August 4, 2014 | Ann Arbor, Michigan
Pinkerton, the world’s leading provider of comprehensive risk management services, announced today that it has moved its global headquarters to Ann Arbor, Mich. Pinkerton President Jack Zahran made the announcement. Pinkerton’s new 11,000-square-foot headquarters is located at 101 N. Main St. in downtown Ann Arbor. The executive team and administrative staff including HR, marketing, finance and operations have already relocated to the new office from Pinkerton’s previous headquarters in Parsippany, N.J. Additional hires are expected in the weeks and months ahead. “Ann Arbor is the perfect location from which to both grow our Michigan business as well as strategically plan and execute on our global growth strategy,” said Zahran. “This is a community of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship and the talent pool is outstanding. We are thrilled to be here and look forward to immersing ourselves in Southeast Michigan.
Founded in 1850 as Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency, Pinkerton has a well-established place in history having served as Abraham Lincoln’s personal security detail during the Civil War. At one time, Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency employed more agents than there were members of the standing army of the United States. Pinkerton’s Kate Warne became the United States’ first female detective in 1856 when she convinced Allan Pinkerton that a woman would be able to befriend the wives and girlfriends of suspected criminals and gain their confidence and that women naturally have an eye for detail.
Today, Pinkerton provides a wide range of comprehensive risk management services from investigations, employment screening, protective services, security management to consulting, crisis management and emergency response, intelligence and information services, brand protection and intellectual property protection. In addition to Ann Arbor, the company has more than 50 locations around the world, including Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The company has a second Michigan location in Troy. “Beyond the great access to the University of Michigan we will be aggressively expanding our services in the automotive, education, health care, professional services and technology industries,” said Zahran. “We see both the region and the state of Michigan as outstanding growth opportunities for Pinkerton.” Pinkerton’s move will be completed by mid August.
LOCAL PRESS MENTIONS
Ann Arbor SPARK | CEO Podcast | November 2014
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Michigan Radio | Stateside with Cynthia Canty | August 2014
The 164-year-old security and risk management company is moving its global headquarters from New Jersey to Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Midwest is home for Pinkerton. Listen here »
dbusiness Magazine | August 2014
In his conversation with Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, Jack Zahran discusses the company’s roots, its innovative products and services, and its recent relocation to Ann Arbor.
News/Talk Radio 760 WJR | August 2014
Jack Zahran, President of Pinkerton, joins Foster Braun on “The Internet Advisor” to talk about why one of the oldest corporations in the US decided to move their home base to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Listen here »
Crain's Detroit Business | August 2014
The historic Pinkerton security firm, which traces its roots to before the Civil War, has chosen to move its global headquarters to Ann Arbor. Download full article »
Detroit Free Press | August 2014
Famed detective agency Pinkerton, the agency so famous that it is credited with giving the private eyes their nickname, has moved its global headquarters to downtown Ann Arbor, MI. Download full article »