Meet the Magnus Security Team

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President/CEO - Marques Oliver

Founded Magnus Security shortly after becoming a licensed Private Patrol Operator authorized by the state of California Bureau of Investigative and Security Services (BSIS) in 2013. When Mr. Oliver founded Magnus Security, he relied on his background as an enlisted member of the United States Army, along with his experience managing and directing large private security corporations across California, and the state of Nevada.

In 2013 Mr. Oliver recognized that there were many voids left open in the contract security market by his competitors. Recognizing the industry's shortcomings, and having developed the solutions to them throughout his career; Marques launched Magnus Security to provide a service to those in need of a professional, reliable, and responsive security service. Mr. Oliver has over 10 years’ experience of business management within the private security industry.

In 2001 he attended West Virginia University as an undergraduate. Following the terrorist attacks on September 11th Marques enlisted in the United States Army, where he joined 1/201st-FA battalion as a fire direction control specialist while still enrolled in College. Mr. Oliver would later have the honor to serve his country during an 18 month combat deployment to Iraq in support of OIF II & III where he conducted combat operations. Immediately after being honorably discharged from active duty Mr. Oliver resumed his studies at Fairmont State University where he focused on business administration. After completing his coursework Mr. Oliver accepted the position of Director of Operations with Green Valley Security in Las Vegas, NV. From there, Mr. Oliver would have the opportunity to lead multiple large private security corporations in both California, and Nevada. These opportunities and experiences have provided Mr. Oliver the ability to learn and experience, and execute various proven business models across different market sectors with great success.

In January of 2014, Marques was selected by the State of California’s Bureau of Security and investigative Services (BSIS) as a Subject Matter Expert, in which he helped to re-write and modify the stringent requirements, and examinations needed for all future private security licensees in the State of California, and remains as a security consultant for the State of California bureau of Consumer Affairs. ​ Magnus Security has the advantage of Mr. Oliver's experience, expertise and exceptional leadership skills. With addition to the support of an intimate network of current and retired peace officers, and private security industry leaders Magnus Security is sure to deliver a true professional experience for its clients.

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Manager - Micheal Austin

Micheal (Mi-Kel) Austin has been a part of the Magnus security team since its inception. Micheal brings a plethora of private security experience, personnel management, and raw talent to our organization. His natural ability for leadership, and methodical problem solving plays a crucial role in the delivery of Magnus Security’s professional security service. He is constantly in the field training our officers, and ensuring that service is quality infused. His proven ability has been realized through his work history successfully leading multiple private security companies throughout San Diego County.

He has a great understanding of the private security industry, and the best practices of a successful security operation. Mr Austin’s retains a level of perseverance about him that is both infectious and motivating throughout our company.

Prior to his career in the private security sector Mr. Austin attended Texas A&M University and was later accepted into their engineering extension program. After completion of his studies and receiving his certification in the Ordinance Removal & Remediation; Micheal would join the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation working in third-world countries such as Cambodia, safely removing unexploded ordinances from areas that are now occupied by civilians.

It is not often that you are able to find and retain someone of Mr. Austin’s caliber. Magnus Security is very excited about what Mr. Austin has so far brought to our table, and we’re looking forward to the continued growth of Mr. Austin as a key player of the Magnus executive team.

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Administration and Human
Resources Manager -
Kathleen Baik

Kathleen Baik joined the Magnus team in 2015 as the Administration and Human Resources Manager. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience ranging from recruiting and training to sales, customer service, and corporate wellness to name a few. Kathleen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Arts degree in Education.

Prior to joining Magnus Security, Kathleen worked in the higher education industry in a multitude of capacities namely in career services. In her role as a Career Services Advisor, she educated Criminal Justice students on the skills and attributes necessary to obtain employment in today’s public and private law enforcement sectors in addition to getting them successfully hired with local agencies.

With a proven track record of identifying and recruiting top law enforcement candidates, Kathleen plays a critical role in assuring Magnus Security recruits and retains top level applicants in our local labor market. We are excited to have her as a member of our professional team, and look forward to the many employee-based programs she has crafted to foster career advancement in the security industry at Magnus Security.

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