055: Sean Jensen, Entrepreneur & Author of “Sergeant to CEO”January 28, 2016 by Cigars and Sea Stories | 1 Comment
On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories, Mike interviews Mr. Sean Jensen, founder of Polu Kai Services.His story is an inspiration to any veteran aspiring to succeed as an entrepreneur…. That and, he is a really great guy.
The two former Sergeants sat down for some business and BS. This candid talk is PACKED with knowledge and wisdom.
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More about Sean…
Sean P. Jensen founded Polu Kai Services, LLC in Jan 2002 incorporating the company in August 2003. Based in Falls Church, Virginia. He is the current President of PKS. Mr. Jensen’s career began in 1990 when he joined the U.S. Marines right out of High School. He attained the rank of Sergeant. In his 8 years of honorable service, Mr. Jensen was deployed to the far east, well-traveled during his military and post civilian career, Mr. Jensen’s combined federal and civilian experience has provided him with a real world business education spanning over 24 years. Leading from the front, Mr. Jensen is a highly dedicated leader with global experience. He has managed a growing company that has created jobs and positively impacted the lives of many people along the way. Developing a company from scratch as employee number one Mr. Jensen has performed every part of the business operation. This insight helped him build an organization that can and has successfully performed complex environmental and construction projects around the world. His Blue collar approach to solving problems, seeing the big picture and managing expectations has been instrumental in the company’s growth and success.
His leadership and dedication to the clients along with unparalleled customer satisfaction has established Polu Kai Services, LLC as a leading provider of environmental, construction and professional services throughout the country. Under his leadership PKS has been named to INC magazines top 500/5000 fastest growing private firms in the US four consecutive years with a Ranking in the top 5,000 companies the first year which followed Top 500 ranking in 2010,2011,2012. In 2009, Polu Kai was named to the MBN 400 honoring the best minority businesses. In May 2015 His Firm Polu Kai Service was named one of the top Veteran Owned Businesses and Top Minority Owned Business in Washington Metropolitan Area. Mr. Jensen has a proven track record leading PKS to receive over a billion dollars in awarded contract capacity. In addition his firm has earned over 180 million dollars in gross revenue since its founding, much of this generated the last 9 years. He acknowledges his staff and their families as the reason for the company’s success. Without them in his words, “There would be no Polu Kai”. A staunch supporter of military vets and children’s charities. Mr. Jensen has dedicated PKS to giving back whenever possible. The company has supported vets participating in the Wounded Warrior program, Toys for Tots, Decorate a Vet, Hire Veterans, Make a Wish Foundation, Washington DC food bank, College Education programs and numerous other charities.
Most recently Mr. Jensen wrote the book Sergeant to CEO. Currently available on Amazon.
As pastimes go he’s not a great golfer and prefers fishing.
Mr. Jensen lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and daughter.
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