WHO WE ARE
United American Security is led by a dynamic, energetic, team of experienced security professionals.
“We are United American Security because that is who we are and what we are doing: uniting the best American Security companies together.”
Stephen Levine, CEO
“We know what the best regional companies represent: integrity, commitment to service, and knowing your employees and your customers. That is who we are, where we come from. That is the foundation of UAS.”
John Andrews, President of the Midwest Group, UAS
“Between Steve, John and myself we have over 100 years experience running security companies. Together we are building a great company.”
Scott Leonard, President of the Mid Atlantic Group, UAS
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Stephen Levine became CEO of United American Security in April 2015. Mr. Levine has spent the last thirty years serving in leadership roles within the security group sector. In 1991 he launched Allied Protection Service, a service which provides armed and unarmed guard services. Upon selling the company in 2007 to Trivest, he went on to join Allegiance Security Group, LLC as regional vice president, transitioning to the role of CEO in 2012. There he facilitated the acquisition of Allegiance Security Group, LLC by Universal Protection Services in April of 2013.
President of the Midwest Group
John Andrews is the President of the Midwest Group for United American Security. A graduate of Ohio State University business program, Mr. Andrews has an extensive background in accounting and computer based services. He has been in the security industry for over 30 years, most recently as CEO of Industrial Security Services in Cleveland before its acquisition by United American Security. His efforts on the business side have allowed the company to grow while producing tangible cost savings that are passed on to customers. He is a recipient of the Director’s Award for Business Excellence by Commerce Exchange Bank’s Board of Directors. Mr. Andrew’s business knowledge and experience are vital to United American Security and have allowed it to continuously improve and operate as a company with national ownership and stable management while maintaining all the advantages of a local company.
President of the Mid-Atlantic Group
Scott Leonard is the President of the Mid-Atlantic Group for United American Security. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and also served eight years as a police officer in Pittsburgh and Norfolk. Mr. Leonard was previously the founder and CEO of Leonard Security before its acquisition by United American Security. Mr. Leonard has worked in the Security Industry for over 19 years and has held a variety of positions. His background with the Pittsburgh Police and US Navy make him uniquely qualified for the position. As President of the Mid-Atlantic Division working out of the Virginia Beach, Va. office, he is responsible for all phases of client service in his territory. With such a diverse resume, Mr. Leonard’s extensive security expertise is highly regarded by his customers.
Southern Region Vice President
Mr. Dawson brings over 20 years of security industry experience to the Southern region in both operations and sales. Terry’s extensive operational and sales experience in dealing with the needs of a diverse range of industries allows him to create effective and efficient security solutions that meet the scope of service requirements that fall within the client’s budget.
Vice President of Corporate Development
Scott Kaeser is the Vice President of Corporate Development for United American Security. Mr. Kaeser reports directly to the CEO and is focused on building the strongest regional security guard business in the US. As the head of the Corporate Development team at UAS, Mr. Kaeser leads the company’s acquisition strategy and function. Mr. Kaeser has fifteen years of experience helping drive growth in companies across a variety of industries. He brings a depth of experience in strategy, operations and M&A, as well as a strong corporate finance and financial planning skill-set. He has closed sixteen acquisitions in his career, primarily focused on acquiring small and mid-market, privately held companies. Mr. Kaeser graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 2000. Mr. Kaeser can be reached at [email protected]
Steve Frost is a Board Member and frequent advisor to United American Security. Mr. Frost attended the California State University business program with an emphasis on accounting. He also served in the United States Army with meritorious citations from all four branches, eventually retiring with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Mr. Frost has more than 38 years of direct security industry experience running both operations and acquisition initiatives as well as managing both large and small organizations. Mr. Frost has completed 94 acquisitions in the past 20 years and understands the unique challenges relating to not only the acquisition of security guard companies, but also their integration into the Platform.