Our Executive Team

Dan Donovan, Stratoscope CEO + Managing Partner

Dan Donovan

Founder +  Managing Partner

Dan founded Stratoscope in August 2020 which has grown into a formidable force in the Sport & Entertainment industry. Dan has 20 plus years of specialized consulting experience with numerous stadiums and professional sports teams around the world (Manchester Arena reopening; Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the NFL Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta United; SunTrust Park, home of MLB Atlanta Braves; Chase Center, home of the NBA Golden State Warriors; Fiserv Forum, home of the NBA Milwaukee Bucks; Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes; University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals; Levi’s® Stadium, home of the NFL San Francisco 49ers), professional and collegiate sports leagues (NFL, NBA, NCAA), and major national and international sporting events, including 14 NFL Super Bowls, NBA All-Star Weekends from 2012 to 2015, 7 Olympic Games from 1996 to 2010, 10 Salesforce Dreamforce conferences and multiple engagements with NCAA among others. 

Mr. Donovan began his consulting career after roles with the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 where he advised on sport technology (timing, scoring, scoreboards and video boards). He then served as Director of Sport Competition for the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, where he was responsible for delivering all of the planning and personnel staffing needed to run the Games’ competitions. Throughout his career, Mr. Donovan has developed significant expertise ensuring positive outcomes in the sport and entertainment industry and solutions in the areas of security planning, crowd management, security systems design, operational readiness, crisis management, emergency operations and special events. 

Calvin Graber

Calvin Graber

VP, Client Experience

Calvin Graber grew up in the Bay Area where he played football at Menlo College. Before joining the Stratoscope team, Calvin served as Operations Manager at The Masonic and The Fillmore with Live Nation in San Francisco. He was always keenly aware of the importance of sports security because his dad was the head of security for the San Francisco 49ers. Following in his footsteps, Calvin has 12 years of experience in all aspects of the event industry. Calvin has been an instrumental part of various teams delivering many mega events like the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, and College Football Championship, but he hopes to one day work at the FIFA World Cup or the Olympics. Stratoscope clients rely on Calvin’s vast experience managing challenges before they become incidents to ensure positive outcomes.  From corporate events to festivals to arenas or mega events Calvin has a wealth of experience.

His most notable success story is when he was asked to serve as acting VP of Security at the Chase Center, home of the Golden State Warriors, where he developed their security and venue operations from scratch. As a testament to his leadership, when the arena flooded on Thanksgiving Day in 2019, he led the team in a massive clean-up mission and, in under twelve hours, removed all the water so the game could go on. Calvin’s best advice to clients is that there’s always more than meets the eye. “Business owners’ heads need to be on a swivel” because details make or break an event. When Calvin isn’t working, he’s relaxing and catching up with his family, girlfriend, and two dogs: Perseus and Leonidas.

Dan Donovan, Stratoscope CEO + Managing Partner

Anthony Galea

Manager, Client Experience

Anthony Galea has over a decade of experience in security and technology and is an industry leader in client experience. Anthony’s expertise spans across sports and entertainment, but his career started at a concert venue. A friend’s manager invited him to serve as a security guard, and soon after he rose the ranks to serve as the venue manager. From there, he worked for several years as a security operations manager in the musical festival world. By 2019, Anthony was traveling as many as 300 days a year from one festival to another. Around that time, he met Calvin Graber who recognized his leadership and brought him aboard the Stratoscope team. As our Client Experience Manager, Anthony manages on-site operations and meets clients’ every need to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Anthony has been instrumental in our delivery of conferences like Dreamforce 2019 and our COVID operations for the NCAA in 2020. 

His favorite events are ones where he can see attendees’ faces light up. “Knowing I was a part of making the event special for people is what gives me the most joy in my work.” From his 11 years in the industry, Anthony’s most important piece of advice is to have compassion and to trust that security measures are in place for a reason. “Security isn’t about the big guy throwing you out of the bar anymore. It’s more about customer service than ever.” That’s why Anthony trains his team to always show a smile on the front lines. When Anthony isn’t developing strategic security solutions for his clients, he’s in his backyard grilling on his Traeger smoker, watching his 2-year-old daughter play on her slide.

Brad Eggert

Brad Eggert

Director, Client Experience

Brad Eggert has over 25 years of experience executing events around the world. Brad has worked on multiple projects and events with Dan’s team since 2014 and joined Stratoscope full-time in 2022. As Director of Client Experience, he supports our clients in overall planning and execution. Brad has an impressive range of industry expertise, including event vision and execution, agency coordination, perimeter/access control procedures and enforcement, command center design and implementation, Table-Top and Field-Training Exercise facilitation and executive protection. Brad understands the perspectives and objectives of stakeholders, which allows him to deliver at a consistently high level.

Brad was a key member of our team during the Manchester Arena reopening after the Ariana Grande incident as well as our lead on a number of major events with clients such as Uber, Rodan + Fields, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. One of Brad’s career highlights was serving as a venue manager during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. He oversaw the practice facilities that hosted every country competing in men’s and women’s ice hockey. During the Games, Brad managed two teams of full-time, part-time and volunteer personnel while also coordinating with local and federal law enforcement to ensure a comfortable, safe, effective training environment for the world’s premier ice hockey players.

When Brad isn’t ensuring positive outcomes for our clients, he enjoys spending time at home with his family in Charleston, SC, and helping coach his kids’ sports teams, whatever season they’re in.

Laura DeGood

Director of Project Operations

Laura DeGood boasts an illustrious career spanning nearly two decades in the dynamic realm of events and entertainment, where she has continually demonstrated unparalleled expertise. With a remarkable 13-year focus on overall guest/attendee experience focused on registration operations, credentialing, event technology, and their critical intersections with security operations, Laura has emerged as a trailblazer in her field.

 

Prior to Stratoscope, Laura served as the distinguished leader of the Registration Team for Salesforce Strategic Events, where she orchestrated the seamless execution of 15-25 events annually, with attendee numbers ranging from 5,000 to a staggering 50,000+. Her invaluable contributions to Salesforce elevated the standard for event management and registration practices. Before her tenure at Salesforce, Laura honed her craft at renowned agencies such as Jack Morton Worldwide and George P. Johnson, further solidifying her reputation as a seasoned professional in the industry.

Based in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Laura embodies a passion for excellence both in her professional endeavors and personal pursuits. Outside of her dedicated work commitments, she finds solace and rejuvenation in the serenity of yoga studios and the tranquility of California beaches. Additionally, Laura is a devoted mother, actively supporting her sons in their endeavors, whether cheering from the sidelines at their football games or sharing moments with her family. Her multifaceted interests and unwavering dedication underscore her commitment to achieving excellence in every facet of her life.

Lauren Good

Lauren Good

Event Planner

Lauren Good has brought 18 years of event experience to the Stratoscope team with a wide range of knowledge focused on event planning, project management, sales, account management, social media management, and venue management. She has brought that experience and attention to detail to recent Workday, Grace Hopper Celebration and Autodesk University events with our team playing an integral role and making an immediate impact.

Lauren started her career in event planning in Charleston, South Carolina after graduating from Clemson University in 2004 with a degree in Marketing and Public Relations and a minor in Graphic Design. As an event planner, Lauren strategized and executed several events for her alma mater, Clemson University, and has assisted in opening new event venues across the state. In recent years, Lauren has specialized in large-scale festivals with multiple vendors, curating experiences for the masses. Passionate and civically driven, Lauren also volunteered as an event coordinator at TEDx, where for four years she focused on bringing the world’s leading thinkers and doers to Greenville. When Lauren isn’t bringing business conferences and large-scale events to life, she attends live concerts, hosts neighborhood dinner parties and spends time with her beautiful daughters, Elizabeth and Abigail.

Marc Everett

Director of Client Experience

Marc Everett discovered his true calling in the world of security two decades ago as the Director of Operations for S.A.F.E. Management at Ford Field, overseeing the safety and facilities team for the esteemed M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. Initially focused on crowd management and staff education, Marc’s role transformed after the events of 9/11, as he spearheaded the implementation of new security processes to meet the stringent NFL standards. His remarkable efforts included training and educating a large team of managers, supervisors, and personnel, solidifying the stadium’s status as a safe and secure environment.

Throughout his career, Marc has collaborated closely with esteemed organizations such as the FBI and Secret Service, lending his expertise to support over a dozen Super Bowls. He is a staunch advocate for merging security with technology, firmly believing in the power of innovative processes and products to enhance the capabilities of security personnel. Marc’s profound commitment to elevating people aligns perfectly with Stratoscope’s P5 Strategy, making him an invaluable asset to the team. In a recent client event, he demonstrated his exceptional skills by implementing robust security measures that led to the identification and capture of a group of thieves.

While his professional life thrives on ensuring safety, Marc finds solace in the great outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, climbing, or kayaking, he embraces the thrill of adventure. When he’s not immersed in his active pursuits, he takes pleasure in savoring a fine scotch and cherishing quality time with his two sports-loving children and his remarkable wife.

Jason Hamm

Manager of Client Experience

Jason Hamm has embarked on a remarkable career in event security, starting with his early triumphs in securing positive outcomes for bar and nightclub events in Baltimore during his college years. He honed his skills as a frontline leader at prestigious venues like the Merriweather Post Pavilion, the 9:30 Club, and The Lincoln Theatre, gaining invaluable insights into anticipating needs and solving evolving event challenges. In 2017, he showcased his expertise by consulting on security planning for the groundbreaking concert venue, The Anthem, where he later assumed the esteemed position of Director of Security.
Joining S.A.F.E. Management as Event Security Manager, Jason played a pivotal role in managing 24/7 security operations at the renowned State Farm Stadium, overseeing crowd management for major events such as Cardinals games, concerts, and the Playstation Fiesta Bowl. After time spent working in Nashville with BEST Crowd Management, he returned to his role at S.A.F.E. in 2021, where he rose to the position of Managing Director. A new opportunity awaited Jason in 2022 when he joined the Phoenix Suns as the Assistant Director of Event Security.

As an industry expert, he tirelessly seeks ways to enhance the client experience through collaboration, communication, and proactive planning. After working on various projects like NCAA COVID Ops, Dreamforce 2022 and others with the Stratoscope team and embracing his passion for working directly with security teams, clients, and fans from diverse backgrounds, Jason embraced the opportunity to join Stratsocope full-time in 2023 as Manager of Client Experiences.

When not immersed in his professional endeavors, Jason finds solace and joy in the company of his wife and four children in Surprise, Arizona, where he also dedicates his time to coaching his kids’ sports teams.

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