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Professional Profile: Michael Barsella 2004


  • Title: President
  • Company: Percival Surveillance Solutions, Inc.
  • Location: New York, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, 1966

Family: Single
College: B.S. in aerospace engineering, U.S. Military Academy at West Point; MBA from the Yale School of Management
First job outside of real estate: Platoon leader in U.S Army
First job in real estate or allied field: V.P. of business development for a security company
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? We focus on total security and surveillance solutions, including digital CCTV, electronic access control, fire and life safety, remote video monitoring, and physical (guard) security. In the next few years, we intend to enter the home entertainment and integration fields.
Hobbies: Playing saxophone, working out, reading, skiing
Favorite book: “Hawaii” by James Michener
Favorite movie: “Platoon”
Persons you most admire (outside of family): Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Ossian Flipper, Colin Powell
Key to success: Never quit, no matter what
If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? Jazz musician