Sondae Esposito is an American entrepreneur. She is the Vice President of USPA International, parent company of USPA Nationwide Security, an international security conglomerate based in New York City. Esposito has been instrumental in the administration of UPSA brands, including USPA Technologies, an app development firm and USPA Nationwide Security. She was recently featured in Forbes Magazine for her philanthropic work with victims of domestic violence and human trafficking via USPA’s Kingsman Service. We had the chance to speak with Sondae about Kingsman.
What is Kingsman?
Kingsman is a division within the ranks of USPA Nationwide Security. While many years ago, it consisted of volunteers who signed up to protect women and children, it is now a sponsored division of paid close protection operators.
Who Sponsors Kingsman?
Quite simply, me and my partner, Michael Evans. We use a large percentage of our profits to fund kidnap rescues, assist domestic violence victims and sometimes feed families. We are not a non-profit organization, which we may move toward soon – the reason being that we are taxed on our contributions and that takes away from our ability to provide services for free.
You were featured in Forbes Magazine in March, 2020. Has getting mainstream news coverage increased your calls for service for Kingsman?
Yes, it has. While we cannot and will not take every case for free, we try to accommodate as many as feasible. We also screen calls for service. For example, we will never take on a case for Kingsman for purposes outside of our mission, which is to assist women and children who are victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and kidnapping. There are times when we receive calls for Kingsman for women who want a free bodyguard for a night on the town with friends. We don’t offer free bodyguards for these occasions.
Are Kingsman available outside of the United States?
Kingsman are available in all 50 states. Outside of the USA, Kingsman operate throughout Mexico, Europe, Southeast Asia, parts of Africa and in the Caribbean.
How are you helping women and children when it comes to domestic violence?
We provide close protection to secure women and children when they are ready to get away from an abuser. This is made possible with our close protection officers and a moving company for the most part. We offer protection to and from court hearings and relocation assistance in some cases. We are using our own money to fund these operations, accordingly, there are times when we cannot take the case for free due to financial constraints.
How can someone apply to be a part of your Kingsman?
We have an online recruiting portal on our website. Right under the contact tab, click on careers and apply online. It is important to mention that we cannot accept phone calls or customer service live chats to discuss employment. We have a busy recruitment division who handles that exclusively.
How is Kingsman Service changing lives?
In several ways. First, we support our Kingsman clientele financially. We try to accommodate as many women and children for free. Second, we build trust. By letting the women know, by our actions, that we have their back every step of the way, we help manage anxiety and trust issues that have developed in their abusive relationships. Lastly, we work as a team with the family to plan their escape, relocation or continued safety measures. In other words, we do not abandon our clients. We are an approachable source of knowledge, advice and protection when needed. When it comes to human trafficking cases, we work with mostly young girls forced into the sex trade. For these girls, we help with relocation, and other services to help get them on their feet. Our kidnap recovery division of Kingsman is brought in to locate missing women and children and get them home by any means necessary. This unit is comprised of personnel who are trained and experienced in this type of work.
Thank you, Sondae for taking the time to speak with us today.
To learn about USPA Nationwide Security and their Kingsman Service, visit www.uspasecurity.com