Maceo A. Brown is the president and CEO of System 5 Electronics, the largest African-American owned and operated security alarm and monitoring company in the state of Georgia.
He directs daily operations, implements strategies for success, creates product distinctions and positions the company as an industry leader. Incorporated in 1990, System 5 Electronics’ provides the newest technology in life-safety devices to protect residential and commercial establishments. The corporate philosophy is to exceed customer expectations by delivering unprecedented service, rapid response and affordable, error-free monitoring.
A respected entrepreneur in Atlanta, Brown is often recognized for his leadership, business acumen and philanthropy. He is the recipient of the Atlanta Business League’s Corporation of the Year Award; Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta Business of the Year Award; Bronner Brother’s Scroll of Honor Award; ICABA’S Entrepreneur of the Year Award; the Georgia Minority Business Heritage Award; The Jaguar Foundation’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award; and the 2017 Community Empowerment Development Corporation’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Aside from being a successful entrepreneur, he is the founder of Maceo’s (Mentoring Aspiring CEO’s) Kids, a non-profit organization created to pair African-American youth with mentors in an effort to foster an entrepreneurial spirit. The non-profit provides the opportunity for young men and women to learn the importance of economic empowerment, community development and enrichment; key necessities needed to start, grow and maintain their very own businesses. As well, he is frequently called upon as a security expert for the Ryan Cameron morning show on V-103 FM. In 1974, Brown studied at the IBEW in Atlanta and in 1978, he became a certified electrician, receiving a State of Georgia license from the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. He is also credentialed by the State of Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board as a certified electrical contractor, Class 11; an Alarm System Low Voltage contractor, and cable splicer. Brown has been married to his wife Alicia for 27 years.