IBN, a multifaceted financial news and publishing company for private and public entities, today announces that William Santana Li, Chairman and CEO of advanced security technology company Knightscope Inc. (NASDAQ: KSCP), recently appeared on Championship Leadership, a podcast series aimed at providing support to those with a desire to step up as leaders in their businesses, families and communities.
The broadcast, hosted by Army veteran, investor and author Nate Bailey, is available for on-demand listening at Championship Leadership.
During the interview, Li discussed his experience in the automotive industry prior to co-founding Knightscope in April 2013.
“By way of trade, I’m an ex-automotive executive. I spent 10 years doing 12 different jobs on four different continents at Ford Motor Company. I pretty much worked in every functional area – engineering, manufacturing rationalization, finance, market research, product strategy and product development,” Li said. “My second-to-last job there was as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, when we were running around and buying everything. My last job there, I was an intrapreneur building a company for Ford.
“After six months and 23 executive reviews, I convinced the board [of Ford] to release a quarter of a billion dollars to me to do a roll-up in the used parts industry… I ended up building the world’s second-largest automotive recycler. I had bought 22 companies in 11 months. I had about 600 employees doing about $150 million in sales, and that kind of gave me the entrepreneurial bug pretty early in my career.
“Fast-forwarding to Knightscope, we’re on this crazy mission to see if we can make the United States of America the safest country in the world. For the last, almost, decade, we’ve been building a unique set of autonomous security robots that combine self-driving autonomous technology like a self-driving car, robotics, AI and electric vehicles – four really hard things combined into one. These run, around the country, 24/7, helping officers and security guards better protect the places you live, work, study and visit.”
Throughout the interview, Li provided more information about Knightscope’s autonomous security robots and how they are playing a key role in addressing the $2 trillion negative economic impact of crime in the U.S. each year.
Learn more by listening to the full interview at Championship Leadership.
Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley that builds fully autonomous security robots that deter, detect and report. Knightscope’s long-term ambition is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.knightscope.com. Follow Knightscope on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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