‘20 under 40’ Class of 2018—Michael A. DeVita III

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Michael A. DeVita III, 37

General manager, Securadyne Systems

Andover, Mass.

Michael DeVita III initially started in the security industry as a summer job, which led into a greater interest, he said. He started in the industry with Surveillance Specialties 17 years ago, a company that was acquired by Securadyne Systems five years ago.

“After being exposed to the industry for a summer, I took a liking to the physical security world and began to gain an understanding of the technical side of things before making the move to inside sales support. I had the great fortune to work alongside my father (Mike DeVita Jr) in a support role where I learned the nuances of the business. While doing inside sales, I designed systems, built proposals, and eventually managed some key customers before starting my own sales career within Securadyne. I was given the opportunity to work very closely with CEO Carey Boethel during this time and when the opportunity arose I moved into the general manager’s role where I have been since 2013,” DeVita said.

DeVita is the general manager for the Boston and Portland, Maine, branch locations where he oversees sales and operations. Securadyne Systems is an integrator with 17 branches across the United States, servicing enterprise class clients throughout. The company has “regional hubs” in Boston, Atlanta and Dallas, DeVita explained.

When asked what he likes best about being in the security industry, DeVita said, “Creating value for my clients. Security integration is more than just installing cameras and readers. With each interaction, you get the opportunity to solve for the underlying need and look at a holistic approach that sometimes includes technology as well as operational or procedural recommendations. You build relationships and trust with clients based on the long-term approach rather than the singular project.”