SafeStreets USA changes executive line-up

Following several retirements, executives from recently merged companies take new positions
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

KENT, Wash.—SafeStreets USA, a large ADT dealer based here, recently announced changes to its executive line-up, including a new CEO, CFO, chief development officer and president.

SafeStreets USA’s CEO Todd Herman, SVP of sales Michael Robson, and president Barry Simmons are each retiring. In preparation for the announced changes, SafeStreets USA merged with ASC Security and Gaylord Security Systems in January 2016, Kevin Gaylord, SafeStreets USA’s new CEO and formerly president of Gaylord Security, told Security Systems News via email.

“For the most part, Gaylord and ASC were western United States vs. SSUSA being primarily eastern half of the U.S.,” Gaylord said. SafeStreets USA has locations are in Kent, Wash, Riverside, Calif., Garner, N.C., Chandler, Ariz. and Atlanta. The company was formerly headquartered in North Carolina.

Curtiss Weinstein, who has been with SafeStreets since 2015, will become the company’s president.

Mark Sessa, founder of ASC Security, will fill the chief business development officer role.

Scott MacArthur will move from his current role as chief operating officer to chief financial officer. MacArthur joined SafeStreets in June 2012 with years of experience in public accounting and various financial positions, including four years as chief financial officer of ADT.

“The transition has been virtually seamless due in large part to years of collaboration between the three companies with a common goal of shared resources and best practices,” Gaylord said.

“Our senior management has been interacting fully with SafeStreets employees at all levels for many months now, and this working relationship is making the transition that much easier, thereby eliminating any concern the new team might normally face,” Gaylord said. “An added benefit was the fact the current management group, while retired, will remain on in an Advisory Committee capacity giving credence to the transition.”

SafeStreets USA was formed in 2011 through merging three separate ADT dealers: Eversafe Security, Alarm Team Inc. and First Detection Inc.

Asked about the business’s direction following the merger and headed into the new year, Gaylord said, “The core focus has been and will remain two-fold. The first [quality] is to deliver a superior customer experience for those consumers seeking ADT as a potential security solution, and the other is to offer a world-class fulfillment process.”

Gaylord continued, “If we continue to deliver on these two goals, we will continue to attract marketing partners and affiliates looking to use SafeStreets USA, and our ability to have sustainable growth is assured.”