Allied Universal’s Drew Vollero Named CFO of the Year by Orange County Business Journal

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — February 12, 2020 Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, is pleased to announce that Drew Vollero has received the prestigious Orange County Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award for a private company.  Vollero received the honor at the 13th Annual CFO of the Year Awards held at the Hotel Irvine on January 30th.

Awards go to chief financial officers for exemplary performance in the preceding fiscal year in five categories. Murray Rudin, managing director of Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners in Los Angeles, was master of ceremonies.  In addition to Drew Vollero, the additional award winners were:

  • Jack Hartung of Newport Beach-based restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill for Public Company
  • Ronald Cortez of Irvine-based UCI Division of Finance & Administration for Not-For-Profit Company
  • Jesse Timmermans of Cerritos-based fashion retailer Revolve Clothing for Rising Star
  • Elizabeth Pagliarini of Lake Forest-based Summit Healthcare REIT for Lifetime Achievement

“Drew Vollero has had a profound impact at Allied Universal since joining the company in 2018,” said Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universal.  “Drew is an exemplary leader and we are honored that he received this amazing recognition.”

Vollero was the first CFO of Snap Inc., also known as Snapchat, who built the function from scratch and helped guide the company to an initial public offering-- one of the largest IPOs in U.S. history. As a key strategic partner to Jones, he has played a lead role in the acquisition of nine companies in 2019 and completed the successful sale of Allied Universal to new ownership with improvements in the capital structure. In addition, Vollero has focused his efforts on building a world class financial function through the addition of talented leaders, enhanced processes, and useful technology.  In conjunction with key leaders at Allied Universal, he continues to drive sales growth, lower costs and improve cash flow. He earned a bachelor’s degree in math and economics with high honors from Yale University, and holds a master’s degree in management from Oxford University.


About Allied Universal

Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company in North America with more than 230,000 employees and revenues over $8.4 billion, provides unparalleled security services and technology solutions. With offices located throughout the nation as well as internationally (Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom), Allied Universal is responsible for protecting client sites covering multiple specialty sectors such as higher education, healthcare, retail, commercial real estate, government and corporate campuses, etc. Supported by vast experience gained from being in business for over 60 years, Allied Universal provides proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow clients to focus on their core business. Through world-class customer service, highly advanced systems and cohesive technology solutions…Allied Universal is There for you™. For more information, please visit