Anthony L. Sabatino
Tony Sabatino was named Chief Executive Officer of Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (SCIS) and Paragon Systems, Inc. (Paragon) in January 2020. He is based out of the HQ in Herndon, Virginia and reports to the Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Sabatino was employed with Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. (SUSA). He joined SUSA in 1991 as a Management Trainee and held various positions with the Company in sales, management, and leadership roles in New Jersey, Texas, New York, and California. While in California, Mr. Sabatino served as Region President of the Pacific Region for over 10 years. Under his leadership that Region grew to become the company’s largest Region with over 15,000 employees.
In 2015, Mr. Sabatino was promoted to Executive Vice President, Securitas North American Division with responsibilities for strategy, marketing, communications, corporate development, and special projects. He has led and/or coordinated multiple acquisitions including companies in guarding, electronic security, and investigation services.
Mr. Sabatino earned a B.S. degree in Economics and Business Administration from Wagner College in 1991 and has had several executive development courses at IMD, Cornell, and Harvard Universities. He held various roles at the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards and Associates (CALSAGA), as well as served as Board member and Labor Committee Chairman for at the California Chamber of Commerce (2009-2018).
VP Corporate Governance
Mark B. Howell joined Paragon, then Pinkerton Security & Investigations, in 1996 as the District Manager for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. While in this position he provided direction, leadership, and support for the Cincinnati District Office and over 60 prestigious clients. In 2000, Mark was promoted to National Account Manager overseeing the United Technologies Corporation contract. While in this position Mark developed and implemented performance metrics to drive standardization and best practices within the national agreement. In 2002 he was promoted to the position of the Eastern Region Vice President. During his tenure in this position, he was tasked with the design, planning, and implementation of a new business infrastructure to efficiently support the tremendous expansion in business opportunities.
In July 2006 Mr. Howell was promoted to his current position of Vice President Governance and Compliance with the additional designations of: Secretary to the Corporation, DOE Corporate Facility Security Officer and DOD Corporate Security Officer. In addition to these duties Mark oversees the internal audit process, business licensing requirements and international partnerships.
Prior to joining Paragon Mr. Howell had a successful 24 year career in the U.S. Marines, retiring from the reserves in 2000 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Additionally he held security leadership positions with Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX and Fidelity Investments, Cincinnati, OH.