Calgary, AB. Security industry and leadership veteran Dan Smith has joined the XA Staffing team as the company’s new Operations Director. Coming from the Executive team at Garda World Cash Services, where he oversaw operations across Western Canada, Dan will be focused on bringing XA Staffing’s brand of smiling, engaged security personnel to clients across Alberta.
Dan is now settled in Cochrane, AB, following a 22-year career in the Royal Air Force that saw him deployed to various locations across the globe. He continues to develop and apply skills sharpened in numerous operational environments. Believing in a unified approach to security and customer delight and understanding that success comes from anticipation and preparation, Dan focuses on creating value with every interaction. He does this by developing high performing teams that thrive in an environment of continuous improvement and operational excellence.
A highly engaged and personable security leader, Dan passionately believes in forging lasting relationships. “I am thrilled to be joining a team so obviously passionate about operating with honesty, transparency, and objectivity that it shows at every level. This is a team that challenges every outdated idea about security, looks for technology-based, customer-service-focused solutions, and genuinely cares about their people. Being part of their continued growth will be a privilege.”
Chris Kerr, XA Staffing’s Principal & Founder is enthusiastic about the experience and opportunity Dan brings to the team. “I’ve been incredibly impressed with Dan’s progressive approach to the customer experience in private security. Dan comes to us with an extensive team leadership background from his time with GardaWorld, Brink’s, and the Royal Air Force. His vast experience in military logistical and high-security commercial operations makes him an incredible asset. We are beyond happy to welcome Dan’s calm, measured, and affable personality to our culture here at XA Staffing.”
Since 2004, XA Staffing has been transforming security, customer experiences, crowds, events, and safety with empowered, experienced and smiling staff. We are a recognized leader in crowd management & mass gatherings, major event operations, physical screening, thorough reporting, nonviolent de-escalation, and engaging customer service. We are an approved provider of the Alberta Basic Security Training program and a Red Cross First Aid Training Partner.
With office locations in Calgary and Edmonton, we deploy over 800 security personnel to remote sites, mobile patrols and major events in Alberta every year. We believe in safety, ethical decision making, and treating people well.
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