John Bernal

Sr. Director, Market Lead - Southwest & Central Region at Allied Universal

John Bernal, MBA, CPP, PCI, PSP has a diverse and extensive work experience spanning over 25 years. John began their career with the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation as a Parole Agent III-Supervisor, where they supervised parole agents, trained staff, and evaluated performance. After working in this role for over 24 years, they retired from the department.

In 2011, John joined Point 2 Point Global Security, Inc. as a Coordinator of ODO Operations. John later transitioned to the role of Private Investigator-Qualified Manager. During their time at Point 2 Point Global Security, they managed multiple locations throughout California and the West Coast, ensuring rapid response and coverage for emergency situations.

In 2019, John joined Allied Universal as the Senior Director, Market Lead-Southwest & Central Region. In this role, they are responsible for the growth and development of five practices within Risk Advisory and Consulting Services. John oversees client development and the delivery of core services, while also managing projects and cases to ensure client satisfaction and meet budgets.

Overall, John Bernal has a proven track record of leadership, expertise in security and investigations, and a strong focus on client satisfaction.

John Bernal, MBA, CPP, PCI, PSP has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University, completed from 2008 to 2010. John also holds an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Business Administration and Management, General from Bakersfield College, earned from 1989 to 1992. Additionally, they attended California State University, Bakersfield from 1992 to 1996, focusing on Business Administration and Management, General. Furthermore, they have obtained several certifications, including Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), and various security and investigative permits and registrations.


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  • Sr. Director, Market Lead - Southwest & Central Region

    October, 2021 - present

  • Manager, ODO Operations

    May, 2019

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