Jack Wu is a consumer Internet veteran with background in application design and development. He has 17 years of startup and corporate experience in product development and design.
Wu joined eGroups as employee No. 3., and then eGroups was subsequently acquired by Yahoo! in 2000, and renamed as Yahoo-groups. After Yahoo!, Wu was recruited by the CEO of Tickle to fill the role of Creative Director. Tickle was later acquired by Monster in 2004. After Tickle, Jack was recruited by former chairman of Tickle (Samir Arora) and CEO of Glam Media to head up advertising product for Glam Media. For the two years preceding launch of 50Cubes, he ran his own flash development studio, which laid foundation to his interest in gaming and creation of 50 Cubes in late 2009.
Wu is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of Nightingale Security. He also invests and advises companies in the online space. Current & past advisory roles consist of: EventBrite, Geni, Glam Media, SpaceX, and Yammer.
Bob Bernazal spent 10 years of his career as an intelligence and information operations warfare officer for the U.S. Air Force. During his time in the Air Force, he had the opportunity to develop a specialty in information warfare and counterterrorism. After his departure from active duty, Bernazal became a government civilian working for the Defense Intelligence Agency at United States Africa Command as a North African counterterrorism analyst.
Bernazal joined National Oilwell Varco in 2013 as a Global Security Manager. Under his remit was the creation of their fledgling Global Security Operations Center. Unlike traditional GSOCs, NOV's GSOC is modeled after an intelligence watch center in the U.S. government. The GSOC ensures the continuity and safety of NOV's global assets and business travelers by monitoring around the clock activity of all operations worldwide.
In 2015, he was promoted as NOV's Assistant Director of Security. He is currently responsible for the physical security of NOV’s largest manufacturing footprint in the continental United States, along with their GSOC, Crisis Management, and Business Continuity departments.
He holds an undergraduate degree from Texas State University in Political Science along with a MBA from the University of Houston-Victoria.
Peter Boriskin has 20 years experience working with security technology, and most of that in the enterprise security marketplace.
In his previous roles, he was the Product Management Leader for UTC Fire & Security in their Lenel business and the Vice President of Product Management for Tyco International's Access Control and Video Systems division.
Prior to joining Tyco, Boriskin founded a networking company where he was owner and President. He has held certifications from Cisco, Microsoft, and EMC, and has been extensively trained in network security, threat assessment, and incident management. Peter is a member of a number of industry forums and working groups and was part of the founding team for the Open Security Exchange. He is also an active member of ASIS International, and has given presentations and instructional seminars for ASIS and other security organizations.
Boriskin is a highly respected expert in physical security, video management and access control. He has been quoted in numerous industry publications and has authored thought provoking articles on physical security. Additionally, he has guest lectured at Bridgewater State University and has presented at numerous industry panel events such as ASIS, ISC, TechSec, Gov Sec and Secure World.
He holds a BA from Brandeis University and currently lives in the Boston area.
For more than a decade, Jeremy Brooks, CEO/Founder of CSG Security worked for some of the top security firms in the nation. His remarkable growth in the industry, from junior sales to senior management and now owner of his own firm, brings a wealth of experience to CSG Security. Years of securing homes and businesses across the Carolinas endorse his impressive success.
With Brooks at the helm, CSG Security offers expertise matching that of large national security companies, while providing that personal and customized interaction to all of his clients, where customer service and satisfaction is always No. 1.
Michael Brzozowski is a Risk & Compliance Manager at Symcor with a primary focus on physical security system design, procurement, implementation, life-cycle management, along with strategic direction and governance concerning Symcor's physical security posture. Brzozowski provides subject matter expertise on projects, due diligence activities, investigations, and finally internal as well as client facing audit activities.
Brzozowski obtained his educational values from Humber College in the field of Business Administration, and continued his core education by obtaining the Physical Security Professional (PSP), and Certified Protection Professional (CPP) accreditations from ASIS International.
In addition to his professional experience, Brzozowski has also been recognized as a thought leader through his involvement as the Vice-Chair of the ASIS Toronto Chapter, a member of the ASIS Professional Certification Board, and as Co-Chair of the ASIS Young Professionals Council.
John Bujarski is Arecont Vision's Regional Director for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. A security industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Bujarski formerly held management positions with Honeywell Security, General Electric, ADT Security, Tyco Fire & Security and Advanced Entry Systems.
Bujarski's unique technical knowledge and experience enables him to assist Integrators in providing some of the best solutions for End Users in a variety of different vertical markets.
Steve Carney has been with Tyco for 9 years. He began his career at Tyco as a product manager for IP cameras and video analytics at American Dynamics. He was promoted to Director of Product Management in 2012 and Senior Director of Video and Integrations in 2015.
As Senior Director, Carney manages the brands Exacq, American Dynamics, Illustra, and Proximex. He has launched the Tyco Security Products Connected Program, the most widely subscribed partner program in the security industry and the Cyber Protection Program, the leading network security solution for the physical security industry. As the Senior Product Manager for IP Cameras, he brought the Illustra IP camera brand to life with the Illustra 400 Series cameras in 2010.
Prior to his time with Tyco, he was a Director of Product Marketing at GTECH Corporation. One of his milestones at GTECH was the initiation and launch of one of the world’s most widely distributed retail point of sale intelligent display systems, Enterprise Series MultiMedia (ESMM). That system has roughly a quarter million active displays in operation in more than 20 countries.
Prior to his 10 years in product management and marketing, he graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law and practiced in the area of trial law and commercial litigation for 5 years.
Carney started his professional career as a platoon leader and Patriot Missile operator with service in Operation Desert Storm.
Rick Caruthers, Executive Vice President, has been with Galaxy Control Systems for over 15 years. With over 25 years of experience, he has served as a System Engineer/IT Manager of Buchanan Sound and Electronics, Eastern Sales Manager for Compass Technologies, and Vice President of Secure U.S.
He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from Marshall University & Bachelor's of the Arts in Business Administration from Marshall University.
Tyrone Chambliss is Director, Brand Protection - Security Systems, for Flex, one of the world's leading electronics sketch to scale manufacturers with over 200 locations globally. Chambliss works in the Brand Protection department, refining security systems technology and intellectual property. His role is to manage and oversee the strategy and execution of security systems—access control and surveillance—at Flex locations worldwide, with the constant need to deploy, improve and refresh security technology based on various risk levels and customer needs.
Chambliss, who started out in IT operations for Flex about 9 years ago, got his first chance to work in security about five years ago when the company’s physical security group came to IT to ask for support on deploying a security system. Over the past five years, he has been involved with multiple security systems deployments and physical security vulnerability assessments, and has been in his current position for more than three years.
Jim Coleman founded Operational Security Systems in 1972 upon graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering. OSS is a security system integrator with offices in Atlanta and Orlando with approximately 50 employees. He is the immediate Past President of Security-Net, an international organization of 25 affiliated security integration companies. He also serves on the advisory boards of several system manufacturers in the industry. In addition, he has authored numerous technical articles for industry magazines.
Coleman is a past president of the Buckhead Rotary Club, is active in Rotary on the district level and is a past board chair of Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta. Jim and his wife Darlene live in the Sandy Springs, Ga.
Changing the way an organization works, in ways that are more responsive to market needs has been an ongoing element of leadership roles Coleman has assumed both professionally and within the community. Learning how to foster change in ways that are effective and lasting remains an abiding ambition.
Duane Djie's career in the security industry began in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he installed and configured information systems and networks. As a civilian, he made his first foray into video surveillance as a Sales Engineer for American Dynamics/Tyco. There he designed IP video surveillance networks, optimized storage solutions, and developed transition strategies for customers migrating from analog to IP. He has loaned his network expertise to spearhead NVR system integration projects in major airports across the country, and has provided IT services for the federal government.
Now a Sales Engineer for Hikvision USA, Djie serves as a technical advisor and trainer to customers in the field, as well as specializing in network support. His skill as an educator was showcased at ISC West 2015, where he lectured on the latest trends in video surveillance in Hikvision's Thought Theater, and at PSA-TEC in May 2015.
An Engineer by degree, entrepreneur by practice, Phil Dumas has played key roles in several startup and early-stage companies. Most recently, he founded Unikey Technologies, a secure mobile key platform and experience company focused on smart enabling leading access control company’s portfolios. Dumas has had a passion for, and has been working on, alternative access control solutions for over a decade.
With extensive product development, large customer management, turn-around, and M&I experience, Dumas has been able to wear the multiple hats required to enable rapid growth. He is also known for his appearance on ABC's Shark Tank.
As Senior Director of Business Development, Solutions and Services for Axis Communications, Scott Dunn is responsible for Axis' long term strategy regarding in-house developed solutions including access control, hosted video and future products, as well as Professional and Technical Services. He is also responsible for vertical market development, architecture and engineering programs, application software and technology partners. Among his many accomplishments, Dunn was the architect of Axis' National Accounts and Business Development programs. He also leads a team dedicated to liaising with key industry associations to promote educational and standards efforts.
Dunn has over 20 years of experience in the security industry in both access control and video surveillance areas having previously held top executive positions at Synergistics, Inc. and Northern Computers-Honeywell.
He was recently selected as one of the top 10 most influential people in the physical security market of North America by the SecurityHive.com peer survey.
Blaine Frederick guides EyeLock's vision for iris authentication products and solutions in both physical and logical security as well as its numerous commercial applications. Prior to joining EyeLock, he was the Director of Product Management at STANLEY Security, a global division of Stanley Black & Decker.
Frederick brings 15-plus years of experience in the security and technology industries. He previously held multiple roles in both startup and Fortune 500 companies, including roles involving software development, software team management and product management for STANLEY Security's biometric portfolio and industry-leading security management software suite Commander. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Jay Hauhn is the CEO/Executive Director of CSAA International. In 2014 he retired as chief technology officer and vice president of industry relations at Tyco Integrated Security, where he was responsible for product strategy including development, technology, and innovation. He was also responsible for interaction with industry associations, regulatory agencies and local, state and federal governments. Prior to the ADT — Tyco separation, Hauhn served as CTO of ADT for five years.
Previously, Hauhn served as chairman of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and as president of CSAA. He served nearly a decade on the board of directors of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC). He is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including SIA's “Statesman Award” in 2009 and SIAC's William Mooney award in 2011. Hauhn was also recognized as one of the “Security Industry's Most Influential People” in 2012 and in 2013 placed 16th on IFSEC's (International Fire and Security Exhibition and Conference) global ranking of “Most influential People in Security & Fire.”
In 2013, SIA created the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, presented each year to an individual within a SIA member company who has worked to foster partnerships across the industry.
Mitchell Klein is the Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance, joining with over 30 years of experience as a results-driven leader in the CE and smart home industries. Klein is a sought-after speaker, panelist, and spokesperson at Smart Home and IoT events and conferences world-wide.
As the director of business development for Universal Remote Control for eight years, he was a key member of the senior team that grew URC from a remote control company to a smart home integration system supplier to the CEDIA channel. He transformed the company into a dealer-focused system supplier by developing multi-level strategies for new products and dealer training.
The CEO at the award-winning integration firm Media Systems for 14 years, Klein also co-founded industry consulting firm StayTuned LLC and launched CEDIA's certification program, its first regional events and media tours as its two-term president. In these positions, he elevated each company by developing unique approaches to drive sales, launch products and coordinate teams across departments.
He is a CEDIA past president; a CEDIA Fellow and committee chair and has been a feature columnist for Technology Integrator, Systems Contractor News, and Residential Systems; a blogger on CEPro.com, a guest on AV Nation video podcasts and a speaker at Parks Connections Summits world-wide, CEDIA, Infocomm, NSCA and CEA.
Contributing to his Bachelor of Science in business management with a minor in economics from State University of New York College at Oswego, Klein has been recognized with over 22 awards including the 2011, 2012 and 2013 CEPro Quest for Quality Platinum Award Winner for Best Training, the inaugural CEPro Dealer of the year (1996) and the 2003 Dealer of the Year — CEA/TechHome Mark of Excellence Award.
He lives in the greater Boston area with his family.
Jeff Kohler is the Product Line and Business Development Director within Princeton Identity, a recent spin-off from SRI International, supporting its biometric products and solutions. Current roles include developing and executing product strategy to incorporate biometrics into verticals that include logical access, security control, time and attendance, and fraud control. Having over 25 years in the high tech industry, Kohler has extensive experience in enterprise and networking solutions, optics, semiconductors, and biometrics.
With expertise in business development and sales productivity, he has engaged technical sales for various firms including AT&T, Lucent, and Avago Technologies, among others. Kohler has a BSEE from Bucknell University, and MBA from Colorado State University.
Andrea M. Kuhn is the District General Manager of Kastle Systems' Midwest Region. Andrea is responsible for the new business development as well as the operational success of Kastle's Chicago-based office. She has also held a concurrent role as Director of Enterprise Accounts.
A native of the Chicago area, Kuhn began her career with Kastle in 2005. After directing the National Accounts program, she was promoted to run the Chicago operations, and more recently, to assume the responsibility for the region's growth as well. Prior to Kastle, she had sales success in the technology sector as well as in Operations Management. She is now a member in several national and local associations, including CREN, BOMA, and ASIS.
In 2016, Kuhn was proud to be recognized as part of Chicago's Top “20 Under 40” Security Professionals by Security Systems News. This award is designed to recognize those young professionals who are making their mark on the industry and in their company. She received her education from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
Neil Lakomiak is UL's Director of Business Development & Innovation for its Building & Life Safety Technologies business division. In this role, Lakomiak is responsible for identifying and cultivating ideas for new services that add value to the built environment value chain and help mitigate loss to life and property. He also assists clients in enabling new technologies and innovation in the life safety and security industries. He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, NFPA, Infragard, IACP and SIA.
Jonathan Lewit currently serves on the ONVIF Communications Committee as Committee Chair. Early on in his career he saw the value of open standards and continues to push this vision internally and externally in his role as Director of Technology Leadership for Pelco by Schneider-Electric. His previous Pelco life oversaw the release of Pelco's new VMS, VideoXpert as Director of Systems Product Management.
Lewit has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and worked at Lenel prior to joining Pelco by Schneider-Electric. He lives in Rochester, N.Y., where he finds time to hike, grill and look out over the lake from time to time.
Caring operators with state of the art technology was Jim McMullen's vision when he founded COPS. Monitoring. People helping people—this vision continues to drive him today as President and COO of COPS. Monitoring.
McMullen has over 39 years of experience in various sectors of the security alarm industry and currently serves as the President and COO of COPS Monitoring; the principal dba of the Lydia Security Monitoring brands. McMullen founded COPS in 1978. In 2012, McMullen acquired AlarmWATCH and UCC in 2016. He operates Lydia's three brands independently on the industry's leading monitoring platforms (Manitou, Stages and Generations); each offering unique benefits and catering to diverse dealer bases.
McMullen has developed numerous initiatives focused on improving profit margins and the company's reputation for top-notch service; examples include a comprehensive dealer support program, web services, dispatcher recruiting programs, targeted marketing campaigns and employee training programs.
Under McMullen's leadership, COPS Monitoring has grown steadily, realizing double-digit growth for eleven consecutive years from 2006 through 2016. As a result of this achievement, COPS is now the largest wholesale monitoring company in the nation. Combined with the AlarmWATCH and UCC brands, McMullen's 7 central stations in New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, Texas, Maryland and San Antonio are trusted by over 4,200 alarm dealers to safeguard more than 2.3 million accounts across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
As President at Norland Controls of the Managed Services Division Guy Morgante launched GSOC Monitoring. He has built a team and infrastructure to solve the security industry's last-mile by truly integrating technology with operations in a managed service model. Northland's Managed Services provides GSOC security operations on a worldwide basis for small and large companies. While building Northland Managed Service business, he also led the Northland Controls team that implemented a new access control and video management platform at Apple, worldwide.
Morgante has been involved in building Services and Business Development organizations for over 35 years at high tech companies such as Aspect Communications, Informix, Oracle and SAIC. For the five years just prior to Northland Controls, Guy was involved in the Security Industry as Vidient Systems' (video analytics) VP of Global Professional Services. While there he was responsible for all implementation and integration services, including international critical infrastructure security initiatives.
Brian Phillips currently serves as the Associate Director of Physical Security, Technology, and Integration within the Global Security & Resilience department at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a biopharma company which focuses on life transforming medicine for ultra-rare and devastating disease. His current responsibilities at Alexion are to lead the physical security program on a global basis. He also serves as the technology and integration liaison for the entire Global Security & Resilience organization.
Phillips has been in the physical security within the pharmaceutical industry for 10 years, also serving roles at Pfizer. His passion is in leveraging new and emerging technologies to solve old security problems. Brian currently holds a Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification.
Jeff Reider serves as the Senior Manager of Global Risk & Crisis Management for Paramount Pictures. With over 13 years of experience developing and implementing systems and procedures involving content and asset protection, global risk/threat analysis and response, security, and health and safety programs. He also is a member of the content protection team and helps mitigate IP loss as well as being the security technical project manager for the lot.
Reider is the security liaison and advisor for feature and television production worldwide. He has his expertise in implementation and administration of security systems (e.g., access control, video management, fire and intrusion, physical security information management) as well as Global Security Operations Center design and management; security asset assessments (production and corporate), security intelligence gathering and consulting and crisis support. He was also the Keynote Speaker at last year's ISC West conference in Las Vegas, Nev.
He holds an MBA in eBusiness Strategic Management from Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System, and a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Information Systems/Systems Analysis and Integration from DeVry University-Pomona.
John Rezzonico has more than 20 years of experience in the design, implementation, operation and support of command and control platforms and information technology services. At Edge360, Rezzonico has developed several unique solutions to address the rapid-deployment/re-deployment of video surveillance, data fusion and operational intelligence solutions in urban environments that leverage multiple wireless technologies.
Prior to Edge360, he served as a Program Manager on a tactical surveillance program deployed throughout the Middle East. He is a Marine Corps veteran, having served multiple combat tours in Iraq. In 2004 he served as the Intelligence Chief for 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion where he was instrumental in the Intelligence preparation of the battle space for Operation Al Fajar, Fallujah Iraq and was decorated for valor in combat.
As a civilian he spent the majority of his career in the Information Technology field where he held the position of IT Director at Efecta Technologies Inc. before he became the Principal Owner of Mountain High Technology. Rezzonico utilizes his operational military intelligence experience combined with his technical background to bring a high level of professional insight and expertise into public safety technology integration and deployments.
As editor, Paul helps oversee editorial content and works on developing a rapport with industry leaders to report and write on industry news. He focuses on writing stories important to installers, integrators, manufacturers and distributors. Paul joined the company in March 2016, having previously worked for nearly 20 years as a writer and editor on several monthly B2B magazines based in New York. He has a bachelor's degree in English from Manhattanville College, N.Y., and a master's degree in English/Writing from Hofstra University, N.Y. Paul lives in Maine with his wife and son.
As managing editor, Spencer helps oversee Security Systems News' editorial content, online and in print, and the production of its monthly print publication. Specifically, he covers news in the monitoring and central station beat. He joined Security Systems News in November 2014. Spencer is a graduate of Western New England University where he earned a BA English Literature. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife.