When Jessica Johnson took over Johnson Security Bureau from her father, she quickly set out to put a business infrastructure in place. The company, which provides licensed security guards to entities such as museums, government agencies and financial firms, has a strong track record and a deep and diverse customer base. However, it faced challenges, including access to capital and increased competition, from the mergers of some large national firms. Johnson’s business acumen has paid off, fueling the firm’s rapid growth even in the face of these challenges. She says that Johnson Security Bureau’s inner city location has been a major benefit, providing proximity to a diverse pool of talent to support the company’s growth.
|Five-Year Growth Rate (%)||291%|
|2015 Revenues ($M)||$4.24|
The Bronx, NY