We had the good fortune of connecting with Ronnie and Shea Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ronnie and Shea, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
When we first started our company, it was mostly me (Ronnie) as CEO running and navigating the business. It was relatively easy because we were just starting out. It was not until there was an influx of business and a massive amount of success that my wife Shea (CFO) became as equally involved which was a huge adjustment because now we were both juggling both home life and work life – simultaneously. With business growing as rapidly as it is and our three kids growing just as fast, it truly has become a team effort. We have grown into our roles and find that balance does not look picture perfect but rather fitting for where we are in this season and the success of our business.
What should our readers know about your business?
Jackson Protection Agency is derived of three components: Asset Protection, Executive Protection, and Organizational Protection. We have scaled these three components due to our standard to do the right thing when no one is watching because in all actuality someone is always watching. I believe in creating a positive light every where we are and that entails creating an environment that people want to be in. Our efforts in creating a positive environment have led us to do a monthly outreach within our local community and give back. We provide food, clothing and encouragement. Our thoughts are that if we claim to protect our community we must create an awareness and a trust among our community. Being a light in our community is without a doubt why we are where we are today. A big lesson we learned early is to always be present and a positive factor while executing our duties. Jackson Protection Agency is a company that will uphold a standard and always be a light to our clients.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Such fun things are in store for our best friends as they enter the city.
We would start by taking them to brunch at the Atlanta Breakfast Club
then go and do some bike riding at the belt line. From there, we would do some sightseeing at Stone Mountain; and we couldn’t allow them to leave without going to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. center and Civil Rights Museum. We would also go grab a bite at the Ponce City Market. To cap everything off we would catch a movie at Atlantic Station.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Our admin team and staff have played a major part in our success and helping ensure of back office and hiring run smoothly. A big thank you to our Chief Technology Officer Kyle Hartman, HR Manager Roosevelt Scott III, and Contract Developer Aisha Cobb.