“Security used to be the last thing most people would think of, and now it was one of the first.” Marian Pierre, founder, Crescent Guardian Inc.
Spotting a need before it becomes a trend sometimes is the key to helping a fledgling business thrive, which is why learning the ropes in private security years before the demand for such services exploded proved a boon to Marian Pierre’s company.
During its 20-year history, Crescent Guardian Inc.
has become one of the go-to providers for area businesses and government agencies looking to secure their premises and operations and keep employees and customers safe.
Pierre hatched the idea for the New Orleans firm during the 1990s while working at City Hall, where she was a legislative aide to City Councilman and former New Orleans police Chief Joe Giarrusso, who owned one of the first private security companies licensed in Louisiana.
“He was always involved in police matters and security, and it sparked my interest,” Pierre said.