Corporate Finance Manager
Mr. Justin Siller is the Research Director for the Building, Home and City Technology group. He has direct responsibility for the strategy, personnel, business development and research activities of this team. Justin’s area focuses on topics of smart home, smart buildings, and smart cities with dedicated research topics of security, fire, HVAC, building automation, lighting, appliances, and entrance control.
In addition, Justin acts as a consulting lead to support clients with all aspects of their strategic planning, product strategies, and market entry.
In his previous role, Justin led the security and fire research area as well as authored several market studies. His expertise areas were fire equipment, mass notification systems, homeland security, automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) and building automation.
HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
Mr. Khan is a Vice President in the Institutional Research Group covering the security and technology sectors. Prior to joining Imperial Capital in 2013, Mr. Khan has held various roles at MSCI, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup. Mr. Khan earned a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, an M.S. in Finance from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.B.A. with a focus in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University, where he served as President of the student government.
John P. Cunningham, Ph.D. is a leader in machine learning/artificial intelligence and its application to industry. In his academic capacity, he is a professor at Columbia University in the Department of Statistics and Data Science Institute, and has received multiple major awards including the Sloan Fellowship and McKnight Fellowship. In industry, he has worked in, founded, exited, and advised multiple companies in the data and AI space. He currently serves as a technical advisor to a number of companies and investment groups. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College (computer science), masters and Ph.D. from Stanford University (electrical engineering), and a fellowship at University of Cambridge (machine learning).
Mr. Kessler is a Managing Director in the Institutional Research Group. Mr. Kessler has more than 25 years of experience covering security industry for the investment community. He joined Imperial Capital in 2008 from Lehman Brothers where he had served 21 years as the senior security/business services analyst. He was named in December 2006 by Security Magazine as one of the industry’s “25 Most Influential Leaders.” In addition to publishing the Security Industry Annual, and Imperial Capital’s Security Monitor, Mr. Kessler co-founded the Securing New Ground industry conference, which is run by the Security Industry Association and is now in its 17th year. Mr. Kessler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science / economics from McGill University, a Master of Arts degree in political science/economics from McGill University, and a Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Thomas Lynch is the Director for Security Technology at IHS Markit Technology. IHS Markit have been providing research on the Security and Critical Communications market now for over 15 years and is a recognized leader in security research and market intelligence. Thomas and his team of global experts focus across video surveillance equipment, safe cities, public safety, future communications technologies such as LTE, command & control and Cybersecurity.
Thomas holds an Distinction at MBA from the University of Leicester in International Business, is a Chartered Marketer, Chartered Manager and has nearly 20 years operational, engineering communications and security experience and is recognized as an international speaker and critical communications and security market expert.
Mr. Robuck is Managing Director of the Security Finance lending practice within Capital One Bank’s Commercial and Specialty Finance business. In this role, Mr. Robuck leads a team in the underwriting and structuring of senior asset-based and cash-flow financings for middle-market businesses. Specific sectors of focus include alarm monitoring, public safety, government contracting, defense/homeland security, and systems integration businesses.
Prior to joining Capital One in 2011, Mr. Robuck served as Director of CapitalSource Finance’s Security Lending Group where he helped to develop the growth strategy for the business and identified opportunities with new private equity sponsors, intermediaries, and businesses, while continuing to build a portfolio of well-performing, high-yield senior loans. Mr. Robuck has an established presence in the physical and government security markets and participates in several security industry conferences as a panelist and has been often quoted in industry publications. Mr. Robuck also held various other underwriting and portfolio management positions at CapitalSource Finance prior to his work in the Security Industry.
Mr. Robuck has more than 14 years of senior debt investment experience and more than 12 years of specific security industry experience.
Mr. Robuck obtained his Bachelor’s of Science degree with a dual concentration in Finance and International Business from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Mr. Mack founded USBX Advisory Services, LLC, where he was the Chief Executive Officer of this preeminent boutique investment banking firm focused on the Security Industry. Before founding USBX, Mr. Mack served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Protection One, Inc., the second largest security alarm monitoring business in North America and a party to approximately 200 M&A/Finance transactions. Mr. Mack earned a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.
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CapitalSource’s Security Lending Team taps over eighty years of industry knowledge and expertise to structure creative debt solutions to companies in the security industry. CapitalSource is an on-balance sheet lender with a nimble and streamlined credit process, which as a division of Pacific Western Bank, enjoys the resources of a much larger institution. Contact Will Schmidt to discuss your financing needs at firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-259-4206, or visit www.capitalsource.com/sic18 to learn more.
Provides class-leading wired and wireless products serving the security, access control, health & wellness, and home technology markets. The #1 installed home security and automation system worldwide. Millions of families use Nortek to help protect, connect, and enhance their homes every day. For more information, visit http://www.nortekcontrol.com/.
SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 900 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the industry’s future. SIA is the proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, hosts the annual SIA GovSummit for government security decision makers, and produces Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.
ISC West (April 11-13, 2018 | Sands Expo | Las Vegas) is the largest physical Security Event in the Americas providing access to the latest products, technology and education for all segments of the security industry. This year’s event features the first-ever Unmanned Security Expo, which brings unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to the event. For more information, visit www.iscwest.com.
A top 10 U.S. Bank, Capital One® offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Led by a team that has managed over $3 billion in security industry financings, the Security Lending Group focuses on providing creative debt solutions to meet the unique needs of various security-industry subsectors. Among these subsectors is alarm monitoring, access control, video surveillance, system integration, and managed security services. Please contact John Robuck at email@example.com or 301-509-7113 to learn more about our Security Lending Group and how we can help your business grow. For more information, visit https://www.capitalone.com/commercial/.
IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO)
IHS Markit Technology is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s technology ecosystem—from materials and components, to devices and equipment, to end markets and consumers. Businesses and governments in more than 150 countries around the globe rely on the deep market insight we provide from 300+ industry analysts in technology sectors spanning IT, telecom, media, industrial, automotive, electronics, solar and more.