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President, Western Division
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President, Southeast Division
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President, Midwest Division
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President, Northeast Region
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President, Security Systems & Technology and National Accounts
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President, Western Region
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Steve Claton
President, Western Division
Universal Protection Service


Steve Claton is the Regional President of Universal Protection Service, the 5th largest security company in the nation. He brings to his role as President over 20 years of proven leadership experience in both the security and commercial real estate industries. 

Presently Mr. Claton is responsible for leading the company’s single largest division, which includes 35 branch offices across the Western U.S., over 20,000 security professionals, and over $500M in annual revenues. Mr. Claton is also responsible for driving the company’s procedural best practices and technology advancements on a national scale.

Prior to joining Universal in 2008, Mr. Claton worked in a variety of real estate segments, including property operations, acquisitions, development, contract management and security. Mr. Claton served as Vice President for The Irvine Company where he held various leadership positions, including the oversight of a 7M sq. ft. Class-A high-rise office portfolio and a 15M sq. ft. mixed-use campus office portfolio located throughout areas of California. He was also responsible for the company’s security, engineering, and landscaping disciplines, and led the due diligence efforts on a number of significant property acquisitions totaling over 1.7M sq. ft. and $500M in value. Mr. Claton has also held management positions at Insignia/ESG and The Shorenstein Company.

Mr. Claton is an active member of several industry associations, including Building Owners and Managers Association, Institute of Real Estate Managers, American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and ASIS’ Chief Security Officer Roundtable, which is an exclusive group of security industry executives. He proudly serves on the board of directors for both Community Service Programs and Friends of Fragile X, and is an avid supporter of Autism Speaks.

 


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