As the founder and CEO of several established CCTV companies, Ms. Eddie Reynolds is at the forefront of bringing innovation to the surveillance industry. In 2009 Reynolds co-founded Iluminar Inc., a leading manufacturer and global supplier of IR and white light illuminators and license plate recognition products. Before launching this venture, Reynolds founded Raytec Technologies, Inc. and oversaw operations until 2009. Her extensive experience in the CCTV industry also includes work with companies including Sony, Rainbow CCTV, Chubb Security and Pinkerton.
How did you come to work in the security industry?
I met a childhood school friend who hired me as an account executive for Chubb Security (integration company) in 1994.
What is the best professional advice you have received?
Many of my childhood friends' parents would always say to me, “If no one wants to give you an opportunity, create your own.”
|Favorite film||Raising Arizona|
|First job ||Telemarketer for the Houston Post Newspaper|
|Ideal vacation ||Some remote island|
|Night in or night out?||Night in|
|Smart or casual? ||Smart|
What's something few people know about you?
I’m really a nerd at heart!
What's the most rewarding thing about what you do for a living?
I love to see people’s reactions when they realize how using Iluminar’s external lighting products can significantly improve their CCTV systems.
What are your interests, hobbies and passions outside security?
I LOVE to cook! I love to help young people find out what they are passionate about and guide them on how to make that passion a business.
Where was your last vacation? Would you recommend it to others and why?
My last real vacation was in 2004 to France. It was amazing! If you love food, wine, fashion and beautiful terrain, it is one of the many places to go.