Board member and former CEO
Jeff Robertson is a highly experienced board member and former CEO of Intrado Life & Safety, a renowned provider of critical event and public safety solutions. With more than two decades of experience in the field of public safety, Jeff is dedicated to leveraging technology and innovation to enhance our ability to serve the public during emergency situations.
Some of Jeff’s key areas of expertise include strategic partnerships, leadership, networking, emergency dispatch, public safety technology, and private equity. He has played a pivotal role in successfully leading the carve out of Intrado Life & Safety from Apollo-owned West Corporation to a standalone company that was later acquired by Stonepeak for $2.4 billion. Additionally, Jeff led the public safety rollout of RapidSOS, a rapidly growing emergency response data provider, through strategic partnerships with major technology companies such as Apple, Google, and Uber. He has also worked with several private equity firms to plan the consolidation of the public safety software industry, including leadership roles leading to M&A transactions of CML Emergency Services, TCI – TelControl, Intergraph, and Airbus DS Communications. Jeff’s focus on providing market-leading solutions to public safety agencies spans over 23 years. He has received numerous accolades and has published several articles in the public safety field.
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.
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.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, EQUITY AND INDUSTRY RESEARCH GROUP
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.
Senior Vice President, Unit 42
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/.
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.
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.
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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Co-Head Investment Banking Group, Head of Security Group
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.