Richard L. Wyckoff
With the acquisition of Entourage, USA has accomplished a goal of strategic expansion into the European Union U.S. Security Associates (USA), through its wholly owned affiliate, Andrews International LLC, announced the acquisition of Entourage Security Management, one of London’s premier security firms. The globalisation of business is leading more and more clients to seek security solutions outside the U.S. borders and this move establishes a strong foothold for the company in Europe. Entourage provides uniformed security services, executive protection, special event staffing, and security & risk management consultation. Entourage offers custom-tailored programmes for high-end clients and unique security profiles and needs. They specialise in corporate, hotel, retail and event security and serve a portfolio of premier global clients. The acquisition Richard L. Wyckoff, President and CEO of U.S. Security Associates stated, “With the acquisition of Entourage, we have accomplished a goal of strategic expansion into the European Union. Through organic growth and key acquisitions like Entourage, we are building our presence in the international markets where clients need us. Many current clients are asking us to provide our world-class service in more locations. With this newly established presence in Europe, we are better positioned to serve them.” Randy Andrews, Chief Security Officer of U.S. Security Associates and President of Andrews International, stated “We have been working with Entourage for many years through our Consulting & Investigations Division. We feel that we are aligned from a cultural perspective and that this acquisition fits well into our expansion plans.” Troy Hewitt, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Entourage Security Management, stated “We are very excited about joining this world-class organisation. Our mission is to be our clients’ most valuable service provider: a genuine asset to their business that protects and enhances their reputation. We believe that Andrews International shares that mission and that this acquisition will bring great opportunities to both our clients and our employees.” New operations in Honduras and Nicaragua U.S. Security Associates, through its affiliate Andrews International, has also recently established operations in Honduras and Nicaragua and will soon have a presence in Costa Rica.
U.S. Security Associates is one of the largest security companies represented on the ASIS 2015 exhibit floor This month, executives and managers from the Atlanta-based security company U.S. Security Associates join more than 20,000 security professionals in Anaheim, California for the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015). ASIS International is the largest membership organisation for security management professionals, and its annual conference is the security industry’s “can’t miss” event. ASIS 2015 takes place from September 28 to October 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Networking sessions The show features more than 200 operational and information security sessions on issues ranging from counter-terrorism to malware to threats from unmanned vehicles. U.S. Security Associates will be well represented in these sessions by employees in their Consulting, Investigations & International Division. James Acevedo, CPP, CPS, Executive Director of global operations, is among the experts leading a session on countermeasures for unmanned systems and emerging threats. D.C. Page, Senior Vice President, is speaking in a session focused on Cuba and balancing national security with private interests. In addition to “ripped from the headlines” education sessions and 600+ exhibits of the hottest technologies, new products, and must-have services, the conference offers a variety of networking events, from the opening welcome reception to the President’s Reception to the closing evening’s Foundation Night. Throughout the week, there are networking luncheons, receptions, dine-arounds, and night-time events where security services professionals can meet peers from diverse industries around the world. Keynote address In the keynote address at Tuesday’s general session, Raymond W. Kelly, former commissioner of the New York Police Department, is offering his insights on cyber security and counter terrorism. Wednesday’s keynote speaker, General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former director of the National Security Agency, is speaking about political, economic, and security situations in hot spots around the world. At the closing luncheon on Thursday, General James Mattis, former commander of the United States Joint Forces Command, is sharing lessons on leadership and guidance. U.S. Security Associates is one of the largest security companies represented on the ASIS 2015 exhibit floor, with a prime location by the exhibit hall entrance at Booth #1601. In the booth, U.S. Security Associates’ President & CEO, Richard L. Wyckoff, is joining the company’s corporate and division executives, managers from throughout the country, to include affiliates Andrews International and Staff Pro. Wyckoff commented, "We are excited to spend time with clients and prospects and share with them everything we have to offer, from new customer service and client engagement programs to the latest in our leading edge technology applications and service capabilities.”