Dave Schlecte, CEO
A lifetime of experience informs Dave’s founding principle for Maverick Protection Group: the team is greater than the individual.
Dave sets exceptionally high standards for himself and for his team—then leads by example. In this way, Dave brings out the best from his agents and for his clients. Dave brings this passion for excellence and a taste for industry disruption to all his work across a long, challenging, and fruitful career in security, consulting and training.
Always most at home in the field, Dave travels extensively with his teams to sites throughout the United States. He goes where the mission sends him and stays for as long as it takes to ensure the mission’s success.
Craig McKim, President
A personal protection specialist with a deep background in the hospitality industry, Craig McKim brings a much-needed emphasis on customer service to the security field. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration and is a graduate of two prestigious executive protection academies.
Craig’s protection career began more than twenty years ago in nightclub and contract security at many of Las Vegas’ most well-known and successful venues. He was frequently asked to staff selective Executive Protection opportunities.
In 2005, Craig took a position with Vegas’ most highly rated independent concierge company. He masterfully built relationships and anticipated the needs of his clients, rising quickly to Director of Operations.
Craig returned to the security industry, excelling in roles as a force protection guard in Doha, Qatar, an onsite logistics manager with DynCorp International, and residential security for an ultra-high net worth family. Burnishing his security credentials in these and other roles, Craig then returned to the concierge business as Director of Business Development.
As an entrepreneur, Craig has trained many individuals and organizations to grow their businesses through networking and relationship marketing. He serves as ambassador for the International Protective Security Board, where he conducts outreach, consulting and business development.
Craig brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective of “Service Security” to his role as President of Maverick Protection Group.