We had the good fortune of connecting with Mohammed Ali and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mohammed, what is the most important factor behind your success?
A genuine and consistent personal relationship between my clients and I as the owner of my company. This has proven to lead to more business/profits, however that is one benefit of many. My responsibility is to protect people and/or their businesses. Being extremely aware of that creates natural emotions toward the type of relationship I have with my clients using my services. When I experience these emotions I automatically take action to consistently make sure I am providing what I promised them. Not letting them down incentives them to refer my company because not only are they vouching for the quality of the service I provide but also helping me expand because they are helping me out as friends we have become. This formula has brought success to my brand as I believe Strategic Security is in the process of becoming a name recognize-able company.

What should our readers know about your business?
I started with one account I worked myself as a guard for one year and in that year was I was 21 years old I utilized the time to create a solid foundation for the business while making calls to try to expand. I am 24 now and currently have 30 guards I manage on payroll. It has been an intense journey. I’ve learned to always try to accommodate my guards knowing that they will help me when I need them. I started this company literally from scratch creating a logo protecting a plastic surgeon’s home. It most definitely was not easy to get to where I am today, but thankfully I always had my mom and brother to consult who both have extensive experience in security. At the end of the day I was and still am the only person who gets things done when they need to knowing my goals and my high desire to achieve them. I am a 24 year old Muslim Egyptian American millennial and the vast majority of security company owners are 40+ white males. I do feel my circumstances actually benefit my growth because age truly does not matter, I’ve gained respect and continued to grow by fulfilling promises on a personal level by any way possible.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
First things first… straight to In N Out. The best establishment ever made in my opinion, especially if you’re coming to Cali. Malibu/Venice/Santa Monica Beach day/drive down PCH. Dirtbike riding in Gorman while barbecuing steaks. Krispy creme, Sprinkles, Boba. Cliff jumping with my group of friends after a long hike. Big Bear …. rent a cabin and snowboard if winter or jet ski if summer. Downtown LA and Hollywood experience. Lastly back to In N Out before their departure.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mother Sabah truly crafted how I am in business today. She has been in the security industry 25+ years and has operated 5 different companies. She continuously systematically shares all of her knowledge and experience with me on a daily basis from her own dedication of wanting me to be extremely successful. I’m always able to consult her regarding serious aspects like legal obstacles, recruitment of staff, keeping company records efficiently, and the list goes on. I aspire to be just like her one day. Her advice is priceless and she is truly the ultimate boss largely known by an abundance of people.

Website: www.strategicguards.com
Instagram: @strategic.security
Other: Personal ig: @mo__alii