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We are here to change how the world sees security guards.

We achieve safety and compliance by being empathetic.

To act with
EMPATHY is to do something for someone

when it's easier to do something to them.


Those days are over.
We don't even cross our arms. Seriously. That's one of our policies!

XA Security started as a small concert security team almost 20 years ago.
Today, we are a progressive, inclusive, empathetic group of over 300 security professionals, and recognized leaders in crowd management.

Our difference?

We're kind.


Despite what our accountants may prefer, revenue is not what gets us out of bed in the morning.

Our experience and education includes physical security, criminal justice, emergency medicine, military operations, crowd dynamics, food and beverage operations, occupational health and safety, and major event logistics.

More importantly though - we are also customers, parents, students, and music fans. We are people, and we set out to create a team that manages risk by building relationships.

It might be groundbreaking in the security business that our guiding value is kindness. But it shouldn't be.

Founder, President

In 2004, Chris started a small team to staff local live events. Today, he is a sought after major live event producer with global experience. He has grown the XA team to over 300 strong, and has established the company as a recognized crowd management leader. He is driven by ethics, social responsibility, and community building.

Managing Partner

Greg is a passionate leader and coach with diverse experience in Risk Management, Food and Beverage Operations, Facility Operations, Coaching, and Mentorship. XA's unique culture is a tangible result of Greg's non-negotiable values of respect, honesty, inclusion, and learning.

Director, Professional Standards

Jill joined XA in 2011 and quickly found herself managing the security teams for major music festivals. Now a senior leader, Jill has been instrumental in the development of better policy, process, and standards. Her passion for progress drives her to challenge the conventions of the security industry.

Director, Client Partnership

An affable security industry veteran, Dan's rich history includes armoured truck security, and a 22-year career with the Royal Air Force. Dan believes in a unified approach to security and customer delight, and is focused on creating meaningful, lasting relationships with client partners.


If you value safety, learning, and empathy, a career with us might be for you.

We have great perks, like above average earnings, access to Alberta's best live events, and a management style focused on coaching, development, and growth.


Our partners have built amazing brands. It's our privilege to represent them.

We have partners, not clients, because facilitating safety is a collaborative effort.
We take our role in it seriously, and expect the same in return.

We are fortunate to work with incredible partners that are global leaders in their fields.


"We have weekly security with XA and they have been excellent to work with. They are extremely proactive in de-escalating situations and care about the safety of my staff. They are receptive to feedback and always very reliable!"

Erica B.

"XA has been a tremendous partner to the DI during the 2020 year. To facilitate safe practices, while maintaining service to Calgary’s most vulnerable, we had to embark on opening multiple locations in a short period of time. Our clients often have complex needs and require staff to approach interactions from a lens of compassion, kindness, flexibility and solution oriented. XA was not a typical security company, but listened to our needs and their staff have been a value add to our Agency. We value them so much that now, when we embark on planning for any additional sites, it is just a given that XA will be our security team in place. We have found a lasting partnership with their support and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who works with public, especially vulnerable populations."

Jenn M.
Calgary Drop In Centre

"XA was fantastic to work with. They were very responsive to my security needs and went over and above to make sure that every last detail was looked after. I would work with them again, without hesitation."

Shannon F.
Activate HR