Dan Ryan

Dan  Ryan
Dan Ryan
SVP, Security
Brookfield Properties
Dan has been in the shopping center security field for 30+ years. He has climbed the ranks and held positions from part-time midnight shift officer to Senior Vice President, overseeing the security program for as many as 220 shopping centers.

Dan’s team has been innovators in the industry recognizing the need to improve performance and measure success. They’ve changed the security operating philosophy from observe and report to trained and capable; required Security Directors be security practitioners rather than mere account managers; empowered personnel by making them as Officers and rejecting the title of Guard; and mandated that Officers receive the necessary tools and training for the tasks they are expected to perform. Dan’s team have also piloted and implemented programs such as firearm detection canine teams, fixed and mobile license plate reader systems, NARCAN, and more.

Prior to mall security, Dan served in the U.S. Army for where he performed duties as a Military Police Officer, Protective Service Agent, and Combat Readiness Evaluator.