Ashley Cooper, CEO of Paladin Security, has zeroes in mind when he thinks of his company’s future. Nine of them, to be exact. “The goal has always been to be the very best security company in the industry,” says Ashley, speaking on the phone from Vancouver. “On a size basis, I’d like to take our company over a billion dollars in sales.”
He’s well on his way to doing so. Paladin Security has grown from a local operation in Vancouver to the largest privately owned security firm in Canada. Unlike most protection specialists, which usually stick to narrower parameters of expertise, Paladin offers a full spectrum of solutions. More horizontally than vertically integrated, Paladin provides security officers, alarm systems, investigators and even VIP bodyguards.
“All together these things will be the better solution and the better value,” says Ashley. “Everything’s about adding value back to the customer. Finding more efficient ways to deliver protection for them, for less spend.” Read more
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