Redflex loses the Arizona State Wide Photo Enforcement contract, and on the same day, Karen Finley has the nerve to show up and recieve a Most Admired CEO award.
Never mind that the company’s stock is trading for less than two dollars per share, never mind that they just lost their flagship contract, and never mind that they are losing contracts all over the country. Bearing these and many other facts in mind, exactly what is there to admire about Karen Finley, CEO?
Well, I hoped to ask her that exact question myself, but was unable to. If there’s anything to admire about Karen Finley, it’s her bodyguard staff. I got to meet them personally tonight, and let me say that they’re not rent-a-cops, they’re the real deal. I never got within a hundred feet of her.
I wasn’t about to make a scene, so I got my pics and some video and left shortly threafter, where I was followed to the exit. In retrospect, those guys were watching me closely from the very beginning. In addition to these two, there were probably four to six more of this team in the room.
I learned two things from this encounter… Redflex has a significant budget for Executive Protection, and Karen Finley must be very scared. I only wish Doug Georgiani had half this much protection.