Chris Ensey

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Location: Hunt Valley, MD
Industry: Security

Years in role: 3
Years at company: 3

Chris Ensey
COO

Dunbar Security Solutions

LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING: “If you’re not committed to constantly learning and growing within your industry, you miss the opportunity to inspire your employees to do the same,” says Chris Ensey, COO at Dunbar Security Solutions. In addition to embracing continuing education, Ensey follows a hands-on approach: “I pride myself on rolling up my sleeves to help my teammates work on any project.”

QUICK TIP: “Don’t forget where you started, and never be afraid to still roll up your sleeves at any level of your business.”

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES: When Ensey joined Dunbar, he saw an opportunity to establish a cybersecurity business line there. “The move to merge physical security and digital security services at Dunbar presented itself as a natural progression for the company,” he says.

DRIVING VALUE: In November 2015, Dunbar opened a security operations center (SOC) in Hunt Valley. The new center integrates Dunbar’s cybersecurity, security-systems and protective-services business lines. “My work in merging the businesses and building out the 15,000-square-foot SOC has had a significant impact on the shape of the company,” says Ensey.