Security Dealer & Integrator

APR 2017

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America's Fastest Growing Security Dealers and Systems Integrators It has taken just four years for NextGen Security to leverage its critical infrastructure market expertise to become the fastest-growing systems integrator in North America By Paul Rothman A SECURITY cated ones see a massive opportunity. Such is the case for NextGen Security, which has leveraged its extensive secu- rity industry backgrounds and exper- tise in just four years to harness the critical infrastructure vertical – in the process becoming SD&I's fastest-grow- ing security systems integrator. "ings took off quickly," says com- pany president Ryan Loughin, who is a founding owner of the company with CEO Frank Brewer; along with found- ing principals Dwight Smith (Senior VP of Finance and Administration), Ryan Rieger (VP in charge of the Pet- rochemical and Energy Division) and Steve Greis (VP in charge of the com- pany's Southwest region). "We were very fortunate to do a lot of the right things when we founded NextGen," Loughin continues. "We have a special expertise in the petro- chemical and energy vertical, and that was really the core foundation." Of course, that foundation in the petrochemical/energy sector has blos- somed into a well-rounded integra- tion firm that handles vertical markets including utilities, government, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, technology manufacturing, food manufacturing, sk any security integra- tor what they think the most challenging vertical market to break into is, and odds are good that you will hear one of two answers: government or critical infrastructure. e sheer amount of red tape in both markets – including certification, training and regulations – is enough to turn even the largest and most organized integrators to a less-regulated vertical. But where many integrators see a near-insurmountable obstacle, dedi- 30 SD&I 2017 Fast50 No. 1: Hit the Ground Running NextGen Security's Petrochemical & Energy Division, headed by founding principal Ryan Rieger, is the foundation upon which the company was built.

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