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Len Ford, CPP — Executive Vice President & Managing Director



Executive Team

 

Len Ford, CPP — Executive Vice President & Managing Director

As ALERT continues its expansion across Florida, Len Ford joins the ALERT Protective Services Executive Team in December 2013.  As an Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Mr. Ford is responsible for ALERT expansion across Southwest Florida. 

Len has over 30 years of experience in contract security, security consulting and investigations. His past experience includes executive positions with the world's largest security providers, with a specialty in the development of risk-mitigating security and access control solutions designed to integrate security personnel, patrol and security technology.

Prior to joining ALERT Protective Services,Mr. Ford served for many years as Vice President of Business Development for Securitas Security Services, USA.  As Vice President, Len played an integral part in managing and growing a $300 million region that included 10,000 employees. Prior in his career, Len was responsible for the sales and marketing strategy for a large international consulting and investigations organization.  In addition, he developed objectives, policies and programs for the sales and marketing activities of a different $2.6 billion services enterprise. Mr. Ford was also with Ernst & Young in 2003, as a director in their Litigation Advisory Group.

Len is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP™), as awarded by ASIS International, the world's largest organization with over 36,000 members worldwide. As such, he is Board Certified in Security Management. This certification is awarded to individuals whose primary responsibilities are in security management, have the necessary experience & education and who have demonstrated advanced knowledge in eight separate disciplines that include:
  • Security Principles & Practices
  • Business Principles & Practices
  • Personnel Security
  • Physical Security
  • Information Security
  • Emergency Practices
  • Response Investigations
  • Legal Aspects

Mr. Ford earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Aurora University, and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from California Coast University. He is a member of ASIS International and the South Gulf Coast Chapter of the Community Association Institute.

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