Zeke T. Farriba
Chief Executive Officer
Zeke is a seasoned chief executive with broad cross-functional experience and is the founder of Georgia Security Associates, LLC (GSA). Responsible for implementing the visionary initiatives. He is well-versed in envisioning, developing and deploying innovative and sound business strategy designed to differentiate and achieve sustained growth and profitability.
Zeke leads GSA, a rapidly growing Georgia security company that provides innovative contract security service solutions. He has an extensive background in business operations and security. He realizes how demanding the need is for professional courteous and consistent security service providers can be. Today, shareholders, not customers, are the chief influence on security companies’ financial and service standards. Shareholder return and the bottom line have become the driving force in the industry, while customer service and employee training and retention have taken a back seat.
GSA was founded to provide you with “security you can count on” giving you back your options in the contract security market. Zeke entered into the contract security business in 2011 purchasing Bartow Security Services. He realized companies have been searching for contract security service to find their options limited today. In this era of security company consolidations, acquisitions and mergers, locally owned companies have disappeared. He closed down Bartow Security Services to form GSA focusing strictly on the Georgia market.
Zeke is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree a true entrepreneur successfully building companies also currently serves on the Board of Directors with Clydesdale Charitable Funding, Inc.
Alan E. Carr, CSM
Alan is the strategic co-founder and President of Georgia Security Associates, LLC (GSA). He is responsible for the overall operations, direction and performance of the company. To grow and expand the footprint and customer relationships into long lasting partnerships. His professional portfolio brings a hands-on perspective to ensuring GSA's fast-paced growth maintains consistency with corporate financial objectives. He provides strategic input and business development support for the company.
Alan has almost 30 years combined experience in law enforcement and contract security operations after serving in the US Army in 1988. He began his law enforcement career in Illinois, has been a POST certified police officer in both Illinois and Georgia. Working in uniform patrol, criminal investigations, school resource officer and with K9 unit. He was formerly employed with some of the nation's largest contract security companies, and regional contract security companies. Where he held positions in operational management. He has been successful with proven abilities in building strong teams to provide superior customer service in meeting high customer demands. Environments Alan has serviced include Airline carrier, Apartments, Condominiums, Corporate Office Buildings, Hospitals, Hotels, Industrial, Mining, Resorts, Schools, and Shopping Centers. Alan has comprehensive experience in developing and implementing security plans, policies, and procedures of airports and other high-profile security operations.
While employed with a national aviation security company, he served as an authorized air carrier management representative where he held security clearances with Department of Homeland Security at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport for Lufthansa Airlines. Alan was a certified trainer in screening operations in aircraft security inspection and flight crew screening. Alan is also currently an American Heart Association BLS, First Aid, Heart saver, and CPR Instructor. Active member with (ASIS) American Society for Industrial Security. Security Professionals of America being a Certified Security Manager (CSM).
David E. Bassett
David began his career in security while serving in the US Air Force, where he worked as a security specialist, with expertise in law enforcement and securing priority resources. Provided security for Strategic Air Command installations and assets to include nuclear weapon’s storage areas, and nuclear loaded aircraft. He trained with U.S. Army rangers in combat tactics while receiving hostage negotiation training, search and clear operations. He served as flight leader and trainer for operations in Murted, Turkey for weapons storage area for Turkish Air Force.
After serving in the US Air Force, he took a position with the state of Georgia as a security supervisor at Georgia World Congress Center before returning to a position with the US Government. Retiring with 28 years combined military and US Government employee he realized this experience solidified the foundation for his calling in the security profession with his deep passion for helping businesses to better protect their critical assets.
In 2010 David returned to the contract security industry with Bartow Security Services where he managed the day-to-day operations of a portfolio of assigned client sites, including hiring, and training. Maintaining weekly operating schedules and payroll for assigned security personnel. Providing after-hour response to client sites, including site inspections and emergency response. While building and maintaining relationships with clients and employees at these sites coordinating needed support services and solving problems that affect the management to ensure high quality customer service.