Two years ago, Lisa Beeson left her job at a Baton Rouge loan agency to launch her own company, Tactical Impact Security, and now she’s out to change the industry.
As Business Report covers in a new feature, the private security agency offers asset protection, roving guards and event security to a range of clients, including the Baton Rouge Marriott, Excelsior Christian Academy, and GMR Protection Resources.
After two years in operation, the company is something of a rarity. Not only is it the only independent and woman-owned private security company in Baton Rouge—among the 14 licensed firms in good standing with the Louisiana Secretary of State—but it’s also among just 2% nationwide.
Being an outlier brings challenges, but 33-year-old Beeson sees promise. The agency’s revenues increased 90% from 2017 to 2018, and are on pace to surpass that rate this year. Tactical Impact Security, according to those in Beeson’s professional circle, encapsulates the so-called “new guard” in private security. Those who have worked with her gush about the founder and CEO’s long-demonstrated commitment to better an industry in Louisiana, where women are slow to be taken seriously, guard pay is among the lowest in the nation and thousands of on-duty guards are estimated to be operating without a license or proper training.