Kirk MacDowell

President

MacGuard Security Advisors Inc.

Founded MacGuard Security Advisors, Inc. providing consulting services to the security alarm industry.  Areas of expertise include strategic growth, operational excellence, diversification, special services, succession planning, M&A mentoring and planning.  Also served as expert witness in California and Nevada and holds an active US Government Security Clearance, providing contract investigations to the US Government.

Founded his own security company receiving the Best New Business Award by the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, led a Security Distributing and Marketing (SDM) top100 security alarm service provider.  Has served in senior leadership roles at General Electric (GE) Security, United Technologies (UTC) and Alarm.com.

Serves on the Board of Directors of the Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Collation (SIAC), The Monitoring Association (TMA), Chairman of the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation (AIREF) and past president of the Los Angeles County Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (LABFAA)

Quoted contributor to Security Distributing and Marketing magazine, Security Systems News, Security Stock Watch, Electronical Contractor magazine, Security Sales and Integration.  Appeared on Life Time’s television series Designing Spaces and Project Homeward Bound episodes. Speaker/moderator at Securing New Ground, Electronic Security Expo, TMA’s operations conference, ESA’s Leadership forum and numerous Industry state and local associations.