Boca Raton, Fla., Nov. 15, 2023 — Everon, also known as ADT Commercial (“ADT Commercial” or the “Company”), a leading security integrator and premier provider of commercial security, fire and life safety in the U.S., announced today its executive leadership team since the recent completion of its acquisition by GTCR.
Everon draws on an outstanding legacy of service excellence that is strengthened by over a decade of industry expertise, with many leaders having spent the majority of their careers in the industry. The organization’s executive leadership team — led by Dan Bresingham, Chief Executive Officer — is no exception.
Bresingham himself is a longtime veteran of the commercial security industry, with nearly 20 years of leadership experience that spans finance, sales strategy, go-to-market planning and operations. He most recently served as the President for ADT Commercial prior to GTCR’s acquisition in October 2023, and has also held high-level leadership positions with HSM Security, STANLEY Security, and Protection 1.
“I’ve always said that we have the most exceptional individuals in the industry leading and working for this organization,” Bresingham said. “When I look at the leadership team we’ve assembled, I’m confident that their unparalleled talent, knowledge, and commitment to excellence will play a pivotal role in propelling Everon to new heights.”
Led by Bresingham, Everon’s executive leadership team includes:
Mike McWilliams, President & Chief Operating Officer
McWilliams has spent over 30 years in the fire and life safety industry, most recently serving as Sr. Vice President, Field Operations for ADT Commercial. Previously, he was President and CEO of Red Hawk Fire & Security, prior to and through its acquisition by ADT in December 2018, and has held leadership positions with SimplexGrinnell and Tyco International.
Mark Foley, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Foley brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his role with Everon, previously serving as the Chief Financial Officer for ADT Commercial. His experience includes high-level positions for Tyco International and Red Hawk Fire & Security.
Ken Teifer, Executive Vice President, Sales
Teifer has spent nearly 35 years in the commercial security industry, and most recently held the position of Sr. Vice President, Sales for ADT Commercial. He’s been a prominent sales leader across the industry, including experience with STANLEY Security and Sonitrol.
Ryan Fritts, Chief Information Officer
Fritts is a nearly 20-year veteran of the commercial security and cybersecurity space, with extensive experience in security, product, technology and software delivery. He most recently served as the Chief Information Security Officer for ADT, and has previously held technology leadership positions with STANLEY Security and Protection 1.
Kasia Moore, Chief Legal Officer
Moore brings nearly 20 years of corporate legal experience to her role with Everon, previously serving as Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Commercial for ADT. Prior to leading ADT Commercial’s legal team and strategy, Moore held various legal leadership roles at Carrier, United Technologies and Lennox.
Julie Perkinson-Carpenter, Chief Human Resources Officer
Perkinson-Carpenter has over 25 years of experience as a creative and collaborative HR professional. Her recent role was Vice President, Human Resources at ADT, and she has held various leadership positions within ADT over her career.
Beth Tarnoff, Chief Marketing Officer
Tarnoff has been an award-winning marketing leader in the commercial security space for nearly 20 years, and most recently held the position of Vice President, Marketing & Communications for ADT Commercial. Prior to ADT Commercial, she led marketing programs at STANLEY Security and HSM Security.
Jay Robertson, Sr. Vice President, Organization Transition
Robertson is a 20-plus year veteran of the security industry, spending most of his career at ADT and Protection 1. He most recently served as the Sr. Vice President, Product Management for ADT Commercial, and prior to that, held the position of Sr. Vice President, Product Marketing for ADT.
Ed Bacco, Vice President, Emerging Technologies
Bacco brings more than 30 years of security management, physical security and project management experience and expertise to his role with Everon. He previously held the same position with ADT Commercial, and throughout his career has served in leadership roles for Aronson Security Group, Amazon and the National Transportation Security Operation Center.
“Over the years, I’ve witnessed firsthand the value that these leaders can bring — not only to our organization, but the industry as a whole,” Bresingham continued. “Their experience, expertise, and determination are unmatched, and I know they’ll be central to our success at Everon.
Everon was built over the last decade by some of the most trusted names in commercial security. In that time, teams remained focused on providing comprehensive, scalable solutions to address the unique needs of mid-market, national and large-scale organizations, and established a new industry standard for customer-driven service excellence and delivery. With GTCR’s acquisition of ADT Commercial in October 2023, Everon has emerged as an innovator and service excellence champion protecting commercial people, property, and assets across industries.
Everon, also known as ADT Commercial, is a leading national integrator and premier service provider of commercial security, fire and life safety. We support more than 300,000 customer locations, backed by our national strength, and over 5,000 employees, including 2,300 technicians, across more than 100 branches. Our company draws on an outstanding legacy of service excellence that is strengthened by our people’s decades of industry expertise to emerge as an innovator and service excellence champion, protecting commercial property, people, and assets. Corporate offices are based in Boca Raton, Florida with our Innovation & Operations HQ in Dallas, Texas. Follow us on LinkedIn.
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