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MAR 2014

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52 | SD&I | March 2014 who has experienced the mixed blessing of fast-track growth. "It basically comes down to finding and developing talent to service the ever-increasing demands of our customers. "On the strategic side, our most trying chal- lenge is changing the mindset of enterprise- class users to embrace cloud technologies," Boethel continues. "Small- and medium-sized businesses have, for some time now, adopted cloud solutions because of the compelling eco- nomic value proposition, but enterprise-class users understandably focus much more on reli- ability and resiliency than cost." The cloud, of course, enhances reliability and resiliency. Still, Boethel finds many large, sophisticated users still feel better about own- ing proprietary, on-premise technology. "Our approach here is not to try to fit a square peg in a round hole, but rather educate our custom- ers on the virtues of the cloud and how it can benefit their business," Boethel says. Past Previews Future A key formative factor in Boethel's career is the time he spent as a vice president at Siemens; however, other job experiences also figure into his success. "I have been fortunate to work for a wide variety of companies, rang- ing from start-up consultancies to global engi- neering conglomerates, and each one of those experiences taught me what to do and what not to do in business," Boethel says. "At Securadyne Systems, we want to remain innovative and nimble like a small entre- preneurial start-up, while at the same time employing the rigor and discipline of a mature professional organization. Finding the right balance is extremely difficult," he admits, add- ing, "We believe doing so creates a real and sustainable competitive advantage." Boethel sees Securadyne's future growth cen- tering on its national accounts portfolio and identifying opportunities to organically expand into new geographic markets. "We will, of course, do additional acquisitions," he promises, "but more importantly, this year we will open three to four new branches in areas where our customers are requesting our presence." That kind of pull-through growth is part of what makes the company's growth and expan- sion so exciting and rewarding. "We have also just formed a Program Management Office (PMO) to oversee our national and global deployments, as well as drive operational con- sistency in markets where we are working but do not yet have brick-and-mortar," he adds. There is a vision for how the firm might be different in five years. "We have just formed a new professional services organization that will help transform the way we serve our customers and support our employees. This group, led by management from Intelligent Access Systems, will provide an unparalleled level of IT support, design, consulting and managed services to our customers," Boethel says. Professional Services will also be responsible for training, development and certification of employees, among other things. "We are mak- ing investments like this in order to place more emphasis on customer lifecycle management and ultimately change the way in which we create value," Boethel says. "Also very impor- tantly, we will continue our efforts to specialize in certain vertical markets where security is mission-critical and highly regulated." ❚ Curt Harler is a technology writer and regular contributor to SD&I magazine. For more information on the Fast50, visit A CLOSER LOOK COMPANY: Securadyne Systems WEB: HQ: Carrollton, Texas PRINCIPALS: Carey Boethel, President and CEO YEAR FOUNDED: 2011 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 300 RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL SPLIT: 98 percent commercial, 2 percent residential TOP TECHNOLOGY BRANDS SOLD/DEPLOYED: Tyco, Lenel, AMAG, Milestone, Exacq, Avigilon, Assa Abloy SDI_48-53_0314 Fast50 Securadyne.indd 52 3/5/14 1:38 PM

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