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A New Era of Institutional Partnership

By: Joe Gavaghan
May 10, 2011

In this, my first column as President and COO of Garda Cash Logistics, I want to express my tremendous excitement about our ongoing partnership and the great sense of obligation and responsibility we at Garda feel toward you, our customers.

 

We have an exceptional opportunity to assist you in building a successful business and, by doing so, making Garda a strong and vibrant enterprise that is your trusted security and logistics provider.

 

I joined Garda after observing the company’s collective sense of responsibility that enabled us to move beyond the disruptions of the recent past and remain focused on what counts most: taking care of you,  and protecting your businesses. Our success is simply based on our relentless focus on helping you succeed.

 

Today, I pledge to you a new level of corporate accountability from all of us here at Garda.  We will leverage our core competence to help you meet the increased regulatory requirements of fiscal and social responsibility. We reaffirm our unwavering support to accomplishing your risk management objectives through our commitment to a relentless pursuit of technological leadership, data integrity and product innovation. We continuously create industry leading initiatives to increase the safety and security of your greatest assets – your people – and to reinforce the profitability of your operations.

 

Our strategic and daily conduct is governed by two fundamental principles: “Anticipate and Initiate”. In a profoundly changing market environment we anticipate industry game-changing trends and events and proactively initiate action with a disciplined focus on research and development to provide you with solutions and services that improve the efficiency of your currency supply chain management and advance your economic prosperity.

 

Since joining Garda, I have seen first-hand one of our most unique differentiators – that our people do ordinary things in extraordinary ways, whether rushing to assist clients with a particular crisis or managing unexpected challenges in their daily routines.  Our people have tremendous potential to grow and develop in their mission to provide you with extraordinary service every day.  I am absolutely committed to helping each and every one of them unlock that potential and build rewarding careers at Garda.

 

I have challenged my management team to start and finish every day with an honest assessment of their contribution to value-creation for our customers and shareholders.  The mission of adding value is top-of-mind at all times. Thank you for your continuing patronage. I welcome and encourage your comments and feedback and very much look forward to working closely with you in this new era of our institutional partnership.