Notable Keynotes


Imperial Capital is pleased to announce the 19th Annual Security Investor Conference (SIC) on December 14-15, 2022 at the InterContinental New York Barclay.

SIC is consistently the security industry’s leading conference that brings together a select group of companies to present their positioning and strategic growth plans to an audience of key investors and business leaders. This premier industry gathering of 70 public & private companies and over 500 leading executives, institutional investors and private equity investors provides an opportunity to network with and learn from the leaders delivering the latest compelling security solutions across the Global Consumer, Enterprise and Government Markets.

The Imperial Capital Security Team looks forward to seeing you.


Access the companies creating state-of-the-art products and services tailored to the markets most changing needs

Learn First-hand which companies immediately impact your business now and in the future

Hear how leading providers are responding to the current political and financial environment

Interact with public and private institutional investors and hear what sophisticated capital providers are focused on today


Presentations: More than 70 public and private companies will present to an audience regularly exceeding 500 participants

One-on One Meetings: Upon request from investors, Imperial Capital can arrange private meetings between management teams and investors

Featured Keynote: Featured speaker provides a topical in-depth discussion of the latest trends and developments within the security industry

Largest Security Investment Conference: with 500+ attendees expected




Opening Cocktail Reception

6:00pm - 8:00pm



As OF 11/21/22


Breakfast and Opening Session

M&A and Capital Markets Update

John E. Mack III

Co-Head Investment Banking Group, Head of Security Group
Imperial Capital LLC

Debt Capital Markets Update


Head of Security and Fund Finance, Managing Director
Capital One Bank, Commercial & Specialty Finance

SIA Investment
Trends Committee

James Rothstein

Operating Partner, Lee Equity
Chairman, Security Industry Association

Omdia Physical Security Technology
Market Research Briefing

Bryan Montany

Senior Analyst, Access Control Intelligence Service




Managing Director, Institutional Research
Imperial Capital, LLC


Mark E. Zirka

Chief Technology Officer
Property Connect Advisors




Located between Park and Lexington the restored 1926 landmark classic New York Hotel epitomizes smart, caring, world-class hospitality.

Guest rooms at the InterContinental Barclay are offered at a discounted rate of $539 per night, to conference attendees on a first come, first served basis. We recommend you book early to secure a room as December is a very busy time of year in New York. 

111 East 48th Street | New York, NY 10017



Contact Information


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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.

John Robuck

Head of Security Finance, Managing Director


Mr. Robuck is Managing Director and Head of the Security Finance lending practice within Capital One’s Commercial Bank.  In this role, Mr. Robuck leads a team in the origination, underwriting and structuring of senior financings for middle-market security 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 leverage investment experience and more than 10 years of specific security industry experience.




Operating Partner, Lee Equity
Chairman, Security Industry Association

Mr. Rothstein is a 30-year executive in the Security Industry, and most recently led Wesco/Anixter’s $2B+ Global Security and Fire Business as Senior Vice President, Global Security Solutions. Prior to Anixter, Mr. Rothstein was Executive Vice President and Principal at Tri-Ed Distribution, which he acquired from TYCO in 2004 with former Honeywell colleagues. During a 10-year period, Tri-Ed grew 6-fold to $650M in annual revenue, becoming the largest independent security products distributor in North America through a combination of acquisitions and strong organic growth. Tri-Ed was acquired by Anixter in 2006. Prior to Tri-Ed, Mr. Rothstein was Senior Vice President at Fatwire Software, an Enterprise Content Management Platform, now part of Oracle, where he was responsible for integrating a number of acquisitions, as well as strategic marketing. Mr. Rothstein began his career with the Pittway Corporation and Honeywell in Sales and Marketing roles, including VP of Marketing for ADI. Mr. Rothstein holds a BS in Economics from Colgate University. He is a Chairman-Elect of the Security Industry Association and member of the Board of Directors since 2019.


Senior Analyst, Access Control Intelligence Service


Bryan is a senior analyst with Omdia’s physical security group and is responsible for maintaining and updating the content of the Access Control Intelligence Service. Over the past five years, Bryan has emerged as a leading voice in identifying new trends and market developments impacting market demand for physical electronic access control equipment and services.

Bryan began his career as an analyst in 2017 after he transitioned from a previous background as an attorney. In addition to his annual coverage of the access control market, he has previously written syndicated reports covering building automation equipment, HVAC equipment, physical identity and access management (PIAM) solutions, access control as a service (ACaaS) solutions, biometrics, and smart buildings. Bryan is also a leading resource for custom research engagements and consultancy projects with access control and building automation projects for several of the world’s most prominent vendors. He is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, in the US.



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.

Mark E. Zikra

Chief Technology Officer

Property Connect Advisors

Mark is at the forefront of the most exciting time for technological advancement in the real estate industry. He brings to Property Connect Advisors a relentless passion for building a better world through the use of technology in real estate. He works closely with companies to provide domain expertise on the state of the industry today and the ever-evolving demands of the renters of tomorrow.   

Prior to joining PCA, Mark spent 10 years at CA Ventures where oversaw technology and innovation for over 30,000 units of student and multifamily housing.  Mark was responsible for the technology infrastructure standards for new developments, software and systems solutions for operating assets, technology services and support for corporate and property operations, as well as the innovation lab for preparing for the future. 

In 2021 & 2022, Mark was recognized as one of GlobeSt.‘s CRE Tech Influencers and has been featured in Bloomberg, Student Housing Business, and The LA Times.  He is a regular panelist at industry conferences and sits on the advisory boards of multiple companies in the cybersecurity, education, and mobile application sectors of real estate.

Omdia is the new technology research powerhouse, established in 2019 with the combination of Informa Tech’s Ovum, Tractica and Heavy Reading brands with the acquired IHS Markit technology research portfolio. Omdia helps clients navigate the complex security landscape through holistic analysis of the technologies, players and trends driving market shifts. For more information visit https://omdia.tech.informa.com/

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.

PSA is the world’s largest systems integrator consortium comprised of the most progressive security and audio-visual systems integrators in North America. PSA members boasts over 500 branch locations, employ over 13,500 industry professionals and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety and pro audio-visual installations. Learn more at psasecurity.com.

Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company’s expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.



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/.

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. Our belief is that by delivering smarter and more creative legal services, we will not only enrich our clients’ experiences ​with us, but also support them in achieving their business goals. Our long-standing relationships, international outlook, 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 is a world-leading provider of financial information services. Our team of experts delivers unrivaled insights, leading data, and technology solutions so customers can expand their perspective, operate with confidence, and make decisions with conviction. 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.

2021 Presenting Companies

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.


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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