Bart Butler is the Founder, President and CEO of Rock Solid Security, Inc. which he established over 30 years ago in 1983. As a tenured security expert, Bart holds a long list of event security credentials and accomplishments including 35 years in entertainment security and crowd management, and 22 years as a Venue Security Director for hundreds of artist and venues, nationwide.
Due to his extensive entertainment experience, Bart is highly regarded as a respected authority in the field of event security. Throughout his tenure in security guard services, Bart has acquired national prominence with courts across the United States as an expert witness in in the field of crowd management and event security litigation. In numerous cases concerning moshing incidents, crowd crush occurrences and security company liability cases, Bart has often been asked to testify.
A graduate of the Academy for Venue Safety and Security (AVSS) and active member of International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM), Bart is a highly sought after national security consultant and speaker called on to address topics such as festival site safety and design, venue set up and protection, crowd management, and entertainment security staffing. In addition to carrying an Armed Security License for the State of Tennessee, Bart also holds several security designations including that of Certified Unarmed Security Instructor and Certified National Rifle Association (NRA) Instructor.
As the president of the Mathew W. Butler Foundation – an organization that helps disabled individuals live a better life with their own independence – Bart truly believes in supporting his home town of Nashville and is convinced that “the best investment one can make in the future is by giving back to their community.” Bart lives out that commitment by coaching middle and high school rugby teams and supporting many local charities and causes.
Bart attended Middle Tennessee State University where he studied Recording Industry Management and Psychology. His most prized possessions are his wife, Debbie, an Assistant District Attorney in Nashville, and his son. They make their home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.