Security 101 announced today that Michael Walton has been promoted to the role of President for Security Franchisors, LLC and Security 101, effective immediately. In his new position, Walton will oversee all franchising operations and corporate department managers will report directly to him. Walton will continue to report to Security 101 founder and Chief Executive Officer Steven Crespo.
In his prior role as Chief Operations Officer, Walton provided operational expertise for the entire Security 101 organization while overseeing the company’s financial health and mentoring franchise owners. Mr. Walton also managed the company’s franchise development and software development teams and saw 14 franchise locations added. During Walton's leadership Security 101's portfolio of 53 franchise locations has seen substantial revenue growth.
“To say Michael has been a key component in managing, supporting, and helping to grow this organization would be an understatement,” said Crespo. “He is committed to finding new and operationally-sound ways to expand the franchising business while training and supporting our locally-owned offices as they grow within their respective markets. He is a strong leader and I'm confident he will guide our organization to even greater success.”
As a 30-year veteran of the security industry, Walton has worked for Security 101 since 2008. Prior to joining the corporate team he was the Operations Manager for the Security 101 franchise located in South Florida. Michael is also a Security One Systems alum where he was the Vice President of Operations. Mr. Walton served in the United States Navy and the United States Naval Reserve, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.
“I am looking forward to working with our team of franchise owners and strategic industry partners while continuing to make improvements that will expand our incredible organization.” Walton said.
Mr. Walton will remain based at Security 101's corporate headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida.
About Security 101:
Security 101 protects business assets and employees through an industry-first, systems integration franchise of experts who work locally to engineer, install, operate, monitor, manage and maintain integrated security solutions. Commercial clients have the best of both worlds — a trusted national company with local ownership. Security 101 has locally-owned franchise locations in 53 U.S. cities and is constantly expanding.