IMPERIAL CAPITAL SECURITY TEAM

INVESTMENT BANKING

John E. Mack III

Co-Head Investment Banking Group, Head of Security Group

Mr. John Mack is the Co-Head Investment Banking Group and Head of Security Group. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Mr. Mack founded USBX Advisory Services, LLC, where he was the Chief Executive 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.

Rick Juarez

Managing Director, Security & Technology Investment Banking Group

Mr. Rick Juarez is Managing Director focusing on the cloud security and infrastructure software and service sectors. Mr. Juarez was previously a  Managing Director with Waller Capital. Prior to Waller, he was the Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan where he advised infrastructure companies such as Advanced Data Centers, Media Temple, Digsby, Local.com, GlobalScape and others. Prior to Morgan Joseph, he worked as the Head of Investment Banking at Nollenberger Capital Partners. Mr. Juarez also worked as a Managing Director and Private Placement Investment Committee Member at Robertson Stephens & Co. Mr. Juarez has more than 20 years of combined investment banking, strategy, and operations experience. He has advised on more than 50 public/private financings and merger and acquisition transactions representing more than $8 billion in transaction value. Mr. Juarez earned his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and received his B.S. in Finance, Magna cum Laude, from California State University, East Bay. He has also been awarded several U.S. Patent Office software patents.

William M. Lynch

Managing Director

Mr. Bill Lynch is a Managing Director focusing on Security M&A and strategic advisory. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Mr. Lynch spent over 18 years at ProFinance Associates, Inc., where he spent his tenure working security, maritime technology, and high gross margin and repetitive income service businesses. In security and life-safety, he has managed and completed transactions in software, hardware, sensors, recurring revenue monitoring, and integration service businesses. Prior to ProFinance, Mr. Lynch was in industrial manufacturing, where he led strategic and capital planning, distribution, marketing, and sales with responsibility for the general management of the western United States for the Industrial Gypsum Division of USG Corporation. Mr. Lynch earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Menlo College.

Koby L. Tanzer, CFA

Managing Director, Head of Israel Office, Imperial Capital Israel Ltd.

Mr. Koby Tanzer is a Managing Director and Head of the firm’s Israel Group. Mr. Tanzer has been a member of Imperial Capital’s Security Practice Group since 2008. In addition to spearheading the effort to launch Imperial’s UAV/UAS banking coverage effort, he focuses on a range of corporate finance transactions for companies across the broader security sector. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Mr. Tanzer was an Analyst in Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Division focusing on business service companies and financial sponsors. While at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Tanzer worked on M&A advisory, leveraged finance and equity underwriting transactions. Mr. Tanzer received his B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He served in the Israel Defense Force’s Combat Engineering Corps as an Infantry Sapper and is an active member of his Regional Search & Rescue Team.

Tim Howard

Sr. Associate

Jeffrey Cimbalista

Sr. Associate

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH

Brian Ruttenbur

Managing Director, Equity and Industry Research Group

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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 john.robuck@capitalone.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/. Download a Capital One overview PDF here.

John Robuck

Head of Security and Fund Finance, Managing Director

CAPITAL ONE BANK COMMERCIAL & SPECIALTY FINANCE

Mr. Robuck is Managing Director and Head 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.

Mr. Robuck has more than 15 years of senior debt investment experience and more than 13 years of specific security industry experience.

BRIAN RUTTENBUR

MANAGING DIRECTOR, EQUITY AND INDUSTRY RESEARCH GROUP

Imperial Capital, LLC

Brian Ruttenbur is Managing Director in Equity Research covering the Security Industry.  Mr. Ruttenbur is HQ out of NYC for Imperial Capital and has over 25 years of experience in equity research. He was most recently spent over two years as a senior investment banker in the security sector closing several transaction including a corporate divesture and an endpoint cybersecurity sale.  As a research analyst, Mr. Ruttenbur is 2x ranked as a top analyst by the Wall Street Journal and 5x by Thomas Reuters for stock picking and earnings accuracy.   Prior to Imperial Capital Mr. Ruttenbur’s experience includes Drexel Hamilton (research and banking), BB&T Capital Market, CRT Sterne Agee Capital Group, Morgan Keegan and SunTrust. Mr. Ruttenbur earned a BA from University of Tennessee and MAS from University of Montana and served as a commissioned officer in the USAF guarding and securing nuclear weapons.

Wendi Whitmore

Senior Vice President, Unit 42

Palo Alto Networks

Wendi Whitmore serves as senior vice president for Unit 42 at Palo Alto
Networks. She is a globally recognized cybersecurity leader, with two decades of experience building incident response and threat intelligence teams that have helped clients solve some of the world’s largest and most complex breaches.

Wendi leads the new and expanded Unit 42, which includes former Crypsis security consultants and members of the original Palo Alto Networks threat researcher group (the original Unit 42). The combined team helps organizations tackle the most complex cyberthreats — from ransomware to state-sponsored espionage.

She joined Palo Alto Networks from IBM, where she led the global X-Force incident response, threat intelligence, incident command, and cyber range teams. She previously held executive level positions in the professional services organizations of CrowdStrike and Mandiant.

She began her career as a Special Agent conducting computer crime investigations with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Wendi regularly meets with executive leadership teams and boards to advise them on strengthening their security programs to address their most-pressing threats. She is a frequent speaker at high-profile technical conferences and has taught graduate-level computer science and cyber security courses at Carnegie Mellon University and The George Washington University.

Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. With 3,000 people across 30 offices, including more than 1,700 lawyers, our long-standing relationships and collaborative structure make us the go-to partner for the speedy resolution of complex disputes, transactions, and regulatory matters.

Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. With 3,000 people across 30 offices, including more than 1,700 lawyers, our long-standing relationships and collaborative structure make us the go-to partner for the speedy resolution of complex disputes, transactions, and regulatory matters. https://www.reedsmith.com/en

S&P Global Market Intelligence delivers essential information so you can make decisions with conviction. Our web-based platforms cater to the needs of specific market segments and users like you. Turn raw data into actionable intelligence that is critical to your workflow. Access it anywhere, via desktop, web, mobile, or datafeeds. https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/

ISC Security Events              

The iconic ISC brand has been trusted for over 50 years to provide the assets and knowledge needed to fight emerging security technology threats. The ISC Security Events include ISC West, ISC East, ISC Brazil, and Expo Seguridad Mexico. ISC West, in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA), is the portfolio’s flagship event and the largest converged security event in the U.S. ISC West 2021 will feature an Emerging Tech area and will take place at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. www.iscwest.com #iscwest Download a ISW West overview PDF here.

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.

www.securityindustry.org

Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms. We serve U.S. middle-market and private equity, multinational and publicly traded companies, public sector organizations, as well as family offices and individuals. Our professionals specialize by industry with a team of experts that know your specific challenges and how to combat them. For more information please visit https://www.plantemoran.com.

Datasite is a leading SaaS provider for the M&A industry, empowering dealmakers around the world with the tools they need to succeed across the entire deal lifecycle. For more information, visit www.datasite.com

With more than 130 lawyers and offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C., MSK is often distinguish as a “go-to” firm by industry and legal insiders, and has extensive experience in a wide range of legal services. Relentlessly innovative, our lawyers have developed groundbreaking legislation, established influential precedents, and shaped the legal landscape. To learn more, visit msk.com.

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John E. Mack III

Co-Head Investment Banking Group, Head of Security Group

Imperial Capital, LLC

Mr. Mack is the Co-Head Investment Banking Group and Head of Security Group. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Mr. Mack founded USBX Advisory Services, LLC, where he was the Chief Executive 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.