Jim McIntyre is Founder and CEO of all S.A.F.E. Management entities.
Jim has provided the vision and leadership to successfully achieve the original goals set by the company and today works towards the strategic development and implementation of its current objectives. The S.A.F.E. foundation has always been to provide quality over quantity. The company’s main objective has never been to be the largest security and guest service company in the nation, it has been to be the best. As Jim would say, the ultimate achievement continues to be leading S.A.F.E. to the top of its industry by exceeding client and guest expectations. We believe that success is finding the right fit client and keeping them forever.
What was a dream that began for Jim in 1994 has become a reality during the past three decades. In its twenty fifth year of business, S.A.F.E has evolved from a company that began as a one location, one dimensional company into a diversified, six-state corporation. In the early stages of establishing himself in the crowd management industry, Jim had a vision of creating a company that would combine first rate event security with quality guest service strategies. With ever emerging security threats, the business has changed drastically in the last several decades. The business has transformed from basic security with limited expectations of the event security staff to one that is highly interactive and intensely scrutinized.
Jim graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the Liberal Arts School of Washington College in historic Chestertown, Maryland. In conjunction with working a full-time position associated with his educational interest, Jim attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Two years later, Jim graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education.
In 1986, Jim began his career in the event security and guest service management business at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. After several levels of progression through the Student Life Management Department at the University, Jim was promoted and became responsible for all operations of the Towson Center Arena and John Unitas Stadium. In addition to operating the athletic and special event facilities, Jim was instrumental in the development and teaching of several courses within the Sports Management program at Towson University.
In May of 1994, Jim organized S.A.F.E Management as a result of an opportunity he developed in the management of event operations with the Baltimore Stallions Football Club of the Canadian Football League. In June of 1996, S.A.F.E received its first major contract with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. From that opportunity, S.A.F.E. has grown tremendously, not only in the Maryland region, but across the country and now includes offices in: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan and Nevada.
During his years with S.A.F.E Management, Jim has had the privilege to open five National Football League stadiums, several arena’s, developed and managed operations at a collegiate program and has played a significant role in many major sporting and special events, including the last seventeen Super Bowls. In addition to professional football management, Jim has been involved in almost every type of event including NCAA Division I National Championship games such as the BCS Football game, College Football Playoff Championship, NCAA Final Four, the Frozen Four Ice Hockey games and Final Four Lacrosse games.
Most recently, Jim has led S.A.F.E. in a new direction which has prioritized and concentrated in the area of consultation partnerships as well as 24/7 security within sports and entertainment facilities.
In addition to his business interest with S.A.F.E., Jim has established Reach for the Stars Foundation, which financially assists programs and/or persons with special needs in our communities.
Jim and his wife Karen have three children – Hunter, Codi and Alex.