Michael Dean Julian, CPI, PPS
President / CEO
Michael trained under his father and founder of National Business Investigations, Ron Julian, becoming involved in the family business at a young age, assisting his father in many forms of investigations. He majored in Administration of Justice in college where he was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Scholastic Order for academic achievement.
Michael began working full time for NBI in 1990, specializing in surveillance operations. He continued his education by completing the reserve law enforcement academy presented by the California Department of Justice, and studying advanced surveillance techniques offered by the National Association of Investigative Specialists.
Michael joined the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) in 1995 and regularly teaches continuing education courses offered by the association. He is a former District Governor of CALI, has served on the Legislation and Technology Committees, Education & Training Task Force, Board of Directors as the Vice President of Administrative Services for five terms and was elected President for the 2012-2013 term.
Besides CALI, Michael is currently a member of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services, the World Association of Detectives and the Southern California Fraud Investigators Association. Michael is one of less than 150 Certified Professional Investigators (CPI) in California .
To meet the recent increase in demand for executive level and facility security services, MINDERS Protective Services was established as a division of NBI in 2003. MINDERS has provided executive level protection to celebrities such as Martin Sheen, John Spencer, William Shatner, Sean Astin, Francis Fisher, Patrick Stewart, Stephanie Powers, Louis Gossett Jr., Lou Rawls, Isaac Hayes and Natasha Henstridge.
Lisa Pons came to NBI with a degree in Internet Technology and Accounting. Initially hired to be the Administrative Assistant to the President of NBI, Lisa quickly began to oversee all aspects of Minders security services. She works closely with the Director of Operations and Project Managers to ensure that all policies are followed and security is running as efficiently as possible.
Lisa reconciles weekly time sheets with supervisor's weekly reports and bills our clients for all hours actually worked. Highly detailed invoices are generated for our clients with actual hours worked at various locations along with officer names. Lisa is dedicated to outstanding customer service and is available for our clients 24 hour a day.
While human resources was initially outsourced, Lisa began to learn many aspects of the HR field. Lisa worked closely with our vendor to create new Employee Handbooks and Standard Operating Procedures. Lisa helped with bringing new Employee Benefit programs to NBI. Lisa eventually took over as the HR Manager is currently working on obtaining her PHR (Professional in Human Resource) certificate. Lisa is dedicated to our employees and seeks to ensure NBI has a competitive benefit package for all employees of the company.
Lisa was promoted in 2013 to Administrator of NBI and MPS Security. As number 3 in the organizational chart, Lisa will oversee Finance, Human Resources and the Security Departments.