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+.
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.