Summary

A charismatic business leader, Wright Thurston possesses a reputation for developing business models that guarantee success. The founder of one of the nation’s top home security companies, Wright Thurston led the company to receive the designation of “Fastest Growing Alarm Company in the Nation” by the National Alarm Computer Center. Under Wright Thurston’s keen management, the company qualified for inclusion on the Inc. 500 list just four years after its establishment. For his achievements, Wright Thurston was named a Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007. Before founding Firstline Security, Wright Thurston maintained a successful career in the telecommunications and cell phone industry. Wright Thurston is the thought leader behind Future Phones, a company that pioneered cell phone distribution through an innovative method of direct fulfillment shipping. Through Wright Thurston’s efforts, Future Phones became the largest Direct Sales non-retail dealer for VoiceStream Wireless. No stranger to sales success, Wright Thurston previously sold several retail stores to Omniserve Wireless. Wright Thurston began his career in direct sales as an independent distributor of Melaleuca, Inc. During his tenure with the company, Wright Thurston assisted in recruiting over 1,000 distributors for his division of the organization. Wright Thurston also garnered experience in sales and marketing from watching his dad, an experienced motivational speaker and accomplished entrepreneur. Outside of work, Wright Thurston is committed to improving the community through support of organizations such as the Greater Good Foundation. Wright Thurston is also a dedicated member of his church, having completed a service mission from 1995-1997. Wright Thurston currently lives in Utah, where he enjoys surfing, playing basketball, and relaxing with his family.

Interest

Enjoys playing with kids and family, Surfing, basketball and Tennis.

Professional Organizations

Greater Good Foundation, Eagle Scout

Work History

Work History

Founder & Chairman of the Board

Elevate Communications, LLC
Jan 2002 - Present

President

From 2002 through 2006, Firstline was the fastest growing alarm company in the nation. In 2003 Firstline was ranked by the National Alarm Computer Center as the nation's 6th largest alarm company. In 2006 Firstline saw more than 400% growth in sales, and ranked in the top 300 fastest growing companies in the nation.