Secure Packet Industries
Tell us a little about your business.
Why did you decide to bring your business to Guthrie?
We moved to Coyle from central OKC in early 2020, right as COVID was becoming a big thing. My wife and I quickly discovered that we enjoyed Guthrie much more than any of the other options available to meet our needs. I’m a 4th-gen Okie, I have ancestors listed on the Land Run filing records from the Oklahoma Historical Society, and I’m very proud of my Oklahoma heritage, so of course Guthrie is a perfect place for me! The community is wonderful, we have integrated very well, office space is very affordable, and it’s still close enough to the city for easy access but without being part of all that mess. Finally, Guthrie and the surrounding area has its own crop of solid companies who need what I provide, so it’s a wonderful starting point. I’m thrilled to be here and looking forward to supporting our community!
How long has your business been in operation?
For one thing, I’m completely local to Guthrie and focused on the SMB market, and while Oklahoma is a good market, we are still somewhat light on local cybersecurity services. Second, I have lots of experience in a lot of different environments (e.g., banks, insurance, and other financial services; tech companies; Federal, state, and local government; public education; retail), so I understand the unique functional and regulatory needs of most environments pretty thoroughly. Finally, my extended experience has helped me find the right technologies to do the job at hand, and do it well, while keeping the costs down, meaning I can pass those savings on to you.
What do you like to do on your days off?
I play mandolin and tenor guitar, and I sing; I like doing that. I also spend time with my wonderful wife Heidi and my kids Owen and Jules, I work on cars, and I’m also involved with the local Freemasons.
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