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Acquiring during the pandemic

July 8, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

CALHOUN, Ga.—With the recent acquisition of Priority One Security Inc., Owen Security Solutions continues to grow and expand its reach, adding three new employees, 750 accounts and $34,000 in RMR.Owen Security President and Security Systems News’ 20 under 40 Class of 2017 Alumni Justin Owen recently spoke with SSN about making an acquisition — and steering the company — during unprecedented times.“We worked alongside some wonderful people during this recent acquisition and we...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2017—John Baranski II

November 8, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

John Baranski II, 28Senior physical security specialist, BNY MellonPittsburghAlthough John Baranski II is the youngest SSN “20 under 40” End User Class of 2017 award winner, he has accomplished quite a lot in his career thus far.While earning a degree in criminology, Baranski served in the Army National Guard, and did a deployment to Afghanistan his senior year.“I have always had an interest in security and when I got home from my deployment, I wanted to get into security on the...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2017—Rahul Bhardwaj

November 8, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

Rahul Bhardwaj, 37VP information security, FIS GlobalJacksonville, Fla.As VP of Information Security for FIS Global, a global financial services technology company, Rahul Bhardwaj wears many hats.“I also go by the title of regional security officer for our entire India and Philippines region, where we have close to 16,000 employees in these two countries,” he explained. “I have a country lead who reports to me, and I manage the day-to-day security operations for everything that...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2017—Jessica Borst

November 8, 2017Spencer Ives

Jessica Borst, 33Security specialist - financial and data analyst/physical security services project manager, FergusonNewport News, Va.Jessica Borst first started working at Ferguson in 2006 as an administrative employee and her role has changed to cover various aspects for the company.Ferguson is a wholesale supplier for various markets, including plumbing, HVAC, lighting and waterworks, among others.Within Ferguson's security program Borst works with the company's field and facilities groups to...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2017—Matt Cain

November 8, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

Matt Cain, 38Senior investigator—corporate security, VerizonNew YorkWorking as the senior investigator for one of the largest telecommunications providers in the world is something that Matt Cain said has been very rewarding.“Originally, I wanted to be in law enforcement but I took a position in LP catching shoplifters while going to college and never looked back,” he explained. “The more I learned about the industry, the more I learned I had a niche and I moved up very quickly.”He...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2017—Rob Creedon

November 8, 2017Spencer Ives

Rob Creedon, 36Assistant secretary for security and emergency management, MassDOTBostonThe Massachusetts Department of Transportation covers different aspects of public transit within the state and it's where Rob Creedon first got started in the security industry.Creedon's department handles security and emergency management for the five divisions of MassDOT: the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the highway division, the aeronautics division and the MassDOT...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2017—Michael Glasser

November 8, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

Michael Glasser, 34North America security consulting manager, Microsoft Global Security/LMC ConsultingRedmond, Wash.Michael Glasser has always been around security. But his father, who has been working in security in Brooklyn, N.Y., for more than 40 years, told him as a kid—“Don't be an alarm guy; go work in computers.”“So I started studying computers but the dot-coms fell and I couldn't get a decent job, so I started doing what I knew how to do, which is alarms,” he...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2017—Dave Harben

November 8, 2017Spencer Ives

Dave Harben, 35Enterprise leader of asset protection, Ascena Retail GroupPataskala, OhioAs the enterprise leader of asset protection for Ascena Retail Group, Dave Harben works with a team to oversee a total of 4,800 stores.“My responsibility is leading a team of territory AP leaders as we basically develop and execute programs that build awareness, safety and integrity across our company. These roles are fairly new—they started back in January,” Harben said.Ascena has eight different...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2017—Tyson Johnson

November 8, 2017Spencer Ives

Tyson Johnson, 34Security systems project manager, Aurora Health CareMilwaukeeTyson Johnson is responsible for security functions—including door access control projects and surveillance processes—throughout four hospitals in his specific region within Aurora Health Care.“A big thing that we're working on right now is the upgrade from our old surveillance system into the new Genetec system, so we're working with different vendors and manufacturers,” Johnson said; specifically,...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2017—Max Kidd

November 8, 2017Spencer Ives

Max Kidd, 32Associate director of technology, The University of Texas at Arlington Police DepartmentArlington, TexasMax Kidd got involved in security after getting involved with The University of Texas at Arlington a little more than two and a half years ago. “When I started at UTA, I was hired to do police-specific IT,” Kidd said. “But, what came along with that was all of the physical security side.”The campus has about 41,000 students and 60 buildings with security installations,...

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