The Balancing Act Behind Sporting and Entertainment Venues Opening to the Public

As events cautiously open up to the public, security teams are faced with an unforeseen element of protection — personal health and safety. Event security teams are forced to weigh the benefits of increased security measures with the goals of the venue’s event, making it enjoyable, profitable, and well-attended.

In this episode, Fred discusses sporting and entertainment events with a security expert who has had a hand in planning some of the most high-profile ones, Frank Rodman, President and Co-Founder of TorchStone Global. Frank’s experiences shed light on the level of complexity these events require, the impact on professional athletes, and COVID-19’s lasting effect on the industry.

Frank Rodman is a security executive with over twenty-five years of qualitative experience building pragmatic security solutions. He has worked with diplomats, business leaders, and ultra high net worth families to develop sophisticated strategies to avoid risk. Prior to TorchStone, Frank served as head of global security and investigations for the family partners of one of the largest private investment firms in the United States. Frank was also a senior security consultant for Dell Computer Corporation, where he developed and personally executed protection plans for the company’s founder and Chairman.