I had the opportunity to speak with Brian Katz, the CEO of Lighthouse Global Solutions, while covering the USCC Expo in Miami, Florida. With over 20 years of experience working in the private sector with Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Katz saw the clear need for his company’s services in the young marijuana industry. As a consulting agency, Lighthouse Global Solutions evaluates the security of a business which includes corporate investigations support and executive protection strategies. The cannabis industry is vulnerable to theft considering its cash heavy nature and its Schedule 1 status. The vulnerability to theft is not just outside of a companies frame work but also within it.
Lighthouse Global Solutions is a total security solution for all aspects of the business. Most cannabis companies are focused on what it takes to get a license and keep it. Lighthouse Global Solutions comes in with a holistic approach focused on the total business, from supply chain (the licensed growers of marijuana) all the way to the point of sales and all the aspects in between.
To provide our audience an understanding of what differentiates the services of Lighthouse Global Solutions from the services of an insurance company or an armed guard service, lets delve a little deeper into the details. Brian Katz explains that they are an independent solution that is in the center of services offered by insurance or armed guard or transport services. “You have insurance needs and you may have need for an armed guard security company or a transport company. We are the independent provider in the center that is saying, let us help you figure out what the best solutions for your company are. We will explain that these are some of the companies in the field that you may want to work with, versus being the company that sells armed guard services or is selling any of those other essential elements of a business.”
Lighthouse Global Solutions evaluates a company and explains to them where their weaknesses are from a security perspective from both a financial and physical perspective. “The total package includes any threats that exist to the company internal or external,” Mr Katz explains. “We identify vulnerabilities that exist within the organization and look at how all of that ties together from a risk perspective, and give a total assessment. We provide a list of problems, but explain that these particular problems are your most critical vulnerabilities that you should really get to immediately.”
“You have to understand that you have the product and then you have the cash and they are really two different things but both equally important,” Mr. Katz continued. “The real focus is on how do we secure those two things. If you think about a business over the long term, and the growth of an organization where you have a large employee base, that you have to think about the risks of the site that you choose. Depending on where you are, those decisions can be critical. We bring that customized solution by saying, let us analyze all of those aspects and present the best case scenario.”
Lighthouse Global Solutions is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida but offers its services nationwide and can expand internationally as well. You can visit their website at LighthouseGlobalSolutions.com or email them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.