Sergeant to CEO

A Foster Kid's Lessons in Family, Fidelity, and Financial Success

Non-Fiction - Motivational
242 Pages
Reviewed on 06/10/2018
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Author Biography

Sean P. Jensen founded Polu Kai Services, LLC in 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.

Leading from the front, Mr. Jensen is a highly dedicated leader with global experience. Developing a company from scratch as employee number one Mr. Jensen has performed every part of the business operation.

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. Mr. Jensen has a proven track record leading PKS to receive over half a billion in awarded contract capacity; earning over 250 million dollars in gross revenue. 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.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Sergeant to CEO: A Foster Kid's Lessons in Family, Fidelity, and Financial Success by Sean P Jensen is an inspiring and motivating book that encapsulates the author’s life story. The emphasis of the book is on family, on loyalty, and on persistence which, according to the author, have been the ingredients of his success personally and in business. The story is unique and the book covers the author’s life and experiences in entrepreneurship, how important events shaped him into being the CEO he is today, his good and bad decisions made on the way to success, and how he found the courage to succeed during times of chaos and confusion. In a nutshell, the book makes readers understand that the biggest teacher in life is living life.

The book is uplifting and thought provoking and the stories, life lessons, and the path to success shared by the author will inspire many readers while pursuing excellence and happiness. There are references to both his business, Polu Kai Services LLC, and to his Hawaiian heritage. The narration and descriptions are detailed and readers are taken right into the author’s personal space from his childhood days till now. The message is that everyone can change their destiny by being positive, by doing the right thing, and making the right decision at the right time. It is a good read for all entrepreneurs as it highlights the importance of family as well as business, and how to set things right and make life successful at home and at work.