ACT Security was founded by veteran security professionals who are dedicated to providing honest, quality service & support through Accountability, Commitment, and Trust.

Chris Toliver

Chris, a licensed Personal Protection Officer and Commissioned Security Officer, has been an integral part of the security industry since 1990. His journey encompasses diverse roles, ranging from an Officer to a Division Vice President. A proud native Texan and graduate of Midwestern State University, Chris brings a wealth of expertise to the table. His extensive background in security spans across Class A High Rise, Corporate, and Industrial Campus environments, showcasing a versatile skill set honed through years of dedicated service.

Johnny Atkinson

Johnny is a business minded person with extensive experience in the security sector spanning back to 1987. A graduate of UT-Austin with a degree in accounting, Johnny practiced as a CPA for several years before becoming involved in the private security industry. His responsibilities today include: financial accounting, budgeting, risk management and strategic planning.

Jenny Schoenfeld – COO

With experience in the security industry starting in 1997, Jenny has been an integral part of ACT since its inception. Boasting a proven track record in operations management, human resources and team leadership, she is exceptionally well-suited for her current position. Jenny’s expertise, passion, and steadfast dedication to our company’s mission and values make her an invaluable asset to our team.

Founded by veteran security professionals who believe the success of everyone is based on Accountability, Commitment and Trust.  We are dedicated to providing quality service and support to both our clients and employees through responsiveness, diligence, sound judgment and honest hard work.

Chris Toliver is a native Texan and graduate of Midwestern State University. He has been in the security industry since 1990. Prior to his involvement with ACT Security Group, he was employed with two large national companies and during this time held positions as Division Vice President, Operations Manager, Account Manager, and Officer throughout Texas’ largest markets. Chris has extensive experience in virtually every aspect of security with an emphasis on the Class A High Rise, Corporate and Industrial Campus markets. Chris is currently licensed as a Personal Protection Officer as well as a Commissioned Security Officer.

Krista Zahtila – Director of Business Development

Krista steers the business development and sales strategies at ACT. With a career spanning over 25 years in the commercial real estate and multifamily sectors, Krista is well established in the industry. Throughout her career, Krista has built enduring relationships, earning her a reputation for trustworthiness, exceptional customer service, and an unwavering commitment to promptly addressing the needs of her clients.

She has made significant contributions as a member of several Boards of Directors for Commercial Real Estate trade organizations. Her dedication extends beyond the professional sphere as she is actively involved in various charitable organizations within the San Antonio and Austin areas, reflecting her commitment to giving back to the community.

Core Values


We want your trust, so we offer our assurance we’ll do the right thing no matter what.


Our commitment to long-term success for our clients and employees is our core guiding principle. Building on that success and refusing to allow our service or values to suffer guide our present and future. We also expect the best from our employees and require a higher level of commitment to the clients they serve.


We’re proud of our profession. The best way to attract and retain quality personnel is to first partner with clients that:

  • share our philosophy
  • treat our employees with professionalism
  • require a commitment to success
  • celebrate the successes

The results are a dedicated, highly-trained workforce with a reduced turnover rate. This creates stability, consistency and peace of mind for our clients. It’s a service we can all be proud of.


We know Texas and the unique needs of the people and companies who live here. More importantly, in the service industry, we know things happen and it’s how we respond that distinguishes us from other security providers. We maintain an experienced management staff dedicated to provide local hands-on support for employees and clients.


We will not compromise our reputation with lowest-bid accounts, nor do we believe quality security service comes at the highest price.  Our long-term partnerships are based on providing quality service at a fair price that benefits everyone.