Professional Profile: William Vassell 2016

William Vassell - 2016

Name: William Vassell - 2016

Title: President

Company: William Vassell Services, Inc.

Location: 3361C East Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY

Birthplace: Cold Spring, NY

Education: Four-year degree

First job outside of real estate: New York State investigator

First job in real estate or allied field: I started my own security firm, Command Security, shortly after graduating from college.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I’m running a full-service security and investigation firm in New York. This is my third time around building a company in this industry. We’re currently working to expand our operations in Florida.

How do you unwind from a busy day? I read. It’s kind of an obsession. Every week I’m at a bookstore looking for something new to read. Then I pass the books on to my friends and family. 

Favorite book or author: James Patterson

Favorite movie: “Top Gun”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Wednesday Morning 3 a.m.” - Simon and Garfunkel

One word to describe your work environment: Busy

Rules to live by in business: Work hard. Pay attention.

What is your dream job? Race car driver.