About Us

The Harvard Companies

Harvard Protection Services is one of four affiliated companies under The Harvard Companies. In our 20+ year history, we have grown to over 1,200 dedicated employees by providing superior guard force protection and security policing services to match enterprise needs. We have had the privilege of providing protection, security policing, and related guard force services in multiple states, and we have branch offices located in regions throughout the country.

Harvard’s executive leadership blends the pride and corporate values established by The Harvard Companies for over 50 years, with the excellence and sophistication from elite Federal law enforcement organizations charged with the most complex security missions. We work for clients, not quarterly results. Our business model emphasizes customized service delivery that is dynamic and responsive to ever changing situational factors that continually impact the security environment of our clients

Commitment to Diversity

Harvard Protection Services is committed to diversity and inclusion (D&I) as business imperatives and corporate values. We continually strive to identify best practices and emerging trends for building a strong D&I culture and implementing D&I strategies into our management and operational model. As one of The Harvard Companies, Harvard’s executive leadership champions these efforts as essentially aligned with our business goals, and integral to enhancing performance and productivity.

At Harvard, we define diversity broadly, in terms of our employees, our clients, our stakeholders, our suppliers, and the community. We believe in accountability and performance metrics to ensure D&I strategies and outcomes. We understand that workforce diversity has a quantifiable effect on business and performance outcomes. And, we know that inclusive work environments stimulate employee engagement, creativity and problem-solving to allow for better solutions to complex security challenges.

Our Leadership

Stanley K. Doobin

Owner & President

Stanley Doobin joined Harvard Maintenance in 1984 and was later named President in 1995, succeeding his father. By providing high quality managed services, Mr. Doobin has grown a small private company into an organization with over 7,000 employees and revenues in excess of $350M.

Mr. Doobin’s “Inverted Pyramid” approach has been the foundation of Harvard’s philosophy of supporting employees in the field to ensure a great working environment, and they in turn can provide exceptional service to our clients.

Mr. Doobin, a CPA, holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Washington & Lee University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Emory University.

Mr. Doobin was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 by Ernst & Young. He has also served as President of organizations such as the Accident Prevention & Safety League and the Building Services Contractor Association International (BSCAI).

David Alito

Executive Vice President

David joined Harvard Protection Services in 2015. He leads all aspects of the organization (Operations, Business Development, Administration and Support) along with Strategic Planning Activities, Budgeting, and Resource Allocation

With over twenty-five (25) years of industry experience, David previously served as Director of Gateway Security Services for Gateway Group One, and as Vice President and General Manager for AlliedBarton Security Services. He is a member of the following organizations: American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Building Owners Management Association (BOMA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and numerous Not-for-Profit associations including Big Brothers and the YMCA. He is a graduate of Temple University and Georgetown’s ISMA Leadership Program.

S. Joseph Hall

Vice President – Business Development

Joseph Hall joined Harvard in 2006 and is the executive lead for Harvard Protection Services’ business development and project resource allocation. Mr. Hall has worked with clients throughout the country in developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies since 1995; working in major markets to include San Francisco, Washington DC/Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York City.

A graduate of the Wharton School of Business, Mr. Hall has over 20 years of experience in the security industry. Throughout his career, he has assisted clients in market segments to include Commercial Office, Financial, Manufacturing, Industrial, Technology and Entertainment, including many fortune 500 customers on a local and national scale. He is an active member of ASIS, BOMA, and various local security and local law enforcement organizations.

Gabriel Duarte

Vice President – Operations

Gabriel Duarte has worked in the security industry for over 25 years, 19 of them with Harvard. Mr. Duarte was originally hired as an Operations Manager and was promoted to Vice President.

Mr. Duarte is a Senior Fire Safety Director and manages Harvard Protection Services’ Operations. Mr. Duarte is also a certified instructor pursuant to the Security Guard Act of 1992.

Core Values

People First

We are a family organization that promotes respect and embraces diversity.


We are committed to the safety, health, and welfare of our employees and everyone we serve.


We are a diverse team with a common vision where contributions and innovation are encouraged.

Client Focus

We go above and beyond to provide quality, sustainable service to our internal and external clients.


We conduct ourselves in a professional manner, taking personal responsibility for achieving quality results.

Safety Focused

Ensuring safety and security is at the forefront of everything we do. Whether it is the safety of our employees, the people occupying your facilities, the facility itself, the public, or the community at large, Harvard’s focus on safety is paramount. As a trusted advisor for enterprise protection services, we are vigilant in ensuring that your personal and physical infrastructure has minimal potential opportunities for danger. Our highly experienced team is trained to understand your unique environment, always alert to identify potential areas of concern and, most importantly, ready to report anomalies that could compromise the safety and security of your people, property, and infrastructure.


“Our mission at Harvard Protection Services is to provide leading edge, comprehensive enterprise protection, supported by innovative technical and physical security solutions. Our goals are to set the standard for the industry; to earn our clients’ trust, confidence, and business through maintaining a safe, secure environment; to provide the highest level of protection for their enterprise, their proprietary assets, and the safety of their human capital.”


To be the preeminent company for individuals and clients who desire to be engaged and successful.

Other Harvard Companies

Harvard Maintenance is one of the largest and fastest growing privately owned providers of high quality managed services in the United States. Our success over the last fifty years stems from Harvard’s Inverted Pyramid. Which puts our employees first so they in-turn deliver Service Excellence to our clients. While the majority of our industry cleans for appearance alone, we Clean for Wellness, focusing on health and safety, sustainability, and asset preservation of our client’s facilities.

We are committed to delivering the industry’s most complete End to End Service Solution. From the time you invite us to bid on your facility through the renewal process at contract’s end, Harvard will provide you with the most complete set of high quality solutions that help you meet your business objectives. Our solutions drive efficiency and high quality while containing costs.

Harvard is one of the most extensively certified companies in the industry. We are ISO 9001:2008 compliant, and Green Seal GS-42, CIMS GB with Honors, Greenguard, and HHPC Day certified. We do not believe cleaning is a commodity. We view cleaning as a valuable part of delivering highly productive, safe, and healthy facilities for the people who occupy them. By having third parties certify our business practices and operational efficacy you are assured that the promises we make about the service we provide is accurate and executed in your facility.

Harvard Services Group is a strategic partner of Harvard Maintenance. Harvard Services Group is a WBENC certified 100% woman-owned and operated managed service provider. As a strategic partner they are able to assist our clients in achieving Tier 1 spend business objectives. Through a similar integrated service solutions approach Harvard Services Group delivers high quality managed services to those companies who are interested in meeting diversity spend goals.

Harvard Services Group is a privately owned company that has been in business for over 25 years. Through helping Fortune 500 clients reach their Tier 1 spend objectives the business has begun a nationwide expansion. Harvard Services Group in the only diversity certified service contractor in the New York Tri-State region to carry certifications from Green Seal (GS-42) and ISSA CIMS GB with honors.