Protection and emergency response firm Global Guardian celebrates Tysons Corner expansion with ribbon-cutting

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New operations center and additional office staff reflect worldwide demand for travel security and illustrate company’s growth
 
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Global Guardian, a provider of comprehensive security solutions, celebrated a major office expansion in Tysons Corner with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon.

Robby Demeria, Virginia’s deputy secretary of commerce and trade for technology, and Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), were among those joining company directors and board members at the ceremony.

Photos from the event are available on request.

Global Guardian, which provides comprehensive security and emergency response services that are tailored to the individual needs of its global client base, has tripled the size of its network operations center and offices facilities at 8280 Greensboro Drive.

Founded in 2012, the company committed to a $1.3 million investment in February 2017 to acquire additional workspace and invest in specialized training to create 22 new jobs, but says that investment has grown to approximately $1,8 million.

Global Guardian, which specializes in high-volume travelers and their employers, offers an integrated suite of security services that help clients identify and mitigate the risks associated with travel and doing business both overseas and domestically.

“Given the nature of its international security and response business, Global Guardian is an example of a great company that one would not find in most regions of the country,” Gordon said. “We’re thrilled that the company is not only growing, but expanding its footprint in Fairfax County along with its reach globally.”

“The launch of our new office illustrates the tremendous success of our business and the exceptional support provided to us from local government agencies,” said Global Guardian CEO Dale Buckner, prior to accepting a Virginia state flag from Demeria and leading a tour of the new facilities, including the state-of-the-art Operations Center. The company staffs the center 24/7 with highly-trained security analysts, the majority of whom have military, special operations and federal law enforcement experience.

“Much of our growth can be attributed to operating in the Fairfax region, where the quality of talent and the attractive business environment provides incredible resources for businesses like Global Guardian. We look forward to continuing to build our business, hire exceptional employees from the surrounding area, and invest in the local community that has been so instrumental in our growth. This is our home and we’re not going anywhere.”

Buckner said that his company’s success has stemmed from its ability to offer a premium level of service and to respond to clients in their greatest moments of distress. Global Guardian’s services include personnel tracking, emergency response, security and transportation support, intelligence and due diligence medical support and transportation, emergency and custom aviation, cyber security, and video surveillance monitoring.

“Through our on-the-ground emergency response teams in over 100 countries, we provide emergency response capabilities in minutes and hours, helping our clients protect their most valuable assets -- their people,” Buckner said. “Examples of our execution capabilities involve the evacuation of hundreds of corporate travelers affected by hurricanes, dispatching security agents to serve as crisis management advisors after active shooter situations, complex medical evacuations on three continents, the launch of an employee tracking platform, and thousands of medical and security cases for the nearly 2 million individual travelers who access our services through their corporate security programs.”

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation help Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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