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Class of 2013 '20 under 40'

June 11, 2013SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—This is the seventh year we've asked readers to nominate talented young security professionals age 40 and younger who've displayed leadership qualities. There are many interesting, funny and inspiring stories among the 20 winners—congratulations to them! We think you'll agree that they're all deserving of this honor, which will be celebrated at the industry's premier new technology conference, TechSec Solutions, Jan. 28-29, 2014 in Delray Beach, Fla.Anjanette BrennanBill...

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'20 under 40' 2013 - Taylor Carr

June 11, 2013Leif Kothe

Taylor Carr, 35Vice president of business development and integration, Securadyne SystemsCarrollton, TexasHow did you get into the security industry?I originally wanted a career in law enforcement, so I ended up going to the University of Maryland, College Park and enrolling in their criminology and criminal justice program. About halfway through my time there I took a course titled “Privatized Crime Prevention,” which focused on private-sector crime prevention tactics. This opened my...

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'20 under 40' 2013 - Renee Mallonee

June 11, 2013Rich Miller

Renee Mallonee, 29Dealer marketing manager, MonitronicsDallas, TexasHow did you get into the security industry?I fell into it from the marketing aspect. I went to the University of Kentucky for marketing and advertising, and then based on that I was looking for a marketing position and found Monitronics. … The opportunity [marketing coordinator] was exciting because Monitronics was investing more in their marketing, building a new team and marketing strategy that focused on quality to build and promote...

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'20 under 40' 2013 - Stephanie Wagner

June 11, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

Stephanie Wagner, 31Licensing and compliance manager; field operations training and support,The ADT Corp.Boca Raton, Fla.How did you get into the security industry?Actually it's kind of funny, being in the security industry I thought was going to be kind of a temporary job while I was looking for another job. I started with Brink's Home Security in South Florida in 2003. [Brink's became Broadview Security, which was acquired by ADT in 2010].  I started as a tech. I never thought of security as my...

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'20 under 40' 2013 - Rosanna Taveras

June 11, 2013Leif Kothe

Rosanna Taveras, 32Sales account manager, Diebold SecurityElmsford, N.Y.How did you get into the security industry?After five years of working in facilities management and two years as an account executive with an electrical company, I decided I wanted to focus on a specialty area. During that time, I worked with numerous security system integrators that designed, engineered and maintained security systems, and I developed an appreciation for the level of knowledge and expertise that is required...

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'20 under 40' 2013 - Ronda Meyer

June 11, 2013Leif Kothe

Ronda Meyer, 37Vice president/controller, Per Mar SecurityDavenport, IowaHow did you get into the security industry?I had been in public accounting for six and a half years and was looking to get out of public and into private. At the time, a few people let me know about a controller position at Per Mar. I applied, came in [and] was intrigued by the services and the fact that it was a family-owned company. I realized soon after starting that there's a lot to be learned in an industry like this, and...

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'20 under 40' 2013 - Robert Gaulden

June 11, 2013Leif Kothe

Robert Gaulden, 37Vice president of sales, Kratos Public Safety & Security SolutionsSan Diego, Calif.How did you get into the security industry?My move into security integration came about in large part because I had a mentor assigned to me when I worked at Ingersoll Rand, in their security division. He pointed out that … integration was a growing part of the industry, that it was still maturing, but that there would be lots of opportunities to jump into the industry and make a relevant impact. One...

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'20 under 40' 2013 - Navin Goel

June 11, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

Navin Goel, 33Operations manager, Go Safer SecurityLaurel, Md.How did you get into the security industry?Actually, I used to own a lot of retail electronics stores and I also own shopping centers and residential rental properties. In 2009, I was having a gentleman do all our security work and he told me about the business. I'm an electronics person and I know the security industry is getting more and more technological and that's what really got me interested.Who or what in the industry has inspired...

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'20 under 40' 2013 - Michael Campbell

June 11, 2013Leif Kothe

Michael Campbell, 38Senior director of business development and sales operations, Stanley Convergent Security SolutionsNaperville, Ill.How did you get into the security industry?I started out working at ADT, when Chris Schwegel, an ADT sales rep, passed my name on to a manager who was looking to expand a customer account manager team she was running. At the time, she remarked on how ADT did not typically hire someone without experience for an account manager role, and I felt I always had to prove...

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'20 under 40' 2013 - Kat Tallman

June 11, 2013Rich Miller

Kat Tallman, 30Operations manager of special services, COPS MonitoringWilliamstown, N.J.How did you get into the security industry?I had a group of friends who worked here at the time [2000] who referred me to the job opening. I had been working in the retail industry and wanted a change, so I applied and got hired. I started as a central station dispatcher and have had many titles within the company. I was a floor supervisor, which is a higher-level operator, and a shift manager. I also worked in...

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