Entrepreneur of The Year!
I’m sure you’ve all heard the buzz – with articles and news pieces about this years nominees and winners at the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum & Entrepreneur of The Year Awards.
What you usually don’t hear about is the Security Company that is on site, if fact, this particular Security Company has been providing Security for this event for 15 years, yes that’s right for 15 years O’Linn Security Inc. has worked side by side with Ernst and Young, the JW Marriott and all those involved in this fabulous event.
According to O’Linn Security, officer Don Howard has been there for all 15 years. In speaking with Mr. Howard the highlight for him was his 13th year when President Bush 2nd heard he had been the acting day supervisor at all 13 events and came to congratulate him on his job well done and for his Service as a Military Veteran.
O’Linn Security takes pride in this event and that is evident with CEO Kimberly O’Linn & her on site presence during the event,. Kim makes sure everything is buttoned up and running smooth at no additional cost to the client.
That is the type of leadership you don’t see much anymore – it’s not very often the CEO of a successful 30 year company works side by side with their staff at no additional cost to the client, and she has done so for all of her 13 years with O’Linn Security.
This is the Entrepreneur of The Year Awards, with much emphasis being put on the good ol’ “Family Owned” business – It’s the Entrepreneurial American Dream!
O’Linn Security is just that, a Family Owned & Operated business success story, read below to learn more about how they got started:
O’Linn Security was founded by Richard J. O’Linn in Woodland Hills CA in 1985 but moved to Palm Springs CA opening up shop in 1986. It didn’t take long for O’Linn to become (THE) name in Palm Springs Security Services, providing personal protection services to the likes of Clint Eastwood, Frank Sinatra, Dennis Franz, Bob Hope, Sonny Bono and many more celebs alike.
The O’Linn team has worked side by side with the Secret Service providing security for past Presidents and Congressmen as well.
Kimberly O’Linn is now the owner but founder Richard J. O’Linn is still very much apart of the ever growing popularity of the name “O’Linn” in the Security world.
Mr. O’Linn has ran point on his security team for all of the Keith McCormick Auto Auctions over the past 27 years as well as the world famous La Quint Arts Festival for the past 15 years.