National crowd management firm Staff Pro Inc., whose clients include a wide range of venues, festivals, tours and other live events, has been acquired by U.S. Security Associates (USA), and will maintain current management and executive staff. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Founded by president/CEO Cory Meredith in 1984, Staff Pro, based in Southern California, is the second largest provider of event security in the country, providing staffing, crowd management, and consulting services for thousands of shows at hundreds of facilities annually. USA, based in Roswell, Ga., was founded in 1993 by Charles Schneider and is the fourth largest contract security services firm in the country, with more than 160 offices and 52,000 employees. USA provides security officer services and risk mitigation solutions for more than 4,700 clients, specializing in the areas of human resources, training, quality management, and customer service.
Together Staff Pro Inc. and U.S. Security Associates form a team they say will have a "depth of experience and broad based service offering with no peer in the security industry today," according to an announcement released by Staff Pro.