ISDA Member Spotlight – Zachary Rugen

Zachary Rugen has been in the security industry for nearly a decade. He began his career in nightclubs & bars in 2009, and currently consults/manages security staffs for multiple venues. In 2014, Mr. Rugen transitioned into domestic and international protective services, security consulting, and events management. Representing multiple Fortune 500 companies in various forms of protective services. Enhancing his understanding of the importance of customer relations between security personnel and their clients.

Mr. Rugen has molded his training fundamentals, ethics, and standards from multiple professional experiences, training courses, and continues to work side by side with security leading professionals. In 2017 Mr. Rugen founded Nightclub Security Services, to increase profits, reduce liabilities, and improve hospitality for all aspects of the nightlife environment.

In addition to nightlife security operations, Mr. Rugen developed iSTOP Active Shooter & Terrorism Awareness, a risk mitigation program specifically tailored for nightlife venues. Improving venue security response and safety measures. 

Mr. Rugen has received training from the following programs:

-LaSorsa & Associates

-Global Options & Solutions

-National Protective Services Institute

-Federal Emergency Management Agency

-Department of Homeland Security

-Leiden University Terrorism Studies

-Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

-American Red Cross

-American Heart Association

Zachary’s Email
[email protected]



Zachary’s Bio is taken from The ISDA Member Directory 

The ISDA Membership

Our members represent all aspects of the profession, Corporate – High Net Worth – Private Security – Entertainment – Government and Law Enforcement.

Sharing knowledge is our culture, and ISDA’s culture is defined by its members. Our members believe in the ISDA Philosophy – Share Knowledge and experiences for the education and benefit of the membership.


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