Executive Leadership

Our security forces take the lead from our boots on the ground. Our management team have all been in the trenches at some time also. With an "Whatever it Takes" approach our staff will get it done

Michael P. Schneider


Our co-founder and President, a United States Air Force combat veteran. 

Mr. Schneider’s security background started in 1992, as nineteen-old Airman attending the Air Force Police Academy, in San Antonio Texas. Being stationed overseas in the Pacific Rim and having tours in Saudi Araba and Korea, increased his ability to react quickly and adapt and overcome any challenge placed in his way. After his career in the military a career in management followed using his military training and formal education. 

Michael lives in Olean, New York with his family and two dogs in his spare time he volunteers with Allegany Ambulance Service as an Emergency Medical Technician. As part of his medical training he is a certified Instructor for both the American Red Cross and Hearth Association for CPR/ AED/ FA courses. You may have also seen him on the soccer fields in Western New York, as a High School and United States Soccer Federation Referee and Referee Instructor.  

Jamie L. Schneider

Human Resources
National Sales Manager 

Leads our sales department and is also in charge of our Emergency Medical Services program as an EMT.

She holds a degree in History from Grand Canyon University. She is known for her honesty, integrity and going the extra mile for her customers. She is a noted Historian and public speaker on the Civil War. She resides in Olean with her family and their two dogs.

Michael K. Powell

Operations Manager
New York

Michael has over 30 years in the security industry. A graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School, and Bryant and Stratton College, Michael is a hands-on visionary whose relentless dedication and persistence to the industry has been tested and proven, making him an effective Area Manager for our Buffalo market.

Starting off as a bouncer in some of Buffalo's most exclusive downtown nightclubs, to uniformed supervisory details with some of the most respected National organizations, in his last position he was an Armed Mobile Response officer and supervisor for the City of Buffalo contracted through Allied Universal
His experience in security public, private, commercial and Industrial advanced him to the ranks of Captain and Security Director for the Hyatt Recency of Buffalo.

Gary Brockman

Sales Representative

Our Support Team

Our Operations support team members play a major role in our family. Each having their own special qualities that they bring to the table. This team is what makes the whole organization run like clockwork, they have a "Whatever it takes" approach to the job.

Doug Bickford

Director of Security

Andrew Giardini

IT / Fleet Maintenance

Kelsey Ellis

Administrative Assistance


PO Box 1017                    
Olean, New York 14760


Email: sales@southerntiersecurity.net
Phone: 716.809.8068
Fax: 716.809.8069

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