Uncovering Synergies between Guarding and EP | Tim Keller

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    Guarding whether manned or mobile is the starting pathway many pursue in the security sector so is it time to shine a positive light on skillsets developed that might be transferable to other sectors like EP?

    This week we are very pleased to welcome Tim Keller, recently departed SVP for North America at Securitas to ask:

    • Is it possible to progress through the corporate ranks of a larger manned guarding provider when compared to a boutique firm?
    • What skillset are larger manned guarding companies looking for from entry level candidates?
    • Is there a ‘revolving door’ between executive protection and manned guarding depending on the economic climate?
    • Will we ever see robot guards augmenting the service?
    • What are the greatest challenges ahead for manned and mobile guarding?

    More about Tim:

    Tim Keller, CPP most recently served as the Northeast Region President at Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., one of the world’s largest security firms, based in New York City. He provided leadership to over 14,000 employees throughout eight states. Tim brings over 30 years of experience in the security industry and has held several leadership positions in the areas of Protective Services, Investigations, and Fraud Prevention, including his prior role as President of Securitas’ Mobile division in US & Canada.

    Tim proudly served in the United States Naval Reserve as an Intelligence Officer.

    Tim also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Benedictine University as part of the criminal justice program. His educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Louisiana State University and Master of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University. Tim has also earned the prestigious Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation from the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) in 2007, further solidifying his security expertise. He is a speaker at many industry events and has published several white papers and articles as a subject matter expert on security and investigations 

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