SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Protection Service—a division of Universal Services of America—today announced the addition of Mark McCourt, a security industry expert, as vice president of enterprise security services. In this newly created position on the national accounts/business development team, McCourt will help clients and prospects strategically align with broader Universal enterprise security solutions, services and best practices for improved risk management and security programs.
"We are extremely pleased to have Mark join our leadership team," said Ty Richmond, President, Security Systems and Technology and National Accounts at Universal Services of America. "Mark brings a tremendous amount of experience working with CSOs and understanding their issues and needs, and will play a vital role with Universal's national accounts team as we expand solutions and services to meet customers' needs."
McCourt's charge will be to help companies achieve best results by leveraging polices, people and technology into a proactive risk management and security program. "Being able to apply expertise in this area is really my goal in joining Universal, and I'm looking forward to contributing to the company's continued growth and helping its customers address today's business and security challenges."
McCourt has more than two decades of wide-ranging executive management leadership experience at some of the world's most innovative companies. Before co-founding software company Viakoo in 2013, he served as group publisher of SDM and Security magazines for 10 years. During his tenure, the publications became the market leaders in their respective categories and experienced consistent advertising, audience and margin growth. In 2006 he launched Security as the "business media for enterprise security leaders" and the Security 500 best practices and benchmarking programs.
Additionally, McCourt has held various security consultant and advisor roles. He has spoken at many security industry events for organizations such as the Security Industry Association, the International Security Conference and Expo, Securing New Ground and the Security Executive Council. He holds a B.A. in Business from Lafayette College.
Universal Protection Service is the largest U.S.-owned security company and the nation's primary security provider for commercial office and retail properties. As Universal expands its position in the industry, the company continues to provide clients with total security solutions, personalized customer service and unmatched exceptional value. The company, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, serves a variety of industries nationally, in Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.universalpro.com.
About Universal Services of America
Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America is one of the leading facility services companies in North America, combining an innovative mix of tradition with cutting edge systems and technology to keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of today's business environments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., Universal is a $2.5 billion company with more than 80,000 employees on staff. The company is now the second largest manned guarding security company in the U.S. and employs a hands-on, highly experienced management team and continuous training to deliver consistent, high quality security solutions. Universal has four unique divisions: Universal Protection Service, Universal Protection Security Systems, Universal Fire/Life Safety Services and Universal Building Maintenance. To learn more, visit www.universalpro.com.
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