Cobalt Security Services Inc. was founded in 2015 by Andrew Esseff, a Veteran of the US Army. Esseff served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician and Officer. Andrew draws from his experiences with the United States Secret Service and incorporates technology and strong visual deterrents when leading his staff. This gives Cobalt Security the ability to create top notch customized security services for its clients and the community.

Our company ownership has more than thirty years of managerial and customer service experience. We hire primarily former military specialists and law enforcement experts. Cobalt Security Service is comprised on individuals striving toward a common goal of upholding a code of standards and values that meet or exceed that of the US military.

At Cobalt Security Services, we understand that perception is everything, which is why our security specialists take great pride in their personal appearance and the uniform they wear. The technology that we utilize in our company enables us to streamline the movement of our security experts, and maintain constant communication while ensuring that the most efficient and cost effective methods are being utilized. This helps us to guarantee we are maximizing protection time of our clientele and their assets at the best price.

Mission Statement

The mission of Cobalt Security Services is to set a new standard within the security industry in Southern CA by providing our clients with both a customer service that is second to none, as well as with trustworthy, adaptable and valuable security services.

We do this through investing in highly trained and conscientious security specialists who undertake the duties to protect the people, their assets, and the community.

Core Values

We achieve the goals in our mission statement by conducting our business in a manner that develops positive relationships with our clients, employees, and the community.


As the basis of this organization, we strive to exceed expectations and provide the best possible service to our clients every day


We work together, as a team, because the strength and knowledge of our cohesive team is unparalleled.


The strong, open relationships we build with our clients and employees generate a trusting partnership that is mutually beneficial.


We do what’s right, legally and morally. We understand the delicate nature of trust and the difficulties of earning it back once broken.


We go to great lengths to ensure that our professionalism and ethical standards are uncompromised.

Cobalt Security Services Biographies

Andrew Esseff


Chief Executive Officer Andrew Esseff founded Cobalt Security Inc. with the goal of providing a service to the community that would exceed that of any other security company. Andrew Esseff graduated with honors from the McGowan School of Business at King’s College. He then commissioned into the United States Army where he served his country honorably as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician and officer.  After serving as a platoon leader he was selected to be the Executive Officer (XO) and Operations Officer of the EOD Company responsible for the render safe and disposal of unexploded military munitions, improvised and commercial explosives, weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear munitions. As the XO and Ops Officer Andrew’s job was to ensure the company was trained, equipped and capable of responding to meet wartime EOD missions across the full spectrum of military operations and to meet Homeland Defense missions in support of civil authorities.  Andrew coordinated support of his company to federal, state, local law enforcement and emergency response agencies throughout the United States Army Pacific area. He also coordinated and synchronized support to the U.S. Secret Service and Department of State protecting the President, Vice President, and other designated dignitaries. Mr. Esseff went on missions working with the United States Secret Service in which he was directly responsible for the safety and protection of the President of the United States, his family as well as that of domestic and foreign dignitaries. These experiences doubled with the discipline and attention to the even the most minute detail, Mr. Esseff understands what it takes to provide complete and total security for you and or your company. Andrew continues to serve his country through his work in the reserves, serving in the intelligence community of Central Command (CENTCOM).

Cobalt Security went operational on January 1st 2016 and has been growing rapidly over the last 4 years. Cobalt Security specializes in security for housing communities (Homeowners Associations and Apartment Complexes) where they are able to use their knowledge coupled with technology to provide communities with efficient and effective security solutions.

Marc Esseff


Marc Esseff, the Chief Financial Officer of Cobalt Security, is arguably the most passionate and hardest working young entrepreneur in Ventura County. His work ethic, instilled in him by his father and grandfather who are both recognized entrepreneurs in the area, drives his passion for developing a strong local company his clients can depend on. Marc was a collegiate athlete that worked hard to maintain his status on the Deans List all four years at King’s College. Marc attended the McGowan School of Business where he obtained a triple major in Finance, Business Management and Marketing. While going through school, Marc worked in a fast paced, highly competitive environment where he excelled up the management chain passing his peers and seniors. He quickly became the number one manager in which the owner knew he could rely heavily on his intelligence and dependability. After graduating, Marc took on a challenging contract taking him to live and work in United Arab Emirates, Dubai working for Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) where he strengthened his leadership skills and broadened his skillsets and worldview. CCC is the largest construction company in the Middle East with a revenue of over $5.3 BN and have over 130,000 employees. While working for CCC Marc worked with both the engineering and the financial division conducting planning and progress monitoring, document control, material control and cost control & budgeting. His experiences and intelligence along with his unmatched determination, passion and fortitude are reasons for the success of Cobalt and passion our clients have for its service.

Joel Council

Operations & Training Manager

Joel Council is a native resident of the Ventura County in California. He attended local colleges and earned an educational background culminating in a Bachelor’s degree in business. He has a passion for safety and for educating people about identifying and reporting crime in their local community. He has participated in ongoing volunteer work that specifically includes time as a Volunteer in Policing with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. Joel began his security career in 2007 and quickly gained experience conducting unarmed and armed patrol routes, field supervision, training and posted work for a variety of clients in the Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles Counties. Joel has 8 years of security management experience supervising a staff ranging from 24, up to 250 security officers. Some of his favorite aspects of the job include meeting with clients, solving problems, training, report and scenario writing, and networking with the local authorities to identify and address local crime trends. Additionally Joel Council has a blog, Safety for Citizens, where he keeps the local community aware of the events and issues taking place around them. In 2017, Joel Council was awarded the Ventura County Citizen of the Year award for his work keeping the local community informed.

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Cobalt Security Services, Inc.

3075 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Suite 23
Westlake Village, CA 91362


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