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Sunstates Security Executive Vice President Denis Kelly

Executive Vice President
Denis Kelly

Denis Kelly and Robert Rogalski Accept Increased Responsibility in Key Leadership Positions

 While many companies have reported increased business activity in recent months, few can compare to Sunstates Security. Since 2010 the Raleigh, N.C.,-based security firm has attained a compounded, organic growth rate of 30%. This achievement stands out in the private security industry, which typically relies upon mergers and acquisitions to fuel growth. 

“I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish,” says President Glenn Burrell, who joined Sunstates Security after serving 20 years in Scotland Yard. “In our industry, companies all too often lose sight of what’s important: the customer. A consequence of that short-sightedness is the need to grow via mergers and acquisitions, which often has a negative effect on customer service by diluting the corporate culture and philosophy.” 

Further evidence of the company’s success can be seen in Sunstates’ client retention rate of 97% over the past decade—one of the highest in the industry. 

To meet the demands of this growth, Sunstates has made two key structural changes, as of July 1, 2013:

  • Vice President Denis Kelly has been promoted to Executive Vice President. In this new position, Kelly will oversee the firm’s operations, sales and marketing, as well as human resources.

    Sunstates Security Vice President of Operations Robert Rogalski

    Vice President of Operations
    Robert Rogalski

  • Director of Operations Robert Rogalski has been named Vice President of Operations, responsible for all field operations. Rogalski will also manage the corporate training and safety department.

“I am delighted to announce these promotions to key leadership positions,” says Burrell. “Both Denis and Robb have played an instrumental role in establishing Sunstates as one of the fastest-growing security services companies in the United States, and they will continue to provide quality leadership in the years to come.” 

About Sunstates Security
Based in Raleigh, N.C., Sunstates Security provides uniformed security personnel and security consulting services to clients throughout the Southeast, as well as in the Northeast and Southwest regions. The company is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Business Women’s Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Contact Glenn Burrell at 919-398-6445

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July 9th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Behind The Shield

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February 14, 2011

Sunstates Security Launches New Website
Behind the Shield Newsletter was created incorporating the experiences of founder/owner Glenn Burrell, who spent 18 years in law enforcement in the United Kingdom. Glenn’s unique work experience was with some of the most elite law enforcement agencies in the world including Scotland Yard and elite Royal Protection Unit, guarding the Queen’s private estate and family. Browse through the topics in this edition and follow the links in each article below to read full stories on our new website.

Sunstates Security Promotes Robert Rogalski to Director of Operations
To better serve clients, Sunstates Security has named Robert Rogalski as Director of Operations. The new position, which reports to President Glenn Burrell, is dedicated to ensuring effective, efficient service delivery. More>>

What We Should Learn from Gabrielle Giffords
On January 8, 2011, U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was allegedly shot by Jason Lee Loughner. Six people were killed, and Congresswoman Giffords was critically injured. If not for the actions of a civilian witness who overpowered the attacker while he stopped to reload, she would likely have been killed. More>>

A Princely Wedding– Royal Security for the 21st Century
On April 29, 2011, Prince William will marry Kate Middleton, the first “commoner” to marry into the royal family in more than 350 years. Amidst the media frenzy, the pomp and grandeur will be a well-planned and executed security strategy. Part of Prince William’s personal security detail from 1990-94, Burrell expects the prince’s wedding to be one of the most expensive security operations ever, likely cost $40-50 million. More>>

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February 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Sunstates Security promotes Robert Rogalski to Director of Operations

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Raleigh, N.C. – October 12, 2010 – Sunstates Security LLC, a business specializing in providing security services for businesses, industries and their employees, appointed Robert Rogalski as Director of Operations effective October 4, 2010.

In this newly created position at the company, Rogalski will be responsible for the administration and efficient daily functioning of all branch offices within the 12 states in which Sunstates currently operates, including operations, budget, assisting with new business development, customer service, personnel management, security and safety in accordance with Sunstates’ objectives.

Rogalski has more than a decade of experience in the security industry, serving in a variety of roles within the contract security industry, including Operations Account Manager, Area Operations Manager and District Manager. His related career security experience includes the market-segment types of corporate complex, financial, pharmaceutical, healthcare, commercial properties, malls, government, educational and industrial. Rogalski has served with distinction as the Raleigh Branch Manager for Sunstates. Prior to joining the company in January 2009, he served as District Manager for AlliedBarton, a national security services firm.

“From the beginning, Sunstates has been committed to building positive, long-term relationships with clients supported by a highly trained management team and identifying ways to improve security operations,” said Glenn Burrell, president. “Robb shares our vision of delivering the best customer service in our industry.”

Rogalski studied Criminal Justice and Business Management in college and graduated from the University of Maine, Augusta. He is a member and active participant in the American Society of Industrial Security, the International Facility Management Association and the Building Owners and Managers Association.

Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Sunstates Security, one of the fastest-growing corporate security companies in the country, is an industry leader with a proactive approach to offering superior customer service and custom-designed protection for its clients. Sunstates Security operates in 12 states and employs over 650 world-class security professionals. Well known for its on-site accountability and proven track record of exceptional client service, Sunstates Security continually exceeds industry standards and enjoys one of the highest client retention rates in the industry. To learn more about Sunstates Security, please visit

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October 15th, 2010 at 8:22 pm