A company that provides small to medium sized businesses with the knowledge needed to implement complete security coverage and employee safety awareness, Leonum opened in Omaha in September of 2011.  Leonum supplements existing security departments or can become the business’s “ad hoc” security department.  They are consultants that educate companies on the need to have and assist in the designing of physical security and IT security plans, policies and procedures which will prevent losses which can be devastating to smaller companies with limited resources.  These programs include the traditional security options such as guards, access controls, digital and video surveillance, etc. They also provide workplace training programs, OSHA standards, workmen’s comp issues and corporate investigations. By becoming members of clients’ team, they understand budget constraints and work within those constraints to provide the best bang for the buck.

Who are the owners/important executives?
Leonum’s local area Senior Advisor is an Omaha Police veteran, whose experience ranges from retail and corporate security and workforce training to serving as a contracted Advisor for the Dept. of Defense in the U.S. and Afghanistan.

What do you think makes you different from other companies similar to yours?
As Security Consultants, we are providing our expertise rather than a product or specific security service. We network with service providers such as guard companies and other security related vendors that provide these services, but our primary focus is honest and quality assessments that will provide our clients with the best coverage possible within their set budget.

What do you like about doing business in the Omaha area?
Omaha has a thriving entrepreneurial spirit. This provides us with a very large target market that can lead to our success as a company.

Do you have a business philosophy or mission statement?
To provide comprehensive security and training solutions to small and medium size companies while minimizing risk to productivity and maintaining cost-effectiveness.

What changes have you seen in the industry and your company in the past few years?
The industry has had to adapt to the changes related to a more and more global corporate culture. This has made it extremely important for security and workforce training providers to understand and adapt to a wide variety of cultures in order to remain value added to both government and corporate clientele.

What do you see happening with the business in the next five years?
We believe the global marketplace will place challenges never seen before on security providers. This should lead to more rounded and diverse security providers and will require more international regulation and policy controls in order to maintain compliance with the many international laws. Due to the demands of maintaining such knowledge and standards, we believe that the outsourcing of security services will continue to grow at an even faster rate than it is currently experiencing.

What is one of the biggest challenges that your company has faced?
As with any company moving into a new market, our biggest challenge is developing brand recognition. Once the markets recognizes the effort that is put into safeguarding the Leonum brand by producing quality solutions, we believe that our second biggest concern of recruiting only the best security and training consultants in the area will be easier to conquer. The professionals in the industry only associate themselves with quality counterparts.

What has been your most important achievement as a business?
Our biggest achievement has been in developing such a professional and knowledgeable network. We work with some of the best security providers that the area has to offer. We have guard services, camera system vendors, IT specialists, investigators and workforce trainers within the network that are truly impressive with the level of service they provide our clients. Leonum, as consultant/advisors for our clients, depend on this network of professionals, so we are extremely careful in deciding with whom to collaborate.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about your business that most people don’t know?
The average small to medium sized business owner thinks of security as guards in the lobby or camera systems to deter theft and destruction of property. What many don’t realize is that security goes much farther than that. Your security department or consultant should be held responsible for every potential loss that a company may incur. Whether it is customers, employees, vendors, criminals or nature, every company should have a plan in place to maintain business continuity.

What is one goal for your business that you have yet to accomplish?
Outside of the development of the company’s brand recognition, we are looking forward to being great corporate partners within the Omaha community.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?
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