Business Development Manager - Allied Universal
Tracy Seymour has worked in the security industry for more than 29 years, and is currently the Business Development Manager for Allied Universal’s Washington, D.C. Office. This year, Tracy celebrates her 26th year at Allied Universal.
“Allied Universal has given me a phenomenal career,” said Tracy. “I started in Baltimore, Maryland and completed a brief stint in New Jersey before settling into the Washington, DC area in 1999.”
Tracy joined Allied Universal because she was looking for a company that provided outstanding training and development. In addition, she sought out the security industry because it provides a stable career path as it is resilient in any economy.
“I find great job satisfaction in finding solutions for clients and our leadership team,” said Tracy. “I describe my role as ‘Finding Great Client Sites for Wonderful Employees.’”
With any job, it can come with challenges.
“When I started in 1995, the security industry was male-dominated and many times, I would be the only female in a room of men,” says Tracy. “As a recent college graduate with limited business and security experience, I was looking for ways to gain respect.”
A way to differentiate herself, Tracy became a solid resource, worked extremely hard and finally gained trust and respect from her clients and Allied Universal leadership.
“How to start your career in the security industry? Stay thirsty,” says Tracy. “Always thirst for knowledge, build relationships, seek a mentor, find tools to be successful and take advantage of Allied Universal’s vast library of training resources.”