Steve Jones

Steve Jones

CEO, Allied Universal

WHY: Joined company in 1996 when $12M in annual sales. Has built it to largest private security firm in North America with sales topping $7B and headcount over 200K.Valuation at $7B+.

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RECENT: Canada’s second-biggest pension fund scheduled to buy 40% of Allied Universal. IPO likely.

QUOTABLE: “Technology is an enabler [for security guards]. The two combined equal better service for the customer and a better profit profile.”

FUN FACTS: Varsity football at University High, Saddleback College, and, on full scholarship, Cal Poly SLO; favorite film, original “The Longest Yard.” Fan of AC/DC in his youth.

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