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. In this role, he directs daily operations, implements strategies for success, creates product distinctions and positions the company as an industry leader.
Incorporated in 1989, System 5 Electronics’ purpose is to provide the newest technology in life‐safety devices to protect residential properties and commercial establishments. At System 5, the corporate philosophy is to exceed customer expectations by delivering unprecedented service, rapid response and affordable, error‐free monitoring. Clientele includes: National Park Service, Black McDonald’s Operators Association, H.J. Russell, American Family Insurance, Atlanta Tribune, Atlanta Business League, Rolling Out Magazine, This Is It! BBQ & Seafood, Goodrum Enterprises (McDonald’s), Burger King, 755 Restaurant Group (Popeye’s), Star Chain USA (Checker’s), Chicago Nancy Pizza, Home of Dr. King, John Wieland Homes, the Herndon Home Museum, Empire Board of Realists, and Bronner Bros., to name a few.
A respected entrepreneur in Atlanta, Maceo 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, Atlanta Tribune’s Business Achievement 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 Community Empowerment Development Corporation’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. And most recently, Mr. Brown was honored as the recipient of the Herndon Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding accomplishments as an entrepreneur and role model for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Over the years, Maceo has been featured in numerous publications to include the Atlanta Voice, Atlanta Tribune, The Overground Railroad, Atlanta Metro and the 2016 Edition of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta.
In 1974, Mr. Brown studied at the IBEW in Atlanta (prior to this, African – Americans were forbidden to receive vocational training and could not earn a living working trade jobs). In 1978, he became a Certified Electrician, receiving a State of Georgia license from the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Maceo 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.
Aside from being a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Brown is the Founder of M.a.c.e.o.’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.
Maceo is often sought after to deliver motivational and inspirational messages to aspiring youth, enterprising entrepreneurs, community leaders and church congregants. Living with stage four Prostate Cancer, Maceo is also devoted to empowering others on how to live victoriously with this disease. He can only do this through God’s grace and with the continuous support of his beautiful wife, caregiver and soulmate, Alicia Hutchinson‐Brown.