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The Tycoons welcomed Dylan Vicha to the show to talk about Windom Security and his passion for making a difference by helping veterans and first responders, supporting the community, and building a successful business. Dylan addressed the important issue of police reform and how Windom Security is helping to support the police department.
Windom Security provides stepping stones for veterans who want to be in law enforcement by educating, training, and certifying them. This program fills that gap for veterans that don’t know where to start. Through this successful program, calls for service have dropped and the police department is now working directly with Windom Security.
Dylan’s career path allowed him to follow his passion, start a non-profit, and is building a successful, valuable, and much-needed business enterprise with Windom Security. Listen to this episode to hear his passion and hopefully gain some insight into what he’s doing to improve the lives of veterans, but also his local community. You can check out his non-profit at www.homesforwoundedwarriors.com
Windom Security is Arizona’s first “farm system” for law enforcement and provides trustworthy and effective private security to local communities, municipalities and police departments. They recruit and train men and women who are on their way to a career in public policing and provide them with training, experience and mentoring helping them build resumes for future employers in public safety.
With solid partnerships with all local police departments in the valley clients benefit more with Windom than any other private security company for hire because they receive a service that leverages their relationships with public safety professionals that results in safer communities and commercial properties.
Windom Security is the only private security company around that uses the same body cameras and crime reporting technology that provides its clients with full access to data that can dramatically improve the safety of their properties.
Dylan Vicha has spent the majority of his adult life working to find solutions that improve the quality of life for the men and women in our military and law enforcement. He has started multiple nonprofits that do everything from building homes for severely injured combat veterans to proving relief to families who lost a loved one.
Windom Security was his dream to build a company that helped transitioning veterans prepare and find a new career outside of the military that still afforded them the opportunity to serve their country and their community.
He knew that if he could figure out a way to start a business that also supported dwindling law enforcement recruits, less than adequate numbers of officers on the streets to handle todays challenges in the community and also was a win-win solution for the recent police reforms being pushed by the communities he would be rewarded with the same satisfaction that he loves from his nonprofit work.
Dylan enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife and two little boys in Scottsdale.
About the Show
Tycoons of Small Biz spotlights the true backbone of the American economy, the true tycoons of business in America… the owners, founders and CEO’s of small businesses. Join hosts, Austin L Peterson, Landon Mance and the featured tycoons LIVE every Tuesday at 1 pm, right here on Business RadioX and your favorite podcast platform.
About Your Hosts
Austin Peterson is a Comprehensive Financial Planner and co-founder of Backbone Planning Partners in Scottsdale, AZ. Austin is a registered rep and investment advisor representative with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial Advisors, Austin worked in a variety of roles in the financial services industry.
He began his career in financial services in the year 2000 as a personal financial advisor with Independent Capital Management in Santa Ana, CA. Austin then joined Pacific Life Insurance Company as an internal wholesaler for their variable annuity and mutual fund products. After Pacific Life, Austin formed his own financial planning company in Southern California that he built and ran for 6 years and eventually sold when he moved his family to Salt Lake City to pursue his MBA.
After he completed his MBA, Austin joined Crump Life Insurance where he filled a couple of different sales roles and eventually a management role throughout the five years he was with Crump. Most recently before joining Lincoln Financial Advisors in February 2015, Austin spent 2 years as a life insurance field wholesaler with Symetra Life Insurance Company. Austin is a Certified Financial Planner Professional and Chartered Life Underwriter. In 2021, Austin became a Certified Business Exit Consultant® (CBEC®) to help entrepreneurs plan to exit their businesses.
Austin and his wife of 23 years, Robin, have two children, AJ (21) and Ella (18) and they reside in Gilbert, Arizona. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in French and of Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in sales and entrepreneurship.
Landon Mance is a Financial Planner and co-founder of Backbone Planning Partners out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He rebranded his practice in 2020 to focus on serving small business owners after operating as Mance Wealth Management since 2015 when Landon broke off from a major bank and started his own “shop.”
Landon comes from a family of successful entrepreneurs and has a passion and excitement for serving the business community. This passion is what brought about the growth of Backbone Planning Partners to help business owners and their families. At Backbone Planning, we believe small business owners’ personal and business goals are intertwined, so we work with our clients to design a financial plan to support all aspects of their lives.
In 2019, Landon obtained the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation through the Exit Planning Institute. With this certification, Backbone Planning Partners assists business owners through an ownership transition while focusing on a positive outcome for their employees and meeting the business owner’s goals. Landon is also a member of the Business Intelligence Institute (BII) which is a collaborative group that shares tools, resources and personnel, and offers advanced level training and technical support to specifically serve business owners. In 2021, Landon became a Certified Business Exit Consultant® (CBEC®) to help entrepreneurs plan to exit their businesses by counseling owners about exit options, estimating the value of the business, preparing the business for exit and tax considerations.
Landon enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, stepson, and new baby twins. He grew up in sunny San Diego and loves visiting his family, playing a round of golf with friends, and many other outdoor activities. Landon tries to make a difference in the lives of children in Las Vegas as a part of the leadership team for a local non-profit. He regularly visits the children that we work with to remind himself of why it’s so important to, “be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Landon received his B.S. from California State University Long Beach in business marketing and gets the rest of his education through the school of hard knocks via his business owner clients.
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