Why Us

We are the professionals that leaders turn to when they are tired of the industry standard.  Guardian Security was founded on the idea that a security plan should do more than just check the box.  We believe every business and site is unique and how we design your security plan should be the same.  We believe all shifts should be filled by a trained security professional.  We believe when you have a problem your security provider should be responsive and act with a sense of urgency.

At Guardian, this is what we do.

Daniel H. Truex - Chief Executive Officer

Experience includes: 

  • Over 23 years of Military service with five global deployments

  • Over 14 years of Law Enforcement service as an Officer, Sergeant, and

  • Supervised security operations both within the continental U.S. and various locations globally

  • Oversaw security activities during natural disaster recovery and relief efforts

  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Jeffrey W. Blanton - Chief Operating Officer

   Experience includes:

  • Over 20 years of Law Enforcement service including being a member of specialized units: SWAT, Bomb, and as an ATF Taskforce 

  • Served on Presidential and Vice Presidential protection details

  • Held Top Secret Security Clearance

  • Extensive threat assessments/analysis experience for businesses, churches, and schools

Marcus J. Sell - Chief Financial Officer

   Experience includes:

  • Over 12 years of Law Enforcement service as an Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant

  • Supervised Patrol Officers and Detectives in several fields including Alcoholic Beverage Control, Background Investigations, Repeat Offender Program, Drug Court, and Polygraph Examinations

  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology

McKenzie T. Willoughby - Director of Business Development

   Experience includes:

  • Over 7 years of Law Enforcement service

  • Over 5 years in the insurance industry

  • Specialized training in active shooter, interview and interrogation, recruiting and retention

  • Currently serves on multiple Safety and Security Committees

  • Served as a detective in multiple units: Violent Crimes, Shoplifting, Larceny from Auto, and Auto Theft

  • Nationwide American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instructor

  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Police Studies

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