Business leader and 42-year security industry veteran, Kirk MacDowell is the founder and CEO of MacGuard Security Advisors. Bringing insight from his time at industry innovator Alarm.com, top Fortune 100 manufacturers General Electric and United Technologies, a top 50 SDM integrator, and his own electronic security firm – Kirk now offers guidance on how to innovate, transform, and compete in today’s ever-changing electronic security landscape. Services include strategic consulting, growth strategies, and business evaluation and planning. A sought-after industry speaker, Kirk remains active in many associations, serving as a past board member of The Monitoring Association (TMA), Security Industry Association (SIA) former Chairman of the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation (AIREF), as well as current Chairman of the Board of the Security Industry Alarm Collation, (SIAC). Kirk was recently asked to chair the newly formed ESA’s Leadership Identifiction and Nominating Committee.