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20 Under 40

SSN recognizes rising end users

November 3, 2015Amy Canfield

YARMOUTH, Maine—This year's Security Systems News End User “20 under 40” award winners (linked below) are in a class by themselves.Their backgrounds are varied. A number started out working as security guards during their college days, learned the system inside and out and worked their way up to top jobs. Others, also achieving success at a relatively young age, have a history in the military; a couple were on track for a career in law but opted for private security. Mentors figured...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2015—Rob Warmack

November 3, 2015Martha Entwistle

Rob Warmack, 29Lead federal security compliance advisor, Corporate Security Group, Georgia Power CompanyAtlantaRob Warmack thought he wanted to be a lawyer, but when he did an internship at the attorney general's office in Washington, he realized “law school was not for me,” he said.It was a temp job at Georgia Power that led him into security. He was working as a receptionist at the front desk, a role that falls under corporate security, and he got to know the supervisor of corporate...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2015—Steven Ullom

November 3, 2015Spencer Ives

Steven Ullom, 35Director of investigations, Switch Ltd.Las VegasWhen Steven Ullom was leaving the U.S. Marine Corps in 2005, he was initially looking to work in a fire department. A conversation with a friend led him to Switch, which operates several data centers in Nevada, called SUPERNAPs—NAP standing for network access point.At Switch, Ullom oversees new hires, including their drug tests and background checks. He started this role around early August, leaving his role as the company's SUPERNAP...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2015—Reggy Timothee

November 3, 2015Amy Canfield

Reggy Timothee, 31Manager of facility security, ComcastWest Chester, Penn.Reggy Timothee “stumbled into” the security industry during college when he worked as a guard.Now he works to support physical security, critical infrastructure, engineering back offices, data centers and contracted guard staffing at 45 locations in 16 states coast to coast.His start in the industry gave him “a grasp on how operations were performed even at the lowest level,” he said. Then, however,...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2015—Jeppie Sumpter

November 3, 2015Spencer Ives

Jeppie Sumpter, 37Director of communication technologies, Western Kentucky UniversityBowling Green, Ky.Exceptions to certain rules, like who's supposed to be where at certain times, present a big security challenge for the traditional “open learning environment,” said Jeppie Sumpter.“Getting rid of the exceptions or at least limiting them—or understanding them better—will go a long way in us being able to better leverage some of the technology that we have today.”Without...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2015—Ronnie Stevens

November 3, 2015Amy Canfield

Ronnie Stevens, 38Center chief of security, NASA, Johnson Space CenterHoustonAfter joining the Air Force at age 18 and spending six years as a military law enforcement officer with a focus on anti-terrorism and security operations, Ronnie Stevens earned a college degree in Germany in computer science.After Stevens' discharge, his plan was “to be a special agent,” he said. He started working in physical security for a NASA contractor. “The company liked me. They promoted me and sent...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2015—Matthew Slatoff

November 3, 2015Amy Canfield

Matthew Slatoff, 38VP, global security and content protection, Marvel StudiosBurbank, Calif.Matthew Slatoff covers physical security for Marvel Studios, part of the Walt Disney Company, from film production to content protection to pre-release screenings. Sets and props—and fending off paparazzi drones—all fall under his purview.He started his career as an intern in a district attorney's office. “That opened my eyes to different angles on investigations,” Slatoff said.He then...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2015—John Schroeder

November 3, 2015Martha Entwistle

John Schroeder, 36Director of LP for the North American market, GameStopPhiladelphiaJohn Schroeder learned about the security industry during a college internship. He attended Northern Kentucky University where he majored in justice studies and political science, but he found his career interest and a mentor during an LP internship.He worked for Nate Frazier, a “20 under 40” End User honoree from the Class of 2013.Today, Schroeder is responsible for loss prevention at 1,165 stores in...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2015—Andre Podpolucha

November 3, 2015Amy Canfield

Andre Podpolucha, 30Director, global physical security, Western UnionEnglewood, Colo.Andre Podpolucha oversees access control, badge credentialing, camera systems, visitor management, risk assessment, asset tracking and additional security measures at 300 locations around the world for Western Union. He recently moved to the company's headquarters here from New Jersey.He started his career working as a security officer on an overnight shift for a financial institution. That shift afforded him a lot...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2015—Christopher C. Moore

November 3, 2015Martha Entwistle

Christopher C. Moore, 28Manager, public safety, security and switchboard, Beth Israel Deaconess HospitalPlymouth, Mass.Christopher Moore was working in law enforcement when he met the security manager at John Hancock who became a mentor.“He sold me on the private security. I relocated to Western Mass. [to work as a security manager for a manufacturing company] and learned security and emergency management preparedness from the ground up,” he said.After the Boston Marathon bombings, Moore...

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