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Our Mission

Founded in 2019, Grab The Axe has become a leading security consultancy in Arizona. Our primary mission is to empower individuals, businesses, and organizations with the tools and knowledge they need to secure their assets against a myriad of threats. Our dual expertise in physical and cyber security assessments distinguishes us from our competitors. We understand that in today's complex threat landscape, focusing on just one security aspect is not enough.

Our team of experts conducts comprehensive assessments that delve deep into potential vulnerabilities, both in the physical and digital realms. We then provide tailored recommendations based on these assessments, ensuring our clients have a clear roadmap to enhance their security posture. Our commitment doesn't end there; we offer expert guidance every step of the way, ensuring that our clients can make informed decisions about their security measures.

Our Vision

At Grab The Axe, we envision a world where every business feels safe and protected regardless of size or industry. We believe that security is a fundamental right, and our goal is to make this vision a reality for all our clients. Our team is dedicated to meeting and exceeding our client's expectations, ensuring they can operate in a secure environment and thrive.

Meet Our Team

We are Grab The Axe, a team of dedicated professionals with a unique blend of practical experience and academic expertise in safety and security.

Jeff Welch
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Our team leader, Jeff, is a former Arizona State Corrections Officer with two Master's degrees in Software Engineering and Cybersecurity. He's currently pursuing his Ph.D. and has authored books on Artificial Intelligence for business and a book on Ethics, bringing thought leadership to our operations.

Marie Welch
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Marie Welch, co-owner of Grab The Axe, brings a wealth of experience from industries like healthcare, sales, and finance to the security consulting firm. Residing in Phoenix, Arizona, she's pursuing her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology while balancing family life. Marie's dedication extends beyond her professional realm, as she actively volunteers for animal rescues and FEMA's CERT Organization.

Dusten Trounce
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Co-owner and director of Physical Security, Dusten's background as a former Arizona State Corrections Officer, AZ FEMA Instructor, NRA instructor, and Corporate Data Analyst adds depth to our team. He is also the co-author of a book on Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Mark Smith
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Our Business Advisor, Dr. Smith, is a UAT Business Chair and Professor. His academic rigor and business acumen enhance the strength of our team.

Our team's diverse background and combined expertise make us uniquely qualified to address a wide range of security challenges. We have a proven track record of delivering effective safety solutions, and we are confident in our ability to meet the objectives of any project.

Our Core Values

Integrity: At the heart of our operations is a commitment to honesty and transparency.
Responsibility: We understand the weight of the trust our clients place in us and are always accountable for our actions.
Professionalism: Our team is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of professionalism.
Customer Service: Our clients are our top priority.
Innovation: We are committed to staying ahead of the curve by continuously seeking innovative solutions.

Our Expertise

Physical Security: We understand the importance of safeguarding physical assets.
Cyber Security: Our experts are well-versed in the latest cyber threats.
The Modern Threatscape:We recognize that threats are constantly evolving.

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Contact Info

(602) 828-0532

18250 N. 32nd St.

Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Hours of Operation

24/7, Year Round

Service Area

Located in Phoenix, Arizona

National and Global Assessments Available

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