Executive Team


Nelson V. Soracco

Nelson V. Soracco, CPP, President & CEO

Mr. Soracco founded Century Protective Services, Inc. in 1994 after an illustrious, twenty-year career with Sotheby’s Holdings Incorporated as Director of Corporate Security. Mr. Soracco is a Board-Certified Protection Professional and Licensed Private Investigator. With this expertise and experience he has been able to create and develop CPS into one of the area’s premier security service providers.

CPS currently manages security programs executive protection plans and investigative services for an elite customer base over a diverse scope of industries. Mr. Soracco has lead CPS with a finely developed sense of customer service and has nurtured that very culture in every employee and business aspect of the organization. Mr. Soracco, maintains professional affiliations with ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security), NYPD APPLE & Shield Programs, The American Association of Private Law Enforcement, and is a long-standing business supporter of the New York State Police.





Sandra L. Beattie, VP, Government Relations, Enterprise Risk & Strategic Advisor

25 years of measurable results across State and Federal government, responsible for a broad scope of key fiscal and policy issues. Served as the NY State Budget Director where Ms Beattie developed, formulated and executed $200+ billion budget, revenue forecasting, fiscal planning and debt portfolio. Worked at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and in the private sector for Deloitte Consulting in the Strategy and Operations, federal government practice. Ms. Beattie became a luminary in the public sector in budget and performance management, digital transformation, risk management, crisis and emergency management working across all private and government domains. She is the Founder and CEO of Mathias Advisors, LLC., a boutique Women Business Enterprise strategic consultancy specializing in budget, fiscal and program integrity solutions. The firm offers a unique and unmatched combination of federal and state budget and grant expertise, regulatory requirements, internal controls, audit, antifraud and risk management, security, crisis and emergency management, cybersecurity and technology.  Holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Emmanuel College in Boston and a master’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York. She holds graduate certificates in Non-Profit from the University of Massachusetts.



Charles DeSalvo

Charles DeSalvo, VP of Operations

As a VP of Operations, Charlie is responsible for Century Protective Services security management programs in the Tri-Sate area, which incorporates millions of square footage and over three hundred employees including: Site Supervisors, School Safety Agents, Concierge, armed and unarmed Security personnel in the corporate, commercial, and residential real estate and educational center markets. Mr. DeSalvo brings over twenty-five years of professional security management, loss prevention and investigative experience to our organization and clients. At the conclusion of a decorated law enforcement career, Mr. DeSalvo held the position of Associate Director of Security where he continued to gain vast security experience in the hotel/hospitality industry within a five-star/five diamond hotel corporation in midtown Manhattan. In the hotel industry Mr. DeSalvo authored progressive hotel policy which both straightened and better positioned the property against loss, risk, and liability. Mr. DeSalvo led a successful team of security practitioners who were directly responsible for the overall safety and well-being of thousands of visiting world travelers, entertainment and government VIPs and dignitaries. Mr. DeSalvo is proficient in both internal and external security systems, investigative techniques and is a Board-Certified Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Instructor.



Jenny Felippelli, Finance Manager

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science from Mercy College with a specialty in Business Management. She has over 12 years of experience in business management, accounting, and bookkeeping having worked for high-net worth clientele in the entertainment industry and multi-million dollar companies preparing budgets and managing the day to day financials.

Jenny’s responsibilities as the Business Finance Manager at CPS are to manage the company’s financials to ensure we are operating efficiently and effectively as our business continues to grow.




Alisa Fair, Human Resource Manager

Alisa is a dedicated HR professional with over 8 years of human resource experience working in the non-profit and profit sectors of New York City. She earned her master’s degree in business from Metropolitan College of NY in 2018.  

Alisa is extremely committed to building a productive and engaged workforce, while promoting an open-door policy with the ability to communicate to all staff levels. Creative thinker with the ability to align the needs of employees with the goals and mission of the company. 

Some of Alisa's responsibilities as an HR Manager consist of being a liaison between employers and employee to help ensure both are well equipped to do their jobs safely and effectively. Also, skilled in Recruitment, Hiring, Onboarding, Development, Policies, Employer/Employee Relations, Payroll, Employee Benefits, Disciplinary Procedures and Terminations.




Imelda Mathieson, Director of Marketing & Client Relations

Equipped with 25 years of an integrated 360 sales and marketing leadership experience to deliver results for a number of different industries in a global market, Imelda joined Century at the end of 2023 to lead Century's efforts of client relationships management with a comprehensive understanding of the required offline and digital channels for utilizations in an effective company wide strategic campaign executions. All implemented by leveraging consumer and market data technologies to deliver innovative and impactful solutions that meet the specific needs of our clients and our operation. With a Juris Doctor candidacy, a Master of Marketing and a Bachelor of Business Management, Imelda combines her academic background, industry experience with an attuned sales and marketing legal awareness, digital and offline, to ensure the creation of effective and legally compliant campaigns that increase brand awareness, loyalty, and growth, for our clients and our business.