Leadership Solutions

Senior Director Security Sports


Madison Square Garden Entertainment




The Senior Director Security for the Knicks and Rangers will be accountable for developing and implementing proactive/preventative security measures and programs for the protection MSG’s team personnel, players and family members both domestically and on a global basis as needed. This position will also support MSG’s business continuity and crisis management efforts. This position will be responsible for the execution of player-specific needs, in accordance with existing team and Madison Square Garden policies, guidelines and initiatives.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Develop and maintain a best in class security program for the NY Knicks and NY Rangers, ensuring team personnel and players are protected at all times.
  • In partnership with MSG’s Intelligence and Investigation team, conduct investigations involving game incidents that involve players, staff and others as necessary and directed.
  • Travel with team throughout the course of the season (preseason, regular season and playoffs) and provide personal player security (ingress, egress, post-game, etc.) for all games at MSG, working in concert with head of team security and other related MSG personnel.
  • Participate in the security planning and on-site management of security at selected special events including the NBA, NHL Development League, All-Star Games, Global Games, Drafts, Play-offs, and other special events.
  • Coordinate, prepare and disseminate all relative information regarding player security to appropriate team personnel and appropriate in-house staff (MSG/Command Center, etc.).
  • Interact and coordinate efforts with all necessary team personnel and MSG staff on game nights. Provide personal security for family members as directed.
  • Ensure highest levels of guest experiences, while providing a secure environment, in areas of potential public/player interaction.


  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 - 12 years of security operations and management experience with a knowledge of events and/or sports operations.
  • Ability to develop and execute company and departmental standard operating procedures (SOP’s), and effectively articulate and manage security budgetary initiatives
  • Strong background and experience in the area of emergency planning/business continuity.
  • Ability to effectively provide close supervision, guidance and structure to staff were needed.
  • Proven ability to assess, develop and successfully execute strategic internal and external security plans and quickly adapt to change as required by events.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational and time management skills required, ideally working alongside C-Suite Executives.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and use sound business judgment while dealing with tact, diplomacy and a commitment to company values.
  • Adept at maintaining a positive, open, approachable, and professional relationship with a diverse group of people
  • Highly responsive to emergencies
  • Experience working with law enforcement and coordinating security and safety needs for clients.
  • Specialized training in safety and security for high profile clients.

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