Brosnan Reaches 5,000 Employees
CEO Patrick Brosnan and President John O’Connor announced a Brosnan Risk Consultants' (BRC) milestone- 5,000 employees! With an average of 450+ hires/month, BRC is projected to reach 10,000 employees by July, 2020. This growth is due in part to BRC’s expansion into 37 states and six new markets, including: Washington, Colorado, Missouri, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Texas.
Five Ways To Secure Your Business During Hurricane Season
WRITTEN BY: Patrick Brosnan
Hurricanes are a potential threat to every business. Whether you are in the path of a storm or not, you may have customers and vendors in the affected region. These catastrophic storms can cause supply chain disruptions due to port and airport closings, flooding of major roads, communication disruptions and power outages. Add to this the increasing frequency and intensity of the Atlantic hurricane season, and businesses who are unprepared may have trouble recovering.
Of all weather disasters the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has tracked since 1980, hurricanes (also called tropical cyclones) are reportedly the most costly and have caused an average of $22 billion in damage per event. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 90% of small businesses fail within a year after a disaster if they can't resume operations within five days.
As the founder and CEO of a company that provides disaster response services, I've found that preparation is key to ensuring your business survives and thrives after a hurricane. Here are five ways to secure your assets, employees and supply chain.
Brosnan Gives Back to Local Organization:
Sponsors Golf Outing
Brosnan Risk Consultants®️ (BRC) kicked off the 2019 Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) Impact program by sponsoring the Southern Slam Golf Outing for the second consecutive year. The outing, held at the University of Florida, benefited the Brave Overt Leaders of Distinction (BOLD) - a program for young men previously incarcerated who need assistance re-entering their communities. The Gainesville-born organization was started in 2010 and serves men ages 16-24 by: providing resources for formal education and substance abuse counseling, training in employable skills, addressing mental health needs and encouraging the establishment of a stable living environment. BOLD’s mission advocates the three E’s: Education, Enlistment and Employment.
The LPRC Impact program consists of presentations, panel discussions and “Learning Labs,” all designed with the goal of helping attendees understand how to use research and technology to reduce crime and loss, while increasing sales.
Brosnan Smart Trucks®️ and a Mobile Command Center (MCC) were on display for the 400+ attendees at the LPRC opening reception. The Brosnan Team gave personal tours of the MCC and Smart Trucks to outline capabilities and uses to a number of loss prevention executives.
New Employee: Kevin O'Leary
Kevin O’Leary has over 25 years of experience in emergency management, risk management, business continuity crisis management and contract mobilization. His expertise in international business and high risk management put him in positions to lead support to the U.S. Government and commercial clients. His focus has been in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and Fortune 500 companies, leveraging an ever-expanding portfolio of qualifications covering training, operations, technology and program management as core competencies. Mr. O'Leary is also a 20+ year decorated U.S. Marine Corps Major.
He has been recognized for enhancing market penetration and customer satisfaction throughout the life cycle of capture and delivery. His experience, expertise and reputation make Mr. O’Leary an asset to the Brosnan team as the Vice President of Emergency Response.
Security Officer of the Month: Isaiah Goines
This month, Security Officer Isaiah Goines is rewarded for his demonstration of Brosnan’s core values. While on post, Officer Goines received intel from another store in the neighborhood about a suspect in the area. Using the intel, he was able to recognize the suspect at his post and verbally de-escalated the perpetrator.
Officer Goines successfully recovered four items of merchandise the suspect was attempting to steal and escorted the perpetrator from the premise. Officer Goines continues to portray and provide the highest level of security and support for his team.
We Invest in Our People
|From Left: John Hynes (Vice President of Security Services), Brandon Latierno (Operations Manager) and Mohamed Moshet (Senior Operations Manager) Louis Suh (Operations Analyst), Buddy Kennedy (Vice President, National Accounts)|
Brosnan held it’s quarterly Town Hall Meeting at Headquarters, where company leaders reflected on the success of the third quarter, set goals for the coming quarter, and recognized those who were especially integral to Brosnan’s success in Q3.
Buddy Kennedy, Tim Martin, Louis Suh, Brandon Latierno and Luis Figueredo were all recognized for their displays of Brosnan’s Core Values. The entire Brosnan team and leadership salute their outstanding achievements and extraordinary success!
Brosnan Salutes Our Veterans
Brosnan®️ Risk Consultants salutes U.S. Veterans for their commitment and service to our country. Our company represents a great opportunity for Veterans to begin their second career, as many of their skills transfer seamlessly into the security sector. Many of Brosnan’s core values align with those of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the range of skills that Veterans come away with make them a perfect fit for Brosnan- a company built to make America safe.
Gaffco Ballistics designs, manufactures and installs blast, ballistic and forced entry resistant structures and systems to assure the safety, security and protection of clients. They have designed bullet and blast-proof systems for residential safe-rooms, government installations, banking facilities, medical institutions, corporate offices and monetary distribution centers.
Gaffco systems are engineered to mitigate the highest threat levels and designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding architecture through implementation of quality materials- which align perfectly with Brosnan’s values.