Chad Shade

Senior Consultant, Director of Security Consulting

Chad Shade
  • Classic Car Enthusiast
  • Political Buff
  • Baseball Fan

Chad has an extensive background in law enforcement and corporate security. Chad has held previous positions as a Correctional Deputy, Police Officer, Asset Protection & Audit Manager, Protective Services Manager, Criminal Justice Instructor, and as a Regional Facility Security Manager.  His strong leadership and management skills are evident in his work and allow him to guide successful teams and organizations.  He is also a passionate change agent, continually assessing risk and finding efficiency opportunities.

Chad has experience and knowledge in the fields of Corporate Security, Physical Security, Leadership and Management, Criminal Investigations, Corrections, Patrol, Retail Loss Prevention, Emergency Management, Training, Budget Management, Internal Controls/Audit, and Incident Response.

Chad holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership Development from Chapman University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute and University, and an Associate’s Degree from Rio Hondo College. He is also a trained Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO), a member of O.C. Shield/Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center, and a member of ASIS International.

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Introducing The Vantage Security Consulting Challenge Coin

Chad Shade | June 9th, 2017

With traces as far back as the Roman Empire, challenge coins have been used to show accomplishment and achievement.  Their current use can be tracked to the US military.  Starting as a tangible symbol to indicate someone belonging to a particular unit, completing a training course, or performing a certain task, it is a recognized ...
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More Than Face Value: Four Bandit Barrier Areas to Secure

Chad Shade | March 15th, 2017

At banking and financial institutions, protecting employees and patrons is a top priority. One line of defense are the bandit barriers at the teller line to protect bank staff. As years have gone by, banks have transitioned from brass bars, as seen at left, to the clear acrylic “bulletproof glass” we see today.  (For clarification, ...
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