President & CEO
William McGuire’s security leadership spotlights executive protection, emergency management and special operations services, bringing over twenty years experience to all dimensions of the industry.
With a strong foundation in state-of-the-art ground and air security as Vice President of Virgin Security Services in North America, Mr. McGuire was inspired to form Global Security Associates in 2002. The exponential success of Global Security Associates in an increasingly demanding environment led to the development of the Global Elite Group in 2009, to distribute the expanding security services in the areas of emergency management, corporate contingency consulting and planning, V.I.P. and dignitary protection services, event security, K9 detection units, crowd control and asset protection.
Global Elite Group, headquartered in Garden City, NY upholds four major security service divisions focusing on physical security services, emergency management, consulting services and aviation management. With fully staffed offices around the world including North America, South America, Asia Europe and the Middle East, over 28 U.S. and international airlines rely on Global Elite Group for the implementation and management of security protocols. Mr. McGuire has also integrated specialized technology into his management programs to authenticate airline passengers and track ground operations throughout airlines, port facilities and events with customized access control.
Mr. McGuire is an active leader in the security industry and currently serves as President of the Long Island Chapter of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s InfraGard, subsequent to his service as the organization’s executive Vice President. The Long Island Chapter is headquartered at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, Long Island. InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector, comprised of businesses, academic institutions, and state and local law enforcement agencies dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.
Mr. McGuire’s efforts in the security industry have been recognized by Government Security News in 2009 with a disaster preparedness award for work with a healthcare facility to protect the lives of hospital personnel, patients and property after Hurricane Gustav and Ike. Global Elite Group was recognized the following year by Government Security News with a guard service award for its exceptional work in event security for a major Fortune 100 corporation. Mr. McGuire has been personally awarded two International Counter Terrorism Awards, and has been a Long Island volunteer fireman for over 22 years.