Steve Jones


Allied Universal

As Chief Executive Officer of Allied Universal, Steve Jones presides over Allied Universal companies and their respective divisions. He was previously CEO of Universal Services of America, which merged with AlliedBarton in 2016 to create Allied Universal, the largest security services company in North America.


Under his leadership, Allied Universal has grown from $12 million in revenue to more than $7 billion and has acquired over 60 companies from 2011 to 2019. Jones began his security career with Universal Protection Service in 1996, after holding executive-level and management positions within two Fortune 500 companies. Jones’ vision for Allied Universal is to be the leader in integrated security solutions, offering clients top-notch manned guarding services and advanced systems technology to create personalized security programs for each client.


Jones is the author of “No Off Season” – a story of his path to success and the priceless wisdom gained along the way. His story begins as a young man dedicated to football in his dream of going pro. On his journey to professional success, he learned the unparalleled importance of a tireless work ethic, both decisions and raw determination. This autobiographical guide gives readers real wisdom for reaching business goals.


Over the years, he has received numerous honors and awards including being named the top job creator for two consecutive years by Inc. Magazine, winning the Vistage International Leadership Award, and earning the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Additionally, he is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and serves on various boards, including that of Allied Universal.


Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and an MBA from the University of Redlands.