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OC 50 Keeping You Safe: Steve Jones

WHY: Took a company that generated $12 million in 1996 to sales over $7 billion last year. Runs the nation’s largest private security force. Workforce of more than 210,000 employees, a bit larger than the size of France’s army.

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Steve Jones

Joined then-Universal Services of America, 1996 when $12M revenue … now $5.3B, 200K workers; biggest privately held U.S. security services firm … 2018 paid $1B for U.S. Security Assocs. … night school MBA, Redlands … backs ‘Bama football, ‘my father played for Bear Bryant; I played at Cal Poly SLO’ … first job: ‘shining shoes’ at age 7 … bucket list: ‘yacht in the south of France’ ... Business Journal OC 50

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