Blake Barisich Western Regional Manager
Born in Medina, Ohio, Blake attended Hillsdale College and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Financial Management. After graduation, he embarked on his career with S.A.F.E. Management. In S.A.F.E.’s Baltimore operation, he immediately experienced a swift induction into the event management world. Within the first several weeks as Event Manager, he participated in back to back Emimen Concerts at Ford Field, and served as the leader to all personnel for the Baltimore Ravens training camp.
After training camp, his responsibilities as Event Manager expanded to include providing and managing personnel for security, parking, ticket takers, ushers, and guest services for large public events including NFL games, college events, and public entertainment events and venues in the greater Baltimore area.
In January and February 2005, Blake was selected as Co-Director of security for the Media Center at Super Bowl XXXIX and upon returning from the Super Bowl, after only two years with S.A.F.E., he was given full responsibility for the entire Baltimore operation. After individual and corporate success at Jacksonville’s Super Bowl, Blake was chosen as Director for security at NFL Tailgate for Super Bowl XL in Detroit.
Shortly after Super Bowl XL, in April of 2006, Blake was relocated to Arizona to embark on the opening of a new S.A.F.E. Management operation at the University of Phoenix Stadium. During the inaugural season, Blake’s ability to develop our event day leadership team as well as strong relationships with our new stadium partners set a strong foundation for lasting operational success at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
After completion of the inaugural season at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Blake has had the opportunity to host Arizona Cardinals football games, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, two BCS National Championship games, Rolling Stones/Kenny Chesney/U2 concerts, Wrestlemania XXVI, automotive sports, trade shows, conventions and festivals.
In Phoenix, Blake also provides leadership to S.A.F.E.’s 24-hour; 7 day-a-week security operation. He prides himself on having a well-trained, friendly, and value added focused security team in which he has cultivated through his strong communication.
Blake Super Bowl experience has continued to grow with participation in XLI (2007), XLII (2008), XLIII (2009), XLIV (2010), XLV (2011), XLVI (2012), XLVII (2013) XLVIII (2014). Blake has managed a multitude of venues for each of the Super Bowls and has been a major contributor to our corporate success with these operations. His leadership in training development/facilitation, relationship building, effective communication, operation ingenuity, and innovative thinking have been at the core of his success.
Blake has actively participated in multiple NFL Best Practices Trainings; International Crowd Management Conferences; guest spoke for colleges, and aided in situational mock emergency disasters table-top exercises. He has also worked with industry leaders in the development of software programs to aid in the understanding of evacuations, shelter in place, and ingress dynamics.
Throughout Blake’s tenure with S.A.F.E. Management, he has become knowledgeable and acquired extensive experience in multi-event management in a multitude of cultures around the country. His leadership, personal charisma, and diplomacy skills has enabled him to adapt and thrive in several cities/cultures. He has used his blend of core business management, public relations, personnel management, and leadership skills to develop even stronger relationships with our clients and our employees.
Daniel Tumminello Director of Operations
Born in Livingston, New Jersey, Dan attended University of Delaware as an undergraduate and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. He attended Grand Canyon University for graduate school and obtained a Masters of Science in Leadership. Dan has a certificate in Business Administration from the Mendoza College of Business at University of Notre Dame. In 2003, he embarked on his career with US Investigation Services (USIS) as an Investigator. Dan served in the US Navy Reserves from 2002-2010 as an Intelligence Specialist. While working with USIS, Dan conducted federal background investigations and was a team leader until 2012.
Dan began as a Manager with S.A.F.E. Management in 2006 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. His responsibilities as a part-time Manager included providing and managing personnel for security, parking, ticket takers, ushers, and supervision for large public events including NFL games, college events, and concert events at University of Phoenix Stadium. In early 2011 and 2012, Dan helped manage Super Bowl XLV and XLVI security shifts for daily security and game day operations. He also worked as a Security Supervisor for Super Bowl XLI & XLII.
In April 2012, Dan started full-time with S.A.F.E. Management as Director of Security. He has been intricately involved in recruiting, interviewing, hiring and scheduling staff. Dan also provides leadership to our 24-hour; 7 day-a-week security operation. He prides himself on having a well-trained, friendly, and value added focused security team in which he has cultivated through his strong communication.
As Director of Security, Dan has assisted with the development of a new security screening procedure, i.e. “hand wanding”, of all individuals entering University of Phoenix Stadium on Cardinal game days. His responsibilities have included the Tostitos Fiesta Bowls, two BCS National Championship games, Rolling Stones/U2 concerts, automotive sports, trade shows, International Soccer matches, conventions and festivals.
In January 2013, S.A.F.E. Management began work at Camelback Ranch Glendale (CRG). Dan was instrumental in starting both overnight and Spring Training game day operations for CRG. Dan has been the director of operations for stadium events such as Cardinals Fan Fest, International Soccer, and Spring Training Baseball.
Dan was selected as Director of Stadium Operations for the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome at Super Bowl XLVII, Metlife Stadium at Super Bowl XLVIII and University of Phoenix Stadium at Super Bowl XLIX. During this assignment, he trained, managed and provided direction to all S.A.F.E. security staff in coordination with NFL security. Dan recently was part of the planning for the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game.
Dan has actively participated in the International Crowd Management Conference in Phoenix, AZ. He acted as chairman and committee member for the City of Phoenix North Gateway Village Planning Committee from 2008-2015. He also served on the Board of Directors for the North Gateway Homeowners Association until 2015. Dan resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife, Jill and their four-year-old son, Cale.
Jain Borries Event and Security Manager
Love of live entertainment and sports is what brought Jain to S.A.F.E. Management in 2006. She began working with S.A.F.E. during the inaugural season for the Arizona Cardinals at their new home, the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, AZ. Recognized for her high energy, enthusiasm and leadership skills Jain quickly rose from a Team Member position into a Manager role during major events including Cardinals games, Tostitos Fiesta Bowls, concerts, professional soccer matches and even WrestleMania.
When Super Bowl XLII came to the University of Phoenix stadium in 2008, Jain was invited to join a special team of Supervisors overseeing the security of the exclusive “On Location” parties that take place throughout the stadium on Game Day. From that point forward Jain was invited to travel with an elite S.A.F.E. Management team to continue to provide leadership at several Super Bowl events across the country.
In July 2013 Jain was offered and accepted the opportunity to become Director of Operations for S.A.F.E. Management’s Super Bowl efforts. For Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey, Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona and Super Bowl 50 in California Jain was responsible for setting up office infrastructure, creating and implementing procedures for interviews, hiring and record keeping. Ensuring the company and all guards were properly trained and licensed she directed all recruitment, hiring and training efforts of event security staff as well as facilitated agreements with security partners to provide safety and security at America’s greatest annual sporting event.
Prior to joining S.A.F.E. Management full time, Jain was an Admissions Representative at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. As a huge proponent of healthy living she promoted Naturopathic medicine and education for the purpose of recruiting future students and patients. An engaging public speaker, Jain’s responsibilities included sharing information at college and job/career fairs, advising candidates on recommended undergraduate studies and providing tours to guests of the beautiful campus in Tempe, AZ.
Jain resides in Phoenix with her wife Meredith and their two cats “Puppy” and “Martie Graw”. In addition to sports and live entertainment, they love to explore the Desert Mountains hiking and kayaking through the canyons down the Salt River and on the many lakes Arizona has to offer.