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40 under 40: Rob Oldham, vice president of sales, Stone Security

40 under 40: Rob Oldham, vice president of sales, Stone Security

40 under 40: Rob Oldham, vice president of sales, Stone Security

YARMOUTH, Maine—Rob Oldham, 40, is the vice president of sales at Stone Security, a provider of network-based surveillance, access control and intrusion systems, based out of Salt Lake City. Find out what inspired him to pursue a career in the security industry, what being a "40 under 40" winner means to him, what appeals to him about the security industry, and more. 

SSN: Describe your roles, duties, and tenure at your current job. 

40 under 40OLDHAM: I lead the sales efforts and our amazing account management team within the Stone Security organization.

SSN: What inspired you to pursue a career in the security industry?

OLDHAM: At a young age, my grandfather had his truck stolen. He didn't have much in a financial sense, he worked his entire life for the Navy, and when his vehicle was stolen out of his driveway, It impacted me to the core that this world had people that would just take from others whatever they want, i wanted to change that. Later, I joined the United States Army, learned a set of skills that I wanted to hone. I have gained an immense respect for what the USA represents and the freedoms we enjoy. I am passionate about making a difference in the world and this is my way of doing it.

SSN: What does being named a winner of SSN's 40 under 40 mean to you?

OLDHAM: I am grateful and honored for the recognition. I’m proud to be among and learn from talented and hardworking practitioners.

SSN: As a young leader, what appeals to you about the security industry?

OLDHAM: It is dynamic. Every day is different and new, always an adventure, always a challenge. I never feel as if this is a job or a career. I enjoy meeting new people and learning more about them. I love the technology and combating security threats as they evolve. I love working in teams and in this industry, we succeed when we work together as one.

SSN: With the hiring, recruitment and retention challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, how can the security industry engage young talent?

OLDHAM: Security is fun. We really have an interesting and dynamic industry with tons of room to grow and excel, so many opportunities to make a positive impact on this world.


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