For those of you who know our CEO and President, Phil Aronson, it is not uncommon to hear him speak emotionally about his passion for our industry. The men and women who work tirelessly to mitigate the risk of human life and organizational assets are important to him. Because of this, raising the industry's level of professionalism and, as a result, the value of security to the business, has been a focus of his for the last 15 years.
When he was notified of being named one of The Most Influential People in Security, he immediately asked that we "hold off" announcing it through the company website. He respects the roll-call of Security Magazine's Most Influential over the last decade. Many have been his advisors and mentors as well as colleagues and friends.
"If this honor helps our market continue to prosper and grow", said Aronson, "if it allows our profession to become more valued and appreciated by CEOs and their teams; if it helps younger people become more attracted to risk, resilience and security as a profession; then it is an honor indeed."
Two quotes from John Wooden, the hall of fame coach of UCLA are on Aronson's wall:
"Be more concerned with your character then your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
"The main ingredient in stardom is the rest of the team."
The following is an excerpt from Security Magazine and the means to read further about the industry's most influential leaders:
Every year, Security magazine is pleased to honor top security executives and leaders who are positively impacting the security industry, their organization, their colleagues and peers, and the national and global security landscape. They have been nominated by their colleagues and associates, and were chosen based upon their leadership qualities and the overall positive impact that their security initiatives, programs or departments have had upon their shareholders, enterprises, colleagues and the general public.
This year’s Most Influential is organized by five categories: Corporate Security Executives, Government, University/Think Tanks, Cybersecurity and Special Recognition.