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Established by 38-year industry veteran Kirk MacDowell, MacGuard Security Advisors Inc. works with companies in the electronic security industry to innovate, transform and become industry leaders. Services include growth strategies, diversification, stability, mentoring, business evaluation and succession planning.
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what we do
CHIEF OUTSIDE OFFICER
Business evaluation, planning and execution
Marketing evaluation and planning
Mergers & Acquisitions
Security Consulting & Expert Witness
Kirk MacDowell has provided threat analysis reports to Universities, school districts, corporations and high-profile individuals. He has investigated and consulted in the areas of wrongful death, providing expert witness testimony for a security patrol company in Las Vegas, alarm negligence and design flaw cases in California and Nevada, as well as personal injury cases relating to physical security breach.
Your Go-To Electronic Security Industry Expert
Who We Are
Kirk MacDowell and MacGuard Security Advisors are your trusted turnaround business experts. We understand the trends affecting your business and see the growth opportunities within your reach. We specialize in working with small to medium-sized electronic security companies to create improved systems and processes that deliver results!
When you partner with MacGuard Security Advisors, you receive project-based consulting services or ongoing mentoring where Kirk acts as your chief outside officer. Kirk will perform a deep dive into your organization and find ways to hone your competitive capabilities and achieve lasting success.
About Kirk MacDowell
Kirk is on Board of Directors of the Security Industry Association, The Monitoring Association (formally CSAA), the Security Industry Alarm Coalition and Chairman of Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation. He also served 29 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs’ Department, retiring with the rank of Reserve Lieutenant, and holds an active US Government Security Clearance.
This rich background has given Kirk the necessary insights to support your business’ strategic planning efforts, act as the catalyst for business change and bring new life and ideas to your organization. Let MacGuard Security Advisors guide you to the next stage in your business’ development.
What People Are Saying
"I’ve known and worked with Kirk for decades and recommend him with enthusiasm: Kirk is the consummate alarm industry professional who has done it all, and then some. Among other attributes, he had the strategic vision to recognize the value in a disruptive start-up, and has provided first-rate support throughout our relationship. You will be extremely happy that you retained Kirk to identify and address your company’s challenges, while boosting your bottom line."
"Kirk was General Manager/Executive Vice President of Post Alarm Systems, an SDM Top 50 company. He very ably led the company through peak growth, reduced attrition to under 5% and took the company through the UL listing process."
President Post Alarm Systems
General Manager, Post Alarm Systems
"I first met Kirk when he was hired to lead our dealer partner program, Security Pro. Kirk brought his experience as a dealer to bear on the program increasing its effectiveness with the dealers. He clearly understood the importance of creating value for the customer in the selling process. His success was mainly due to the fact that he was driven to bring to the dealer community the products and services that they needed to be successful. He truly lives out the "Go-Giver" (Bob Burg) concepts in his work. He has the advantage of the lessons learned from not only leading his own operating alarm company, but also by calling on thousands of successful and some not-so-successful dealers. Great insights come from both...."
Former Sales VP, GE Security; UTC
"I have known Mr. Kirk MacDowell for over 30 years. Kirk was president of the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce from 1986-1987. I was always impressed how Kirk started his own security business and quickly he became the consummate alarm industry professional. The Chamber’s Board of Directors was so impressed with his success that we awarded him the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce "Best New Business Award." You will be extremely happy that you retained Kirk to identify your company’s challenges. I recommend Kirk MacDowell with enthusiasm."
Executive Director PACIFIC PALISADES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
"I have had the pleasure of working with Kirk for the past few years across varying projects and ventures in the IoT/Smart Home industry. There are few in this industry who possess the breadth of knowledge and foresight that Kirk does. From the strategic sales perspective through achieving operational excellence, Kirk’s multifaceted and long-tenured background provides him with the unique ability to set the vision and provide the necessary deliverables to execute successfully. Above all else, Kirk is a natural born leader. I’ve witnessed how colleagues and industry executives gravitate towards his positions and opinions. He has the innate ability to bring people together, find common ground against differing perspectives, and create a highly functioning supportive team that is able achieve the objective at hand. Kirk is a phenomenal mentor who has been extremely supportive in my career. He is a true asset who can be relied upon to deliver results. I would be more than honored to work with Kirk again."
Former Senior Product Manager, Intelligent Home;
Charter Communications; Time Warner Cable
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