Breakfast & Opening Remarks
John E. Mack III, Co-Head of Investment Banking, Head of Security Group
Imperial Capital, LLC
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.

Thomas Pagnani, Managing Director
Capital One Bank
Tom Pagnani is Managing Director of the Security, Defense and Technology lending practice within Capital One Bank’s Commercial and Specialty Finance business. In this role at Capital One, Tom provides senior financing to companies who protect life, property and information serving the commercial, residential, and government security markets. Particular areas of his team’s focus include physical security products and services, convergence and integration services, information technology security, video, surveillance, public safety and corrections, and the federal, state and local homeland security marketplace.
He has more than 16 years of debt and equity investment experience and has been involved in more than $5 billion of debt and equity transactions.
Tom graduated with Distinction from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa) with a B.A. in History, received an M.B.A. from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Will Schmidt, Managing Director
William Schmidt currently holds the position of Managing Director within CapitalSource’s Security Lending group. His primary responsibilities include developing new client relationships and structuring, underwriting, and funding transactions within the security and government services markets.
Prior to joining CapitalSource in 2004, Mr. Schmidt had broad financial and operational experience in the security alarm industry with positions at SLP Capital and Dealers Monitoring Acceptance Corp (DMAC). At SLP Capital, Mr. Schmidt held the position of Vice President of Dealer Relations, Senior Vice President of Embrasure and Senior Vice President of the Special Asset group. Prior to SLP Capital, Mr. Schmidt worked at DMAC, initially as a Regional Sales Manager and later as Director of Dealer Relations. In the latter position, his responsibilities included managing DMAC’s field service operation as well as managing all aspects of the acquisition of accounts from the DMAC dealer network. Mr. Schmidt holds a M.B.A from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve, and he earned his Bachelor of Science in business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Lunch Session
Pat Comunale, President Global Security Solutions
TRI-ED Distribution
Pat Comunale has over 25 years of extensive experience in the security industry holding senior-level leadership roles in both manufacturing and distribution. In 2005, Pat was part of the management team that acquired TRI-ED from Tyco. Over the next 5 years, under Pat’s successful leadership as Chief Operating Officer, TRI-ED experienced double-digit growth, acquired multiple regional distributors, and opened over 20 new locations. TRI-ED merged with Northern Video Systems in 2010 and Pat took on the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2012, Pat was named as TRI-ED’s President and Chief Executive Officer. TRI-ED was acquired by Anixter in 2014 and Pat currently serves as President of Global Security Solutions for TRI-ED, An Anixter Company. Pat holds a BBA from Iona College and currently resides in Stamford, CT.

Bob Eck, President and Chief Executive Officer
Anixter International Inc.
Bob Eck joined Anixter in 1989 and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Prior to that, he held various positions including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Cabling and Security Solutions, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions and Regional Vice President of Sales.
Bob graduated from Marquette University in 1980, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in economics. Since May 2011, he has served on the Board of Directors for Ryder Systems Inc.

Jeff Kessler, Managing Director, Institutional Research Group
Imperial Capital, LLC
Mr. Kessler is a Managing Director in the Institutional Research Group. Mr. Kessler has over 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.

Michael Kim, Vice President, Institutional Research Group
Imperial Capital, LLC
Mr. Kim is a Vice President focused on the Security and Business Services sectors. Mr. Kim brings over a decade of equity research experience and was previously an investment analyst with 033 Asset Management, a growth equity hedge fund. Prior to 033, he was a research analyst at Robertson Stephens and Roth Capital Partners, where he provided equity coverage on the digital media sector. Mr. Kim holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

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