Sheref Shahid

Why Protos Security?

Protos is the premier provider of security guard and off-duty police services, placing our innovative technology and customer-centric approach at the center of our offerings.

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Customer Retention Rate

We take pride in building long-lasting relationships with our customers by showing them a better way to manage their security program.


Largest in the Nation

When considering our vendor network, Protos’ expansive reach positions us as the 4th largest physical security services provider in the U.S.


Service Locations

Protos provides services to more than 21,000 locations annually across multiple industries, staffing the posts with a variety of security officer solutions.


Annual Service Hours

More than 16 million annual hours of security services are provided to our customers across the U.S. and Canada, capturing every minute in our proprietary software.

About Protos

Protos Security is the largest technology-enabled security officer management company in the United States. We offer our clients a customized and integrated approach to managing security officer and off-duty police programs, remote video guarding solutions, and security device services. Protos provides state-of-the-art technology and data analytics and delivers holistic security risk mitigation services to Fortune 500 clients throughout North America.

Our extensive network of over 4,000 vendors is the industry’s largest network of screened and vetted security officers. This places us ahead of other providers by allowing us to offer the largest bench of officers, and enables us to have the fastest speed to post in the industry. Our 97% client satisfaction rate speaks for itself and clients love using our innovative technology offerings. We serve 21,000+ client locations throughout US and Canada, which are all supported by our 24/7 dispatch team.

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About Me

My name is Sheref Shahid, and I joined Protos in 2023 as a National Sales Director. I am based in Northern New Jersey and I have over 25 years of consistent success in business development, sales management and site security operations leadership. I am enthusiastic, persuasive and accountable. I have an extensive history of fostering teamwork, engagement, collaboration and goodwill at all levels within company and client organizations to capitalize on opportunities, improve efficiencies, increase revenues, exceed goals, and deliver best-in-class customer experience. I have lifelong security industry experience starting as a security officer and earning advancement opportunities to entry, mid and senior-level management positions within the service as well as the sales teams. I am a member of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and a past member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

How I can Help

I am an experienced National Sales Director with a demonstrated history working in the security services industry in many verticals. I can provide you with the best security solutions to fit your needs. I focus on the client’s needs first while understanding their business model and providing solutions that meet their demands. I am a true single-source provider for your security needs whether that requires an armed/unarmed guard, off-duty police officers, or remote video guarding services.

Contact me today to find out how Protos Security can assist you in filling permanent, temporary or emergency security assignments on a nationwide basis. We offer demonstrations of our software to show firsthand how we achieve uniformity across a managed services provider model and offer full program transparency for our clients. KPIs and all reporting are available 24/7/365 through the Protos client portal. To see the true power of the Protos client portal and how this data can work to improve your security program, request a demo.

Sheref Shahid
National Sales Director
383 Main Avenue, Suite 450, Norwalk, CT 06851
M: (201) 394-2992 |
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