Have you ever considered the impact your front-line staff make on your customers and guests?

We Think. We Plan. We Smile.

You painstakingly take months to hire new employees.

You make sure they fit your corporate values, that they’re proficient at their jobs and good team players.

Why wouldn’t you invest that same attention and care on your security and staffing needs?

For over a decade we’ve been transforming customer experiences, crowds, events, risk, safety, and security with smart, experienced and super friendly staff.

We do ALL the work to provide you with exceptional security and crowd safety services for venues and events. We provide you with people who are ambassadors of your brand and who you can trust to make good decisions even in the most difficult of situations.


We provide security and crowd management solutions for facilities such as:

  • Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Rogers Place
  • Mc Mahon Stadium
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Alberta
  • Mac Ewan Hall
  • Jubilee Auditoria
  • Genesis Centre

With over 15 years as one of Alberta’s premier staffing companies, we have the experienced management team and skilled staff group that is required to provide exceptional security and customer service, skilled event production staff, & responsible waste diversion. Our team is focused on providing a safe, enjoyable, and memorable visitor experience.

Key Strengths

  • 15 years experience in security, food & beverage, festival, and event-production operations
  • Life and property protected while maintaining a positive and memorable guest experience
  • Key staff hand-selected and trained for the environment
  • Providing trained, licensed, insured, customer service staff
  • All staff operate with integrity, transparency, and objectivity


Chris Kerr

One of the founding partners of XA Staffing, Chris is an accomplished touring and festival Production Manager. Among his many projects, he is the Tour Production Manager for Grammy Award-winning, EDM recording artist Zedd and is the Festival Operations Director for the FVDED In The Park music festival, which hosts 25,000 music fans daily in Surrey, BC, every July. Concurrent to his time growing the XA Staffing business in the beginning years, he served over 11 years as Director of Production for the independent Canadian concert promoter Union Events, where he worked in countless venues and green fields across North America producing shows. He has represented promoters, artists, venues, and service providers in virtually every aspect of live-event production. Chris’ diverse production management background, and extensive experience overseeing event operations across the world, brings a unique perspective to the direction and operations of XA Staffing.

Greg Stephenson

Greg is a passionate leader and coach who graduated with an MBA from the respected Haskayane School of Business. He has a diverse array of experience in Food and Beverage, Risk Management, and Labour and Ticketing. Previous roles have included Owner at Prime Box Office (regional ticketing company located in Calgary), Food Beverage and Events Director at the University of Calgary Students’ Union, and Owner at Rare Events. Greg was integral in designing, opening and operating the extremely successful Mac Ewan Hall, Ballroom and Den/Black Lounge. He has a wide array of event experience with pivotal roles with such successful events as:

  • X-Fest, Calgary AB
  • Chasing Summer, Calgary AB
  • Virgin Festival, Calgary AB
  • Rock The Bells, Calgary AB
  • Bermuda Shorts Days, UC, Calgary, AB
  • Riot Fest, Toronto ON

Jill Volker

Since beginning her employment with XA Staffing in 2011, Jill has been instrumental in the training and development of company operations. She manages a team of over 500, drawing from her diverse educational background and field-level experience. She has a BA in Criminal Justice, a background in EMS, and is studying for an MSc in Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis as well as a certificate in Occupational Health & Safety. It is this passion, along with her continuous drive for improvement, that motivates her to push the boundaries of the event-security industry. She embraces the dynamic nature of society and strives to exceed industry standards in both crowd and risk management by continuously looking for ways to enhance public safety at events.

Experiential Security

Events & Festivals

Waste Diversion