People are at the heart of what we do. Through our global workforce of approximately 800,000 people, we leverage global best practices in communities all over the world to help deliver our promise locally: keeping people safe so our communities can thrive.
Our global leadership team drives our strategy and leads our people around the world.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Global Chairman and CEO, Allied Universal®
Skills and experience: As Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Universal, Steve Jones presides over Allied Universal companies and their respective divisions. Under his leadership, Allied Universal has grown from $12 million in revenue to more than $20 billion with more than 800,000 employees and has acquired over 75 companies.
Career experience: Steve began his security career with Universal Protection Service in 1996, after holding executive level and management positions within two Fortune 500 companies. He was previously CEO of Universal Services of America, which merged with AlliedBarton in 2016 to create Allied Universal, the largest security services company in North America. In 2021, Allied Universal acquired London-based global security company G4S.
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and received an MBA from the University of Redlands, California.
Current external commitments: Steve is the author of “No Off Season” - a story of his path to success and the priceless wisdom gained along the way. Over the years, he has received numerous honors and awards including being named the top job creator for two consecutive years by Inc. Magazine, winning the Vistage International Leadership Award, and earning the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Steve won the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 award from Orange County Business Journal. In addition, he has completed thousands of interviews for top national/international news organizations such as CNN, FOX News, Forbes, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, The Wall Street Journal, etc.
Steve Jones is a member of the Allied Universal Board.
Global Chief Financial Officer, Allied Universal®
Skills and experience: Tim leads the financial operations of the company, and specializes in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and public debt offerings. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Career experience: Prior to joining Allied Universal, Tim worked for 30 years with Deloitte and was the Managing Partner of the Orange County practice for the last four years of his career. He also has international experience, having worked in Deloitte's Osaka, Japan office.
President, Chief Merger & Acquisition Officer and Head of Strategy & Investor Relations
Skills and experience: Michael works with the company’s executive leadership team to develop and execute the strategic direction for the organization to continue driving strong, consistent and profitable growth.
Career experience: Prior to joining Allied Universal, Michael served at Warburg Pincus’ Industrial and Business Services group in London and New York. Prior to that, he worked at Thomas H. Lee Partners and at Banc of America Securities’ Leveraged Acquisition Finance Group.
Michael received a bachelor’s in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Global General Counsel, Allied Universal®
Skills and experience: David Buckman, with over 15 years of security industry experience and nearly 35 years of legal expertise, is responsible for all legal affairs of the company, including strategic transactions, regulatory compliance, claim management and corporate governance.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Career experience: David previously served as an attorney with international law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and has served as general counsel to the Sports and Entertainment Services Group of Aramark, a leading international provider of food, retail and support services.
Current external commitments: David is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Security Companies (NASCO). He is the former Chair of the Board of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.
David is member of the Allied Universal Board
Global Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Allied Universal®
Skills and experience: With operations in over 90 countries, Ryan is responsible for global ethics and compliance for the company. He also contributes to the company’s ESG and sustainability goals by furthering the company’s commitment to the highest ethical standards and corporate social responsibility.
Career experience: Prior to joining Allied, Ryan spent over 20 years as a lawyer in both private practice and the United States Marine Corps. For over 16 years, Ryan was an equity partner with a California law firm leading litigation teams in all aspects of federal and state litigation and representing clients on a wide range of legal issues. In the Corps, Ryan enlisted out of high school and was later commissioned and served as a Judge Advocate/Senior Trial Counsel where he prosecuted cases involving a variety of crimes, including premediated murder and Iraqi detainee abuse. He received a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University.
Global Chief Administrative Officer, Allied Universal®
Skills and experience: Andy is highly skilled and experienced in identifying best practices and developing strategies to drive organizational accountability and efficiency, especially with mergers and innovation. He graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in Ocean Engineering, received a MS in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from Stanford University.
Career experience: Andy began his professional career as a Nuclear Submarine Officer in the U.S. Navy, where he served as the Reactor Controls Assistance and Quality Assurance Officer. After leaving the military, he became a core member of the Corporate Development practice area for the Boston Consulting Group.
Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Allied Universal®
Skills and experience: Don leads all areas of Human Resources for the company, including Talent Acquisition, Workforce Management, Employee Relations, Talent Development, Employee Benefits, Employee Experience and Diversity & Inclusion.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and a J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School.
Career experience: Prior to joining Allied Universal, Don worked for 30 years with UPS leading numerous HR teams in multiple geographies.
At Allied Universal®, we continue to build an inclusive, Be Phenomenal® culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates a diverse workplace. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities in which we serve.