Derek Dodd

Director Of Operations - Miami at Allied Universal

Derek Dodd, MBA has extensive work experience in various roles and industries. Derek has been the Director of Operations at Allied Universal since 2016, where they oversee security operations in Miami. Prior to that, they served as an Account Manager at Allied Universal, providing security coverage for Carnival Cruise Line.

Before joining Allied Universal, Derek worked at Defensive Concepts Inc. from 2007 to 2024 as the Chief Training Officer. In this role, they trained individuals in firearms, self-defense, and first aid, with a focus on the civilian and private security officer industry.

Derek'sprevious experience includes working at AlliedBarton Security Services as a Security Supervisor and Security Officer, where they provided security coverage and supervised and trained officers at Baptist Health Hospital sites.

Derek also has experience in the sales and marketing industry. Derek worked as a District Manager at the Florida State Lottery from 2004 to 2007, achieving high sales revenue and increasing the retailer network. Derek also served as the General Manager of Operations at the Jamaica Lottery Company from 1998 to 2003, where they increased the agent/retailer platform and implemented organizational development strategies.

In addition, Derek held roles in sales and marketing at Lascelles Wines and Spirits - Wray & Nephew Group and Desnoes and Geddes (Red Stripe), where they secured major contracts and led successful sales teams.

Overall, Derek Dodd, MBA brings a diverse range of skills and experience in security operations, training, and sales to their roles.

Derek Dodd, MBA holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Barry University, which they obtained from 1995 to 1997. Additionally, they completed a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University from 2004 to 2007. Derek pursued an MBA Elective in Advanced Marketing at the University of the West Indies, and earned an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from the University College of the Caribbean. Prior to these degrees, Derek Dodd received a Diploma in Marketing and Management from the Jamaica Institute of Management between 1992 and 1995. Derek also holds various certifications in areas such as security, firearms instruction, and first aid.



  • Director Of Operations - Miami

    January, 2024 - present

  • Account Manager - Carnival Cruise Line

    August, 2016

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