Principal, Harding Security Services
Victor Harding started his business, Harding Security Services Inc., in 2009. Its focus is to help owners in all parts of the security business value or buy or sell other security companies. Over a period of more than 20 years, Victor has helped closed many deals , first for two of the major players in Canada, VOXCOM and Protectron, and for the last eight years for his own clients in all parts of Canada.
Victor’s business experience includes first training to be a CPA at Ernst and Young, then spending nine years working at a senior level for a publicly traded manufacturer of consumer goods, followed by two years working for McKinsey & Co, a world leading management consulting firm. He then entered the alarm industry in 1994 by buying a franchise network of dealers called Alliance Security. When Alliance was sold to VOXCOM, Victor went to work for VOXCOM first and then Protectron to help them both buy smaller alarm companies and build their authorized dealer program.
Victor writes a monthly article for SPT News on the subject of valuing and selling security businesses, gives talks on the same two subjects and sends out a semi-annual newsletter on M & A happenings in the industry in Canada.