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Charles Solomon

Board Member, SDDC
Founder and CEO, Greenlee Security Services

Charles Solomon is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Greenlee Security Services, a full service provider of armed and unarmed security professionals that protect life and property. In 2007, after 20 years of combined law enforcement and executive security management experience, Charles started Greenlee Security Services (G.S.S.). His mission was to provide his clients with the very best in security for their investment. He continues that mission today with clarity of purpose.

He mirrors this commitment to civic duty and safety with an altruistic spirit for his community. Born and raised in Camden, NJ, Charles is actively committed to and participates with the American Heart Association, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Organization, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of South Jersey (JDRF), and the Boys and Girls Club of America. He serves as a mentor where he coaches basketball for youth in the local community. He also served as a member of REVIVE South Jersey, a faith-based mentoring program for young people. In 2013, Charles was a recipient for the Anointed News Journal prestigious award, “Circle of Winners”.

His civic involvement also extends internationally. In 2013, Charles was awarded the Humanitarian Award by the United Way of Union County and the Hope Award by the New Jersey State Assembly for his efforts towards the rebuilding and recovery of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Charles continues to work closely with the people of Haiti in the long-term reconstruction efforts, strategically partnering with local organizations for economic turnaround, regrowth, and rebuilding.

Charles sees the bigger picture when it comes to public safety and security understanding that the opportunity for education can break the cycles of violence and crime on multiple levels. He brings that vision into the next generation as an Adjunct Professor at Rowan University, teaching courses in the Department of Law and Justice. A member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Charles holds a BA from Howard University and a Master in Public Administration from Seton Hall University.

Charles served as an Investigator for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office where he gathered intelligence on organized crime and gang related activities. His work resulted in closing several high profile cases. Later, Charles worked with former United States Congressman Robert E. Andrews, a well-respected member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as his Congressional Aide. In this capacity, Charles became personally acquainted with logistics, technology, operations and how to provide protection at a very strategic level. All of this experience combined is what led Charles to the advanced training and knowledge to provide the very best quality of safety, protection, and care that Greenlee Security was founded upon and continues to deliver today. In 2015, Charles completed the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses program, which allowed him to identify and grow the international component of Greenlee.

About Greenlee Security Services (G.S.S.)
Founded in 2007 in Camden, N.J., Greenlee Security Services (G.S.S.) has the resources and infrastructure to support the needs and demands of the customer. G.S.S. partners with regional and global clients from corporate, executive, government, medical, non-profit, and private entities to provide full-service security and risk-management protection.

Some of Greenlee’s better-known clientele include: South Jersey Gas/Industries, McDonalds, IWCO Direct, NFL/Super Bowl Commission, The Democratic National Convention, Delaware River Waterfront Commission, CAMcare, Inc., U.N.I.C.E.F Convention, Verizon, Siemens (now Sivantos) Corporation, and Live Nation; to name a few. They have provided security for high-profile events such as: Pope’s visit to Philadelphia: World Meetings of Families 2015, Super Bowl XLVIII, Made in America Festival, Pearl Jam, Metallica, and The Dave Matthews Band, Maroon V, and Blake Shelton and Phish. Greenlee also provides expert loss-prevention and risk-management for construction site security. Sites they’ve worked on include: The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, Rowan-Cooper Medical School, Philadelphia and Camden Housing Authorities amongst others.

Clients of G.S.S. receive custom-tailored programs satisfying all security needs. They provide trained professional security officers, investigative services, and private security detail. Clients get high caliber industry experts from law enforcement, military, investigative, security and corporate fields. The G.S.S. team always strives for excellence through complete dedication, training, compliance, professionalism and accountability. The client gets satisfaction and peace of mind.

G.S.S. is certified as a small and minority business enterprise through the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC). They are licensed and bonded to operate nationally through their affiliate network (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Florida, Illinois, and Minnesota), as well as, internationally (Republic of Haiti, Dominican Republic and the East African Community).