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Michael Verden draws on his experience as founder of the strategic security firm The Lake Forest Group, Hillard Heintze, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and an extensive career as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service.
As Owner and CEO of The Lake Forest Group, Mike has led numerous large-scale security engagements, including projects with major entertainment venues, gaming facilities, commercial properties, and much more.
As Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Hillard Heintze, Mike managed complex projects for higher educational institutions, utility companies, property management firms, pharmaceutical operations, financial services, manufacturing and distribution plants, and professional sports.
In his capacity as Senior Director of Security for the NBA, Mike managed and coordinated global security, as well as designed and implemented site security measures, emergency evacuation programs, and contingency procedures.
Mike was a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service for 21 years and finished his career as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Dignitary Protective Division at USSS Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
G. Michael Verden, Owner and CEO
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