation, to manpower assessments and restructurings, to CSO employment succession planning and employment transitions. Provides security management consulting services including project management and troubleshooting of complex security systems integration projects.

President & CEO

ePraxis LLC

November 2011Present (2 years 11 months) Park City, UT

ePraxis LLC is my executive coaching business for clients outside of the core physical security community. ePraxis provides Analysis, Coaching, and Execution services for business executives. Please go to www.ePraxis.com for more information.

Chair, Vistage International

Vistage International

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

July 2010Present (4 years 3 months) Greater Salt Lake City Area

Severin is Utah Chair of Vistage CEO Group #3754, a new CEO peer-group that launched on 11/30/2010; and Vistage CEO #3859 on 11/15/11. Vistage member CEOs meet monthly for executive training from expert speaker/resources, participate in monthly strategic business issue processing, and monthly one-to-one coaching sessions from the Group Chair (executive coach); more on his activity at: www.VistageUt.com.

Vistage International is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and their companies through quality CEO coaching, group training of executives, monthly business innovator presentations, focus on accountability. Coached Vistage company executives statistically perform better than non-coached companies. Severin Sorensen was formerly a member of two Vistage (TEC) groups in the Washington DC area that were beneficial in his own business development and successful sale of his company in 2005, and now Vistage has tapped Sorensen to develop and manage a CEO Vistage Chapter in Salt Lake City, UT.

President and CEO

Sikyur LLC

Management Consulting industry

April 2007October 2011 (4 years 7 months)

Sikyur, pronounced: sik-yur; means to secure, `to show what is right` in security. Sikyur LLC is a security advisor to CSOs and their direct reports, C-level executives, and boards of directors. The Chief Security Officer (CSO) is an increasingly important stakeholder in enterprise viability and profitability. CSOs that can successfully manage the convergence of information and physical security requirements can safeguard the enterprise and add to the operational bottom-line with labor-saving productivity increasing technologies and state-of-the-art decision-making tools (e.g., dashboards). Sikyur is dedicated to meeting the needs of CSOs in all aspects of their professional and personal lives from CSO coaching, to strategic planning within the enterprise, to 360 assessments and line-of-sight threat awareness and risk mitigation, to manpower assessments and restructurings, to CSO employment succession planning and employment transitions. Provides security management consulting services including project management and troubleshooting of complex security systems integration projects.

Member, ASIS Physical Security Council

ASIS International

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Security and Investigations industry

20012011 (10 years)

Served as a volunteer member of the ASIS Physical Security Council, from 2001 through January 2010. In February 2010, stepped down from the full council to support the International Subcomittee of the ASIS Physical Security Council, and I remain presently active in this role.

Academic Program Advisor, Asset Protection Course One (APC-1): Concepts and Methods

ASIS International

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Security and Investigations industry

September 2008March 2010 (1 year 7 months)

Appointed by ASIS International to be the Academic Program Advisor for the security industry core body of knowledge course, Asset Protection Course One (APC-1): Concepts and Methods. Responsible for program content design, faculty selection, training, and leadership for the course that is administered in workshop format twice yearly, and on an ad hoc basis for multinational corporations and government clients.

Chairman, ASIS Physical Security Council (PSC)

ASIS International

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Security and Investigations industry

January 2006December 2007 (2 years)

VP, Business and Application Development

Westec Interactive Security, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Security and Investigations industry

July 2005March 2007 (1 year 9 months)

Mr. Sorensen, sold Sparta Consulting Corporation to Westec Interactive Security in July 2005, as was retained through the transition period as VP Business and Application Development and Managing Director of SPARTA Consulting Corporation, with duties that included: (1) the wind-down of Sparta and merge the day-to-day operations into Westec, and transfer the accounts and monitoring to Westec’s Iowa monitoring center; (2) management of Sparta’s legacy account base and maintenance of client relationships to ensure account retention; (3) harvesting the sales pipeline of identified business opportunities; and (4) develop new business.

President and CEO

Sparta Consulting Corporation

19942005 (11 years)

Sparta Consulting was a security management consulting firm providing security assessment, security systems design, integration, and remote video monitoring services. Founded in 1994, and sold to Westec Interactive Security in July 2005, the Sparta focused on security consulting projects primarily in the public and assisted housing markets. Early projects included Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and youth violence prevention funded by HUD. Security assessments and trainings were conducted through the US for public housing authorities, police departments, municipal leaders, and architects. In 1997, the company expanded into security systems design and installation, and housing management supportive services (youth violence prevention, HUD community and supportive services). In 2001, the company consolidated focus on security markets and began the process of establishing a state-of-the-art remote video monitoring network that was ultimately sold to Westec.

Attendee

Annual International Seminar on Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis

19952000 (5 years)

Special Assistant to the President

Executive Office of the President, The White House

19921993 (1 year)

Severin worked in the first Bush Administration as a political appointee and Special Assistant to the President; he joined the Administration in 1992 and remained to Inauguration Day 1993. His duties included performing the duties of a Regional Liaison in the Bureau of State and Local Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), focusing on drug demand and supply reduction issues.

Severin Sorensen, CPP ★'s Publications

Severin Sorensen, CPP ★'s Education

University of Cambridge

M.Phil., Economics

19861988

Advanced research degree in economics with focus on international political economy, economic theory, and abstractions in economic thought.

Activities and Societies: Cambridge University Basketball Team King's College Basketball Club King's College Rowing Club King's Economic Society United Oxford and Cambridge Universities Club (London)

University of Utah

B.S. (2 degrees), Economics and Political Science

19801986

Obtained two degrees with honors -- one in Economics and the other in Political Science.

Activities and Societies: Editor, Utah Form, Political Science Journal

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