(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Windom Security Strategies Today.)
By Georgann Yara | Arizona Republic (Photo via Windom Security Facebook)
Success in the restaurant and bar industry allowed him to focus on charity work, which was his passion.
But one of those philanthropic efforts led Windom Security Strategies Today CEO Dylan Vicha to another professional venture, and the start his private security company.
Vicha is the co-founder of Homes for Wounded Warriors, the non-profit that raises funds for housing for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s one of several collaborations Vicha has with business partner and former NFL defensive specialist Jared Allen, who he grew up with.
This non-profit introduced Vicha to the world of veterans and their goals after their military service was complete. Vicha was approached by his Windom co-founder Chad Arruda, who had a concept to start a security company staffed by veterans.
But it wouldn’t be a run-of-the-mill outfit with employees that exuded the punch line-worthy “mall cop” characteristics. Veterans with a serious interest in a law enforcement career doing the jobs, most with the intention of using this experience as a stepping stone into the police academy, would distinguish it. The result would be a higher-level security company.