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ESCO Security Consulting

ESCO is an Austin, TX based consulting firm formed in 2002 by Public Safety and Event Security Professionals completing their assignment on the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. Our staff has managed security operations at over 500 venues providing services and personnel to the most premier events within the sports and entertainment industry.  Working with some of the most recognizable brands and companies in the world, ESCO has managed international music festivals, celebrity tours, major sporting championships and new stadium designs.

Past tragic events at a variety of athletic competitions and music venues worldwide have now steered ESCO to focus our efforts to the areas of security screening and perimeter site design.  Our unique knowledge of the special event industry allows us to partner with event management teams looking for answers to improve their security footprint and presence.

ESCO has become a trusted vendor of CEIA USA - manufacturer of the highest quality walk-through and hand-held metal detectors. This partnership allows for the latest in security screening equipment to be combined with superior consulting services needed for the development of a successful gate entry program.

Our Mission

ESCO’s mission is to provide the most highly-effective security screening equipment and operational planning available to the special events industry. We achieve this standard by offering the latest technology in walk-through metal detectors combined with unparalleled services and support.
Our objective is to become a true partner with our clients working diligently with their event management teams to provide the safest and best designed gate entry programs for their patrons, performers and guests.

Kevin Tyo

Austin, TX

With more than 25 years’ experience specializing in the development and implementation of security plans, Kevin has been involved in the coordination of major events at more than 250 athletic, entertainment and convention facilities across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Prior to forming ESCO, Kevin worked at numerous events throughout the Southeast coordinating security staffing needs for local venues, arenas and tours. He served as the Olympic Stadium Perimeter Security Manager at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, and as the Director of Security for the Athletes Village at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kevin specializes now in the site design and operational coordination of facility perimeters.  Working with some of the largest sporting and entertainment agencies in the world, he crafts crowd flow plans, equipment manifests and training procedures to ensure our clients of a successful gate entry program.

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Keith Tyo

Director, Business Alliance and Strategy
Plattsburgh, NY

Keith brings to ESCO 20+ years of administrative and emergency management background at colleges in New York state. He was instrumental in the development of emergency response plans for all major incidents disrupting college operations. During his career in higher education, Keith served as Chief of Staff and Director of Public Relations and Government / Community Affairs working closely with all college administrative and academic departments including university police, business affairs, student life and athletics. He has worked with ESCO Security Consulting since 2003.

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Director, Operations
CEIA-Certified Technician
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Chris manages the deployment of ESCO personnel and the distribution of equipment across all of our regional offices.  A master of show production with over 20 years of operations and logistics experience, Chris has managed events for clients as diverse as NASCAR, the Golden Globes and the Oprah Winfrey “The Life You Want” Tour.  He has hired, trained and managed hundreds of event staff and security personnel while executing 120+ events per year in venues ranging from the Staples Center in Los Angeles to Times Square in New York City.

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Operations Manager
CEIA-Certified Technician
Columbus, OH

Nate coordinates the Midwest / Great Lakes region of ESCO.  He formerly worked as an event manager in Columbus, OH, and Houston, TX, providing event security and personnel, along with crowd management services. Nate had the opportunity to work for clients and sports teams at a number of different venues, including NRG Stadium and Convention Center. Prior to his time in Houston, Nate worked for multiple collegiate sports teams in Ohio where he coordinated and managed player operations.

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Chris Hoffer

Operations Manager
CEIA-Certified Technician
Tarpon Springs, FL

Chris coordinates the Southeast offices of ESCO.  He had worked as an event manager in the Atlanta, GA area providing event personnel for several venues and sports teams. Chris also has prior experience coordinating the medical transport and care of ambulatory individuals. Chris has been the lead coordinator for several events including: MLB All-Star Game Fan Fest, the NCAA Final Four, Dream Force – San Francisco, the 2018 Climate Global Summit and Kaaboo- Cayman Islands.

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Andy king

Operations Manager
CEIA-Certified Technician
Indianapolis, IN 

Andy’s experience in large scale event operations continues to grow with ESCO.  His background in logistics flow, developing comprehensive plans handling Americans with Disabilities, VIP and mobility assistance issues and signage is an advantage in crowd flow and ingress/egress protocols.  Andy has worked at the 2016 and 2020 Republican National Conventions, 58th Presidential Inauguration as well as the BMW Championship (PGA Tour), U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, EDC Las Vegas Music Festival, NCAA national basketball tournaments and several events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

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Operations Manager
CEIA-Certified Technician
Atlanta, GA

Jason brings to ESCO 15+ years of site security and personal protection experience. A Marine Corps Combat Veteran, Jason spent another several years working diplomatic protection on various sites and programs, providing mission critical solutions to the Department of State. He has transitioned from conducting government site surveys, security assessments and protecting various diplomats, into the event security world with ESCO. As the Atlanta-based Operations Manager, Jason has worked on various events including The Masters (Augusta, GA), Governor's Ball (New York City), Garth Brooks Stadium Tour (Birmingham, AL), and Hangout Music Festival (Gulf Shores, AL).